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Transforming our house into a warehouse

30Jun

Written by Zico

  One shopping expedition at a time, we are slowly stocking up on the furniture we will need for the dive center on Lipe. As of today, we have in our house:   5 sofas 4 TVs 8 cabinets 18 chairs 4 tables 2 coffee tables   It’s a good thing we have a big […]

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Boat Update

27Jun

Written by Zico

  It’s been a while since my last blog entry, and yes, getting high-speed internet at home is to blame!   Boat progress since last week: 1. Most of the upper deck extension is finished 2. New engine room cover completed 3. The curved walls at the front of the boat are in place and […]

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Small Victories

21Jun

Written by Zico

We finally got broadband internet in our house yesterday morning! Now we can finally do some serious work on our website. No more sitting and waiting for webpages to load, not to mention the hours it took to upload photos. And everything else we need the internet for, which in this day and age, is […]

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A look back at the crazy month of May

19Jun

Written by Zico
Sunrise Beach in Koh Lipe

May was a whirlwind of a month for us. We had just settled into our Lipe headquarters (a rented house/shop) and spent our first few nights there when we had to go to Satun. A few days later, we were back on Lipe. A couple of days later, back in Satun again, for what we […]

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The Dive Boat

18Jun

Written by Zico
Dive Boat

Our boat builders have been working on our boat for just over 3 weeks at this point and they’re making good progress. Despite the language barrier, we’ve been able to communicate what we want through a mixture of body language, gestures and sound effects. This often results in laughter but at the end of the […]

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KLD Intro

17Jun

Written by Zico

So I figured it’s about time to start a blog to chronicle this project I’m a part of – the creation of a dive center on Ko Lipe. It’s a challenge of epic proportions to say the least. Consider we’re building a dive center from scratch. Refitting a boat.  Negotiating contracts and licenses. Dealing with […]

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