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Full Cave Course Expedition November 2012 – Kao Sok

Posted on 01/08/13 5 Comments

In November 2012 our course director and Tec Instructor, Roger Smith, went on a cave diving course trip with two students, Mario and Jason. below you can read the blog from one of the students, Mario, about this trip. I met up in Hua Hin with Roger and Jason. Roger’s truck was totally packed with […]

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Cave Diving Expedition – August 2012

Posted on 08/28/12 No Comments

We are all packed and ready for our trip, we are heading deep into north Thailand. Please follow this blog for more information and there will be some pictures to follow shortly. Day one Roger Smith and Jason Orage of Aquanauts CDC in Pattaya have packed our bags and loaded the truck with a small […]

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Bangkok Post Recycles Konefe’s Intro to Thai Tech Diving

Posted on 12/10/09 No Comments

This has been printed elsewhere online before, but Bruce Konefe’s “Diving in Thailand” ran in Thursday’s Bangkok Post in a nice spread that highlights the increasing popularity of technical diving in Thailand. Konefe, a freelance instructor who was worked with Aquanauts off and on for years, got a great platform to introduce tech to a […]

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Attend the Thailand Premiere of ‘Lost and Found: Legacy of the USS Lagarto’

Posted on 12/09/09 No Comments

“Lost and Found-Legacy of the USS Lagarto,” the Emmy Award-winning documentary about the mission, sinking and — 60 years later — discovery of the USS Lagarto, will debut in Thailand at a Dec. 12 event in Koh Tao hosted by the MV Trident, the famed wreck hunters who found the U.S. submarine sunk by the […]

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How to Properly Dive the Long Hose

Posted on 12/08/09 No Comments

Technical divers are increasingly outfitting their second-stage regulators with long hoses, which is a good thing.  This is the one that gets donated in an out of gas emergency. It needs to be readily available and functioning properly for such an emergency.

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One of many technical diving, Khao Sok National Park and marine life photos from Christos Kardana.

Thailand Tech, Cave Diving Photos on Flickr

Posted on 12/06/09 No Comments

We love good tech-diving photos, no matter which dive shop the photographer worked with. So when we learned of a new Flickr gallery from ex-Big Blue Tech crew member Christos Kardana we just had to check it out.

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DAN Tech Diving Conference Proceedings Now Available for Free

Posted on 11/30/09 No Comments

Not Thailand specific, but valuable even after two years.  The Proceedings of the January 2008 Divers Alert Network Technical Diving Conference: Vann RD, Mitchell SJ, Denoble PJ, Anthony TG, eds. Technical diving. Proceedings of the Divers Alert Network 2008 January 18-19 Conference. Durham, NC: Divers Alert Network; 2009. ISBN# 978-1-930536-53-1 is now available to the […]

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MV Trident Wreck Hunting & Diving Schedule for 2010 Out

Posted on 11/29/09 No Comments

Thailand’s premier wreck hunters, the MV Trident, have published their 2010 schedule and it looks like more deep diving fun. From the base in Koh Tao, tech trips will depart every couple of weeks and fall into three categories (based on direction from Koh Tao): northern, eastern and southern routes.

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The Tech Technician: Photos from Samui EasyTek in Pattaya

Posted on 11/28/09 2 Comments

Among Thailand’s dive community there are a select few people who’ve achieved a reputation as being a “genius” in their particular area. When it comes to service and technician services, one of those people is Steve “SB2” Burton, an acclaimed technical diver in his own right and also the man behind Samui EasyTek. A friend […]

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DJL Koh Tao Claims Discovery of Malacca Straits Wreck

Posted on 11/27/09 1 Comment

A team of divers from Davy Jones Locker in Koh Tao claim to have been the first to have located a shipwreck in the Penang straits of Malacca. They say the wreck is an unknown cargo vessel of approximately 2500 BRT. According to a post on Scubaboard from a DJL employee, the wreck was discovered […]

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More Ayesha Cantrell: ‘Tek Chicks’ Looks at Why There Are Fewer Women in Tech Diving

Posted on 11/26/09 No Comments

She is prolific, that’s certainly one thing you can say about tech instrucor Ayesha Cantrell. In another post to the DSAT TecRec Blog, she talks about what its like to be a woman among the many men in technical diving. Female technical divers certainly seem to be in the minority and I always seem to […]

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How to Attach a Timing Device

Posted on 11/25/09 No Comments

A watch. That’s what we’re talking about. Not a dive computer. Not a depth gauge or bottom timer. Simple right? If you think so, you’ll want to have a read through Duane Johnson’s latest “how to” post.

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Diving Sunken Villages in Thailand

Posted on 11/24/09 1 Comment

Ayesha Cantrell, one of Thailand’s best-known technical divers due to her long list of published articles and photos, is back again, this time on the DSAT Chat blog with another look at Khao Sok National Park, which we talked about yesterday, and, in particular, the sunken villages there.

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Aquanauts Does ANDI Into to Cave Course for PADI Course Director, Koh Tao Tech Divers

Posted on 11/23/09 1 Comment

Although Aquanauts may be based in Pattaya, we do cavern, cave and rebreather courses for divers all over Thailand, including for some of the country’s highest-certified and experienced PADI professionals. For the past couple of months, ANDI Instructor Trainer (and PADI CD) Roger M. Smith has been training PADI Course Director Jonas Samuelsson of Bans Divers and […]

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Learn About Thailand Tech with Aquanauts at Dive 2009 at NEC Birmingham, U.K. Oct. 24-25

Posted on 10/21/09 No Comments

For the fourth year in a row, Aquanauts Dive Career Development Centre, Pattaya, Thailand’s only British-owned PADI 5-Star Career Development Center, will be exhibiting its technical diving courses and trips at the largest dive show in the United Kingdom. Dive 2009 will be held at the NEC in Birmingham, England Oct. 24-25.

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