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

Archive for October, 2012

Daily Woof and Weather October 14

HI Everybody, this is Deng Mo.  I am a friend of Stoli’s  (his best friend I think) and he asked me to help him with the blog today as he was busy with a dive course.

Yes, we are just friends. For now at least.  he has never made a move on me.  I guess maybe I should tak matters into my own hands huh?  I’m a 21st century bitch!

Well, I don’t know a lot about diving as I don’t dive and am kind of fat and out of shape.  I wonder if that’s why they named me Deng Mo (means watermelon in English).  That could also be the reason I can’t get a date.  Would you name your daughter “watermelon”?  Even if her body kind of looked like one.

So I was hanging at the beach today like I do everyday and staring down the visitors for their food.  I can be pretty intimidating when I want to be.  I get a lot more food than Stoli does.  YOu know he tries the cute thing, but when you get me looking at you, you know I mean business.  I could play cute if I want, but then I’d have to exercise and lose weight and all that and too much work.

Other than that, it has been absolutely beautiful here in Koh Samui.  Everyday has been sunny, hot and no wind and waves.

You all should really come and visit.  And of course bring some food for me.  Don’t make me give you the mean stare!!

I’m sure Stoli will be back to writing his blog tomorrow when he gets finished with his diving.

Take it easy,

Deng Mo

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Daily Woof and Weather October 12

Another great day on the boat with Discovery Divers.  Today I had my student View out for some training dives.  We couldn’t have picked a better day.  the sun was out all day and there were no waves at all.  We made it out very quick to the dive site and we were the first speedboat there as usual so we got to do our first dive without the crowds.

Unfortunately, I could not go in the water today as I had some shots yesterday and the doctor told me no swimming for one week.  Is he crazy?  Well, I took today off to be safe so I did the dive briefings in the boat and then when View was ready to jump off the boat I coached her from the back.  You can see and hear my coaching on the video we have on our facebook page.  You can reach it by using the link to our website on this page and click the facebook link at the bottom of our homepage.

Also, congratulations to Derek on completing his PADI open water course today and getting to see a whale shark on his 4th dive.  Figures that another whale shark shows up on a day when I can’t dive.

Tomorrow we got another full boat going to Koh Tao and it should be a great day.

The weather looks awesome the next bunch of days with highs around 32 and bright sunshine and no waves.  A great time to be diving.

Check out some of the pictures from today and the video on our facebook page.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

 


Daily Woof and Weather October 11

Well today I was back in the saddle teaching again.  My friend View wanted me to be her instructor for her PADI junior open water course.  I mean of course I am the most requested instructor on the island but I was able to find some time today to do her confined water training.  We had a great time and View was excellent here in the pool at the Amari hotel.

Unfortunately, I did not do as well teaching her the theory.  Maybe it is the language barrier since she speaks Thai and I only speak dog.  How come Max doesn’t stock the dog language open water manuals?

Tomorrow it is on to the open water training with View and I am really excited.  i packed up my gear bag already and am going to get a good nights sleep so i am ready to teach.

the weather tomorrow is supposed to be beautiful.  In fact, the forecast for the whole next week is for hot temperatures, sunny skies and no wind or waves.  Awesome. What a time to be diving with Discovery Divers.

Well, I am off to the doctor now as I need to get those stupid rabies and other shots.  I am not sure why as I don’t associate with those “rabid” type dogs.  We don’t let them hang around us.

I’ll leave you with some pictures of my training today and check out the fin pivot I taught her.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli


Daily Woof and Weather October 8

Today my best friend in the world, View, came to visit me for a couple of weeks. I’m so excited to see her and I’m going to take her diving on Wednesday. Today ill just take her to the beach and we’ll go fishing and swimming. I’m going to let her sleep with be in my room at the new house and she will be here when my new furniture for the house comes tomorrow. Finally finished with that.
Time to relax and just do some diving (and chasing cats of course)
Well today we did not go our on the boats due to the high waves, but we have a few students starting their PADI open water courses today and tomorrow the waves are supposed to be way down so we can go back out on the boats.
The weather today is really nice with a temp of about 32 and a nice breeze. Tomorrow and the next few days should be warm and sunny.
Bark at ya later,
Stoli

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Daily Woof and Weather October 6

Well folks, today I took most of the day off as it is Stella’s birthday today so I wanted to spend the day with her. Look how happy she is with the presents I got her. Somehow my day off ended up being back in the office as we were busy on the boats today and Stella had to work. What a great way of spending your birthday working in a dive shop. I think everyone should do that on their birthdays. We wouldn’t even charge you for it.

So I asked her if I could take her out tonite for her birthday to the dogpound. She did not give me an answer right away, but she did not look too enthusiastic. I mean come on, what better place to celebrate your birthday? You can have a bowl of Jaeger bombs, or a bowl of tequila, lots of places to pee, I mean come on?

The one thing I am sure about is that she loved the presents I got her for her birthday. I definitely know how to shop!! You can see by the picture below.

The diving today was fantastic. We had some discover scuba divers and fun divers to Koh Tao with Claudio and Tao, and fundivers to Sail Rock with Axel. They got to swim with a whale shark for over 20 minutes today at Sail Rock. Wish I was there.

As far as the weather goes, looks like we are getting a storm in from the Vietnam side, so we are not going to be diving tomorrow (woo hoo, another day off), and some rain for a couple of days, but then it will start calming down on Monday and next week looks great.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli


Daily Woof and Weather October 5

I love having my own boat.  No more sitting at home while everyone else has fun.  Today i got to go to Sail Rock with a full boat of new friends.  Another great day as usual.  Of course I am not allowed to swim anymore when we go to Sail Rock because Eric says I can end up as shark food, so I hang on the boat and entertain all the customers.  I did sneak in a quick dip today, but I was ordered out of the water right away.  If I cant’ get in the water who will check up on all of the divers?

I guess it’s better to not get eaten.  We also had a boat to Koh Tao today with some honeymooners trying diving for the first time.  They had a great time too.

Tomorrow we have boats gong again to Koh Tao and to Sail Rock. I think I am going to take the day off as I need to get a haircut and my nails done.  (no I am not a ladydog)

Here are some pictures today of me giving everyone some of my time and doing one of my dive briefings.

Looks like we may have some rain the net couple of d
Bark at ya later,

Stoli


Daily Woof and Weather October 4

Yes, today I got to go diving again.  What a great day on my Discovery boat to Koh Tao.  We had a charter group from China with fundivers and discover scuba divers.  I did the briefing for all the divers and then did my usual diver check in the water.  After all the divers go in I go and make sure all of them are ok before diving.  Today I even learned how to use the stairs at the back of the boat to get back on the boat all by myself.

Of course after the big day I had to take a little rest on the way home with my new best friend Li.  You can see that picture also

There is video of today’s adventures on the Discovery facebook page.  You can reach the page by going to the link at the bottom of our website at http://www.discoverydivers.com.

We also had another group of divers today to Koh Tao on another speedboat with Axel.  You can also check out the video of me saving Axel in the water.

The storm that was going to hit us looks like it is not going to be so bad, so I will be taking the boat tomorrow out to Sail Rock and we have another boat going to Koh Tao.

Check out my pictures below also.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli