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Archive for August, 2012

Daily Woof 7 Weather 26th & 27th August

Hey there!

It’s so great to be back in the water after my whirlwind trip to Bangkok (Daddy’s still there with the new boat)! Daisy is gonna come over as soon as she can…

Well Sunday we had 4 fun-divers at Sail Rock with Papa Joe (to see the Bull Sharks again, which is on most of our divers ‘wish-lists’, creating lots of requests for this location) and on Monday we had fun-divers going to Koh Tao & Sail Rock! Alita from France did her Junior Scuba Diver course and Keith & Woon Yu from Hong Kong did their Advanced Open Water courses -big well done to you all! In Koh Tao we dived at Hin Wong with a Hawksbill Tutle who was waving right at me! & at Twin Peaks we saw some Orange-spine Unicornfish amongst all the usual regulars; Butterflyfish, Moray Eels, Angelfish, Nudis, Triggerfish, Rays, Pufferfish etc…

The weather has been cloudy with a little rain, which doesn’t bother us ‘cos we’re all doing this to get wet anyway -at least it’s warm!

Bark at ya later!

Stoli.


Daily Woof & Weather 24th & 25th August

Good afternoon people!

I’m just playing catch up at the moment with these blogs! The last couple of days have been hectic again; lots of fun-divers out to Sail Rock & Koh Tao, some Discover Scuba divers taking their first breaths, and Johann who did his Open Water course here too -congratulations!

I’m still stuck in Bangkok, but the boat is coming together nicely & I met Daisy… a very pretty dachshund! She is tan coloured with deep blue eyes and you won’t believe it, she dives!!! I’ve told her to come to see me in Koh Samui at Discovery Divers and I’ll show her some of the amazing creatures that can be found in the water around here -she says I’ll be the best looking thing she sees underwater, of course…!

Our is boat underway, I cracked the whip and and got them working through the night putting all the finishing touches on it! So it should be with us very soon. Remember, if you wanna come diving with us, come into the shop, call or book online. I can’t wait to meet you!

Meanwhile, here’s some pics from yesterday…

Bark at ya later! Stoli.

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Daily Woof & Weather August 23rd

Hey buddies,

I apologize that I’m a day behind on these, we are just so busy (& I’m still in Bangkok -the two-legged staff I left behind are not as fast and efficient as me)! We had two boats out yet again today, with lots of fun-divers, courses & snorkellers. Great fun was had by all. Our Bull Shark buddies were found again by some of our instructors/divers, but these guys don’t hang around so, as always it was great to see them swim by. I think I’ll start naming them; ‘Bruce’ (I was inspired by the Finding Nemo sharks) is the one in the photos, he’s the one we see most.

Well done to the Americans William & Andrew who finished their Open Water Courses today, and John who completed his Scuba Diver Course. John G. did his Deep Adventure Dive so can now go to 30 metres! Amazing!

Good work guys, we hope we see you all again real soon!

Bark at ya later,

Stoli.


Another crossword to get your brains ticking… (click on ‘crossword2’ at the bottom)

ACROSS

1. The regulator (first stage) valve that Discovery Divers don’t use (unless a specific adapter is used.

5. Open (salt) water.

7. Spiky creature.

8. To leave the water.

9. Coral landscape.

10. The name of a famous animated fish (some of our friends have their home at Twin Peaks dive site).

11. Eagle… Blue Spotted… Manta…

12. The type of suit you might wear in colder water.

13. Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent.

16. Used to see clearly underwater.

17. A breathing slit that a fish will have.

19. An underwater reptile.

20. …Samui, …Tao. In Thai it means ‘island’.

21. When checking your air, you look at your…?

DOWN

1. To scuba.

2. A colourful creature that some divers are fanatical about.

3. Large sea mammal.

4. Something you try not to make a porcupine-fish do.

5. Some people use these vehicles to go underwater.

6. When we dive, we don’t propel ourselves with these limbs.

9. A pinnacle or mountain is usually made of this.

14. This animal is feared by many, but loved by nearly all divers.

15. Our air container.

16. This kind of diving is usually in sediment, mud or garbage.

18. You wouldn’t want to over-expand one of these, let alone both.

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Daily Woof and Weather August 22nd

Hey people!
So, I’m in Bangkok with Daddy hunting down the best looking female canine… there’s quite a few here! Do you reckon I should go for Poodle, Corgi or Dachshund (I can’t choose anything bigger than me)?!

With regards to diving, we had two boats out today -one to Koh Tao & one to Sail Rock. One student did their Discover Scuba Diver experience with her partner who’s already certified -well done Lauren & Toby! William, Andrew & John (from the States) did their Scuba Diver course which was so great, and finally we had a bunch of fun-divers in both locations!!! They saw loads of stuff so check out the pictures…

 

Bark at ya later!

Stoli.

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Daily Woof and Weather August 21

Today i saw that my dad has booked 2 tickets to Bangkok for tomorrow.  He must be taking me for an early birthday present.  I know that Bangkok has the better dog spas, parks and the hottest bars for dogs.  Maybe I can hook up with a dog supermodel while I am there.  Should be no problem right, after all I am the world famous Stoli the Scuba dog.  Everyone knows me.

I hope the dive shop will be ok without me for a few days because it is still crazy busy here, I hope that Ead, Dayna and Stella can handle the shop and not mess things up while I am gone on my vacation.  We have a ton of PADI courses starting in the next few days as well as fun divers and DSDs.

Congratulations today to Oxana and Vladimir in completing their PADI open water courses today.  Today we had a bunch of boats going out to Sail Rock and Koh Tao and everyone had a great time.

The weather is still looking good for the next few days with temperatures around 33-34 and rain only a little at night.
Well, off to pack my bags for my big trips so

Bark at ya later,

Stoli


Daily Woof and Weather August 19

10 days not without a day off.  I am really starting to get tired, but the days go flying by because we are so busy in the shop.  My paws hurt, I haven’t been able to get a manicure or a haircut, and even my bath frequency is getting pretty rough.  How am I ever going to get a new girlfriend like this.  Well, I should be able to flash around some of that money I am making here in high season.  Maybe that will help.  I’ll head out to the bar one day and buy a round of bones for everyone.  I’m sure that will impress the bitches (I can say that, I am a dog).

Well, at least it has been fun here in the shop with non-stop action booking divers, and selling equipment and especially the t-shirts with the supermodel picture on them.  I really want to get out on the boat though and see the whale sharks and bull sharks that all of our customers have been seeing.  I can’t believe how good the diving is now.  Maybe that is why we are booked up days in advance every day.

You can check out some of the pictures from the last week of diving that we took, and great video of bull sharks on our facebook page.  You can reach our facebook page with the link at the bottom of our home page at http://www.discoverydivers.com  and congratulations to all of our students completing their courses (too many to mention all, sorry).

As far as the weather goes, it’s been perfect.  High temps everyday of about 33 and rain only at night for an hour or so.

Bark at ya later,
Stoli