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We can all make a difference!

By , 15 October, 2013, No Comment

It is well known across the world that coral reefs can be greatly affected by human activities, with the literature reporting an estimated 30% of global coral reefs already damaged to some extent. In Koh Tao, our reefs are important for the economy of our local community focused centrally on diving and tourism. Without our diverse range of reefs and dive sites, Koh Tao couldn’t be the worldwide diving mecca that it is today!

Whether visiting Koh Tao for one day, or one year, the easiest, and potentially the most beneficial thing we can do is simply to control our buoyancy! And it’s not only kicking and touching that can break coral, stirring up nearby sediment can cover the corals, ultimately leading to coral death, which in turn can make it increasingly difficult for corals to recolonize an area.

For these reasons, demonstrating buoyancy control is imperative at every level of PADI certification, so it makes sense to be deliberately practicing these skills on every dive.

The Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive introduces you to perfecting your buoyancy skills by providing you with a range of buoyancy skills, efficient kicking techniques, and games you can practice at any time, whether under instruction, or fun diving. Keeping your skills fresh and going onto the PADI Peak Performance Speciality will further enhance your buoyancy skills, increase your comfort in the water, and reducing your all so important air consumption, enabling you to get more from your diving experiences.
So next time you’re out diving with Davy Jones’ Locker, whether under instruction or fun diving with a Divemaster, make sure you practice your buoyancy and kicking techniques, or even better, ask for some hints and tips. Remember, they’re always happy to help, because ultimately, the entire Koh Tao coral reef ecosystem will benefit from every diver mastering these skills early with regular practice so our reefs are preserved for future generations!
Conrad
Neal Rebreather

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…and now for something completely different….

By , 13 October, 2013, No Comment

DJL TeamIf you’re considering dropping what you’re doing and having a complete change of lifestyle for a few months, I can’t think of any better option than to do your DMT here on Koh Tao.

It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been living on Koh Tao for a year now. In my previous life, I wrote private wealth management software. I didn’t mind it, but, about a year ago I decided I needed to do something different, so I signed up to do my Advanced, Rescue and DMT courses at Davy Jones Locker. When that was finished, I chose to stay on and become an instructor, and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made.

One great thing about DJL is there are usually a dozen or so DMTs at any given time. People from all over the world from different backgrounds and ages. You work together, dive together and go out together and you make solid, life-long friendships.

In doing your DMT you’ll learn to be a better diver yourself, but you’ll also help out actual customers as they’re learning as well, which can be very rewarding. You and your fellow DMTs will be an important part of the organization. Plus, you’ll get to do some killer diving along the way.

If you’re reading this blog, you may be thinking about coming to Koh Tao to do your DMT. It might seem crazy to put real life on hold, travel to the other side of the planet and become a professional level scuba diver. But, think of it this way, when you’re 80 do you think you’ll regret going to a beautiful island in Thailand for 2 months and having an amazing experience? Probably not.
Pete G.

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Our IDC at DJL

By , 27 May, 2012, No Comment

The first time we came to Thailand we fell in love with it and it’s been an on and off affair ever since. With our backpacking days a bit behind us and both working long hours in the catering industry, we decided we wanted to rekindle and re-live life on a little, tropical, Thai island, even if it was only for 2 weeks – and so the the first time I came to Koh Tao it was for a fortnight’s diving holiday to get away from it all and spend some time with the fish.

Well that was enough time to turn our worlds upside down and we couldn’t get this place out of our heads. A new thought surfaced – why couldn’t we dive for a living? Imagine getting paid to go diving instead of paying for it; the prospect of travellng and working in beautiful places, meeting new people, making new friends and diving every day sounds too good to be true. Decision made, we headed back to Koh Tao and to Davy Jones’ Locker Diving for a Divemaster internship. It was so much fun and the instructors and all the staff are great (not to mention the pool parties and the DJL bar).

We had obligations in the UK and so had to leave Koh Tao after our Divemaster course, but we still had the diving dream in our heads. We worked in Europe last Summer as DMs and started thinking about our next move. Naturally the next step for us was to become PADI Instructors. When you search online, the choices of where to do your IDC are seemingly infinite. For us it was an obvious decision; we love Koh Tao and DJL. We’re so happy to be back and to have just qualified as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.. Yay! It’s such an amazing feeling. The IDC here prepared us really well for the IE and we’re so grateful to Pete, our course director, for all his help, support and guidance.  Before we arrived for the IDC we were e-mailed with dive theory prep so we could get a head start which was a big help.  The course itself felt very personal and catered to us as individuals; here you are not just another candidate. We’re grateful too to all the DJL instructors who were always willing to help and advise us whenever we asked during the course.

We’re still continuing our education at DJL Diving and can’t wait to teach our first courses and share the underwater world with some new Open Water divers.

Claire and Henry

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FREE DIVEMASTER COMPETITION 2012

By , 25 May, 2012, No Comment

Time is running out to register for DJL’s annual ‘Free Thailand Divemaster’ competition. All people who wish to start a Divemaster Internship with DJL Koh Tao between 1st July – 30th August 2012 will have the chance of winning it for free. Also two runners up get a 15% discount!

The warm waters, tropical fish, colorful reefs and white sandy beaches have made Koh Tao one of the best places in the world to learn to dive. Adding to this Thailand offers cheaper diving courses than anywhere else.

So become a professional diver today and work all round the globe in some of the worlds most exotic and unique places. No previous diving experience is needed and most importantly there is no obligation to work for us for free, like with most’ free Divemaster Internships’.

1st PRIZE: Free PADI Courses from Open Water to Divemaster (worth 54,000 baht!)

2nd PRIZE: 15% discount off PADI courses from Open Water to Divemaster (worth 9,000 baht!)

BOOK BY: 30th August 2012

START BETWEEN: July 2012-August 2012

The draw will be held at DJL Pool Bar on the 31st of August 2012.
If you are already a qualified diver when you start your internship you could win the value of the courses you book. You must have paid for your Internship in full by 30th August 2012 to be entered into the prize draw.
For more information on Divemaster Internships at Davy Jones Locker or to book your internship place, please email us at info@davyjoneslocker.asia

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DJL gives away 55,400THB in PADI courses!

By , 5 September, 2011, 3 Comments

Brian celebrates winning 1st prize

This years annual Divemaster giveaway saw winner Brian bagging 46,000 baht worth of PADI dive courses. Brian won his Advanced Open Water, Emergency First Responder, Rescue Diver & Divemaster Courses for free in DJL’s annual competition. Congratulations Brian!

The two lucky runners up were Callum & Lucy. Callum won 15% of his Divemaste course (worth 3,750 baht) while Lucy won 15% of her EFR, Rescue & Divemaster course worth (5,650 baht).

Needless to say the celebratory drinks were flowing on the night of the draw. Thanks to Brian for his generous contribution behind the bar, allowing his 10 fellow candidates to help him celebrate in style.

You will be pleased to know that we are already taking bookings for Divemasters in 2012. Anyone who wishes to start a Divemaster Internship between 1st July & 30th August 2012 has a chance of winning it for free and 2 runners-up also get a discount on their Divemaster course. There is no obligation to work for us for free after like with most other free Divemaster Internships. Next year’s draw will be held on the 31st of August at DJL Koh Tao, we hope to see you there!

Runner-Up Callum wins 3,750 baht

Runner-Up Lucy takes home 5,650 baht

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