Yes, it’s true. I’m now and Advanced Open Water diver. 🙂
My course included one Dive from HELL! Literally! We couldn’t see the hand in front of our face! What ended up happening is that Mike – one instructor, held on to the tanks of Ross and Sara, Jurgen – an instructor-in-training held on to my and Andrew’s tanks, and Alex – our primary instructor – tried to figure out how to get us to the surface near the boat, since besides having 1.5 metre visibility, we had a ripping tide… It was really scary, but we all managed to get to the boat safely in the end. 🙂 I will probably look at very few conditions as really bad as of this dive, but it was REALLY scary!
And then there was the Night dive… The 4 of us went with Mike on the dive, and all was fine for the first 20 minutes or so.. Then, somewhow, all 4 of us looked at a fish, and when we turned back, Mike was gone.. We immediately huddled together, holding hands, looking at each other asking with our eyes – “Where’s Mike?!” After a little, with us frantically waving our flashlights in every direction, Mike noticed we were not with him and doubled back to pick us up. Other than that momentary terror, it was a really good dive. And hillariously funny after! 🙂
Other that the diving, we didn’t go jetskiing today, since there wasn’t enough water in teh bay, and tomorrow we’re leaving for Chumphon and Phuket. I hope there’s better interent in Phuket! 🙂
Things are really good here. Good food on the island, everywhere we go, good company, very laid back. But we need a change of scenery.
Love you all! 🙂