Newsletter | March 2012
RAYA DIVERS NEWSLETTER
|Good people, now that the winter holiday season is over in the northern hemisphere, there is no better time to start planning your next vacation. Thailand is also excellent for relaxing during the summer months so we decided to put together this newsletter for you to get a feel for why this coming summer is worth spending in the tropical latitudes.|
ROLLING STONE GATHERS NO MOSS
Gaining qualifications is always worthwhile, whether it be for a hobby or career progression. But when it comes to diving it is particularly important to keep your knowledge and skills up to date. Raya Yai Island veteran instructor Ari Härkönen explains why. Read more »
10 REASONS WHY ONE SHOULD RELOCATE THEMSELVES TO THE TROPICS IN THE SUMMER
Raya Divers Phuket dive center manager Mika Eriksson lists ten reasons, that make the summer holiday destinations in Thailand nobility. Read more »
MORE LUXURY TO DIVING!
For those who want a truly luxurious vacation, we strongly recommend a dive safari on the five-star SY Diva Andaman - schooner. The splendors of the Diva were recently experienced by Ville Forsman and Outi Pirilä, who shared their unforgettable journey. Read more »
LEAP DAY - MEN ONLY!
By tradition, at least in Finland, leap day is an exceptional day for marriage proposals – it’s the only day when women propose to their loved ones, instead of vice versa. It may be that the male staff on Raya Yai feared this day, as they decided to escape the day by fleeing out to sea together and away from their longing girlfriends. Below is the Island manager Lauri’s report of the special day. Read more »
PHUKET IS GOING TO HAVE A SPEEDY SUMMER!
Summer vacation is not a time when one should not be in a rush to get anywhere, but this summer the dive sites of Phuket can be reached far faster than before. Read more »
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In February our daring, curious and adventurous crew headed into our legendary Expedition to the Unknown from Phuket. Where did we end up and what was the scenery like under the surface? Check out our video and see for yourself. Enjoy!
Move over sharks and strange marine creatures, more 'ordinary' fish are in the spotlight this week. Bright stripes, clever disguises, spotted bellies and dazzling 'lipstick' ... the reef fish of the Andaman Sea are putting on a display of colour and pattern.
Hawksbill turtles might be critically endangered, but they're thriving on this reef off Thailand's coast. This youngster casually cruises through his underwater neighbourhood before finding a jellyfish snack. And when dinner is done, he becomes just a little infatuated with his reflection in the camera lens, forcing cameraman Stewart Whitfield to retreat.
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