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How to find your proper diving weight.

Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course

Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course

Ask dive guide for assistance
When you are on a dive boat, let your dive guide know you would like to do a weight check before to go underwater. In most cases, any dive professional will be glad to help you get in the water before the dive, and give or take extra weights if you ask for. 

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What to do on Koh Tao when not diving?

Koh Tao activity

Koh Tao activity

Snorkeling.
If you are not ready to go diving but still want to see the wonders of the sea then blue shallow waters of Koh Tao' beautiful beaches are good place to start. You may be a lucky enough to swim with turtle or juvenile black-tip reef sharks as well as few different types of colorful reef fish. 

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Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus)

Whale Shark, Shark island, Koh Tao, Thailand. Photo by Alex Rush.

Whale Shark, Shark island, Koh Tao, Thailand. Photo by Alex Rush.

  • It’s a shark, not a whale — whale sharks are fish and breath through their gills.
  • They are named Whale Shark because of their size, and the fact they are filter feeders, like whales. However, they have cartilage, instead of bone making them a true shark.
  • Whale shark’s display a distinctive pattern of white spots, on a dark gray background with a white underbelly. The pattern is unique to each individual.

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Dive sites around Koh Tao and Koh Samui: Chumphon Pinnacle

Diving on Chuphon Pinnale, Koh Tao

Diving on Chuphon Pinnale, Koh Tao

Chumphon Pinnacle is the most impressive dive site around Koh Tao and the second only to Sail Rock as the best site in the Gulf of Thailand.

Ranging from the depth of 14m to 45m, a site is a group of few massive granite pinnacles running north to south. The top of the main huge pinnacle is carpeted in Magnificent anemones, full of Pink Anemonefish. Other smaller pinnacles surround the main pinnacle. The rocks form various plateaus and ledges covered in hard and soft coral, sea whips, gorgonian sea fans and barrel sponges. Crabs, shrimps, White-eyed moray eels hide in the numeral crevices.

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Servicing of Scuba Birds Divecenter' diving equipment.


Since your Open Water Diver Course you know that it is vital to service your diving equipment regularly and in time.

In Scuba Birds we consider the safety as the first priority that’s why we continually monitor our equipment: BCDs, wetsuits, fins, masks throughout the year and service our regulators every 3–4 months. Our scuba aluminum tanks are visually serviced once a year and hydrostatically tested every five years to Thailand Standards by highly trained specialists.

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