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Here you'll find the latest diving news and information written by our PADI Divemasters & Instructors at Davy Jones Locker. We like to keep you up-to-date with what's going on above and below the surface!

Whale Shark, the curse of the Rhincodontypus

Whale Shark, the curse of the Rhincodontypus

//?#[embedded content] The whale shark is the largest known species of fish in the ocean. Even though it is a plankton filterer it is a true shark at heart due to having cartilage instead of bones. As whale shark season approaches here on Koh Tao and the

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Koh Tao in low season can be a great for scuba diving

Koh Tao in low season can be a great for scuba diving

//?# It’s that quiet time of year again… The temperature starts to drop to around 26’C and the rain starts to fall from time to time. Many dive centres on this lovely island start to shut up shop for the short monsoon season which usually lasts around

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Koh Tao the return, making the step up to Diving Instructor

Koh Tao the return, making the step up to Diving Instructor

//?#  I arrived back on Koh Tao after a three year absence this May. I had been back in the UK continuing to dive and work as a divemaster.  But the conditions were far more stressful than anything Koh Tao has to offer. So I decided to

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Scuba Diving Locations, Asia – Davy Jones Locker offers fantastic options

Scuba Diving Locations, Asia – Davy Jones Locker offers fantastic options

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Koh Tao and its’ dark side? My experience of a tropical paradise

Koh Tao and its’ dark side? My experience of a tropical paradise

//?#  Being a backpacker for over two years now I have been fortunate enough to see many beautiful people and places, one of which is Koh Tao. My first impression of Koh Tao. Arriving in Koh Tao on the afternoon ferry felt like any other island I

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Stingrays, Koh Taos’ Blue Spotted rays

Stingrays, Koh Taos’ Blue Spotted rays

//?# Koh Tao has an amazing variety of marine life for scuba divers to observe. Much of the sea life is easy spot during a dive, however more searching is required for  sea creatures which hide amongst rocks and coral. At DJL our diving instructors and divemasters

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Stingrays, Koh Taos’ Blue Spotted rays

Stingrays, Koh Taos’ Blue Spotted rays

//?# Koh Tao has an amazing variety of marine life for scuba divers to observe. Much of the sea life is easy spot during a dive, however more searching is required for  sea creatures which hide amongst rocks and coral. At DJL our diving instructors and divemasters

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Fostering a puppy on Koh Tao

Fostering a puppy on Koh Tao

//?# Fostering a puppy and being a scuba instructor is a big job that certainly shouldn’t be taken lightly, this is my experience of fostering a 3 month old puppy on Koh Tao whilst still teaching people how to scuba dive. First and foremost I am definitely

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Perfecting your Buoyancy

Perfecting your Buoyancy

//?# Whether you are new to diving or a veteran, buoyancy control is something you should strive to improve. As a new diver, learning buoyancy is your key to greater control in the water. It reduces your air consumption and improves your safety in the water. As a

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What do you do on the toilet?

What do you do on the toilet?

//?# For most of us, sitting down on the latrine is a private moment to spend with ourselves; so what do you do whilst answering the call of nature? Different people tend to do different things, most seem to centre on these common choices: read a book

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