We also went to some amazing dive sites at the Surin Islands, which are still in the Similan National Park. We had 11 guests stay from the last liveaboard and 5 new guests arrive, so it was a very fun group that felt much more like a family than the first 3-day trip.
The lifestyle is pretty simple: Eat, dive, sleep. Repeat.
The dive schedule over the three days is 3-4-2.
- The first day, we dive after breakfast, after lunch, and right before dinner (sunset dive).
- The second day, we dive before breakfast, after breakfast, after lunch, and late before dinner (night dive).
- The third day, we dive before breakfast, and before lunch. Then we get back to port and unload the boat, checking that we have all the supplies for the next boat and doing inventory.
IT'S AMAZING!!! :D I could do this every day and I hope I will soon. However, I have an external ear infection - treatable and still safe for diving - which is making it a little painful to hang out, much less dive. I guess people aren't meant to be in the water every day (is that why we don't have gills?) but I was still able to equalize and enjoy every dive. What a wonderful trip!
Here are some highlights from different dives:
|Richelieu Rock - Cuttlefish mating (this was seriously amazing)|
|Torinla Island, Surin|
|Richelieu Rock = LOTS of fish|
|Night dive at Torinla - lionfish|
|Night dive at Torinla - rock lobster|
|Soft corals at Surin Island|
|Oriental sweetlips at Torinla|
|This is the puppy next door, biting Steve's hand. Steve is one of the instructors. See - people pictures!|