December 24th 2006 written from
Phuket & Phi Phi
Well Iím back from Thailand again.
Another great trip # 3 or really # 4. All I can say is
is amazing and it doesnít matter if you are taking the family, on your
honeymoon or single like me. There is something for everyone here. I started in
Bangkok for 4
has itís own energy and I always like to spend a few
days there enjoying the sites and sounds of a busy city. I could go on and on
but letís just say after a great time in Bangkok.
I hopped on a plane with Nok Air to fly south to Phuket. Phuket is an Island but a
big Island. Itís surrounded by tons of other
smaller islands. So it has a lot of places to go and seeÖand to dive.
I checked into my hotel in Patong
to close to Bangla
Road but thatís the party place and I wanted to be
closeÖbut I found I couldnít even try to sleep till 3am because of all the
noise from the discos. Next time Iíll stay a little farther from Bangla. Anyway, My 1st
night I stayed in to sleep. Bangkok
was tiring. The next day I went out on a big dive boat to the twin islands of Ko Racha Yai
(big) and Ko Racha Noi (small) to take a refresher dive class and to get my
feet wet again.
It was great and so was
my instructor James B. If you want his number, just email me. The Islands are great and the diving is easy with lots of
fish to see.
Later in the week, after I recovered
from drinking with my new German, Aussie and Welsh friends, oh, and a few Thai
gals too, I managed to wake up early for another day of diving.
I hit the water again and
concentrated on diving Phi Phi (Pe
Pe) Island. With one
dive at Shark PointÖsadly no sharks, well one little black tip reef shark but I
wanted to see big ones. L
I took this map from Offspray Leisureís website. Look at all the dive sites!!
And this is really just one Island!!!
If you need to charter a boat, these are the people to do it with. They
can take you anywhere w/ great music, lunch onboard, diving, snorkeling or even
just site seeing. Iíve included a link to the video on their site so you
can see what itís like. (same tour trip I was on) Itís
worth a look and a total blast!!! The monkeys are funny too.
So, the Offspray,
a speedboat with 2x200hp motors. On my outing there were two young English guys
on holiday, a really nice couple on their Honeymoon and me. J We
all had great fun and enjoyed our Phi Phi Diving tour
with lunch included at a 4 star resort on the Island.
This is the boat.
Itís fast and fun.
Anyway, the rest that follows is pictures of my Dec
Arriving at Phi Phi
The beach were they filmed
the movie ďThe BeachĒ. I missed James
so I have to go back Ö.hum? April??
You can rent these Long Tail boats for trips around
the Island for next to nothing. These girls seem to be enjoying it.
Swim in the cave if ya like.
It is paradise. One of the bigger
Here we just left another beach, a hidden beach behind
us. I canít show you. Itís a secret. J
Great place for a picnic date if you are lucky enough.
Iíll be back.
Leaving hidden beach
Another picnic beach and itís empty!!!! To bad I donít
have a girlfriend.
You can be dropped off w/ a picnic lunch and they come
back later for you.
Sadly I have to leave and as always much too early.
Iraq is waitingÖboy what a difference a plane ride makes.
Bangkokís new Airport