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December 2nd, 2009

Cheapest Hotel Deals in Krabi Thailand for DEC 2009

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As premier scuba diving and ecotourism center in Ao Nang, Krabi Thailand, KrabiDivers.com has built up a strong partnership with the hotels and resorts in the area which we ourselves have checked out and made sure of the top service best value and all-round wonderful experience.

As guests of KrabiDivers.com, you get the best value prices for your hotel/resort bookings as guests of KrabiDivers.com. Infact, our rates are usually lower than the internet rates. We have picked the Top Offers for the season. To book, send an email to info@krabidivers.com. Check our top picks out for yourselves here….

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March 8th, 2008

St Patrick’s Day starts early at Krabi this year!

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After the infamous St PADI night in Leks Bar 2 years ago, I think we are
all ready for another MAD ONE. So get those drinking booties on and get down to AONANG SEA OF LOVE PLAZA in AO  NANG Krabi (opposite the one and only McDonalds) this Sunday March 16th.

Join the 1st Annual Open Whiskey diver course.  This course qualifies you as a Specialty Irish Diver qualified to drink with any level of ALCO from another country. The St PADI special edition card will gain you entry into any low class bar anywhere in the world. No need for DSD - Desperately Seeking a Drink. Specialties are a must for anyone seeking long term employment in the Thai dive industry. Most dive shop owners have already passed this strict course with flying colours.

To celebrate St Patty’s – our party starts at the touch of dusk this Sunday March 16th – only so we can revell into the night and into the morning to welcome St Patty’s on Mar 17th.

If you are holidaying, working or just happen to be in Ao Nang KRABI THAILAND – just come over to the SEA OF LOVE PLAZA in AO NANG. Anytime after dusk falls.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME! We’re happy to make new friends.

Come for some food  and guaranteed cheapest beers in town! 

March 8th, 2008

International Women’s Day : Specials for Snorkellors

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Just for women only. To celebrate International Women’s Day, KrabiDivers.com is having a Snorkelling Special for women at 25% OFF. Our regular price is 1,000 baht – but just for you special women out there, it’s only 750 baht. Only for 8th to 14th March 2008.

This great deal includes:

  • Full day out on our boat Catalina
  • Pick-up and drop-off from your resort in Ao Nang Krabi
  • Light breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Water and soft drinks

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (8 March) is an occasion marked by women’s groups around the world. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. When women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their Day, they can look back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.

KrabiDivers.com is happy to contribute our little bit as a tribute to all women.

March 5th, 2008

Stop Shark Finning

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Stop Shark Finning

Shark Finning – It is estimated that many tens of millions of sharks are killed each year solely for their fins. While shark meat is popular in many markets, it is the large and growing demand for shark fin soup – an Asian delicacy that can sell for as much as $100 a bowl – that is now driving fisheries for the species. Many shark populations are already in significant decline, in large part due to the high numbers caught unintentionally in other fisheries combined with the species exceptionally low reproductive potential. The decline in many of the world’s sharks presents a food security issue in some regions and, because of their role as an apex predator, is expected to have significant impacts on marine food webs.

Stop Shark Finning, Don’t Eat Fin Soup!

February 9th, 2008

Fresh Cuttlefish on Anemone Reef

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We have been having some amazing dives off Shark Point and Anemone Reef of late. Apart from the great 40 metre viz that is to be expected this time of the year, we have seen some really interesting stuff…If you are looking for big stuff, then lets keep fingers crossed for good luck. We have seen consistently in the past weeks, some leopard sharks sitting pretty in the sand as we descend. And lets not forget the bamboo shark that was sleeping snugly under that rock. And the occasional turtle that seems to have crossed over from King Cruiser Wreck over to Anemone Reef this season.

But what really intrigued the group of us last week was when at about 18 meters, lo and behold, a school of cuttle fish scuttled past us. There must have been at least 30 of them. It was amazing watching them as they winged their little petticoats daintilly across our paths. Then, as we thought the pleasure of watching these “pretty maidens” passing by was over, another school of at least another 20 or more of them came from the opposite direction, gracefully skirting their way to the surface.

Some facts about Cuttlefish…They are marine animals of the order Sepiida belonging to the Cephalopoda class (which also includes squid, octopuses, and nautiluses). Despite their common name, cuttlefish are not fish but molluscs. Cuttlefish have an internal shell (cuttlebone), large W shaped eyes, and eight arms and two tentacles furnished with denticulated suckers, with which they secure their prey. Cuttlefish eat small molluscs, crabs, shrimp, fish and other cuttlefish. Their predators include dolphins, sharks, fish, seals and other cuttlefish. They live about 1 to 2 years. Recent studies showed that cuttlefish are the most intelligent of the vertebrate species. Isn’t that amazing?

