Similan diving perfection

Similan diving perfection

So, for those of you who don’t know about diving liveaboards (e.g. me, yesterday) the routine on board is very simple – up at 6am, then eat, dive, eat, dive, eat, dive, eat, dive, eat and finally sleep at about 9.30pm.

We were in the water each day by 7.30 after a quick coffee and muesli, with our 2nd breakfast orders left with the kitchen crew. Back in an hour, it’s time for french toast, banana pancakes, eggs and coffee, then either chill, or onto the zodiac to the beach for an hour, then the cycle starts again until the night dive is finished and, at most, you have two small cans of beer before crashing.

Once our first course was finished, the fun really did begin, sort of – Davide and I chose to top up our qualification with deep, night and wreck training dives, so had our heads in books all the way through to the final day, but very worth the effort.

Note: As you can see from the photo captions, we had a very talented photographer with us on the dives – Soren Egeberg – his pics were worth every penny he charged. Cheers Soren!

Cabin

My kit

David and Giulia

PADI studying

Dive time

Breakfast time

Check dive site

Our boat

Sister ship

MV Dolphin Queen

MV Dolphin Queen

Off we go (me on right)

Down...

Shoal

Eel

Me

Our group

Lionfish

Me, Davide, Guilia and Alex

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