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Scuba diving technical wreck hunting expeditions K

Scuba diving technical wreck hunting expeditions K
Get the latest news from our technical diving ship wreck hunting expeditions throughout the Gulf of Thailand and beyond.
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Video of wreck dives on the HIJMS Hatsutaka
2008-04-30 11:10:00
Following up on our dive expedition, diving the HIJMS Hatsutaka wreck last month, here are some short video clips of the wreck, to give you a better idea of the dive site.   Enjoy: Hatsutaka wreck dive video 1: Above the top of the bow section Hatsutaka wreck dive video 2: Debris field beneath the bridge
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Wreck Diving Expedition, Tech Liveaboard, September 2008
2008-04-23 07:28:00
Tech wreck  expedition with Davy Jones Locker [PADI 5* Gold Palm Resort] & Worldwide Dive &  Sail Date: 7 - 13th September 2008 Destination: Southern Gulf of Thailand [departing from Koh Tao or Koh Samui] Objective: WW2 Cargo Vessels Depth Range: 40 - 70 metres [Trimix & CCR Rebreather supported]   Brief: Based on WW2 Allied submarine records combined with local ...
More About: Tech , Diving , Expedition
5 metre whale shark at the Chumphon Pinnacles diving site
2008-04-23 06:34:00
This morning, divers from DJL Diving Koh Tao got to dive with a 5 metre long whale shark at the Chumphon Pinnacles. On the boat to enjoy the experience was Christy, making the final two dives of her PADI Open Water course with DJL Instructor Alex. Also diving was Luke, with a group of certified divers. Let’s ...
More About: Site , Shark , Whale , Metre
DJL Diving Team Identifies WW2 Japanese Minelayer HIJMS Hatsutaka
2008-04-03 04:31:00
Davy Jones Locker [PADI 5* Gold Palm Resort, BSAC Centre of Excellence] Written by Tim Lawrence, Gary Bain & Darius Moazzami  Introduction Throughout the Second World War, the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysian peninsular was the scene for much naval conflict, with the loss of many military and cargo vessels.The relatively shallow depth throughout this region means through the ...
More About: Japanese , Team , Diving
Workup dives survey small wreck South East of Koh Tao
2008-03-22 10:52:00
After discovering a small wreck south east of Koh Tao Thailand a couple of months ago, this morning, a team of divers from DJL returned to the wreck to make a survey and get a better idea of the wreck.   Image 1: Calm sea looking out from Sairee Beach, Koh Tao Image 2: Tim briefs Manolo, Arne ...
More About: Survey , East , Small , South , Wreck
James completes his IDC to qualify as a PADI Diving Instructor
2008-03-21 06:49:00
Working as a professional Dive Instructor can be one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs a person can have. In addition to the inherent joys of introducing others to an environment with so many hidden wonders,  today?s dive instructors find themselves in an ever-expanding and diversifying market with new opportunities arising almost daily. Image: New ...
More About: Padi , Diving , James
Images of Whale Shark at the Chumphon Pinnacles Ko Tao
2008-03-21 04:18:00
Following up on the previous whale shark story, BSAC divers Jane & Nigel from sunny Norfolk have kindly sent us images from their whale shark sighting at the Chumphon Pinnacles, Koh Tao.   Image: Whale shark at the Chumphon Pinnacles, photographed by Jane and Nigel Using their digital underwater camera, they guys also got a good snap of ...
More About: Images , Shark
Whale Shark encounter diving at the Chumphon Pinnacles
2008-03-03 03:57:00
When we head out for our late afternoon dives on the RIB, being the only boat at the dive site we expect surrounded by sharks, but yesterday afternoon we got a special treat at the Chumphon Pinnacles. Descending down the buoy line, the guys got to see a whale shark hanging around the pinnacle. Certified divers Nigel ...
More About: Shark , Whale , Diving , Encounter
4 PADI Divemasters graduate from DJL Diving Internship
2008-03-03 03:43:00
After completing their Divemaster Trainee internship here on Koh Tao, Luke, James, Christian & Ceilidh have qualified as PADI Divemasters.     Image: From left, the new PADI Divemasters - James Wynn [UK], Christian Leach [Australia], Ceilidh Speir [Canada] & Luke White [UK] To celebrate their achievement, the guys took part in the Koh Tao ritual snorkel test - ...
More About: Graduate , Padi , Diving , Internship
Tim certifies two new BSAC technical divers
2008-02-27 09:31:00
Congratulations to Franky & Clare who have recently qualified as technical divers with DJL Diving. Both came from Koh Tao Dive professional backgrounds. Clare did her PADI Divemaster training with Island Dive Club, before working as a freelance Divemaster for several dive shops. Franky has been teaching as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor with Coral ...
