Published: September 8th 2005September 8th 2005
Today I did my first open water dive as part of the scuba course. It is a totally new feeling breathing under water. I am really glad I did it and have 2 more dives tomorrow to finish my certification. I think I will go for a couple dives when I am in Bali a few weeks too. It is fun but not something I will get hooked on. I guess I am just a speed freak and am really looking forward to the two wheeled adventures in Cambodia next week. I won't have any internet access on that trip so I'll have to tell you about it latter. I hope I won't regret not getting the Med-Jet evacuation insurance. I don't think we will be doing anything crazier than I do on the bike in Colorado, but the jungle mud riding will be a brand new type of riding for me. I have never ridden in those kind of conditions so it will take some learning. I know it is going to be slick with the rains.
After two dives tomorrow I rest up then I think I am taking a bus out to Kao Sok national park for
Don't trust Lonely Plant. They call this charm. Lesson 2: Even though you can pay only $5 for a hotel this is what you get, but paying $10 and you can get a solid 3 star place that is very nice. Moral of the story, save money, but not too much on accomadations.
some jungle treking, playing with monkeys and living in a treehouse or a floating bungalo.
I'll have come back here some other time and explore the north where I can see how the people really live. Here on Phuket it is really a tourist island made to please westerners. I am having fun, but the true cultural experiance is vapid.