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Archive for May, 2014

Stoli’s Koh Samui diving blog

Today we welcomed a new member of our team.  Pony, who is our new DMT.  Congratulations to Nick and Auy today on the birth of their son.  Now he can join the other members of Generation D who will eventually be running Discovery.

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Jagger (Eric and Stella)

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Gihan  (Joe and Kim)

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Peter (Thao)

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Kali  (Steve and Cris)

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I of course cannot have babies of my own thanks to my dad cutting off certain very important parts of my body.  I guess I will just have to train the new group instead.

We are still going full tilt here in Samui despite the issues in Bangkok.  The diving is great and no big crowds so come on out.  Today we had a full boat on a nice trip to Koh Tao.  A great time to come out and find some deals on flights, accommodation and of course diving.  check out our specials on http://www.discoverydivers.com

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

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Stoli’s Koh Samui Diving Blog

I want to start out talking a little bit about Thailand and the current situation here.  I want to assure everyone that traveling and staying in Thailand now is very safe for humans and dogs.  There has been a lot of international press and warnings, but I can assure you that especially Koh Samui is very safe and we don’t even have a curfew here, so you can enjoy our beautiful and fun island the same as it has been.

In addition, now is the best time to book and come to Koh Samui.  Many of the hotels are offering incredible deals right now and airfares are dropping also.  In addition, we here at Discovery are offering a 15% discount for internet bookings for the month of June.  I hope this does not come out of my bone fund.  You can see more information at http://www.discoverydivers.com

So, the diving has also been great this week and not very crowded, so a good time to dive also.  Yesterday we were at Sail Rock which had about 15 meters visibility and the day before we were at Chumphon Pinnacle (15 meter) and shark island (15 meters).

Check out some of the pictures from the last few days and I am throwing in a bonus.  For anyone who books diving in the next 48 hours, I will throw in a partially chewed tennis ball.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

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Stoli’s Koh Samui Diving blog

Hey Everyone,  I’m going to start by giving you my top 5 reasons the army coup is good.

1.  With the curfew our customers are not out late so showing up bright eyed and bushy tailed in the morning

2.  With the tv stations off the air, I don’t have to sit through the God awful Thai soap operas at night with my mom

3.  With the bars closing at 10 I don’t spend my money on bar dogs that hand out at The Boneyard late at night when I am drunk

4.  We have to close the new shop at 10 now.  Home earlier for me 🙂

5.  No TV, no late nights at the clubs, everyone might as well go diving with Discovery

So back to the diving.  We’ve had a few great days here and even had our first whale shark in about a month on Tuesday.  The weather has been great during the day, with some storms later in the afternoon, but with our fast Discovery speedboats, we are already back home safe and sound by then.

I’ll leave you with some pictures of the last few days and don’t forget to visit us at http://www.discoverydivers.com.  I better get out of her and home before curfew or I might be grounded with no TV.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

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Daily Woof May 16

Sorry peeps.  I have been so busy lately I have not had time to do my blog.  So many things have been going on here so let me fill you in.  Not only have we been crazy busy everyday running our boats to Sail Rock and Koh Tao as the conditions are still great and we are getting so many people who want to dive multiple days.  We also now have opened up our new shop  in the center of Chaweng and I have been working there everyday booking dives and selling lots of equipment.  We also have had some guests at my Stoli guesthouse, but are not fully open there yet as we have been so busy opening the dive shop.  The new shop has turned our traditionally low season into a mini high season as we are still very busy.  Today though we are taking the discovery boat our for it’s regularly scheduled maintenance and full check-over to make sure everything is perfect for the upcoming high season.  It will also give Captains Nan and Aong some much needed rest as they have been running the boat almost everyday for a long time.  Of course I can always drive the boat in a pinch.  We still have our Stoli boat in the water though so we will be running just one boat for the next few weeks as when discovery goes back in the water we will take the Stoli boat out and give Captain Aon and asst captain Pop a break.  If you get down to Samui anytime soon, please come visit us at either of our shops at the Amari hotel, or the new shop in Central Chaweng near the new Central Festival Shopping Center.  I will leave you with some pictures from the last week or so.  Don’t forget to visit us at http://www.discoverydivers.com.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

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