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Tec 45

By , 26 March, 2015, No Comment

I completed my training of the Padi Tec 45. It was a very informative course and a lot of fun. Firstly you go into the pool to complete some confined training, mastering buoyancy and practising skills needed when diving deep. S-drill, valve drills and all the skills we complete are all done neutrally buoyant. Then we had to plan our dives taking into consideration all of your decompression stops. We planned to dive on the Unicorn wreck, just north of Mango Bay on the north side of Koh Tao. Our dive was to 45 metres and we spent 25 mins trying to navigate our way around the wreck.

The visibility was not great the day we dived but we still managed to have a great day and completed our decompression stops successfully. It took nearly 35 mins to get back to the surface. We also switched gases at 21m to Nitrox 50%, to make our dive more conservative. I highly recommend contacting DJL tech department to do some technical training with Instructor David Polley. I had a lot of fun on this course and it will enhance your diving ability and understanding of decompression theory.

by Ollie

 

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Technical dive on the Unicorn Wreck

 

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Thailand, Koh Tao – Davy Jones Locker !

By , 21 March, 2015, No Comment

Paradis ø’en med dykning i fokus, Koh Tao har formået at blive Thailands dykker mekka, her hos Davy Jones Locker finder man alt fra nybegynder til instruktør uddannelser samt tek dykning.
– Deres MSDT ( Master Scuba Diver Trainer ) uddannelse har formået at give mig det man ikke fik med på sin Instruktør uddannelse, man får den sidste selvtillid til rigtigt at komme ud og have sine egne elever.

Fed oplevelse og det hele værd !

Martin

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Triggerfish

By , 19 March, 2015, No Comment

Trigger fish seem to get a bad rep within the diving world. People focus more on them for their rare attacks and less on their unique and interesting traits. As soon as you look past this embellished fear you find one of the most distinctive and interesting animals in the sea. Made up of 40 different species triggerfish are scattered throughout the world’s seas. Here in Koh Tao at Davy Jones Locker the most common we encounter are the Titan Triggerfish and the more docile Yellow Margin Triggerfish. They dwell mainly on the bottom within their trigger pits which their territory expands upwards in a cone. Trigger fish are by far one of the more intelligent species in the aquatic world, digging out their prey, such as crabs and worms, by flapping away debris with their fins and sandblasting with the water squirted from their moths. They also take on those pesky sea urchins, flipping them over to get to their bellies which have fewer spines. They have also been heard to pick up rocks to use as tools to prise open tougher shelled prey. A colourful and varied species they can never be accused of not having a personality as is apparent in other underwater species, sometimes including other divers. As long as they are treated with respect and properly understood triggerfish turn from something to run (swim) from to something of great interest.

by Alex

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Titan Triggerfish during our diving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Snorkel for Sharks”

By , 17 March, 2015, No Comment

Hola amigos de Davy Jones Locker el pasado 10/ march / 2015. Hicimos un proyecto de finananciacion para ayudar a los tiburones apoyando y promoviendo el movimiento AWARE e todos nuestros océanos. “Snorkel for Sharks”.

La tarde empezó muy bien, con mas de 20 voluntarios en los que se encontraban diferentes nacionalidades involucradas como (Alemanes, ingleses, españoles, franceses…) y algunos mas con lo que fue un todo un éxito. Continuamos con la orientación del propósito de nuestra misión el cual era identificar tiburones(machos y embras), estimar tamaño y explicar cual era su comportamiento, para luego andar los datos de esta a project AWARE y que lo usaran en sus data base y también dar a conocer mas información de los pocos tiburones que tenemos en la zona. Un saludo amigos tendremos mas noticias pronto.

Manu

 

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Beautiful puffer fish

By , 16 March, 2015, No Comment

Recently a few of us from Davy Jones Locker went on a night dive in Sairee, which has a large variety of fish that become more active after sun down. Towards the end of the dive, one of us noticed a porcupine fish, these fish are normally very slow and tend to hang around in one area. This particular porcupine fish was hanging around the group for a while. They are friendly fish which tend to be very docile unless they feel threatened. Porcupine fish do live in the shallow to mid shallow waters, which means you can see them on any course you take in Koh Tao, however this particular one was seen on a night dive during an advanced course when they are most active!

by Rosie

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Check out this little fella – Puffer fish during the night dive ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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