Wednesday, 26 October 2016
When students complete their divemaster internships
at Davy Jones Locker
there are a number of options available. Some people start working as divemasters which is a great way to gain more experience. It enables our students to become comfortable in the role of a dive leader and boat manager. Roles include leading fun dives
, orÂ assisting onÂ Discover Scuba Diving
courses and leading additional dives. Divemasters are also able to conductÂ Scuba Reviews
Â for customers who havn't dived for longer than 6 months. Other students who meet the requirements for starting the Instructor Development Course (IDC)
may continue straight on to that. Another option available is to take an underwater videography course.
Sunday, 23 October 2016
Get all the info about Koh Tao wrecks and wreck diving courses from DJL instructor Shaun. Shaun took his divemaster
and also hisÂ instructor internship
with Davy Jones Locker. Now he's also one of our instructors and is happy to pass on his wreck diving knowledge. Koh Tao has a number of wrecks suitable for different experience levels. This is another reason why Koh Tao is a great place to come to dive.
Thursday, 20 October 2016
Davy Jones Locker diving instructor
Nik often has an active role in helping keep the ocean and reefs clean around Koh Tao
. In his latest article for the DJL Blog
he writes about ocean conservation and the dangers that are threatening underwater habitats around the world.
The oceans take up 70% of our planets surface area, yeah thats a lot of water!
But we seem to take for granted what we have in these massive bodies of water. Ocean conservation is becoming more and more important to protect these areas. The oceans are facing great threats these days from over fishing, pollution and water acidification just to name a few things. Â Over fishing is one of the biggest threats, especially of apex preditors like our misunderstood sharks. These animals have been shaping our oceans for the last 400 millions years. They are at the top of the food chain in the oceans and if we lose them and other apex preditors we lose our lives as well.
The oceans produce 70% of our oxygen from algae and plankton converting CO2 to O2. But if we lose the animals that keep the algae and plankton eaters in check the ocean will suffer from over population of these fish, and if the fish Â eat too much algae or plankton a consequence will be that we lose oxygen. As a result, over fishing of any species is destrutive and dangerous to our oceans.
How can we help?
I've had first hand experience seeing some of the carnage and it is depressing and concerning. So when you go to the grocery store and purchase fish such as tuna remember where it has come from. Educate yourself on how these fish are caught and what fishing methods may have been used. I've taken fishing nets off of dive sites and seen what its done to fish and the reef. Another thing to remember is how we deal with products containing plastic. It's important to be aware of proper recycling methods that stop plastic ending up in the Â ocean. There's an impact coming from what we do to the oceans. The decisions we make on land can have a lasting effect on preserving ocean life.Read More
Monday, 17 October 2016
Davy Jones Locker instructor
Dani has been lucky enough to obeserve and photograph sea snakes while Â diving. In her latest article for the DJL blog
she writes about theses elusive creatures and their habitat.
Monday, 10 October 2016
Many people dream of giving up their regular 9-5 job and having the freedom to combine their work with something they really enjoy. At Davy Jones Locker
we can make this dream a reality. The journey towards a diving career starts with your very first dive. Initially, some students may be a bit apprehensive during their first few sessions. However when our instructors use their skill and experience to make them feel relaxed and comfortable in the water the vast majority of people love the experience. It takes as little as 9 months for a student with no previous diving experience to train to become a PADI Instructor
. As well as there being many employment opportunities here on Koh Tao
, a diving instructor certification is a ticket to travel and work anywhere in the world. DJL instructor Shaun made that jump and is now a valuable member of our team.