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Archive for October, 2012

Daily Woof and Weather October 29

Screwed again.  So my dad and Stella went of to Italy for a vacation today and as usual I get stuck in the dog hotel and can’t go with them.  I can’t believe it.  I love Italian food.  I probably have stolen more Italian food than any other kind in my life.  Of course you all have seen the movie Lady and the Tramp before with the Italian restaurant scene.  That movie was based on me.  I mean just look at it, the tramp looks just like me, just not as handsome of course.

 

So, I will try to get some blogs done here in the dog hotel while I am staying here, but we only have one computer here and I have to share it with all of the other dogs and they usually area all trying to get on Dogbook, or Dogspace, and all of those sites.

 

I did hear from the shop today though and they had another full boat going to Sail Rock today and the pictures I saw looked awesome.  We also had Joe going to Koh Tao with some PADI open water students.

 

Tomorrow looks like another busy day with the Discovery boat going to Sail Rock again and we have another speedboat going to Koh Tao with some discover scuba diving students.

 

As far as the weather goes we had another beautiful day here in Koh Samui with a high of 32 and sunny skies.  Looks like more of the same for the next few days.  I checked the weather for Milan where Eric and Stella are gong and the temperature is going to be 1 degree when they get in.   Serves them right.  I hope they freeze their asses off.

 

Bark at ya later,

 

Stoli


Daily Woof and Weather October 27

What a night we had last night.  We had our housewarming BBQ and a lot of my friends showed up and the party went till about 1 am.  Way past my bedtime.  There was so much food for me that I actually got full for the first time in my life and stopped begging from everyone.  That will never happen again!!

I also have never seen so much booze consumed.  Except for the pictures from Mike Chan’s birthday party of course.  But I was as they say in Thai, mao mak mak.  I think pretty much everyone was.  I even passed out on the front balcony later in the night.  Of course I was feeling the pounding head when I got up this morning as I ha to get up early to go see the Discovery Divers boat off.

We had a full boat again going to Koh Tao and we had Axel, Tao, Em, and Nik with a big, cool group of divers.  Claudio was on the other boat to Sail Rock and they saw 2 whalesharks there today.  Pretty cool.  And last but not least, Joe was in the shop starting a couple of PADI open water courses.

Tomorrow we got a full boat again going to Sail Rock and Joe will be on a boat going to Koh Tao with his students.

Congratulations today to Gerry and Darcy in completing their PADI open water courses.

The weather looks great again for the next week with high temps around 31 and lots sunshine and calm seas.  What a great time to be diving with us.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli


Daily Woof and Weather October 25

Yes, what a beautiful day here in Koh Samui and I was on the Discovery Divers boat to Koh Tao again.  I didn’t dive today as my job was snorkel guide, but I had a great time guiding the snorkelers today in Mango Bay and Twins.  I was really tired at the end of the day like everyone else.  You can see that in the pictures.

Also thanks to Ved and Vinay who brought me lunch today.  I got to eat my lunch on the beach.  I love those guys.

The rest of the Discovery gang had a great time with dives at Chumphon and Twins and Claudio was at the shop with some open water students.

Congratulations to Fabian and Michael in completing their advanced open water courses today.
The weather turned around today and was sunny and hot with a high of 32.  Looks like more of the same the nest few days.

Also, check out the video of the whaleshark Claudio took at Sail Rock yesterday.  it is on our facebook page you can reach from the website link next to my blog.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli


Daily Woof and Weather October 24

Whalesharks!  Whalesharks!, That is all I am hearing the last few days.  They are everywhere and all our staff and customers are seeing them and I am either stuck in the office or stuck on the boat at Sail Rock because I am not allowed to swim there.

Yesterday the Discovery Divers gang saw 2 at Sail Rock.  today there were 3 at Chumphon Pinnacle (yes, 3!!).  Well, tomorrow I am on the Discovery Divers boat to Koh Tao so I am definitely diving tomorrow and will see some of this for myself.

