Koh Tao in low season can be a great for scuba diving

18th October 2017

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It’s that quiet time of year again…

The temperature starts to drop to around 26’C and the rain starts to fall from time to time. Many dive centres on this lovely island start to shut up shop for the short monsoon season which usually lasts around 6 weeks. 

The saddest part about this time of year is that a large number of dive customers and professionals leave the island. In this last week we have bade farewell to some lovely, lovely members of staff...(and Matt) who we hope to see again in the very near future.

There is a hint of irony about this time of year though. Because many dive centres and staff leave for the month this can actually be a great time of year to be here as there are few tourists around. The conditions can even be better than in peak season (although you would be wrong to expect this every day) and there are many discounts to be had all around the island. The island of Koh Tao seems to have slightly more atmosphere of adventure than normal, an atmosphere that we at DJL Diving love and thrive upon.

All in all, the quiet season here can be anything but. If you know where to look for diving you can actually have a great shared experience with people who can also share the fantastic sense of achievement we all experience when we have to work ourselves a little harder. When everything was not handed to you on a plate and the team have to put in a bit of a harder effort! You know, like thinking about packing a towel or poncho in your day pack that is already rammed with a sandwich and possibly a good book to read.

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Come to DJL and share in our daily hardships, walking to the beach, climbing on a small boat, then onto a big boat, jumping into the 30ish’C water (where there is no wind), get out and do it all over again. Try not to love it!

Damo