Diving and Falling - Day Two

Trip Start Jun 20, 2012
Trip End Sep 02, 2012

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Flag of Thailand  , Surat Thani,
Friday, July 6, 2012

Today has been a mix of highs and lows..

This morning we tried out scuba kit in the practise pool - there is so much to think about. Breathing underwater feels really weird at first but you kind of get used to it. Kind of.. We learnt the underwater hand signals and skills such as cleaning your mask underwater (not a fan of this!); sharing your oxygen supply; trying to achieve neutral buoyancy & taking all your equipment off underwater. As well as diving kit, was the first time I've ever worn fins - a little weird but quite cool although I got cramp a couple of times.

Pool lesson over we broke for a shower & lunch before heading to the classroom for more theory. At this point I should mention that I haven't been eating much as even basic foods don't really seem to be agreeing with me at the moment.. So I managed a bag of crisps. We started going through rules about what to do / what not to do and took a couple of quizzes. Mid way through we had to leave the (air-conditioned) room for a group that needed the tv so went to sit in the sun - it was even hot in the shade. I started to feel a bit shaky and excused myself to go to the bathroom where I completely passed out - don't think I was out for long and thankfully I had been leaning against a wall so just slid to the floor. Made it back to the table and everyone was so nice - put me under a fan and got me an iced tea for some sugar. I tried to carry on for a bit and did feel ok for a while before I started to feel nauseous. So I left to lie down at the hostel which thankfully, was only a few metres away. Slept for a few hours but when I stood up it happened again - everyone in the dorms's been nice checking I'm ok. Still feeling a little nauseous and very sorry for myself.. Guessing I'll have to skip the proper dive tomorrow - gutted. Am going to head out and meet some of the girls from the Northern group as I really should try and eat something. If it gets worse will ask Kitty if he can take me to a doctor. Being ill sucks, being ill on a beautiful island - classic me..
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Helen on

oh no Nic. hope you are ok? rest up and get yourself better xxxx

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