Chapter II. Yeah, you bet, here’s another load of pictures in your face! Hahaha. Pictures are a necessity in such a post. :P But wait, don’t scroll down the pictures first.
The previous post was about my first two days in Phuket and my first dive trip to Racha Noi Island. And since I still have 300 over pictures balance, I decided I’ll post all the good pictures in three chapters. So there’s one more to go... :)
In continuation, today’s post features the snapshots of our third day (Saturday, June 21st) in Phuket, which was mostly spent on the West Coast Divers boat. We cruised for about 3 and a half hours to our day’s dive spot: two of the Phi Phi Islands – Koh Bida Nok and Koh Bida Nai – which were planted opposite each other in the middle of the deep blue sea.
Once again, I suppose it’ll be easier for me to narrate our adventure through the pictures. So don’t just zoom past them; read the captions, too! ;)
Nataly and I at the pier. On the right is the big jolly truck that picks us all up and sends us to the boat at the end of the pier. I remember someone was saying who'd want such a boring job. All the truck driver does everyday is drive back and forth from one end to the other end of the pier. Easy job, but so utterly dull!
Okay, it was literally blazing HOT. And there were actually people sunbathing at the deck. I don't know how those people actually sunbathe in that kind of heat. Burning their skin off, literally.
"Hey Nataly, look at those hills, how come it looks as if there are shadows on them? Is it the color of the trees or something?" I asked.
"My dear, its the clouds above it la!" Nataly replies laughing.
Man, I REALLY had no idea that the dark green patches on the island were actually caused by the fluffy clouds hovering above it! Honestly, I have always noticed this, but I never noticed the clouds above it and neither have I bothered to ask someone what they thought of it. Hahaha. *Slaps forehead*A long-tailed boat.
Jacky was voting someone out in this picture.Being suspicious. Oh oh, spot the flab in this picture. Hahaha, the first thing my sister said when she saw this picture was, "Gosh, look at the guy's fat stomach!"
The mafia champs! Haha, funnily, only my dad and I managed to trick everyone and pretend to be the "innocents" until everyone else voted everyone else out and finally found out that we were the mafias!
But thankfully, all of us were pretty cool and calm divers. Hahaha. No one voiced out any worries of having to dive amidst heavy rain and strong wind and swelling waves. We continued to wear on our dive gear and pray real hard that the rain will stop once we jump in.I was the only one who decided to continue wearing my normal swimsuit. Everyone else prefered wearing the dive shorties in case it was cold in the water or something. Even my dad! Hahaha.
Off for another underwater adventure!
Oh wow, looks like the rain DID stop once we all jumped in! God is so good! I bet all of us were silently thanking God for halting the rain once we went in. Haha, it was so sudden. The rain clouds just blew over. A passing storm.
And... thankfully, the water wasn't cold! So it wasn't a bad decision that I continued wearing my swimsuit. Ahaha. :D
Oh, credits to Nataly for noticing and snapping this poor guy on the edge of the jutting rocks! He actually got washed or dragged up the rocks by the waves! Probably dived too near the rocks. How very dangerous. The crew had a hard time saving him from the rocks. Oh it must have been scary...
Oh how I wish we had an underwater camera!!!!Oh this is simply beautiful. Us taking a group shot at the open deck with one of the islands in view. I wish I asked my dad more about the islands. He would have told me which was which! I keep forgetting. Ahahaha. They look pretty much the same to me. x)
Holgen and I. My goodness, my hair looks a mess! That's one thing I didn't like on every boat trip. The wind will blow your hair like crazy. You'd end up with an dishevelled afro at the end of the trip.
My dad having a cuppa' coffee on the way back.
This picture makes we wanna' say: To infinity and beyond! (Sounds familiar. Can someone gimme' a clue of where this phrase was said??)
Sherrene attempting to fly on a boat??? Hmm, seems a bit absurd. :P (Really, she was the one suggesting to do the flying poses on the deck. Maybe the wind adds to the whole "soaring" effect.)
Hwai Tah and Holgen.
The sun setting below the hills! Beautiful to see it from the boat. This was my only opportunity to take a sunset shot during this trip. We didn't manage to go to the beach on all five days to take a sunset shot, can you believe it??
The last perfect shot! :D
Thank God so much that at least I had the chance to snap this. =D
And oh yes, not to forget, my dad’s birthday falls on the 25th of June! Yes, exactly, that’s like three days ago. x) We celebrated in Phuket with the others. More of that tomorrow. Anyway, Happy Blessed Birthday, dad!
Chapter III the next post. ;)