Approaching the end of July here in Khao Lak and it is already half way through our rainy season. Like last month it has been a busy month in Khao Lak’s online community. Khao Lak Wired presents two new new sites launched in July along with a couple of updates.
Here is our monthly round up for July of Khao Lak online, new websites, updates and blogs.
New Websites in Khao Lak Online
Andaman Snorkel Discovery German Site
Last month Khao Lak Wired covered Andaman Snorkel Discovery’s extensive new website launch. Hot on the heels of the main site comes the new website in German. With the company’s owners coming from Germany and a strong clientel base of German speakers the new language version was an essential addition.
The German site has all the same new features introduced on the English version like the simple to use booking system. The site is based around a responsive WP theme with a new multi-site installation to cover extra languages.New German website from Andaman Snorkel Discovery
Pirate Divers launch their first ever, brand new website this month. Pirate Divers is a relatively new dive centre based on the Bang Niang Beach Road. Although a new dive centre, one of the owners, Brenda has been around Khao Lak for many years with lots of experience in the Similan diving industry.
Brenda, the driving force behind the new site, embarked on the ambitious task of building the website from scratch with no prior knowledge of web work. Armed with many online tutorials Brenda set about building the site, starting with purchasing her web hosting all the way through to the successful site launch. Brenda would be the first to admit it was a monumental task, with plenty of cursing and hair pulling out moments along the way. However, with a little help from some friends around Khao Lak the site was eventually finished.
Not content with having the site simply online, Pirate Divers are continually updating their information and blogging at an impressive rate. Keep up the good work Brenda.Check out the new website from Pirate Divers
Web Updates keeping Khao Lak Online
Ao Thong Beach Bungalows and Restaurant
Mr Neung has had a website online for many years now. He owns and runs a small bungalow resort and restaurant at Ao Thong Beach, commonly known in Khao Lak as the famous White Sandy Beach. Although a small resort and a fair way out of town, Mr Neung has always recognised the importance of a strong internet presence if you want to do business in the modern world.
Each rainy season the Ao Thong Beach website undergoes a revamp, improving the styling, adding new features and photos as the resort itself develops.
This rainy season has been no exception with July seeing the new improved Ao Thong Beach website back online.Check out the latest Ao Thong Beach website improvements
July was a busy month for Khao lak based Shark Guardian. July started on a high as the organisation gained their UK charity status. With the new status Shark Guardian are now in a stronger position to look for backing. Shark Guardian rely on sponsors and donors to continue their shark educational projects and seminars around the world.
Shark Guardian’s July updates also include news of more shark bans around the world, including California, USA and the EU. Shark Guardian finished off the month with a fundraiser held by LUSH in Bangkok with all proceeds going to Shark Guardian and Fin Free Thailand.Check out July’s updates from Shark Guardian
Shark Guardian’s featured shark of the month is the Swell Shark. The shark was only discovered as recently as 2011 in the Philippines. It is affectionately known by locals there as the Bubble Shark. Read more about the Swell Shark on the Shark Guardian website.
Thailand Dive and Sail
Thailand Dive and Sail’s news page saw some updated Burma diving information in July. The Khao Lak based dive centre have added some new boats to their Burma Liveaboard options along with some other news from the Burma diving region.
With the addition of three high end Burma sailing boats and a possible manta research trip planned for the upcoming season it could be busy times in neighbouring Burma soon.