Thursday, 29 September 2016
Jana is one of our newest diving instructors at Davy Jones Locker
. Like many of the instructors who work with us Jana came through our internship
programme. Then afterÂ completing her divemaster training she continued on to our Instructor Development Course (IDC)
. Â In her first article for the DJL Blog
she explains what it's like to take that jump from a regular 9-5 job and embark on a new diving career.
Saturday, 17 September 2016
Davy Jones Locker
instructor Rich (or Dick to his friends) is one of our longest serving diving instructors
. He is definitely the right person to give advice breathing underwater so here's a list of his top air consumption tips.
Dicks Top Air Consumption Tips!
How not to SUCK when your diving.
As you may or may not know, breathing is quite an important part of life. AND as diving is life, it makes sense that this fact applies while diving!
Monday, 12 September 2016
Recently Davy Jones Locker diving instructor
Matt wrote an article for the DJL blog
. Barracuda and Diving
Â describes the four different breeds of barracuda that can be found off the coast of Koh Tao
. DJL instructor Rich has since followed up on this with an article that concentrates on one these breeds, the Great Barracuda.
The Great Barracuda
Taking a break from Dicks Top Tips I have decided to write a little about my favourite ever creature to see on a dive...... The Great Barracuda!!!!
The Great Barracuda is a large fish. When they reach maturity the usually reach up to a metre in length. Their weight can be anything from 2.5 to 9.0 kg. The biggest recorded however, caught on rod-and-reel weighed 46.72 k. Its' length was measured at 1.7 metres while an even bigger specimen measured 2 metres and weighed 50 kg.
Thursday, 08 September 2016
Many people don't realise the effect that depth has on colours underwater. DJL instructor
Dani explains why the brightness of colours decreases the deeper you dive.
"So, one of the first things a new scuba diver may notice is the surprising lack of color, it may not be apparent on the first few dives as they are focusing on everything else around them. However the more you dive the more you notice the distinct lack of colour underwater the deeper you go.
Sunday, 04 September 2016
Koh Tao has a large amount of dive schools
on the island and has built its' reputation on this. As result there are always plenty of travellers passing through. However the people who end up staying for at least a few months find it surprising that there is so much else available in such a small place.
Reading reviews and checking out clips on Youtube doesn't give a complete impression of what the island offers. Popular parts of the island with easy access and lively nightlife don't make up the whole of Koh Tao. It is only by speaking to people after arriving and taking time to explore that people really get to see what variety there is here.