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Daily Woof April 21

Hey Dudes,

I know we are busy here at the shop, but I still found time to start a new career.  I am going to be managing a few Muay Thai fighters here in Koh Samui.  I am pretty well known as a fighter myself, so I think it is time to pass along my knowledge and skills to other dogs.  Of course, to be a good manager and promoter I need to look the part.  So, I am going to start wearing my hair like my idol Don King.  I figure if it worked for him, it will work for me.

On to the diving.  Yesterday we had both boats out again with Stoli boat going to Chumphon and Koh Tao and Discovery back to Sail Rock.  Chumphon was a very nice 20 meters with tons of fish and huge anenome fields.  Our second dive was at Shark Island where the viz dropped down a bit to 12 meters, but still a lot to see including turtles.  Sail Rock is still outstanding with 15 meter visibility.  Today we went with two boats to Koh Tao and Stoli went to Chumphon with 30 meters viz and our second dive was at Twins which was nice with 10 meter viz.  Discovery did the first dive at Green Rock which was 10-15 meters and was to Lighthouse with viz about 6-10 meters.

Congratulations to May, Kai, Brad and Frank on completing their PADI open water courses with Axel and James and to HK and Peter completing their advanced open water course with Seb.  Great job everyone.

Well, off to the gym to find some prospects.  Enjoy the pictures.  Don’t forget to visit us at http://www.discoverydivers.com.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

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Daily Woof April 19

Sorry, I haven’t wrote my blog in a few days, but we’ve still been really busy at the moment.  Even my brother Jagger has had to work to keep up.  So, now we got the whole family working.  It’s great when we have these excellent diving conditions and our biggest problem seems to be accommodating everyone who wants to dive again and again.  So, on Thursday we had one boat to Koh Tao and one to Sail Rock and the same on Friday.  Both days we went to Chumphon Pinnacle and had great conditions of 25 meter visibility.  Sail Rock dropped down a little to about 15 meters, which is still very very nice.

Congratulations to Charlie and Ling who completed their open water course with Mike, and to Einar who completed his advanced open water course with Nick.

Well, back to work for me.  I haven’t even had a chance to get to the Boneyard this week, but got to keep the divers happy.  Enjoy the pictures.  Don’t forget to visit us at http://www.discoverydivers.com.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

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Daily Woof April 16

Another day that I did not make it on the boat.  We are very busy now, and because we limit the amount of divers on the boat, I got left off. Again.   I thought I was the boss!  I mean seriously, I only weigh 13 kilos.  I’d be happy to sit in the icebox if I have to.  Not fair at all.  I think I will have to go into the computer and cancel out some people for tomorrow to make room for me.  I hope no one catches me doing this.

Today we had two boats again.  The Discovery boat was at Sail Rock with 25 meter viz and Stoli went to Koh Tao where we visited HIn Wong Pinnacle  (20 meters), Mango Bay (18 meters) and Shark Island (20 meters).  Everyone was happy, happy, happy as usual and many divers wanted to book again.  I think we need to re-think our policy.  It seems if they have a great time they book again and then I can’t go on the boat.  I will have to fire all of our staff and get staff that is not as good so we have more space for me.  I am not sure if my Dad will go for that though.

So, today Mike was with Jane and Charlie for dives 1 and 2 of the open water course, Ankita and Radhika were taking their first underwater breaths with Axel, and congratulations to Rachael on completing her open water course with Joe.

Enjoy the pictures from today.  Don’t forget to visit us at http://www.discoverydivers.com.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

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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 12

Happy Songkran everyone, or as they say here “sawadee pee mai”, which means happy new year. Looks like the fun has started early here as I just walked outside the shop here in Chaweng and got soaked by a bucket of water.  We will be closed tomorrow so our staff and myself can enjoy the festivities, which here on Samui are pretty much massive water fights mixed with some mild (haha) alcohol consumption.  The Discovery gang will be celebrating at our pier in Bangrak if anyone wants to come join us.

So to wrap up our last day of diving this year we had one boat to Sail rock and one boat to Angthong Marine Park today.  Angthong was spectacular with 12-15 meter visibility.  We had a fun mis of divers and snorkelers and we did our diving at Koh Yippon lek, and Koh Yippon Yai.  When we get this kind of conditions and visibility the marine park is one of the best sites in the area. Tons of fish and caves and swim throughs.  Sail Rock was a good 15 meter today with the usual suspects of giant morays, white eyed morays, batfish, fusiliers, trevally and so many more.

Congratulations today to Birgit on completing her deep adventure dive, Katrina on completing her open water course.  Katrina just came back to the shop soaked already.  We also had 6 people doing discover scuba with us today who all had a great time.

As I am off tomorrow I will be heading to the dogpound with my crew Deng Mo, Tong naam, and maybe even Andra tonight for some doggy cocktails and chasing some tail.

Have a great Songkran and see you Monday.  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 10

Ok, as we are sold out until Tuesday, I found some time to get out of the office and get myself ready for Songkran.  For those of you who don’t know about that, Songkran is the Thai new year which is on Sunday.  It is tradition here to have water fights and spraying water everywhere.  I just got myself a new super soaker and I am ready to use it.  If you are around Samui, come join us at our Discovery pier in Bangrak, but just watch out for me as I have no mercy in soaking you. (with water of course)

It never gets boring talking about the great diving conditions that we have now here.  Our Stoli boat went to Chumphon (20+ meters), Mango bay (20 meters) and Twins (20+).  We also had someone almost lose their hand to a shark bite.  Bood thing we got a picture of it below.  I would have kicked that shark’s butt.  Our Discovery boat went to Sail Rock where we had about 15-20 meters.  Can’t beat this!  Tomorrow we will have one boat going to Sail Rock and one to the Koh Tao.  We also had a lot of courses going on today.  Axel was with Birgit doing her open water, Steve was in the pool and classroom with Kim, Katrina and Rikke, and Nick was in the pool with Jemma and Jane.  All of them will be on the boat to Koh Tao tomorrow.  Don’t forget to visit us at http://www.discoverydivers.com.

Bark at ya later,

Stoli

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