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... Melinda walked out to the water and within 5 steps sliced her foot on shells. Bad start. Then I noticed other people were checking their feet, treading carefully through water. No good here.
Next beach was Ao Leuk which we also walked to by talking a shortcut over a tall, steep hill! Beach was lovely, coral great, fishes great, diving can be booked.
Next plan was to get to Thian Og bay or as westerners call it, Shark Bay. Here ...
... months travelling buut I was more than ready to leave the day after the full moon. After spending the day chilling on Haad Yao, the weather wasn't great but very refreshing after a ugtbk of drinking, we ended up having to run inside cause of a thunderstorm but it was actually pretty cool and atmospheric leading up to it. We went to the food market which was yummaaay, I said my goodbyes to Rhiannon who was leaving to go back home and then left to ...
... we had had so far. It was a chance to shower and feel a bit normal again! Day 7 fact of the day - western people complain about the treatment of elephants when in reality it's no different than us having horses saddled up to do work. Elephants are part of the peoples lives over here. Day 8 - Party boat and final tour night Did not expect today would turn out quite like it did. We had to be up by 11 to make a boat trip around the island. This was not easy considering ...
Today I started the Nitrox and wreck dive specialities with Luke after some boring paperwork in the morning we got on the small boat and went to the wreck. There was just me and Luke on the course and 4 of us on the boat including the legendary Kenji and his student. Kenji was a Chinese instructor and the most qualified. He had done over 10,000 dives after Luke had quizzed Kenji over some seriously advanced scuba stuff we went down to the wreck. The first dive we were on regular ...
... looking up at the sun. Felt amazing when I got back on the boat, I nearly didn't do the dives this morning but I am so glad that I have done them. Has really helped with my confidence and means that I am keen to do some more diving in the future. I finally have started to feel that I have earned my Open water certification. Feeling much better now, proud even :) Now I can buy a Big Blue t-shirt and wear it with ...
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