Day 2 - really good day today. Arrived on time! Went over what we read last night and then were given a quick test. Adnan then explained what we would be doing in our first dive, and the new skills we woul be practicing. The sub was out when we got to tw dive site and the water a lovely blue. We practiced all the skills we ha learnt yesterday and then did the new ones, having our tank turned off so we woul know what to expect if ever your tank stopped working, a test of swimming incase you lost your mask, breathing without your mask on, breathing with a broken regulator and tired diver tows, if your buddy was ever tired and couldn't get back to the boat. As were pretty awesome we aced all the skills so finished off the dive with a short swim through the reef, beautiful as ever.
Back on the boat Adnan was v. pleased with us for doing so well :)
After some snacks of pineapple and a ride to the next dive site we changed our tanks and followed the line down to the reef, this time we went down for 45mins and reached 14m. Adnan had shown us the symbols on the boat for what type of fish we were seeing, so he could 'tell' us in the water. We saw a few kinds of angel fish which were all beautifully coloured and patterned some yellow and blue some purple and red and they are much larger than I expected (though not sure how much that has to do with refraction!) we saw some groupers, barracudas, lots of pretty blue fish, butterfly fish, snappers, gobbies which live in the same hole as some prawns was cool seeing them move together! My favourtite fish by far though are the pirate fish they are multicoloured fluroescent fish and so pretty. Unfortunately we didn't see any seahorses or TURTLES, koh Tao means turtle island and it's our mission to see one on our final dives tomorrow, saw one green turtle at the aquarium in Sydney but would love to see one in it's natural environment. It's so surreal breathing underwater and observing the life of the fish and plants under the waves, it's so quite and peaceful, but swarming with life at the same time. I have actually fallen in love with doing scuba, it's so much fun, can't wait for our dives tomorrow (not the exam) and we become certified divers! :) off now to read the next chapter for homework.