More About: Technical , Divers
DJL Diving qualifies as PADI Gold Palm Resort
2008-02-27 09:09:00
We’re happy to anounce that DJL Diving has been upgraded to become a PADI Gold Palm Resort [from our previous status of PADI Dive Resort]. The higher status is a result of the effort we’ve put into maintaining safe, quality PADI Diver training plus a range of exciting diving options. In the words of PADI ‘The PIRA Gold Palm ...
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Marlin encounter diving at the Chumphon Pinnacles Koh Tao
2008-02-11 11:53:00
During one of our late afternoon dive trips to the Chumphon Pinacles, our divers got to see a blue marlin above the dive site. It’s very rare to see these large blue water fish - they’re rarely seen hanging out around the dive sites, rather spending most of their time in the open sea. Plus they are very fast ...
More About: Diving , Encounter
Shark Diving gets DJL Diving featured in DAN Asia Pacific article
2008-02-01 14:16:00
As a result of our awesome shark diving sessions off the high speed RIB, DJL Diving have been mentioned in an article featured on the end of 2007 ‘Deeper with DAN’ bulletin. Our RIB allows us to reach Koh Tao’s best  dive site when there are no other dive operators - the result is a close ...
More About: Asia , Pacific , Article , Shark
Beautiful diving conditions in Koh Tao after January?s Full Moon Party
2008-01-31 10:20:00
Since the full moon party on Koh Phangan last week, we’ve had beautiful diving conditions here on Koh Tao. Experiencing our usual post full moon party rush, divers taking scuba diving courses and fun dives have been enjoying flat seas and good visibility. Image: Divemaster internship trainee Christian [Australia] prepares his dive equipment DJL Diving’s Divemaster internship candidates ...
More About: Party , Full Moon , Moon , January , Beautiful
Koh Tao Diving News now available through Silver Sands Resort website
2008-01-26 11:06:00
Now, even more people have access to the latest scuba news from DJL Diving , thanks to syndication through the new Koh Tao Silver Sands Resort website. Each page displays our latest scuba diving news stories in the left hand tab - readers can access the full story by clicking on each headline. To check it out [and ...
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New website for Silver Sands Beach Resort & Bungalows
2008-01-26 03:23:00
Our resort partner on Koh Tao - Silver Sands Beach Resort , now has it’s own website giving details of their fan and AC bungalows and rooms.   The website includes an online booking facility for accommodation, so if you’re traveling to Koh Tao and need to sort out somwhere to stay, check out the Silver Sands Resort website. ...
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Diving Sail Rock | Images of great diving in the Gulf of Thailand
2008-01-16 12:24:00
As a result of the calm sea conditions we’ve been experiencing, the diving is great right now. Today, diving from our big dive boat we visited one of the Gulf of Thailand ’s best dive sites - Sail Rock situated midway betweeen Koh Tao and Koh Phangan. DJL Diving ’s Digital Underwater photography instructor Arne D’Hoore was on ...
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Diving with Sharks at the Chumphon Pinnacles, Koh Tao Thailand
2008-01-15 13:28:00
Almost everyone that goes diving wants to see the big fish - it’s natural that every diver that visits Koh Tao want to dive with the sharks at the Chumphon Pinnacles, north of Koh Tao Thailand .   The problem is that all the dive operators visit the Chumphon Pinnacle at the same time - either the early morning ...
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[Dive Expedition Report] Divemaster Internship Trainees head out ?wreck hun
2008-01-11 14:09:00
This morning, we took advantage of the stunning diving conditions and headed out for a spot of wreck hunting. Dive master internship trainees James [UK], Christian [AUS], Keanoush [IRAN] & Luke [UK] joined instructors Tim, Alex & Gary searching for a new wreck approximately 30 miles west of Koh Tao. Image: Perfect scuba diving conditions off Koh ...
More About: Report , Head , Expedition , Internship
Rotting fish odour & welding with sunglasses | Annual dive boat maintenance
2008-01-04 12:10:00
Lots of Thai fishing boats, rotting fish odour & welding with sunglasses - it could only be the annual dive boat overhaul in Chumphon boat-yard on the Thai mainland!  This year the main work has included replacing sections of woodwork from the top deck and hull, plus a lot of attention to the engine, repairing ‘wear and ...
