Thailand – Australia – United Kingdom

Monsoon Technical Diving Expedition

Thailand has many great things to offer the technical diver who wants something different.

Koh Tao, Thailand

Big Blue Tech begins training today for the “Monsoon Expedition” which will run from November 14th until December 5th allowing 3 weeks to explore the best Thailand has to offer in technical diving and training.

Monsoon is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by seasonal changes in precipitation,but is now used to describe seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea.Usually, the term monsoon is used to refer to the rainy phase of a seasonally-changing pattern, although technically there is also a dry phase. For us in Thailand on Koh Tao Island Monsoon is the month of November.

The goals of the expedition is to train Manuela Agaba through her Advanced Nitrox, Decompression Procedures, Extended Range, Advanced Wreck, Solo Diver, Cavern Diver and Trimix Diver course along with a week of experience dives on top of training to provide extra time to master the skills she has learned.

The Expedition is being led by James Thornton-Allan and Ash Dunn who are both very grateful to be getting off Koh Tao Island and away from the rain and flooding.

The Expedition begins with basic technical diving training on Koh Tao. The team then heads to Khao Lak and onto our luxury liveaboard the Mv Pawara for 4 days and 4 nights of technical diving in the similan islands. Returning to Khao Lak we enjoy 3 days of diving on the Sea Chart 1 wreck where penetration and technical skills will be combined before heading off to Khao Sok National Park for a cavern course and some exploration of the surrounding environment before returning to Koh Tao where the weather would of improved and we can conclude with wreck trips to the Unicorn, Torpedo and Big Blue Wreck all in the 40-60m range.

Manuela joins us from Switzerland and as an experienced recreational diver is excited and keen to get into the training and learn to become a better, safer and confident diver.


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