Friday, 24 June 2011

Conservation in Thailand

Most people know that overfishing is a global problem, and Thailand is in no way exempt. Thai fisherman petitioned for help to solve the overfishing problem, and Her Majesty, the Queen of Thailand responded by commissioning the dumping of 25 old tanks, 198 old garbage trucks and 273 old train cars to create artificial reefs to encourage the increase of fish stocks.

The Thai Government has come under attack for not responding fast enough to the problems Thailand faced after last years bleaching incident which effected about 80% of the corals around the country. Measures have not been able to be put in place due to funds not forthcoming which in some areas has caused the problems to worsen. Luckily for us on Koh Lanta, Koh Haa and Hin Deang/ Hin Muang, have been mentioned as a few of the places which stand a good chance of recovering from last years high sea temperatures.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Our Latest Advanced Open Water Divers

Congratulations to Sophie and Kat who qualified as Advanced Open Water Divers today. Today they did 3 dives (Deep, Navigation and Peak Performance Bouyancy) and passed with flying colours!

But they are not satisfied with that, tomorrow they start their Rescue Course with Kevin........

Good luck girls, you are gonna laugh a lot over the next 3 days!

Whoop Whoop Mellisa Goes Diving!!!

Yes, that is right, I actually went diving!!! Seems that I am always stuck in the office these days, but luckily for me Rick and Barclay turned up and there was simply nobody else to guide them :-)

Well of course the wind decided to get up, so the journey out was a bit choppy! but as soon as we got to Koh Haa Lagoon, the surge disappeared and we got a lovely first dive. After a yummy lunch, our second dive was to Koh Haa Yai to see the caves. It was beautiful and so nice to be the ONLY people there today. Thanks guys for a great day out!

Mellisa x