More About: Fish , Welding , Boat , Maintenance , Sunglasses
Sairee Beach Accommodation Full | Koh Tao busy with New Year scuba diving r
2008-01-03 12:23:00
Since the New Year ’s celebrations we’ve had a rush of people arriving on Koh Tao island. With many visitors still in ‘party mode’ it’s not too busy around the Koh Tao dive sites, but Sairee Beach resorts are filling up quickly or already full! If you’re planning on arriving on Koh Tao, Thailand in the near future our ...
More About: Accommodation , Scuba Diving , Diving
TEC Diving website relaunched | Tech Diving, training & CCR Rebreather
2007-12-27 09:18:00
We’ve just completed a major revamp of the technical diving information on the DJL Diving website. If you’re looking for info on tech & wreck diving in Thailand, make sure you check out these new pages: Introduction to technical diving in Koh Tao Tech nical/wreck diving expedition reports Technical diving facilities in Koh Tao Thailand wreck dive sites archive Tech & ...
More About: Website , Training , Raining
Great Open Water Diving conditions on Koh Tao dive sites
2007-12-24 04:43:00
If you’re looking to learn to dive on Koh Tao in the new year you couldn’t have better conditions for scuba diving. We’ve had absolutely no waves for more than a week now, radiant sunshine & great visibility. It’s been perfect for making use of our high speed RIB. We’ve been running regular dive trips out ...
More About: Open , Great , Sites , Water , Diving
50 metre wreck dives collect further evidence of Japanese origin + 2 new BS
2007-12-15 08:00:00
Yesterday we sent our big dive boat across to Chumphon on the Thai mainland for it’s annual maintenance. We took advantage of the journey by doing a bit of wreck diving exploration on the way over. We split into two dive teams. Gerry & Alex undertook the final dives of their BSAC Extended Range Diver course ...
More About: Evidence , Japanese , Metre , Origin , Wreck
Wreck diving expedition | Dec 14th | WW2 Schooner & New Marks
2007-12-13 09:29:00
After serving us well throughout summer, it’s time to send our big boat in for it’s annual maintenance. That means driving the dive boat across to Chumphon on the mainland where it can be lifted from the water, and required work can be completed. Since we’re already paying for the diesel, we may as well make ...
More About: Schooner , Diving , Expedition , Marks , Wreck
[Wreck Dive Expedition Report] 2 New ship wrecks located SE of Koh Tao, Tha
2007-12-13 09:08:00
[Dive Expedition Report | Dec 12th]  Today, scuba diving conditions were fantastic. Bright sunshine & less than half metre wave heights across the Gulf of Thailand gave us the perfect opportunity for a day of wreck hunting. During yesterday’s Unicorn Wreck dives, we got 6 - 7 metres visibility [at 50 metres depth]- pretty good for monsoon season so close to Koh Tao. ...
More About: Ship , Loca
Wreck Diving Expedition | Dec 12th | WW2 Japanese Auxiliary Vessel
2007-12-11 04:21:00
After a long wait [due to bad weather], at last we’ve got the opportunity for some more wreck exploration off Koh Tao, Thailand. With wave heights less than 1 metre, we’ll be heading over 20 miles off-shore on our dive RIB to check out a war report for a Japanese WW2 vessel. We’ve got two independent fishermans marks, located close ...
More About: Diving , Expedition , Wreck
Closed Circuit Rebreather [CCR] Diving comes to to DJL [Koh Tao, Thailand]
2007-12-04 11:27:00
At DJL Diving , Koh Tao Thailand we’ve been joined by ex-naval engineer Leon Webber [UK]. Leon has many years experience, diving, teaching and modifying closed circuit rebreathers [CCR diving], and has now introduced CCR Rebreather Diving to DJL Diving Thailand. We already have a Buddy Evolution unit here in Koh Tao, and a second Buddy Inspiration ...
More About: Circuit , Closed
Monsoon Rainfall eases off for Scuba Diving Courses
2007-11-20 06:03:00
Good News! It looks as though the majority of our monsoon rainfall is at last behind us, leaving Koh Tao, Thailand with bright sunny conditions.  We’re already experiencing an increase in the number of people visiting Koh Tao, to learn how to scuba dive. The start of November saw Koh Tao, Thailand receive an incredible amount ...
More About: Rainfall , Scuba Diving , Diving , Monsoon , Mons
May 2008 TEC Liveaboard Expeditions | South China Sea
2007-11-15 10:37:00
Following the fantastic technical diving trip that we had to the South China Sea this Autumn, we’re planning a repeat dive liveaboard during May 2008 . There are two departure dates available - leaving late on Sunday 18th May or Sun 25th May - each trip lasting for 5 days. Planned dives include the HMS Repulse, Dutch Submarine ...
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