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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!

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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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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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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Changing winds, changing sides. But nevertheless happy minds!

Changing winds, changing sides. But nevertheless happy minds!

//?#13th June 2017   Its about that time of the year again! A fresh, new breeze swiftly comes over Koh Tao. The wind, that normally comes from a eastern direction, drops and the wind starts to come from the west. Wind has a great effect on waves

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Pulau Moyo Expedition May 2017

Pulau Moyo Expedition May 2017

//?#4th June 2017   Pulao Moyo is an island in Indonesia’s West Nusa Tengara province, just off the north coast of Sumbawa island. A few of us from Davy Jones Locker, Koh Tao had the chance to head to the dive camp of Davy Jones’s newest location

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Little kids, little bubbles, little problems.

Little kids, little bubbles, little problems.

//?#30th May 2017 As a Diving Instructor on Koh Tao you get to teach lots of different kinds of customers, mostly depending on the season. In the summer you get more familys. In the early months of the year the Scandinavians visit, then, after summer the European

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Where are you going?

Where are you going?

//?#20th May 2017 Buying lunch or going somewhere sociably usually connects known and sometimes special friends together on a very fundamental level. But how do we manage to get together in the first place? How do we end up in the same restaurant, beach or bar at

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Peak Performance Buoyancy

Peak Performance Buoyancy

How often do we mention buoyancy in one day of diving? I think probably a lot! Buoyancy is probably the most important factor of being underwater, one of the main reasons is due to conservation of our reefs, some of the most amazing things to see underwater

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La magie de la plongée

La magie de la plongée

Une des choses que j’aime dans la plongée c’est la garantie de ne jamais savoir ce qui va se passer… Chaque plongée est unique et absolument imprévisible. L’on croit connaitre les sites par cœur, et on découvre toujours un recoin que l’on n’avait jamais vu : une paroi

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