We went to 7-eleven to get yoghurt/ hot water to eat with our cereal we had got for breakfast, and then went for our first scuba theory lesson. Eddie and Adina, the couple from the US, had managed to get on our course with us (we had seen them yesterday after we had booked onto it). The morning was a bit dull as we just watched the DVDs for section 1-4 of the theory. Given this took about 3 hours, our concentration wasn't at its peak by lunchtime!
We put our books in Eddie and Adina's beach hut, which we're a bit gutted that we could have got for the same price as our hostel, and then sat down at a nearby beachside restaurant, although they said the waiting time was 30 minutes, so the girls went to a café for a sandwich/ cinnamon and apple bun, whilst Eddie put some sun cream on.
It was now time to wetsuit up, and put the theory into practise in the swimming pool, although there was so much to remember and it was a lot harder than what you would expect! You are supposed to 'equalize' the air in your ears by holding your nose and blowing, but my ears were still quite painful. This is because the pressure increases the further you go down. We kept getting confused as to which button (inflate/deflate) on our BCD (buoyancy control device) we were supposed to press as the instructor, Dingo, used different fingers to the way we were holding it, and even after finding my neutral buoyancy, I kept floating to the top because I wasn't breathing out enough. We were in the pool for the whole afternoon, and by the end of it I was so cold and my fingers were so wrinkly! Eddie was sick a couple of times, so they are postponing their training for a couple of days.
We headed out for dinner to a beachside restaurant that had really cool low down tables, with a Canadian guy from our dorm, called Jeff. It was next to Eddie and Adina's hut and so we bumped into Adina, and she joined us. My garlic fried rice and seafood tempura was absolutely delicious!
Afterwards, me and Alice went in search for some pudding- I ordered a pancake from the most insanely speedy pancake guy ever! He looked like he was making them on a fast forward speed, and my banana, Nutella and peanut butter pancake was ready in no time.
After a quick stop off at the hostel, we went back out to the cabaret show- free entry with a drink. Some of the 'women' in there were very convincing, and there were only a few subtle signs like Adam's apples that gave the game away of their true sex. There were a few tribute performances like Beyoncé and Christina Aguilera, but it was quite comical to see them try and mime the songs without having a clue what they were. At the end (well at the point me and Alice left anyway), a drag queen sang 'I did it my way' whilst taking off his female clothes and make up and putting on men's clothes.