The Haad Tien Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Ko Tao
So it's nearly Christmas and, bizarrely (for I have never spent
Christmas abroad) the weather is hot, there are beaches and coconuts
and my biggest decision of the day is whether to sit in the sun or the
shade to read my book. Tough.
Just to bring you up to speed on our travels, our train from Trang
to Chumphon was almost lovely …
Thanks to tripadvisor, we found a great dive centre called Big Blue Diving. This diving resort was in the centre of the main beach and had great staff. It was here we met our diving instructor Dnga. She was a calm instructor who knew a great deal about diving. Over the coming days we would dive a number of times with her out in the big wild sea.
The course requires for participants ...
... sunset go down. It was a stunning view and the water was lovely clear shallow waters.
We didn't do too much during our stay in Koh Tao. We chilled on the beach and wandered along the cobbled pathway along the beach front.
We did take a day trip across to Koh Nangyuan (next post). The island just off the tip of Koh Tao.
Our hotel we booked ...
... an go at paddle boarding (I think it's called). Josh's good influence on me continued again when we went to the gym for the second time in 3 days. Let's see how long that continues for when he's gone home, I guess I'll be back to struggling for the motivation. This is our last night in Koh Tao and we've got a restaurant booked so we'll be heading there shortly. Tomorrow morning we're booked on a boat back to Koh Samui. ...
... away with the course and from 16.30 until 19.00 we were watching the first three videos mandatory for passing of the course. When we finished we were pretty tired so we went home but not to sleep because they actually gave us some homework which made us study for the next day.
Day 2: April 18, 2014
We started the course really early (8.30) and our instructor was an Argentinian guy. His English wasn’t the best but was good enough so we ...