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Daily Woof April 15

What a waste of time.  I spent all day doing my taxes and then I forgot that I was not in the US anymore.  On top of that, I forgot that dogs don’t have to pay tax anyway.  I can’t believe that I spent all day inside doing that instead of going diving the last two days.  Especially after seeing all the pictures of how much fun everyone had the last couple of days.

Yesterday we had two boat to Koh Tao.  One boat went to Chumphon Pinnacle and Shark Island, and the other boat went to Mango bay and White Rock.  Chumphon had about 20 meters viz, and Shark Island about 12-15.  Maybe Bay was a beautiful 20 meters and White rock about 15.  Tons of Marine life at all the sites as you can see in the pictures.

Today we had the Discovery boat to Sail rock, which was amazing at 25 meters and Koh Tao where we visited mango bay and Twins.  both great.

Congratulations to Colin, Matthew and Johannes in completing their advanced open water courses with Steve and congratulations to John and Shen completing their open water courses with James.

Busy, busy busy, got to run.  Don’t forget to visit us at http://www.discoverydivers.com.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

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Daily Woof April 11

Still getting ready for Songkran, but all of our divers are getting wet already so I guess what is the big deal.  I’ve still been very busy at the shop as with the great diving conditions we are having now we have many more customers wanting to dive than we have room on the boats.  I hope this goes on forever, but I do need a break.

So today we had two boats again.  One to Sail Rock and one to Chumphon Pinnacle Koh Tao.  It seems like a broken record as all the dive sites were about 20 meter visibility and very calm seas.  Also, so many fish around as you can see by the pictures.  We had a very busy day with courses today.  Congratulations to Kim on completing his scuba diver course with Nicola, Katrina was doing her first two dives at Koh Tao with Steve, congratulations to Birgit on completing her open water course with Axel, and Jemma completing her scuba diver course with Nick.  Great job everyone.

I’m off to get some sleep so I’ll leave you with some pictures of today.  Don’t forget to visit us at http://www.discoverydivers.com.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

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Daily Woof April 9

Wow!  Looks like high season again.  Sorry I was not able to do my blog yesterday, but we have been crazy busy.  I have been running my tail off booking people for the next few days and I can’t wait for my day off on Sunday for Songkran.  We are now sold out until Monday.  I have to get my squirt gun out of the closet and get ready.  It doesn’t hurt that the diving conditions have been nothing short of awesome lately.  Now that the conditions are great we are back to running one boat to KT and one to Sail Rock every day and everyone comes back from the dives booking more dives.  Yesterday we went to Twins and White Rock.  Both were about 25 meter visibility.  Sail Rock was also great with 20 meters, but had a very strong current.  Great if you want to burn those calories.  Today we went to Lamtien and Shark Island.  Both had a bout 15-20 meter viz on them.  Congratulations to Andrew on completing his advanced open water course today with Nicola.  Great job!

Back to work now.  Now we can start on booking divers for next week.  Don’t forget to visit us at http://www.discoverydivers.com.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

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Daily Woof April 7

Another great day here at Discovery.  We had two boats our today.  Discovery boat went to Sail Rock where the visibility was a stunning 25 meters.  Lots of barracuda, trevally, batfish, white eyed morays, giant morays and all the other species.  Stoli boat went to Koh Tao and we visited mango bay (20 meters), green rock (15 meters), and twins (20 meters).  We have some fantastic pictures of today also I’ll attach.

Congratulations to James on completing his advanced open water course with Nicola yesterday at Sail Rock.  Don’t forget to visit us at http://www.discoverydivers.com.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

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Daily Woof April 6

Ok, got big news now for you.  The secret project I’ve been working out is done.  We here at Discovery are opening up a new shop here in Koh Samui.  The shop will be located in Central Chaweng on the beach road near the new Central Festival shopping center.  Even bigger news is that we also have connected to it Stoli’s guest house.  A 12 room hotel which will be above our shop.  We will start offering out dive and stay packages on our website very soon.  We will still be keeping our shop in north Chaweng at the Amari hotel where we have been for 14 years already.  I’m not sure which shop I’ll be making my home, but I am sure I’ll be bouncing around between both shops if you are coming to see me.  We should be opening full on on May 1st.  Come by for some great grand opening specials.

Back to the diving.  Of course the diving should be 1st as the conditions are absolutely awesome right now.  We had two boats today.  One to the Marine Park and one to Chumphon and Koh Tao.  Chumphon was outstanding with tons of fish and 20-25 meter viz.  Mango Bay had 20 meters, and Twins was 20+.  Now that I am done with my project I need to get my butt on the boat and get diving.  Who knows, maybe tomorrow 50 meters?  We had a good mix of Discover scuba divers, advanced open water courses and lot of fun divers.

I’ll leave you with some pictures of today and talk to you tomorrow.  Don’t forget to visit us at http://www.discoverydivers.com.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

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Daily Woof April 2

Yo diving buddies,

Another beautiful day here on Samui, but we really need some rain.  We haven’t had a good rain in over 3 months now I think.  I have been trying to do my part watering the plants, but nobody seems to appreciate it.  Anyway, I haven’t been diving the last few days because I am working on a big, big  project.  I should be able to tell you all about it in the next few days.

The rest of the Discovery gang though has been taking advantage of the awesome diving conditions that we have now.  Today we went to Koh Tao and visited Mango Bay, the wreck and shark island.  The wreck today had 25 meter viz.  I never have seen it that clear.  The pictures look awesome!  Also, more turtles on shark island and mango bay was very nice.  As we had some advanced divers and advanced open water students the wreck was a perfect choice for the day.

Congratulations to James and Paul on completing their open water course today.  Great job guys!

I need to get back to my project so I’ll leave you with some pictures from the day.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

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Daily Woof April 1 (Real)

Hey Everyone,

Well, yesterday being April fools we had many comments and messages about the diving day in my blog.  Unfortunately it didn’t happen that way, but we have something to look forward to.  I still would really like my own pinnacle and I will still look for that.

We did have a great day today though.  Actually we were scheduled to go to Koh Tao, but we heard from our friends in Koh Phangon that Sail Rock was really nice on Monday so we all decided with the divers to make an “audible” and switch to Sail Rock for the diving.  What a great decision as the conditions are Sail Rock were outstanding with big schools of barracuda, trevally, batfish, fusilier and many scorpion fish, banded shrimp and tons of other stuff.  The visibility was about 15-20 meters.  Sail Rock is awesome when we have conditions like this.

I’ve put in some pictures from Sail Rock and the day before at Koh Tao.  Please enjoy them.

So, we will be back now to running one boat a day to Sail Rock and one to Koh Tao, so I hope you join me and the Discovery team for some diving now while it is really nice.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

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