IDC and MSDT prep

IDC special offer.

IDC and MSDT prep.

We are pleased to announce that we will be running our Instructor development offer for the entire year, 2016.
Each month our IDC will include 2 weeks accommodation, Emergency first response instructor and master scuba diver trainer preparation course which will consist of 5 instructor specialty courses. Feel free to contact us for any information you need regarding our IDC's. This great offer will be available when booking directly through this website, Please Quote ‘IDC SPECIAL OFFER 2016’. For more information go to our dedicated pro level web site.

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whale shark

Whale shark

Despite the rainy weather that we have been having we have been lucky enough to see another whale shark at Sail Rock. Lucky #PADI discover scuba divers and fun divers have had an experience that they will never forget.

About the whale shark

The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest known of fish species. The largest confirmed individual had a length of 12.65 m (41.50 ft) and a weight of about 21.5 metric tons (47,000 lb), and unconfirmed reports of considerably larger whale sharks exist. The whale shark that we had today at Sail Rock was a juvenile with a length of around 5 m, Claims of individuals over 14 m (46 ft) long and weighing at least 30 metric tons (66,000 lb) are not uncommon. The whale shark holds many records for sheer size in the animal kingdom, most notably being by far the largest living nonmammalian vertebrate. It is the sole member of the genus Rhincodon and the family, Rhincodontidae (called Rhiniodon and Rhinodontidae before 1984), which belongs to the subclass Elasmobranchii in the class Chondrichthyes. The species originated about 60 million years ago.


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UFO sighting

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An unidentified 'Floating' object or UFO, has been filmed in UK waters.
With the recent deep space findings of a supposedly alien structure i thought i would keep things a bit closer to home... 
The so called 'jellyfish' was reportedly filmed during deep-sea drilling near the United Kingdom. The species is usually found approximately 5,000 feet below in the south Atlantic Ocean.

The creature created a mystery as it has organs and appendages never spotted on a jellyfish before.

Previously it was suggested that the floating blob could be a whale placenta, but the hexagonal shapes on the skin made that unlikely. 

Another guess was that the creature might be a Stygiomedusa Gigantea. This type of jellyfish - which can grow up to six metres in length - has only been spotted 114 times in 110 years, so details on it are scant.
But again, the appendages got in the way.
The animal’s brown stomach caused further confusion, as Deepstaria enigmatica are typically colourless, with one description saying the passages to the stomach are 'somewhat irregular-edged, forming a reticulate network'.
The hexagonal markings on the top of the creature led one commentator on the website Snopes - which tries to debunk or confirm rumours - to suggest this is simply nothing more than a fishing net.
Deepstaria enigmatica, is a jellyfish of the family Ulmaridae.  The bell of this jellyfish is very thin and wide and resembles a translucent, undulating sheet or lava lamp as the animal moves. They are usually found in Antarctic and near-Antarctic seas but have been spotted in waters near the United Kingdom, at depths of 829 to 1830 meters

UFO sighting

Thailand’s Tropical Paradise Island Koh Phangan Completes Another Successful PADI IDC

IDC ExaminationKoh Phangan’s instructor development courses are flying high again with another successful instructor examination. After a 14 days IDC on Koh Phangan with Padi course director Dave Arnold and Master Instructor Alex Arnold we are pleased to announce that Bo, Davis and Dylan are now open water scuba instructors along with Gavin who completed his IDC staff instructor course. The last 3 days of examinations took place on Koh Tao with thanks going to  Darius and Mark from Buddha view for the logistical support.  We are now starting our Master scuba diver trainer internship with our 3 new instructors with the specialty instructor ratings completed in the next few days. Sail Rock Divers have now become the premier instructor development center on Koh Phangan and are planning the next course starting on the 27th June 2011.


Special Offer PADI IDC on Koh Phangan

We are the only 5 Star IDC center with full facilities and full time course director. This is why we are the premier instructor training  facility on Koh Phangan

Get booking now guys, we are offering a full Instructor Development Course package including preparation, AI, OWSI, EFRI and NITROX or DEEP Instructor for the special price of only 36,000 THB. We are offering a 10% off of all materials as well. Dave Arnold, Koh Phangan’s only full time course Director will also be running the IDC staff Instructor course and Master scuba diver trainer rating at Sail rock divers for a special discounted price, contact us for more details.

PADI fees and materials are not included in this price..