Certified PADI Open Water, Advanced and Rescue Divers as well as Dive Masters, Instructors, MSDT and more!
There is some blogs which do not require much words. This is one of them. The main words will be Thank You for a fantastic year and thank you for having chosen http://www.divingonkohtao.com!!
Year after year, we keep on growing. The reason being that year after year we keep on sharing our passion to travelers coming to the Island.
Starting with the PADI Open Water course, our 3 to 4 days program, who had many people again this year who simply decided to stay with us or go back home for a bit and come back a few weeks later. The underwater world is an easy one to fall in love with. We are a good example as the same happened to us 10 years ago. Today, we are still enjoying every single minute.
The advanced course, 2 days program, as also been very popular. Even if customers did book it in advanced, many decided to continue their scuba diving education while on holiday and took an extra 2 days to improve their knowledge and underwater technics.
Jus as a little tip for next time…keep in mind that with the Open Water Course, if booked in advanced, you get 4 free nights of accommodation. With the Advanced Course, once again, if it’s been booked online, you get an extra 2 free nights!
The free accommodation has also just been renovated! Nice and fresh!
And to continue their education, the EFR/Rescue course was join by many. Knowing how to save people, help others in need and gaining a great confidence underwater, that’s what it’s all about.
For some, it was simply for personal knowledge and experience. For others, it was the last entry level to complete before entering the Pro levels with the Dive Master Course and Internship.
Our Dive Master program has been booming this year. Not a diver yet and taking 2 months (or more) on the Island to go from Open Water up to Dive Master or already a diver and up to continue to learn diving until enrolling in the DM course, the possibilities and they are many who could tell you about it.
Training to be a pro under amazing conditions, surround by a brilliant family…they all say the same: “It was one of the best time of my life”. In fact, Diving On Koh Tao has welcomed 25 Dive Master in training this year. Half of them are still here, continuing their training by going up to the Instructor course and the other half…they are coming back!
So far in January, we already have 5 new ones in the family…and there is 11 months to go.
Already happy with all the people surrounding us, we also had the chance to be visited by many friends. Nothing better then to have people you grow up with coming to see what we are doing, where we are living and realizing why we made that choice…
And they came from everywhere around the world. We can’t write a complete list as we’ll simply loose your attention! But let’s simple say that there is not one continent which has not been represented.
And of course, the famous WHALE SHARK has been making people happy for one more year. It’s about being at the right spot at the right time, but keep in mind that some might have not seen it…but the Whale Shark saw them!!
Living in an amazing environment, in order to keep it as magic as it is, we organized as well some beach and reef clean up. Everybody got involded: Dive Master in training, IDC candidates as well as Open Water and other entry levels students. We’ve been sweating like you can’t imagine, but at the end of day (and you have the proof here), looking at what was collected, it can only give a smile. The result of hard work from people who cares and want to keep Koh Tao clean.
Last but not least, the IDC (Instructor Development Course) has also been rocking! On Koh Tao, every month, we’ve been welcoming motivated PADI Dive Masters (or equivalent) ready to take a big step into the Pro levels by going our Instructor course. Offering the training in multi language, on the last course candidates were able to join either the English, Spanish or French classroom running simultaneously the same lecture.
Each programs have been great not only for the candidates but also for us. Platinum Course Directors Mark Soworka, Bas Van Riemsdijk along with Master Instructors Igor and Marie know how to ensure a proper course with good laugh as well (which is also very important).
Recently, we also had an amazing news! Marie, co-founder/owner of DIving On Koh Tao has been accepted for the Course Director Training Course which will take place in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, on the 17th of March.
What else can we wish for?!!!
2015 has already started in such a nice way that our motivation is to the top! We will keep on our good work on Koh Tao by welcoming you, helping you with everything you need and making you being part of the family, same as we did before. This is what we love and you made it quit clear that you appreciate it as well!
Remember as well that we are also offering Instructor Training in the Philippines, Sri Lanka and India. Plus, this year, we will be offering an IDC in Sicily! Boom!!! We are now going to train in Europe as well!!!
Once again, a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all who join us, our program or our daily life on our Tropical Island. let’s make 2015 even a bigger one! Keep on spreading the word don’t forget to come back to visit us. There is more diving to come…!!!
A new designed website is also com gin very soon!!
Best regards from Koh Tao
Bas and Marie