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

Archive for July, 2012

Daily Woof and Weather July 7

I found another way to make money here in Samui.  I will be teaching a weekly garbage tipping over class.  You can learn the fine art of sniffing out where the garbage is, opening the cabinet, and of course being able to get the top off and tip over the garbage to inspect the contents.  Of course if you pass the first course, then you can take the advanced level which is scattering the garbage all over the house.  For both courses we will skip the cleanup portion as that does not concern us.  Maybe we can get PADI to add as an elective dive the boat garbage tip over or the boat tip over specialty course.

Busy again here at Discovery Divers with boats today going to Koh Tao and Sail Rock.  Conditions are great now, so a good time to get in the water.

The weather is the same today with hot and sunny, but I see some clouds rolling in for later and I think it will rain later this afternoon and tonight just like yesterday.  As long as it doesn’t rain while we’re on the boat, then everything’s ok.

Here are the pictures from yesterday that I forgot to attach.  Enjoy.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

 

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Daily Woof and Weather July 6

I’m sorry I haven’t written my blog in a couple of days, but we’ve just been crazy busy here at Discovery.  Everyday now tons of PADI courses, first time divers and fun divers.  On top of that I have to keep on top of my house construction and the new boat.  The engines finally came from Japan yesterday so it won’t belong till we can get the boat in the water.

So today we had 25 customers.  Everyone was on the boat, Eric, Joe, Axel, Claudio, Tao, and Stella was in the pool doing scuba reviews and try dives. I was busy in the office booking even more people for next week.

Congratulations today to John, Sebastian, Tom, Matthew and Stephanie in finishing their PADI open water courses today.  We got another big batch of students starting tomorrow.  I’m sure the gang can’t wait till my new boat is here and i can be on the boat everyday taking divers out.

The weather toay held up until about 4 pm, and then the skies opened up and it is still raining cats and dogs out there.  we expect more of the same for the next few days with sun mixed with a little rain, but the guys tell me that the diving has been fantastic.

I’m including some pictures of our July 4th diving, where we had a big group of Americans celebrating with us.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

 


Daily Woof and Weather July 3

Yes, it is time for you to put in your votes for who should win the PADI open water diver challenge.  Team Norway or Team Awesome.  You can check out the pictures and videos which are on our facebook page and vote for who should win.  You can access our facebook page by going to our website at http://www.discoverydivers.com and click the facebook link at the bottom of the home page.  Lots of vids and pics.

Well, high season is here and I am working my tail off already scheduling divers, teaching courses and working on my other projects.  It’s amazing how many dogs come during high season to take their courses.

Rodney, Katis, Eirik, Kristin, Agnes and Astri all completed their open water courses yesterday.  Great job guys.  Sorry I couldn’t be your instructor, but Joe and Axel did a great job.

Today is overcast here which is giving us a little break from that strong, hot sun.  The forecast is for a little rain here and there for the next few days, but mainly in he evening.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

 


Daily Woof and Weather June 2

While the battle of Team Norway and Team Awesome was going on in the PADI open water challenge, I was up visiting the place where my new boat is being built.  Between trying to supervise the boat building and my house building and managing the dive shop I’m getting a little too busy.

So, the boat is coming along pretty good.  Just needs a few pictures of me of course to make it look cool.  I was ready to take it for a spin and drive back down to Samui, but then noticed that the boat had no engines yet.  I wonder how long it would take to drive with me kicking at the back.  Has anyone seen a boat with a 1 dogpower engine?  It’s nice to see it coming along and should have the engines soon.

Since I missed the final of the open water scuba challenge, I will get the results tomorrow for you and give you a full report.

It just rained again here, but that is fine.  We don’t mind rain at night with the days being sunny and hot.  We had boats today to Sail Rock and Koh Tao and conditions were great at both places.

I’ll leave you with some pictures of the new boat.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli


Daily Woof and Weather July 1

Who cares about Spain v Italy in the Euro final tonight.  The big contest is Axel’s team Norway v Joe’s team awesome in the July PADI open water  diver course challenge.  Which team can hover the best?  Exhale the whole way up on the cesa?  Which team can give me the most treats?  With three students each, Team Awesome is holding a slight lead over team Norway with one day to go.  The final is tomorrow at Sail Rock.  Don’t miss it!!

In addition to the big contest tomorrow, Tao will be taking some discover scuba divers to Koh Tao, Stella will be taking fun divers to Sail Rock and Claudio will be starting 3 new open water students in the pool.  I will be assisting Claudio of course.

Well, it is currently raining cats and dogs here, but who really cares about the cats anyway.  I haven’t seen lightning like this in a while.  I even got a good picture of the lightning on my paw-phone.  Check it out below.  the rain is supposed to stop in a little bit and then another sunny and hot one for tomorrow.

Let me try to go stay dry and we’ll let you know who wins the PADI Open Water Challenge tomorrow.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli