Godamn, I'm going to miss this place
Koh Tao Travel Blog› entry 7 of 26 › view all entries
So we ended up staying a total of five nights in Koh Tao, with me diving every single day. Just wow. The girls stayed with us for two nights before heading to the west coast, so I finally got my own bed again.
The diving in Koh Tao just never ended. I never did get to see any sharks (bad luck, I guess), but I got to see a lot of other rare sea life. On the Chumphon deep dive we saw three HUGE gruppers - probably close to 7-8 feet long. Big fish. Diving at Mango Bay - the one dive I didn't bring my camera - we swam into the middle of an ever-present school of fish. From a distance it looks like a huge rock wall, and it isn't until you get close that you realize it's a school of fish. Incredibly dense, far too thick to see through.
On my last day of diving, the day we left, the conditions were shit. On the truck ride to the boat it was pouring buckets, and then we had to hop into a small boat and motor through 15+ foot swells. ''If you need a life jacket, some of the other boats probably have them.'' No sweat, we'll just grab our BCD's. What was going to be our third dive at White Rock was quickly aborted.
We got back to Bangkok in the same manner as before, boat to VIP bus. Next time I'll save myself a few baht and take a government bus instead. We arrived at Bangkok at 5am and hopped on a 7:30am government bus for Aranya Prahthet, a town bordering Cambodia.