01.02.2011 - 05.02.2011 37 °C
The travel day was long. I left my house (fully packed) around lunchtime, then headed for work. After work, my travel buddy Jenny and I headed straight for the airport. Our plane left at 10, took 4.5 hours to get to Bangkok, then sat at the airport for about 5 hours before our connecting flight to Phuket.
Once arriving in Pucket, we took our personal car from the airport to our guesthouse. We had some time to kill before we could check in, so we ate a nice Thai lunch and stopped by the local dive center to arrange our snorkeling/diving trip to the Ko Phi Phi islands.
After checking in to the hotel, we rented a motorcycle and headed to the beach where we passed out for a few hours. We had a few beers that evening then went to sleep after a long day.
I woke up early in the morning and did a beach dive off of Karon beach. Afterwards, I met Jenny for lunch and we went shopping. We then jumped on the bike and headed for Patong beach, a much busier, honolulu-style beach (there is even a hard rock cafe there).
We woke up bright and early for our trip to Phi Phi. Unfortunately, the engine broke down halfway so we had to return to Phucket. But we made the most of the situation, and spent the day riding elephants, playing with monkey, and zip-lining though the rainforest. We had a few more drinks that evening.
Our last day was by far the best. We woke up early and headed to Ko Phi Phi for sight-seeing. We did beautiful dives, where we saw bararcuda, Sharks, pufferfish,cca and lots more. In between dives, we had lunch on the same beach were they filmed the Leo decaprio movie “the beach.” Before the second dive, we checked out some caves where workers climb high up onto the cliffs to collect the harvest used in Chinese birds nest soap. The second dive was awesome, we some tons of turtles, squids, corals. and much more.
On the way home, we saw a school of dolphins.
and the diving pictures:
And the diving pictures