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Koh Lipe

Koh Yippon (Northern Periphery of Ang Tong Marine Park)

Rating    8 / 10   
Journey Time    3 hours
Max Depth    20 metres
Level of Diver    Open Water Diver Upwards
Snorkeling    Yes

Description: Two small islands on the northern periphery of Ang Tong Marine Park. The best way to dive them is to make a two day / 1 night trip to the marine reserve - do your diving on the way out then stay overnight in one of the most beautiful parts of Thailand.

The small island has a spectacular swimthrough right through it! We've also seen brides and pilot whales from the boat in this area!

Marine Life Highlights: Few people dive here (because of the journey time) so there are large numbers of reef fish, blue spotted stingrays, sea snakes and weird sea slugs and nudibranchs.

Corals: The corals are much fresher than most of the sites around Koh Tao - a great healthy mix but you need to catch it on a good day - this area is very shallow so any wave action and the visibility can be rapidly reduced.

Latest Blog Posts

Divemaster Interns, Live the Dream at DJL

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 after completing her divemaster training she continued on to our Instructor Development Course (IDC).  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. Divemaster Interns, Live the Dream at DJL
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Air Consumption Tips from Rich!

Air consumption tips from Rich !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! Read More

Great Barracuda, join them on a night dive

Great Barracuda, join them on a night diveRecently Davy Jones Locker diving instructor Matt wrote an article for the DJL blog. Barracuda and Diving 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. Read More

Colours Underwater and why they change

colours underwaterMany 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.
Colours underwater
"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. Read More

Koh Tao, Life on a Tropical Island

koh tao life on a tropical islandKoh 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. Read More
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