11.04.2013 - 11.04.2013
Well I returned by myself to continue with my new passion of diving and was welcomed back with a smile from the dive instructors! Unlike last time I wasn't straight into it so had the afternoon to mooch about and then met up with the David and Laura who I did my open water with! It was good to see them and then we all went for food. I dont mind travelling about by myself but the whole eating by yourself in a restaurant would just make me feel like a plonker so I am glad I had them around! Otherwise it was really easy to meet people as we all had something in common.... Diving! The second day of diving was in the afternoon, we had a fish ID dive which was rediculously easy. You just kind of point at a fish and that's it! Then we had a navigation dive using the compass underwater which wasn't too hard either! It was really fun being back in the water! But you could tell it was just after the full moon party as it was so much busier than before! The boat was full everyday! Then that evening we went on our night dive! I was getting very hyped up about this as people had loved it.... However the visibility wasn't great and my torch was crap! So it didn't live up to my high hopes! But I did get to see a stingray which was pretty cool! Nearly swam into some coral though... Not cool!
So early night that night then up for morning dives! Today was out deep dive and wreck dive! The deep dive was good although it didn't feel like we were that deep! At 30 meters though you have to test for nitrogen narcosis (when you act like your dunk because of the depth and pressure) so we did some math calculations (I had told him I was rubbish at math before we got into the water), I was actually good at those though..... Shock considering dad questions on a regular basis how I passed maths gcse! And then we did a kind of copy game where you copied how many fingers he held up! I was doing good until he held up his middle finger as a joke...... One piece of advise try not to laugh underwater it's not good! But anyway we then swam shallower as the fish swim round the corals! Then it was onto our wreck dive, the visibility in some areas wasn't great but we swam through the wreck which was amazing! I felt like I was discovering the titanic! Very eerie but I loved it! Then to top it all off when we went across to swim around the corals guess what we saw..... A TURTLE yesss I had wanted to see one of them since we first began! Very good end to the last dive of the advanced course!
Then It was my birthday.... 19 bit of a boring age really but Abi arrived on koh Tao on the first and we went out for cocktails that night on the beach which was really nice! And then a bit of fire limbo! Only had one attempt when it was at its highest..... What? Had to have a go and decided t wasn't sensible to try when it was getting lower and lower!
It was a really good night and went out with some of the other I met from diving! All very nice people!
Anyway awoke on my birthday and didn't do much as was feeling very tired ad then heat was a bit too much, but we had celebrated last nice which was really good so it didn't matter! Had a lovely Skype with the family and then chilled! That evening we had decided to leave to go to Rai lay on the night boat which was interesting! Don't think sleeper boats will ever be classed as my favourite type of transport! It reminded me of slavery ships where you are lined up next to each other like pencils just with a bit more luxury and not chained up! (I know probably not best comparison)
Anyway onto railay! A quiet area off krabi, a bit more expensive but heard it was nice.... Here we go!