The Dive Blog from Chaloklum Diving, Gulf of Thailand

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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Farewell to the Chaloklum Diving blog!!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Farewell to the Chaloklum Diving blog!!

It’s been low season for a while at the dive centre – time once again to think about all those jobs that we forgot to do. And we’ve realised that it’s over 9 months since we posted our last Koh Phangan update! On checking with our social media experts, it seems like blogs are not really the done thing any longer – therefore it’s got to be time for us to write the last post (a mournful trumpet blows in the background, etc…). Here we go:- Our nice new Chaloklum Diving sub-office, based on the main road...

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Looks like a busy August on Koh Phangan

Posted by on Aug 11, 2018 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Looks like a busy August on Koh Phangan

It’s August already, and Koh Phangan is getting much more lively. It’s that time of the year when everyone wants to do their PADI course and go fun diving or snorkelling. This is fine for the team at the dive centre – we like to be busy and especially love the chance to offer a variety of dive trips. A South-westerly wind continues to blow when it shouldn’t, making the surface a bit wavy, but we’re still making big boat trips to Sail Rock and shore diving in Chaloklum Bay. It’s still a little rough on the...

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Low-seasonal Observations from a sultry Koh Phangan

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

Low-seasonal Observations from a sultry Koh Phangan

After a surprisingly busy start to the month, it’s now low season. Koh Phangan is once again a peaceful, laid-back and very hot/humid island. Mae Haad Beach is fairly deserted and you can even drive around Thongsala without wondering where the next crazy driver is coming from! The SCUBA diving is still good – Sail Rock has excellent visibility, mild current and the occasional Whale Shark. Although Chaloklum Bay is a little cloudy (but still dive-able) the reefs at Koh Ma and Mae Haad are fine for Discover SCUBA Diving, long...

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April news – Koh Phangan

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

April news – Koh Phangan

As we approach the Songkran Festival on Koh Phangan, it’s a surprise to see that the island is far from busy. Having said that, it’s a not such a bad thing for the diving school as a few of our PADI professionals are taking short breaks in the near future. Diving-wise over the last month we’ve been making a lot more big boat trips than usual to Koh Phangan’s local dive sites, as the diving has been particularly good here a lot of the time. A Koh Tao trip remains a definite possibility but sadly we’ve not been...

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It’s the February update from Chaloklum Diving!

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Koh Phangan information | 0 comments

It’s the February update from Chaloklum Diving!

Whale Shark sightings, Anthong Marine Park trips plus a whole lot of Divemaster trainees! It’s been all action at Chaloklum Diving of late, as Koh Phangan is quite busy and the weather (touch wood!) has been behaving reasonably well… Up to a few days ago we were having regular Whale Shark encounters at Sail Rock – we’ve got some nice photos and a few videos on file, as well as a bunch of divers with happy memories! Diving conditions are a little rough out there at the moment but are forecast to be calming soon. Good...

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A belated Happy New Year and Good Diving from Chaloklum!

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 0 comments

A belated Happy New Year and Good Diving from Chaloklum!

It’s a great relief to be able to offer good diving conditions this January. Looking back to the same time last year on Koh Phangan we were not so lucky! At the moment Sail Rock has clear water and little current, our local dive sites are clearing up – fine for dive courses and snorkelling already, and diving trips to the Marine Park and maybe Koh Tao are in the pipeline… And the dive centre is reasonably busy, principally with PADI Open Water Diver courses and fun diving trips. As ever we do also have some PADI Pro training...

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December news from Koh Phangan

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Koh Phangan information, Scuba Diving | 2 comments

December news from Koh Phangan

OK, so the weather was pretty dreadful around full moon party time on Koh Phangan, but for the last 2 days the sun has reappeared and the sea has gone flat. We are now getting used to this happening during our so-called rainy season. It’s amazing how quickly the Gulf of Thailand can change its character! So Chaloklum Diving are back in the water today with 3 PADI programmes, from beginner to professional.  Jan is a busy instructor with an Open Water Diver course plus Rescue Diver training with his and our friend, the Georgy...

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