The Dive Blog from Chaloklum Diving, Gulf of Thailand

Chaloklum Diving make a move

Posted by on Mar 9, 2024 in Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Chaloklum Diving make a move

Warm Greetings from the Chaloklum Diving team on what’s becoming a fairly hectic island. Just because Nick’s neglecting our social media responsibilities it doesn’t mean we’re not busy! In a few days he’s heading off to the UK for 3 weeks, leaving Maria & Michi to run the school – please understand if there’s a little delay in responding to enquiries… And lastly please note that we’ve just relocated our business address 50 metres along the road to our “shop house”, between...

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Time flies when you’re having fun!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2023 in Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Time flies when you’re having fun!

Wow, the dive school is 28 years old today! We feel so lucky that Chaloklum Diving is fit and well, and we are still able to do what we love! Thanks to all the help of our friends we have survived the covid years. We were unsure how it would all work after scaling down the dive school – and the great thing is that our divers and students are as happy as ever! It’s reassuring to know that you don’t have to be a big operation to provide the personal and professional service that our divers expect. Seasonal Greetings to...

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Support Chaloklum Diving, help our coral reefs

Posted by on May 31, 2021 in Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Support Chaloklum Diving, help our coral reefs

It’s getting boring repeating the old phrase “we’re still here”, but we are – and happy to be so! Another cliche is that “we never expected it to go on for so long”, but no-one actually did. We continue to be a fully functional PADI dive centre, and are very happy when we get the chance to go fun diving or teach a course – it’s just not happening so often! Over the last months we have had the occasional fun diver or 2 and recently the conditions have been very nice at Sail Rock. Chaloklum...

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New Years Greetings from Koh Phangan

Posted by on Jan 14, 2021 in Scuba Diving | 0 comments

New Years Greetings from Koh Phangan

Well… we are not going to say “who believed that it would last this long” as none of us ever did! Chaloklum Diving is still running thanks to all the help from our supporters over the last year, but the prospect of getting back to full time work seems as far away as ever. So we have reluctantly decided to relocate the dive centre to our home (also in Chaloklum Village) until business returns to normal in Thailand. We are happy whenever we actually get the rare chance to do some work, but there’s nowhere near enough to...

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Welcome to the Monsoon Season on Koh Phangan

Posted by on Nov 12, 2020 in Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Welcome to the Monsoon Season on Koh Phangan

Greetings from Chaloklum Diving! We are still here and as determined as ever to keep the dive school flag flying on Koh Phangan. The north-east monsoon kicked in a few days ago, meaning that we’ll probably not be diving (even for our own pleasure, sad to say) for several days. However a positive side to this unprecedented year is that we won’t have the stress of maintaining a waiting list of frustrated divers waiting for conditions to clear up at Sail Rock. This can be usual in November/December!! We have had the occasional diving...

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A June update from Koh Phangan

Posted by on Jun 16, 2020 in Scuba Diving | 0 comments

A June update from Koh Phangan

June has always been a peaceful month on Koh Phangan for the diving school and of course, this year it’s much more so. The weather has been surprisingly nice, along with some occasions of well needed rain. The diving at Sail Rock is good again after a short poor spell at full moon time – a whale shark is also making appearances every few days to make it even better! Diving conditions here on Koh Phangan are OK in Chaloklum Bay, but the prevailing south westerly wind is messing up the dive sites on the west coast at the moment....

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Chaloklum Diving get back to work!

Posted by on May 6, 2020 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Chaloklum Diving get back to work!

So, we are very happy to confirm that the diving school is open again. We have the go ahead for SCUBA diving and PADI training, based here on Koh Phangan. As regards our big boat, we are still waiting to hear if it’s OK to go out for dive trips to Sail Rock and beyond. Of course we will let you know as soon as we know! We are not expecting a lot of action on Koh Phangan in the near future, so we’re planning to keep the team busy at least (!) with some promotions and activities over the next month. We’ve already posted on...

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Update from a quiet Koh Phangan

Posted by on Mar 17, 2020 in Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Update from a quiet Koh Phangan

Strange days…  Koh Phangan feels even more like a sensible place to be at the moment. In case you’re wondering, as it’s always been Chaloklum Diving policy, we intend keeping the school open. We can at least provide a diving and snorkelling service for the few folks who are left here! So, as always seems to happen, the diving conditions have now decided to improve even more, with much better visibility at Sail Rock and reports of good diving at Anthong Marine Park at last. At the diving centre our team have actually...

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It’s Good to be Diving again!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2020 in Scuba Diving | 0 comments

It’s Good to be Diving again!

As our favourite rock band said “It’s been a long time” and it really has! It’s a great relief for us to see conditions clearing up in the Gulf of Thailand after a couple of months of far from ideal diving. We reckon that it was caused by the combination of a strong south easterly wind and some big tidal movement. However, as the wind is finally dying down we are looking forward to getting back to work. Consequently there has not been a lot of action at the dive school as our PADI professionals have been enjoying the...

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The Return of the Chaloklum Diving Blog!

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Scuba Diving | 0 comments

The Return of the Chaloklum Diving Blog!

Well… It seems that stopping our diving blog was not the best idea!! Our supporters have said that they enjoyed reading our occasional news bulletins and keeping in touch with the dive school via the website. What’s more, the mighty Google prefers that we make regular postings to our websites – so, we better get on with it! Actually the plan is to cover a variety of other topics – not just what’s happening at the dive centre. So expect to see articles on our marine environment, Koh Phangan goings-on, and who...

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