I took a speed boat 4 islands tour. We first went snorkeling off of these 2 uninhabited islands. It was first class. Saw a bunch of coral and tropical fish. Even saw a moray eel. Then we stopped at this island - Ko Kradan - for lunch. Wow, just wow. The place is just so beautiful. There are no words that can do it justice. It's a national park, with amazing beaches, blue waters and fantastic scenery. The beaches are sheltered by evergreens! Evergreens in the tropics! The island is surrounded by other islands, so the scenery is beautiful. Just check out the pictures. We had a picnic lunch right there on the beach. Then after lunch, we went to another island - Ko Muk. This island is known for it's emerald cave. You jump off the boat near a cliff, you swim into a cave, the cave is 80 meters long, and you come out on the other side of the cliffs, where there is a sheltered beach surrounded by vertical cliffs on all sides. The only way in and out is through the cave! And it can only be done at low tide, as at high tide the whole
cave is completely submerged. Unbelievable!
The only catch is the cave is emerald - back lit for most of the swim, but there is about 10 feet that you have to swim in total darkness. Needless to say that 3/4 of our boat turned around as soon we were plunged in total darkness. I am glad I made it there. I was even cheered by the locals. The way the thais did the cave - they are all wearing life jackets, and they warm a tight line holding on to a person in front, with the first guy carrying a flashlight. So I emerge on the other side just as two of these human chains prepare to enter the cave. The were cheering me like I was Super-Man. One family even asked to have their picture taken with me! It was fantastic!
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