So, you’ve determined to provide SCUBA a try? That’s unbelievable! There may be nothing like exploring the underwater world and getting up shut and personal with its inhabitants. When you’ve got a passion for marine life that is the proper hobby for you.
Similan Islands — Located in Phang Nga province, 90km north-west of Phuket and 70km due west of Phang Nga, the Similan Islands consist of nine islands Ko Bon, Ko Bayu, Ko Similan, Ko Payu, Ko Miang (two adjoining islands), Ko Payan, Ko Payang, and Ko Huyong. The islands have thriving reefs. Accessed by liveaboard from Khao Lak and Phuket, and by day journey boats from Khao Lak.
I dove mainly in the Pacific Northwest, in Puget Sound and regularly within the San Juan Islands. The water temperature, presently 52, fluctuates about 5 levels yr around, is barely murky in heat climate, with plankton blooms, clearer in the winter. Nothing like diving within the tropical areas. The currents are fast, and unpredictable. In the San Juan Islands, there are areas where a number of currents collide and you HAVE to grasp these, and be greater than prepared physically and mentally.
Wow…. Visions of Candie Lady in her mermaid tail and knitted teacosy diving helmet… Ummmmmm Bubble-Trouble at her finest! How on earth did you discover dive buddies in that setup? lol. This is a superb hub Candie. Great writing mate. A occupation that can take someone all around the world in a properly paid career. Hope all is well with you and also you get an opportunity to dive the kind of reefs and dropoffs that we’ve got in NZ.
Ann, when we went on this dive, we met several different individuals on the boat who had been diving for years. I never would have picked some of …Read More