Full of excitement we jumped out of bed and headed for the meeting point.
Tea and biscuits for breakfast on the boat and we were into our 3rd dive, this time to 18 meters. Visibility again wasn't amazing but it really didn't matter. It was hard enough to take in all the fish in my view of 8 meters, I can't imagine what it is like if the visibility was 30 meters!
We sat on the bottom and watch a wall of barracuda fish swim past. It was never ending, there were thousands of them! Unfortunately they were not being followed by anything bigger like the whale sharks that are here!
The second dive of the day was to be the last of the course. Only one skill was left to complete and the rest of the dive was just for fun. We saw a stupid amount of fish on this dive, they were everywhere!
On ascending we all celebrated that we had passed our PADI!
We grabbed lunch back on shore, filled out our log books, and said our goodbyes.
We left today for the mainland and not really knowing how far we would get.
In true Thai style our boat was late, and once we got to the mainland the arrival was a shambles. Everyone was told to leave the boat and they chucked the bags onto the pier. It's pitch black, raining, the pier is 6ft wide, wooden, and very slippery, and now there's a pile of 500 bags and 500 people trying to find their bag!
God knows how but eventually we managed to get off the pier with out bags and jump in a bus for Chumphon.
We were wet and tired and just wanted to relax. We made the decision to stay the night here. We found a great little hostel, our first dorm room of the trip! It was clean, cheap and included breakfast.
We ran through the rain to dinner. The football was on in the first bar we came across so the decision was made for us. The menu was in Thai and ordering was near impossible. We managed to order beers with no issues but the food was going to be a surprise! We ended up with fries, rice, some mince meet, and the worlds spiciest soup.
We watched the football, sank a few beers, and sheltered from the rain.
A short run back to the hostel and we were in the warm and dry, and we were ready for sleep.