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Big Blue Diving Resort - Koh Tao - Thailand

News 2017

Its Whaleshark weekend

wsOPW 22 11 16 Sonia Reiss300x225Having just dived our first dive at the day yesterday at the awesome swim thrus of Laem Thien, our captain was informed that there was a Whaleshark swimming around all by himself at Southwest Pinnacle so we made a trip out there & low & behold there she was. A beautiful Whaleshark all to ourselves. Not a bad mornings diving for anyone let alone our brand new Open Water students. Its not every Saturday morning you get to scuba dive through arches & canyons & then get to hang out with a whaleshark for 45 minutes.

Congratulations to our new Instructors

ssi inst300x225Introducing Big Blue’s newest SSI Instructors. Three weeks of gruelling diving & al fresco teaching and a 2 day exam has enabled them to become scuba diving professionals & a ticket to dive & work in the most luxurious destinations in the world. What’s not to like about being a Scuba Instructor? If you fancy a career change then Go Pro & join us. You won’t regret it for a minute. Best thing I ever did & that was in 1997. 20 years later & I’m still loving work in the Dive Industry.

Arrested Development, Gilles Peterson, Pillowtalk & more to play Koh Tao's first music festival

kt fest300x225The Koh Tao International Music & Underwater Festival is a massive 3-day 3-night festival that combines house, hip-hop reggae and traditional Thai music with diving and environmental endeavors.

The festival will run midweek from March 28th to March 30th and has an incredible line-up featuring international names like Arrested Development, Gilles Peterson, Kevin Yost, Pillowtalk and Trus’me as well as local names like Paradise Bangkok T-Bone, and Rasmee Isan Soul. Artists like Alex Face, Bordalo II, Cart 1, Monsieur Lupin and Yukijung are also billed. Away from the stages there is plenty more performances including sword fighting, exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, visual art, mapping and graffiti with the environment the center of all the elements. Hope to see you all there!

TAO FESTIVAL 28, 29 AND 30th

taofestival line upThis month Koh Tao will host its first Tao Festival. 3 days and nights of fun and frolics at 2 different venues. The Tao Festival runs March 28th, 29th, 30th.

The Tao Festival mixes music from Thailand & Myanmar’s best Indy Bands to abstract Hip-Hop, Electro and House. Dance, performance, visual art, mapping and graffiti while placing the environment at the centre of its concerns. Three days and three nights of celebration for one single cause: the protection of the environment. To be more efficient and in order to rally as many people as possible to its cause.

The sites of the festival are all designed to be environmentally sustainable, with 60 compost toilets at the main venue, the festival will only allow use of biodegradable disposables or re-usable cups and plates on stalls. For instance, snacks will be served in plates made of banana leaves, with biodegradable cutlery and glasses. We want NO plastic whatsoever to be brought on site.

The night site buildings will remain standing and will be turned into the Ocean School for the rest of the year. This responsible eco village will provide workshops and school intervention to educate both locals and tourist alike.

Tickets are available from Big Blue and also opposite the big 7-11 in Sairee.

www.taofestival.com

And the winner is ...

ruth300x225Congratulations to the winner of our trip for 2 on a 4 day 4 night Liveaboard cruise with Khao Lak Scuba Adventures to the Similan & Surin Islands. All money raised from the raffle for this charity event goes to a little girl who means very much to us all at Big Blue, 3 year old Isla Donaldson who is battling leukemia for a year now. Thanks so much to everyone who bought tickets but most of all thanks to the kindness & generosity of our friends at Khao Lak Scuba Adventures who donated this amazing prize. Absolute legends especially Fabian the Manager & most of all the owner MR. Oh. Your kindness knows no bounds. Thank you everyone & have an awesome trip Ruth.

TripAdvisor-2015 - Big Blue Diving

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