Diving in Koh Tao
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March 17th, 2010 – by: CFD
I went to Koh Tao because people have told me that there is great diving here in Koh Tao and there are a ton of diveshops offering quite affordable Open Water courses. When i went to buy my train ticket in Bangkok the guy behind the counter asked 230bath to Chumpon even if the Thai Railways website said it was around 80bath. I showed him the site and he seemed quite angry at first, but offered me the fare on a regular train the next day. I went with the 234 bath fare because it was a night train which meant i saved on accomodation (220bath in Bangkok) and i hate spending the days i can be experiencing the world sitting on a train getting from A to B.
I stayed at "Bow Thong Resort" which has bungalows for 600 Bath a night.
Diving is cool! After finishing my dives and gained the Open Water certificate im certain that im going to do quite a lot of diving here in SE Asia before i go home as i really enjoy being close to the seafloor and being sourrunded by fish and close to the Corals. Several member of my family is also divers and im thinking about taking a few follow-up courses like "Advanced Open Water , Wreck Diver and Cavern Diver" to join them during their dives :) In the end I didnt really take any other courses , but i really regret it since i really want to take Advanced Open Water. Guess i can take it in Malaysia.
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