Post Tagged with: "koh tao"

Why I Started a Women’s Dive + Yoga Retreat

Why I Started a Women’s Dive + Yoga Retreat

12 July, 2018 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

Written by PADI AmbassaDiver Alex Baackes After seven years as a travel blogger, an online influencer, an underwater videographer, a PADI AmbassaDiver, and beyond, I’m throwing a new ball into the mix of everything I juggle: creating and running women’s dive and yoga retreats, starting in Thailand. From August 19th […]

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Scuba Diving for Overcoming Shyness and Self-Consciousness

Scuba Diving for Overcoming Shyness and Self-Consciousness

4 January, 2018 at 9:55 pm Comments are Disabled

When my partner suggested we go scuba diving to mark his 30th birthday in a special way, I must admit I was entirely skeptical and a wash of intense dread came over me! I can swim reasonably well, I love animals and I adore thrashing around in the cool azures […]

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Top Destinations to Get Your PADI Night Diver Certification

Top Destinations to Get Your PADI Night Diver Certification

30 October, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

Diving at night isn’t just cool, it’s also the chance to witness nocturnal marine life on the prowl. Animals like eels, lobsters, shrimps, crabs and octopuses can be seen during the day, but typically they’re laying low, waiting for nightfall when they leave their assorted lairs to hunt. And, in […]

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My PADI Story: PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer Sergey Busagrin

My PADI Story: PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer Sergey Busagrin

28 August, 2017 at 7:34 pm Comments are Disabled

Photos supplied by Sergey Busagrin Freediving is all about inward power, discipline and control and few people know this as well as PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer Sergey Busagrin. Originally from Russia, Sergey began his freediving journey there before beginning proper freediving training on the island paradise of Koh Tao.  Whilst […]

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Interview with PADI Divemaster: Lee Pizzala

Interview with PADI Divemaster: Lee Pizzala

2 July, 2017 at 9:56 pm Comments are Disabled

Recently Lee Pizzala wrapped up his time as a PADI Divemaster with Crystal Dive in Koh Tao, Thailand. Before he left, we asked him a few questions about his scuba diving journey thus far. Tell us about your first scuba diving experience? My very first diving experience was in Egypt. […]

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Celebrating 100,000 Certifications with Crystal Dive

Celebrating 100,000 Certifications with Crystal Dive

2 May, 2017 at 11:57 pm Comments are Disabled

Every person that gets introduced to the underwater world is a reason to celebrate. So when a PADI Dive Shop issues 100,000 certifications, there are 100,000 reasons to celebrate. Crystal Dive, based in Koh Tao, Thailand, recently reached this incredible milestone. The team from Crystal Dive were joined by Drew […]

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