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The Dive School Autumnal Report

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

The Dive School Autumnal Report

After a relatively hectic August on Koh Phangan, September has not turned out to be a busy month for the dive school – although as so often happens, we’ve had some great SCUBA diving and snorkelling to offer. OK – so the local diving, especially at Mae Haad Reef and Koh Ma, has sometimes been affected by the prevailing South-westerly wind but Chaloklum Bay has remained calm – continuing fine for PADI courses, SCUBA reviews and for Nick to do some underwater photography… Our biggest frustration has been that Anthong Marine Park has had consistently great...

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Where does the time go on Koh Phangan?

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Where does the time go on Koh Phangan?

Well, it feels like just a few weeks since we last posted a Chaloklum Diving blog but it’s actually nearly 2 months – we must be having too much fun! August has been a busy month as per normal, although the weather has been a little shaky at times, and it’s been great to get out to Anthong Marine Park on a regular basis again – with generally fine diving and snorkelling. We were surprised when conditions went down at Sail Rock a week or so ago, but are happy to say that they were back to 20+ metre vis and gentle current yesterday. Diving trips to Koh Tao have not been...

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Whale Sharks in the Gulf in May?

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Whale Sharks in the Gulf in May?

Chaloklum Diving wish you summer greetings from a typically peaceful, post-full moon party island. What’s not so typical is the fact that a bunch of Whale Sharks seem to have taken a liking to Koh Phangan’s top dive destination Sail Rock, and we’ve been seeing them most times that we make a diving, and snorkelling, trip out there. As it is also low season, it means that we have been neglecting our other favourite destinations – Anthong Marine Park and Koh Tao are still very much off the schedule although we have had some nice SCUBA dives at our local, Koh Phangan dive...

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Whale Shark at Marine Park !

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Whale Shark at Marine Park !

After a somewhat shaky start this month we now have some great diving conditions – with real blue water diving and even the appearance of a big whale shark at Hin Yipon in Anthong Marine Park – plus a Whale Shark video from our Divemaster to prove it! Of course we are still visiting the spectacular Sail Rock, but we also have a special dive trip in mind for Advanced Open Water divers and above – probably cruising up to Shark Island at Koh Tao for dive one, then down to the legendary Samran Pinnacles for number two… Of course all this ties in nicely with our current...

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A bit of Real Rainy Season in the Gulf of Thailand!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 2 comments

A bit of Real Rainy Season in the Gulf of Thailand!

For the last few days we’ve had some authentic rainy season conditions on Koh Phangan – proper waves crashing on the beach, a serious wind blowing through the dive centre, a thoroughly bad-tempered cat, plus some torrential rain for good measure. The diving school stays open as ever, but it’s more for the PADI pro’s to socialise, complain about the weather and enjoy an excellent noodle soup from Mr Chai across the road – thankfully he is still open! Today is actually a lot calmer although still wet, and the forecasts suggest that the worst should be over –...

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