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Eco Koh Tao

December 28, 2018

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“In a utopian world I’d limit the number of dive schools, dive boats and divers allowed in these waters,” came the reply. I’m sat cross-legged on a paddle board on the floor of the rooftop of Crystal Dive Koh Tao across from its manager Jennifer Dowling. She’s got a small window to chat before heading […]

Crystal Clear

December 16, 2018

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Crystal Dive Koh Tao is the third biggest dive school in the world. When I bought my plane ticket to Thailand, I wasn’t actually prepared for how big a beast this operation is. Despite its size, it runs like a well-oiled machine. At least from the outside. My year working as a fledgling instructor has […]

Koh Tao

December 9, 2018

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The reputation of Koh Tao is not rose tinted. It’s been plagued with negative headlines following a number of high profile crimes including the murder of two 20-something British backpackers in 2014. They were bludgeoned to death. There was a messy public trial under the eyes of the international media, where two Burmese migrants were […]

Vikasa

December 7, 2018

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I came back to London for just five days. It’s the quickest layover I’ve had in two years since I started travelling. There was no time to see anyone without tying myself into knots. I was glued to my computer screen editing my submarine film from Honduras for half the day and sweating out my […]