mel and marks extended holiday!!
After 16 very long hours we've finally arrived to a Thai island. The coach left bangkok at 6pm and as we were leaving there was loads of army ppl and tanks,scary!! Neway after 9 hours on the coach they left us in a random room at the port where we all just slept on the floor. We got on the ferry at 7 and by 10.30 we arrived at koh tao.as soon as we got off the ferry there was about a million thai ppl trying to make us stay at their hotels, they wouldn't leave us alone! This place is amazing! its a proper little island and its so beautiful!!on the first day here we enrolled in our open water scuba diving course. on day1 it was just an intro in a classroom, and they actually gave us hmwk!!!on second day we got all the equipment and practised in the swimming pool, we had to learn skills such as what happens if u run outta air etc! at night times we've all just been going out to bars and that its relatively cheap!!! well cheaper than the whiffler!!! on the third day we actually got to scuba dive in the sea!it was brilliant to say the least! the fins are quite annoying tho. we went 12m deep on both dives and saw loadsa tropical fish and that and saw clown fish!! again after the dives we were back in the classroom and had our final exam, we all passed!! that night again just went out to a bar but not too late tho as we had to be ready by 7.30. on the fourth day we did the deeper and better dives. on the first dive we saw a turtle!!!!!very rare apparently!!we also saw puffa fish, it was like a scene outta nemo!!!neway on the second dive us 3 girls were all sea sick cause it was very rocky on the boat so they chucked my equipment in the water and made me put it on in there!!!the other two girls (steph and ester) were actually sick under water!nice! all the dives were brilliant it was a bit scary at first but once you no wot 2do its so much fun. on the fourth nite we went to a car bar, which was a man with a camper van with the roof cut off! we also had dinner with our instructors and got to watch the video of our fourth dive! so we bought it so we can show u all wen we get home. today is tuesday and we're doing nothing today. tomorrow we do our advanced course and that includes being left completley alone in the sea, so it will just be me and mark!and we have to navigate our way back to the boat, i ko\now i'll get lost, and the second day we get to do a night dive!!!