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Diving in Koh Tao and a short trip down the Khao San Road

After all the hullabaloo that ensued after two members of our team of four pulled out, RJ and I proceeded ahead with the diving trip in between a short hi-jink to Bangkok and it’s neighboring villas and towns. Armed with my trusty old Wetsuit, Nikon W300, Passport and the other shenanigans often found in travelers kits, I set out to chart the depths and go diving in Koh Tao and…

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Rescuing the ‘Rescue’ – Why Reality Checks trump Check Dives

Buzzing from the nice sleep and tasty fare served up at the Temple Cookhouse, we boarded the dive boat. The dive briefings, barring some confusion over compass headings, were satisfactory. We were to dive the Pirate’s Booty at 24m depth first. The conditions were quite fair, at 26 degrees Celsius and overcast skies. Expected visibility was 3-5 meters below surface. My friend WKJ and a rescue diver named MOLAN would…

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Thai Cave Rescue – Who’s the Real Expert ?

Now that the ‘experts’ have had their say, the hullabaloo died down and the debris settled, read on to know who are the real experts of the Thai Cave Rescue Operation and why it’s not and should never be the active military. Be warned though – All this opinion is from a ‘Non-Expert’ ! Traditions are good as much as are trials by fire. But when they begin to put…

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Diving Incident : G(r)asping for Air and Logic Underwater

Enroute Diving… How many times have you decided to drive down to the nearest dive center for a well deserved weekend of diving action after a torturous week at work? That’s exactly what I did during the latter half of last year. The good weather played its part and I was in the dive boat, fully kitted out, before I knew it. The sunny sky, the good visibility, and the…

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