Right, you’re still not impressed? And you still want to see whale sharks, mantas and other big stuff? I have long outgrown the desperate need to see only the biggies…Honestly, every single dive is and can be an incredible one – and the sheer delight of discovering a leaf fish camoflouged against the corals, with its big beautiful glassy eyes reflecting the sunrays like two diamonds glistening in the water already enriches my day.

February 4th, 2008

Snorkelling at Krabi National Marine Park

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We didn’t expect to see so much from a simple half day snorkelling trip – turtles, box fish, razor fish and lots more…What was most interesting was that we could snorkel right through several overhanging rocks and into some caves created by the national rock formations. Krabi is probably one of the prettiest spots in Thailand and offers so much to the traveller. We had never seen so many fishes. And the water is very warm and comfortable at 29′deg’C!

We booked with www.KrabiDivers.com for our day out. They came to the hotel to pick us up. Taking off from Naphorat Pier just 5 minutes from the beachside town of Ao Nang, we hopped onto a quaint traditional long-tail boat that took us out to the big boat. Thereafter, it was just a 15 minute ride out on the sundeck as we soaked in some glorious sunshine with the warm sea breeze in our faces.  And for the next 4 hours, we were treated to several snorkel spots off the Krabi National Marine Park which features numerous limestone mountains that sit proudly in the water. After a wonderful afternoon, we were taken by longtail back to the pier and then back to the hotel. All this for a great afternoon, and reasonably priced at only 1,000 baht (about 20 Euros). The crew on the KrabiDivers.com boat were really friendly and fun and we had a wonderful time.

January 20th, 2008

Where Humans Live, The Corals Fail

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The world’s coral reefs are in alarming decline, and a recent groundbreaking study singles out human settlement, especially coastal development and agriculture, as the main culprit, even more so than warming sea waters and acidification linked to global warming.

The study found that declining reefs are endangering species of wildlife as well as tourism and fishing, which are vital for the local economy”, says Camilo Mora, of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. This meant continuing degradation of coral reefs may be soon beyond repair. And there certainly won’t be enough time for second or third chances.

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January 19th, 2008

The Predatory Species called Man

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It seems that it is human nature to be predators. It seems that it is a natural human instinct to seek control over others. That is probably the biggest mistake of the Master. The fact is that we humans should be here to protect and preserve, and not to conquer , all other natural life. It is probably high time now to set things right on the scale of evolution, and improve things around here.

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January 17th, 2008

www.KrabiDivers.com is DreamHost website of the Month!

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Dreamhost Site of the Month

Thousands of new websites get created everyday. When we designed the KrabiDivers.com website, we wanted it to reflect the professionalism, high service quality, love of the water and absolute pleasure of diving – we believe we achieved that. But we sure didn’t expect to become DreamHost’s top website!

DreamHost is the host server for thousands of websites from all over the world. We gave our webmaster Eric a simple brief – make the website come alive and show our customers from the globe just how wonderful a sport scuba diving is. Eric put his genius to work, and in a matter of weeks, put KrabiDivers.com and our website onto the map of the world!

If you haven’t seen our website, come visit www.KrabiDivers.com – tell us what you think honestly. If there is stuff you want to see on our web pages, let us know info@krabidivers.com. Or give us ideas on how we can improve, tell us about it. And if you like what you see, we want to hear about that too! We welcome all honest feedback!!!

January 6th, 2008

New way to look at diving or just an old way revisited?

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Going in the water for me is still a thrill every time, even though I have been diving since I was 14. And I am not going to tell u how old I am now, even if salt and pepper hairs crowd my head.The unbeatable sensation of being weightless, especially now with a few more kilos on my belt , of flying around pushed by the current, of hovering on top of a reef, searching for the smallest being on the rocks and looking for new encounters. The pleasure in diving can be achieved from the smallest things.Unfortunately I see many divers coming in and out the water, with long faces full of expectations not fulfilled. Expectation can be a life poison, instead of looking around and trying to understand the marine environment, some divers go into the water hoping to see mantas, sharks and so on…and at the same time, they crash onto coral reefs as nothing if happened, making Mother Earth’s efforts in vain. Destroying and complaining in a perfectionistic and materialistic way is such a reflection of their life on land. Observation forgotten, respect forgotten, care for others disappeared. It seems the only important thing is to have a trophy to show once back, a shell collected even if forbidden, a nice shot taken, at a cost of a broken reef. Disregarding the hundreds of years it has taken for the coral to grow, in a slow motion, patient and firm, like an old wise man.

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