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Archive for August, 2012

Daily Woof and Weather August 13

I can honestly say I have never seen weather like this in August before.  Usually we at least get rain in the afternoon or night, but I can’t even remember the last time it rained.  I am actually getting paid to pee on the plants now by people.  A new side biz for me.

Of course we have been so busy that I don’t need a side business.  Everyday is full, full, full.  And even better is that the diving is great.  We got all sorts of small things now and big things like sharks around.  I can’t wait to get back in the water myself.

I am still waiting for my boat to come down to Samui.  I am a little disappointed that the boat is late, but the captain is with the boat now and just getting the final touches on it that he wants before we put it in the water.  I have already bought my captain’s hat and am ready.

So I’ve been starting my days walking on the beach behind my house which I included pictures of, and then gong to work.  I got a nice picture from the gang on our Sail Rock boat yesterday.  Yes, it was after the last dive so the beers are ok.

More hot and sunny weather for the next few days so i will enjoy.

Bark at ya later,
Stoli

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Daily Woof & Weather -11th August

Hey buddies!

Today’s been another great day out at Sailrock & Koh Tao, both sites were fantastic, y’know, I think sharks prefer dogs… I saw three at Sailrock today! They don’t mind humans, but I think they like canines even more, we have that animal-affiliation thing. There was a bit of a current at Sailrock, but with my divers wearing their fins & me with four paws, it was do-able. Koh Tao was really nice, Twin Peaks and Aow Leuk are two lovely sites.

We’re still busy, so if you wanna come dive with us, let us know as soon as possible! We wanna make bubbles with you!

Weather for tomorrow …hot again! Highs of around 30.
Bark at ya later,

Stoli.


Almost Daily Woof and Weather

Just wondering, if I bring a red sheet to Sail Rock and wave it, will the bull sharks attack me?  Can I say “ole” under water?

Sorry folks that I haven’t posted in a while, but i was hoodwinked into staying at a place under my normal standards.  My parents had to go away for a few days to Bangkok so they told me I would be staying in a 5 star hotel while they were gone.

I didn’t realize until they were gone already that I was put into only a 3 star hotel.  I cannot accept this.  Ok, so it was an all-inclusive resort with food and water, but no internet (so I could not blog), my sheets were 200 thread at best, and there was no bathroom.  They actually wanted me to go to the toilet outside.  What kind of place is this?  You can bet I will be writing a trip advisor review about this!

Now that I got my internet back I can tell you what has been doing on at work while I was away.  They have been crazy busy.  So many courses, fundivers and discover scuba divers  that I cannot even count anymore.  Everybody has ben running their tails off  working.  Even better is that conditions are awesome now.  Even the bull sharks are back at Sail Rock after a 6 year or so absence.  On Monday, Eric and his divers even saw 2 whale sharks and 4 bull sharks all in one dive.

The weather too has been cooperating.  it has been hot here.  About 34 or so and we haven’t had rain in I don’t even know how long at this point and it looks like the same pattern is going to continue for a while.

Also, check out the awesome video Joe took of the sharks that is on our facebook page.  The link is at the bottom of our home page at http://www.discoverydivers.com.

Well, let me get back to my review of the hotel and my other work.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli


Daily Woof and Weather August 2

Man am I sorry that I haven’t been able to write my blog much recently, but I have been crazy busy at the shop.  July was a record-setting month and I haven’t had a day off in a long time now.  When is low season coming????

I have been so busy with booking divers, try dives and courses that I haven’t even been able to go on the boat and get some diving in.

Hopefully when the new boat finally comes I can finally get out and dive.  On that note, we are just waiting for some paperwork from the Thai government so we can get my ship in the water.

Today was a great day with Ben and Jacob finishing their PADI open water and junior open water courses with Claudio.  Also Gaetano finished his open water course with Joe.  Stella, Tao and Bruce all had fun divers to Koh Tao and Sail Rock and Axel had discover scuba divers to Koh Tao.  Nicola was starting some open water divers at our shop.  Tao and his divers even saw some bull sharks today at Sail Rock.  Wait till the bull sharks see me.  they’ll go running away like girls.

Tomorrow is another crazy one as we have 5 boats going out tomorrow.  We got Stella, Axel, Joe, Claudio, Nicola, Tao and Bruce all on he boats tomorrow and the conditions are looking great.

The weather is also starting to calm down now and the winds are going to start dropping down more and more everyday.  We haven’t had much rain at all, but it also hasn’t been to hot either.

Well, I got to get going and chase some of these neighborhood cats a little.  I don’t want them getting too overconfident about roaming in my neighborhood after not seeing me for a few days.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli