Regular updates from Stoli (the world's only "Scubadog").

Archive for February, 2012

Daily Woof and Weather February 17

Well today I took the day off to spend on the beach and go swimming.  Also working on my tan as you can see.  Since I am sure I am going to go diving soon, I am starting to bone-up on my diving skills.  Getting ready for Koh Tao soon.

Tomorrow back to the office to sell some diving and equipment.  Finally Sail Rock is clearing up and getting better everyday.

Today we had boats going to Sail Rock and to Koh Tao.  Everyone had a lot of fun and the sunshine and warm weather didn’t hurt either.

Tomorrow we are off to Chumphon and Koh Tao with a bunch of DSDs and fun divers.  Karl, Dayna and Axel will be taking these guys out for their adventure while I am in the office.

I am putting in some pictures from today’s diving. I hope you enjoy them.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

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Daily Woof and Weather February 15

What a night I had last night.  I had 3 dates for valentine’s day and was working my tail off not to let them know about each other.  (Please don’t call me a dog, where do you think the expression came from anyway?)  After my 3 dates i headed back over to the Boneyard and actually picked up number 4.  After work today I am going to need a break.

It’s good to be back supervising in the shop again.  We had another busy day here as with the perfect weather, everyone is excited about going diving, including me.  Can’t wait to get on that boat!!

I didn’t sell as much equipment as yesterday because yesterday all the divers were trying to find things to buy for their husbands, wives, girlfriends or boyfriends.  the one day that they can’t get away buying the cheap Tesco stuff.  They got to come here to Discovery for the good stuff.

Congratulations to Marc today in completing his advance open water course today.  He had a beautiful dive a Chumphon Pinnacle today to finish off the course.  He did underwater photography for one of his dives and I will show you some of his pics.

Well, off to rest up for another busy day tomorrow.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli


Daily Woof -14th Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Diving today, we had Tom who completed his PADI Advanced Open Water course with Joe, and Shimon, who went fun-diving with Karl at Chumphon Pinnacles and Shark Island. Visibility was great, a slight current at Shark Island, but everyone had a great time nonetheless. Check out these great shots of a Blue Spotted Ray, Anemones and Batfish taken by Tom while doing his Underwater Photography Adventure Dive (just one of the available choices as part of the Advanced course). Well done!

You’ll be glad to hear that Pops is much better now, plus I got to go and deliver some roses to my bitches, tonight I’m taking 3 girls for a dogs-dinner under the stars (Chi-Chi the Chihuahua; a shitzhu called Sharlize; and Betsy the Boxer). I think they’re all pretty great, but we’ll see who wins me over… If there’s any female canines out there looking for a hound of love? You know where to find me.

Anyone with more of an interest in fish, contact the office and I’ll arrange a date with one of the instructors (if I’m ‘otherwise engaged’)!

Stoli.


Daily Woof and Weather February 13

Hey Folks, things could not be better here on Samui.  I finally caught the evil mosquito today.  He had been hiding from me near my neighbor’s house, but I caught the scent of my dad’s blood and tracked him down.  I held him down while Tong Naam and Deng Mo took turns kicking him in the stomach.  After that we tore his wings off and told him to fly away.  Hahahah, wait till the geckos get to this guy…

Good news is dad is starting to feel better and looks like I can go back to work tomorrow.  Of course I will be spending the day cruising the beach near the Amari looking for my Valentine’s date.  I hope Stella’s leg doesn’t get jealous.

Today we had a bunch of diver’s going to Sail Rock and tomorrow we are heading out to Koh Tao.  I’ll fill you in more on conditions once I get my feet wet back at work tomorrow.

As far as the weather goes, more of the same here.  Tomorrow 31 degrees and sunny with very light winds.  Couldn’t be better for hunting for chicks on the beach.

Wish me luck.

Stoli


Daily Woof and Weather February 11

I know this is starting to sound like a broken record, but another beautiful day here in Koh Samui.  Of course this is the time of year when we have this everyday.  Kind of like the movie Groundhog Day.  Why did they use a groundhog for that movie anyway?  Would have been a much better flick if it was called Stoliboy Day.  Any producer’s want to put up some $$ for a sequel?  C’mon, everybody loves dog movies, especially with someone as cute as me as the star….

Ok, back to diving.  Congratulations today to Ursula in completing her open water course today.  She is going to take a couple of days off and then on to her advanced course.  Also, Marc who did a scuba review and fun dive with us today decided to do his advanced course also next week.  Tomorrow Joe is taking out some DSDs to Koh Tao and Xenia will be finishing her open water with Axel.

Meanwhile, tomorrow I will be heavy on the hunt for the evil mosquito flying around here in Samui.  I even went out today and bought one of those tennis racket things that frys these guys.  But maybe I will torture him first when I find him.  Maybe bite his wings off or something and then make like Roger Federer on his butt!!

As far as the weather goes, just more of the same.  High temp tomorrow is supposed to be 31 with no rain or wind in the forecast.  Can it get any better than this?

Bark at ya soon

Stoli


Daily Woof and Weather February 10

Well, I have had an eventful couple of days here in Samui.  My dad got bit by some bad mosquito and got sick and I’ve had to stay home and take care of him with his private nurse.  I really like the nurse also and especially her leg.   I also have been spending my time hunting down the mosquito that bit him  I have a good enough sense of smell that i will know which one bit him and boy, wait till I get a hold of that mosquito.  There will be some trouble.

The rest of the team at Discovery has been taking care of everything and has been on the boats everyday going to Koh Tao and Chumphon Pinnacle where the conditions have been really good.  Ead has been doing a great jot booking the divers and running the office.  We are coming up on a couple of very busy weeks at the shop and I hope my dad gets better so that I can get back in the shop and take care fo business.

Between checking in at work, supervising the building of my new home, and taking care of dad my days been pretty full.

Congratulations today to Robert on completing his PADI scuba diver course today and Vanessa who is 10 years old on completing her PADI junior scuba diver course.  Tomorrow Ursula will complete her open water and then on to her advanced course next week.

As far as the weather goes, it could not be better.  tomorrow calls for a high of 29 degrees with no wind and no rain in sight.  Perfect diving weather.

Well, bark at ya later.

Stoli


Daily Woof and weather February 9

Busy here at the shop today.  We have 2 scuba diver students starting with Axel and 1 open water starting with Dayna.  Karl is out at the pool and I am at the spa getting me haircut and bath.  I can’t wait to get home to the beach and jump in the water and then roll around in the sand to get this clean smell off of me.

Yesterday was a great day at Koh Tao and Sail Rock.  Chumphon was 15+ meters and tons and tons of fish and Twins had a bunch of different and interesting stuff.  check out Eric and Joe’s pics from yesterday below.

As far as the weather goes the forecast for the whole next week is the same.  Sunny skies, no rain and calm winds.  The weather that Samui is famous for.  Now that we are also coming out of the full moon the conditions are getting better and we should start seeing the awesome spring conditions we are famous for.

Well, let me get back to my spa day and talk to you soon.

Stoli