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Koh Tao to Bangkok – My Worst Day Travelling

I’ve briefly mentioned my worst day in London before but I’ve never told all y’all about my most challenging day on the road.

The story starts where all the good ones do…with tequila, more specifically, too much of it. The night before we had been having a send off for a particularly beloved Instructor on Koh Tao where I was doing my Divemaster training, naturally this involved drinking more than usual as a sign of respect. The next morning I was due to travel to Bangkok to meet my family who were coming to visit my island paradise. I awoke at 7am feeling a bit dusty as you might imagine, I didn’t have to be at the ferry terminal until 8:30 for the 9 o’clock departure so I rolled over and hit snooze and here began one of those adventures that was hellish at the time but makes for a good story on reflection.

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Scuba Diving in Koh Tao Thailand Divemaster Training blog

Koh Tao – Ch-ch-changes

So it was while since my old TravelPod blog had been updated, not because I was being negligent (maybe a little bit)…but because new things weren’t happening anymore. Most of my days involved waking up, getting ready for the boat, diving, showering and then deciding where to go out for dinner, a nice life if you can get it but not particularly interesting for people to read about.

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longtail diving in Koh tao Thailand with Big Blue Scuba tech diving

Koh Tao – A Sure Thing

They say there are three sure things, death, taxes, and nurses. On Koh Tao those sure things are more like diving, bike related injuries, and visa runs…this week I did all three. At the beginning of the week I started my Intro to Tech course which involves diving on twin tanks with buoyancy being provided by a horseshoe shaped set of wings. Nothing could be more different from sport diving! The body position feels totally bizarre for a while and involves a lot of back arching and bum clenching (not as exciting as it sounds I assure you).

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