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Twenty-three years before diving instructor Neil Giblin from Birmingham died on Koh Tao last month, a fellow Brummie diver lost his life there. Giblin is the fifth Koh Tao dive master to die on the island where Ian Jacobs, from Sutton Coldfield, died on January 18, 2000. Jacobs was found at the bottom of a …

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The story of Ian Jacobs’ death is incredibly sad but not well known until recently. His friend Mick Lock gave interviews on camera that can be viewed on the Sky Crime mini-series called DEATH ON THE BEACH and on YouTube.  Typing those names into the YouTube search bar will take you to the relevant videos. 

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Another tale from "Death Island."

So many suspicious deaths there over the years. The stitch up of the two Burmese around two of the most well-known murders. 

First went there around 30 years ago, with the last time being about 20 years ago. 

One of the main reasons it was a law unto itself was the state of the roads. They were far worse than anything on Phangan at that time, which if anyone can remember the road to Had Rin or Thong Nai Pan before they had tarmac will appreciate. So the interior of the island, or most places away from the pier were a pain to get to, so people did what they want.

There was opium there at that time too. Unfortunately those days are long gone. 

But at least the roads are better...😆😆😆

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This article contains a number of inaccuracies.  The main photo used is of Luke Miller (taken from his Facebook page), a British tourist and non-diver who was found dead in a swimming pool on Koh Tao in January 2016.  His death was treated as suspicious and his family believe he was murdered.  Ben Harrington, a British tourist who died in a suspicious motorcycle accident in 2012 was also a non-diver.


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