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. http://www.divinginstructorcourse.com

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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

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The Bull Sharks are Back!

Bull Shark Diving in Koh Phangan

Bull Sharks at Sail Rock Scuba diving at Sail Rock has just got better, already the best dive site in the gulf of Thailand and just 11km from Koh Phangan Sail Rock has just stamped its seal on being a world class dive site. The last 2 weeks we have had a minimum of 6 bull sharks taking up residency there, including 1 giant bull at just under 3m long and built like a tank. On top of this we have had the regular Whaleshark visits and crystal clear water. We are even getting Dive boats from Koh Tao making the 2 hour journey to come and see Koh phangans hidden gem.

We are not sure how long they are going to hang around but we hope with sensible diving practices these magnificent creatures will be sharing Sail Rock for ages to come.
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International Discover Scuba Diving Day

Discover Scuba Diving Day Discover Scuba Diving in Koh Phangan – Yesterday started with our boat going back to Sail Rock with 20 divers of all levels looking for the Bull sharks and then finished off with 15 discover scuba divers from Russia, Germany, Italy, Canada, France and England all participating in the PADI DSD program and getting easy for there dive today at Sail Rock. The sea is really calm and the visibility is around 25 meters so all in all they all should have a great day.

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