Also, congratulations to Sanita in completing her advanced open water.  Her and Volfs dove with us for a few days and I even got to hang out with them on the boat.  They even come into the office everyday they are not diving to play with me.  I am going to miss them and hope they come back soon.

The weather for the last couple of days has been pretty crappy.  It was raining cats and me today and we decided not to go out diving.  Who wants to get hit in the head with a falling cat anyway.  The good news is that starting tomorrow it is supposed to be clearing up in the afternoon and then getting better from here on out with no rain in the forecast for the next few days.  Good thing because we got a full boat tomorrow and busy for the next 10 days or so.

Well, I better get a good nights sleep for my diving tomorrow and I’m sure to get you some great shots.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli


Daily Woof and Weather October 20

Yes!!!  Another great day on the Discovery Divers boat.  Today I went with the gang to Sail Rock.  We had a full boat today so I made a lot of new friends and got to help out with everyone.  Unfortunately, I almost had a big problem there at Sail Rock.

I didn’t make the first dive as i needed to help on the boat, but I was trying to organize everything for lunch.  So, to be more efficient, when I saw divers coming up, I jumped off the boat and then asked them what they wanted for lunch.  It was fine until one diver who I didn’t see on the boat before said “you”.  Woops, I didn’t realize that there were sharks around, and much less one who came to order lunch.  Needless to say, I beat it out of the water and onto the boat pronto!!  Maybe I will have to go to Zico tonight and even the score and have myself some shark steak.  You can see a picture of this guy ordering lunch below.

Other than that it was a really fun day and I got to spend another day with my friend View on the boat.  I even sang my friend Joe a doggy lullaby to sleep on the way home so he could have some rest  Congratulations to Katherine on finishing her PADI open water course today and to Dan on completing his PADI nitrox course.

The weather looks pretty good for the next couple of days, but then maybe a little storm coming in on Tuesday night that might put a little damper on the weather for a day or two.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

 


Daily Woof and Weather October 19

I Can’t believe I missed today’s diving.  Here at Discovery Divers we had two boats out today.  One to Koh Tao and one to Sail Rock.  At sail rock we saw two whalesharks and a ton of bullsharks.  What was i doing?  Sleeping of course.  Well, this won’t happen tomorrow. I am going to get a good nights sleep and be on the Discovery Divers boat to Sail Rock tomorrow.  The weather looks good and I packed all my kit already so i am ready to go.

Congratulations to Salonie on completing her PADI rescue diver course yesterday and we got a bunch of courses coming up in the next week or so so I will be busy teaching.

The weather looks good for the next few days and then there could be some issues after.  Looks like some storms coming in starting Tuesday which is not unusual for this time of year, but we will have to wait and see what happens.  Meanwhile we will enjoy the great weather we are having now and the great diving.

Check out the great video Claudio took of the whale sharks today by clicking on the link to our site to the right of my blog and then clicking our facebook link at the bottom of our home page.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli


Daily Woof and Weather October 16

I don’t know what is going on, but it seems like a bunch of B.S!!

I see my dad wake up early this morning and I wake up with him.  So, I am ready to go to work with him, but he tells me no work today that he needs to go and help clean the pool a the Amari.  I of course wanted no part of that at 6:00 am, so I went back to sleep.

Now I find out that the Discovery Divers gang all went out fun-diving at Sail Rock.  Eric, Joe, Tao, and their friend Seb all went for fun dives while Axel and Claudio had fun of their own with some really cool customers.  Why do I keep missing out on this kind of stuff.

If they don’t want me to know about this, then they probably should not post the pictures on Facebook.  I can see these you know.

So, after my dad got home and I bit him, He told me that I still cannot dive because I had to wait one week after my shots that I had.

I guess I can forgive him, but he better make it up to me with a lot of diving next week!

Well, low season is here so we are not crazy busy, but still busy enough.  Tomorrow Claudio has some fun-divers gong to Koh Tao, Axel has a rescue course and Joe has some divers doing a beach dive tomorrow.  I will have to work the office I guess with Khun Ead.

The weather looks beautiful again for tomorrow with a high of 32 and no rain or wind in the forecast.  I can get used to this weather.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli