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GoThai Day Few: Diving from Lanta

Koh Lanta offers some really good diving and I thought it would be a good place to revive my diving ‘skills’.

An old friend from school is a videographer for a dive centre there (Scuba Fish – I would highly recommend them) and I left him in charge of my dive schedule.

First up was Koh Haa, an easy and beautiful dive site about an hour from Kantiang Bay. A fantastic place for me to get comfortable in the water again and see some pretty fishies.

Being out on the boat is a pure love in my life and the diving comes at a bonus 😉 If you’ve ever taken a nap on a boat, rocking you to sleep with the sound of light waves, you’ll know what I mean….

Next up was Koh Phi Phi on Christmas Day. The most fun I have had on Christmas day, I must say! Being Thailand, Christmas is not a big deal in their lives, but they do make some effort to get a bit of Christmas spirit going on the island.

My dive instructor, Paul, decorated our tanks with tinsel (I was hoping that it would attract some sharks, but alas…) and we had Christmas hats and reindeer antlers to dive with. Shenanigans, diving and sunshine….aaaahhhhh!

Next up – Hin Daeng. Apparently one of the best dive sites in Thailand. Amazing! You should definitely try that dive site if you are on the Western islands…most colourful dives with loads of schools of brightly coloured fish – everywhere. spotted two Manta Rays as well which was a nice surprise!

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Dahab – A place for the soul to rest

Dahab, Egypt has to be second on my list of favourite places to trave to. It is situated on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt and is the only place that has really been able to put me at peace. It’s a ridiculously lazy diving town that sucks you in and wills you to stay. What was meant to be a few days there ended up being over a week. We also managed to lose a day to the town and nearly missed our flight home.

The sunsets over the still Red Sea against the backdrop of the Saudi Arabian mountains on the other side of the coast is something that everyone has to see in their lifetime. Put it on your bucket list now! As soon as the sun starts to fade and the sea turns red, while you’re sipping your traditional bedouin tea with the smell of fruity-flavoured shisha pipes, you cannot actually imagine being anywhere else!

It’s also an amazing diving town and there are many, many diving schools where you can do a huge range of certified diving courses at your own leisurely pace. The underwater world of the Red Sea is definitely something that you want to see.

I found a kind of magic there that I have yet to find anywhere else.

To steal a line from a fortune cookie from my good friend, Big Daddy:

“May you step on the soil of many countries.”

I hope my photos portray some of that magic.

The winding beach promenade in Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt

 

One of the many lampposts on the beach promenade in Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt

 

Magical Red Sea Sunset - Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt

 

 

Lost kitty - Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt

 

Another lost kitty - Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt

 

Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt

 

Deserted beach in the morning - Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt

 

Gone diving...

 

I lost - where the sea?

 

Yes, really!