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Dive course #2: Advanced Open Water Diver, part 2

THAILAND | Sunday, 26 Feb 2012 | Views [722]

Having endured the embarrassment of being lost, I returned the next morning for the next two dives. The French couple in my class didn't seem annoyed that their dive was cut short when I got lost, but then again I don't know French.  The first dive ... Read more >

Tags: advanced open water, koh tao, night dive, thailand, wreck dive


Dive course #2: Advanced Open Water Diver

THAILAND | Saturday, 25 Feb 2012 | Views [1635]

The advanced open water certification allows divers to dive up to 30 meters.  My class this time had three students, me and a young French couple.  First we had to choose three of the five specialties to focus (the two mandatory are Peak Performance ... Read more >

Tags: advanced open water, buoyancy world, koh tao, thailand, underwater navigation


Dive course #1: Open Water Diver, part 2

THAILAND | Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | Views [583]

The fourth and last day of the open water course were two dives in the morning.  We met at 7 AM, went through the whole routine of loading, boarding the boat, gearing up, and dived in by 8:30. The first site was Shark Island, which sadly has no sharks;... Read more >

Tags: adobe premiere, idvd, koh tao, open water diver, padi, thailand, underwater videographer


Dive course #1: Open Water Diver

THAILAND | Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | Views [483] | Comments [2]

I started the PADI Open Water Diver course the day I arrived on Koh Tao. Once passed, this course gives a diver the credential to dive anywhere in the world up to 18 meters. There were three other students besides me in my class: a young guy from ... Read more >

Tags: blue-spotted stingray, koh tao, open water diver, padi, scuba diving, sea turtle, thailand


Two nights in Bangkok

THAILAND | Sunday, 19 Feb 2012 | Views [357]

My first gap program is a month in Koh Tao, Thailand to learn scuba diving, which will prepare me for the volunteer programs in Africa and South America. I spent a weekend in Bangkok before departing for Koh Tao. Bangkok was where I went on my very ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, crowded streets, environment issue, pollution, poverty, thailand



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