During this years Save Koh Tao Festival, April 28th – 29th, Channel V
Thailand visited Koh Tao to help promote diving to the people of
Thailand. The presenters wanted to show that diving is fun, easy and a
great experience for people of all ages to enjoy!
Channel V chose Phoenix Divers to take them out diving. The dive resort is located on Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, and offers diving in many languages
including Thai! The VJ (tv presenter) “Bank” was the model diver. Bank had never tried diving before, so he chose the SSI Resort Diver experience, an opportunity for those without a scuba license to try
diving. The one day experience included all his instruction on the
equipment, how to use it underwater, how to communicate underwater using hand signals and some basic skills to help make his dive more enjoyable.
One of Phoenix’s Thai instructor’s Nui, was chosen to take Bank on his dive. Bank was also accompanied by Dive shop manager/Instructor Heather, Pang and the ACE Marine Images underwater camera crew were there to document his underwater experience. Bank’s experience was also captured above the waves by Channel V Thailand’s own film crew.
The programme, Zog Zag, a location based music & entertainment show aired at 10am and was repeated at 4pm local time all throughout the week of the 7th-11th of May. As well as VJ Bank’s Phoenix experience, the programme also showcased the events of the 2012 Save Koh Tao Festival including the annual turtle release & other conservation activities
surrounding the festival, live music performances, AC Resort & just some
of the things visitors can see and do on Koh Tao, including some great
places to eat great food.
The show has received rave reviews and has succeeded in promoting the activity of scuba diving, not just here on Koh Tao but all over Thailand! Viewers of the show have since come to Phoenix Divers to book their diving courses after watching VJ Bank’s fantastic experience air on Channel V Thailand!