so whats been going on here? It feels like not much, but I suppose it's just not much compared to the busy craziness that has been going on recently! finished my advanced diving course yesterday which was pretty cool. We had to chose 5 specialities and I chose deep, navigation, night, multilevel and naturalist. I think the best by far was the night dive, it was so cool! very scary at the beginning, like jumping inot the sea in the dark and stuff, asll you have is a little torch! but yeah we went down and saw a lot more stuff than in the day time, I think the fish get scared! I saw 2 sting rays and some eels and some other really cool fish. then we turned off our torches and you swoosh your hand across the water and I think its called phosphurescence (sp?) lights up and it looks like sparks are coming from your fingers! it was really good and I really enjoyed it. So yeah, finished all that now, and I have another 10 fun dives to do, but I dont know what to do with them! I made 2 good friends on the island and one left today and the other leaves tomorrow or the next day. I went exploring with Kate today, we got a taxi to shark bay and spent the day there, we had some lunch and went on a bit of a trek through some pretty dense jungle and then found this little monkey reserve, it was pretty much just a cage with some monkeys in, and nothing special to me after living with them for 2 weeks. but it was still pretty cool! But yeah, It will be strange diving without anyone I know again! but I think I am going to squeeze in as many dives as I can inot as short a time period as I can, and then leave the island early becuase, especially after today, I have realised that the island is very small and has very little to do! and in Chiang Mai there is loads, and I want to be busy!
I'm starting to really miss home now aswell! I miss flushing toilets! and hot water! and baths and proper roads and drivers that drive properly rather than all over the place! But im sure when I get home I will miss stuff from here toooo, so I wont complain too much!
I'm trying to think of more stuff to write about, but I've forgotten most stuff which is really bad! But all I've really been doing is diving loads, and that is really tiring, so when Im not diving Ill either be having a nap or having dinner or lunch or just sitting in the bar and having a chat wioth some people. My instructor was so funny, his name was jamie and he was your typical south london lager lout with a massive beer bely and skin head etccc. he had quite a few of his chavvy friends aswell, and they kept on trying to make us go out to dinner with them! but when we did he just got really drunk and left the restaurent early leaving us with all these wierdos! We had this theory that he was a bit of an alcy! but he was really nice and let us do whatever we wantee really. He called me mads, and I like it when people call me that! And yeah, when we did the deep dive it was to 30m which is a lot and you get this thing called nitrogen narcosis when you go a little bit doolally and cant really think straight. He made us do this test where you have to write your email adress backwards and then do it again underwater and he timed you to see how much you are affected. I wanst really affected, I was just 10 seconds slower, but this one girl just sat there laughing and didnt even know what to do with the pen! it was funny. I wish I had been affected too! It would have been funny!
anyway, I had better go becuase there 2 mozzies in here that keep landing on me and trying to get me, and I've already been bitten enought imes! (I counted the other day.... about 50 I think?) so i need tio get outof here!
lots of love, xxx