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I’m Back !!!!!

By , 17 June, 2016, No Comment

I'm  back !!!!!I’m Back !!!!!
Retour à Davy Jones Locker Dive Center Koh Tao après plusieurs mois d’absence…. Un vrai plaisir de retrouver cette ile et ce centre de plongée. L’ambiance est toujours garantie au Bar/Restaurant du club, oú les élèves DiveMaster se réunissent souvent pour partager sur l’aventure qu’ils sont en train de vivre…. Les élèves Open Water sont dans la piscine avec leur instructeur pour apprendre les gestes de base du plongeur, avant le grand saut dans la mer le lendemain… Et quand enfin l’heure de remonter sur le bateau arrive, mais quel plaisir de retrouver cette atmosphère ! Baptèmes, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Spécialitées Profonde ou Nitrox…. Tous les élèves sont au rendez-vous et ont l’air aussi heureux d’apprendre que leurs instructeurs de leur enseigner ! Sacrée ambiance ! Il fait un temps magnifique, l’eau est à 30 degrés… C’est sûr je suis de retour au Paradis ! Et je vous y attends 😉
Virginie.

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New Promo video for Davy Jones Locker Koh Lipe

By , 8 February, 2016, No Comment

New Promo Video for Davy Jones Locker Koh LipeDavy Jones Locker currently has Dive Centers on Koh Tao and Koh Lipe. Koh Lipe is situated on the west coast of Thailand close to the Malaysian border and on the edge of the Tarutao national park. It is a small, quiet island great for families and people want to relax. The beaches are beautiful and the surrounding waters are ideal for SCUBA diving or snorkelling.

 

Koh Lipe was originally inhabited by the Chao Lei people who were sea gypsies that settled here, it now caters for tourists and divers who usually visit in high season from November to May. The Davy Jones Locker dive center is located on Pattaya beach, one of the 3 main beaches on Koh Lipe which are all within walking distance. It has 5 star IDC status which means people can be trained all the way up to a professional level and become PADI dive Instructors.

 

The new Davy Jones Locker promo video provides a glimpse of what is like a visit an island paradise and dive a crystal clear ocean with an abundance of marine life.

 

 

video by Helene Fjeldstad
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SEA SNAKES

By , 4 May, 2015, No Comment

Although all snakes can swim, sea snakes live mostly in the water.  They do need to come up for air but can stay under water for up to an hour! Since they need air regularly they are usually found in shallow waters of the Indian Ocean, and warmer areas of the Pacific Ocean.  They eat fish, fish eggs and eels that they find under rocks and in reefs.

There are about 30-50 different types of sea snakes and they belong to the Cobra family.  The average Sea snake grows to about 2 meters long and has a smallish head for its body size.  Their tails are flattened to make fast swimming possible and flaps over their nostrils close when they are underwater.

Sea snakes are very poisonous. Fortunately, these snakes have short fangs and they are unable to bite through diver’s suits very easily.  They are not likely to bite unless threatened.

Eels are sometimes mistaken for Sea Snakes. Eels are part of the fish family and have gills for breathing.  Sea snakes do not have gills but lungs instead and need to go to the surface for air.

Sea Kraits are one of the few sea snakes that go to land to lay their eggs while most others, like the Olive sea snake will give birth in the water. snake                                         Sea snakes do not have gills but lungs instead and need to go to the surface for air.

By Sophie

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Going up in the world

By , 2 May, 2014, No Comment

If you are an experienced instructor looking for a new challenge, why not upgrade your qualifications with DJL’s IDC staff instructor course.  PADI IDC staff instructors are in demand diving professionals with the skills and experience to hold more senior position within the industry.

I recently attended the IDC staff Instructor course at Davy Jones Locker Diving on Koh Tao in Thailand and found it to be a really interesting and valuable experience, working with DJL’s team of outstanding course directors and staff instructors as they conduct the PADI Instructor development course.  DJL offer ICD’s in English, French, Dutch, Spanish and Korean so on a DJL IDC you get to meet interesting people from all around the world and make contacts that will be helpful throughout your diving career.

The aims of the IDC Staff course are to improve all your areas of diving theory knowledge and PADI standards to a level where you are able to help with the development of the next generation of PADI instructors.  You learn how to mark and give feedback on all areas of the IDC including confined, open water and classroom presentations.  Seasoned instructors will love the ability to pass on their experience and knowledge to trainee instructors as they take their first steps towards building themselves a future in this amazing industry.

Take the next step today and contact DJL to arrange your IDC staff instructor course today, do it now, you will never look back.

 

Ed

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Size Doesn’t Matter

By , 10 October, 2013, No Comment

Here in Koh Tao we have a plethora of different aquatic species of all different shapes and sizes. Everyone wants to see Whale sharks and Bull-sharks, and who can blame them, they are both majestic creatures; however, there are some of the smaller species which I think are still exciting to find and awesome in their colour and movement. Here are three of my favourite:

Clown Trigger Fish (Balistoides conspicillum – if you’re interested in its Latin name) – A couple of months ago while diving on the wreck I spotted my first clown trigger and wow, it stopped me in my tracks. Compared to the more common titan and yellow margin triggerfish this is much smaller in size, growing up to only around 50cm. Its main background colour is black, but its underside is covered in large white spots and the area around its dorsal fin is an almost leopard-like pattern. The small mouth has a ring of yellow around it and just blow its eyes there is a band of white which gives the trigger the appearance of wearing a black mask.

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Juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips – I often see these around Hin Wong Bay and they amaze me with their movement. They are quite small in size, around 2-3inches, and swim with their head pointed down and with a very exaggerated fin movement, mimicking the movement of nudibranch or flatworm which helps to keep predators away. As they get older their colour changes from brown with white with large white dots and white-and-black fins, to white with brown spots on the body and fins. They are great fun to watch and can be quite mesmerizing.

Hin Wong Bay

Yellow Box Fish – There is a little yellow box fish at Hin Pee Wee who hides in the tall pinnacle to the east of the main pinnacle. They are funny to watch, almost the cartoon character of the fish world with their cubelike body. As an adult it reaches a maximum length of 45 centimetres, but when juvenile, it is only around 3-4 inches in length and bright yellow in color with navy spots all over it. As it ages, the brightness fades and very old specimens will have blue-grey coloration with faded yellow. As a little bit of useless information, in 2006, Mercedes unveiled its ‘Bionic concept car’, which was actually inspired by the shape of the yellow boxfish.

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by Jo

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