Snorkelling or survival?
03.11.2008 -15 °C
We decided to book a days snorkelling trip from Koh Chang.
This was to be a day trip from BangBao fishing village.
The boat was a triple decker and we chose a Thai holiday to go which meant we were the only westerners on the trip, much to the amusesment and special attention of the boat staff.
We sailed for an hour to our first stop passing the shores of a majestic mist shrouded Cambodia appearing in the distance.
When we arrived we realised that this was a very popular hol activity for Thais: there were three other boats all tied up vying for space.
In the water we got, the corals were amazing as were the sea anenome and cucumbers, the most common fish to be seen were the feet of our fellow snorkellers.
After 30 min the wind picked up and the water got decidedly choppier. We decided to get out, then my seasickness struck.
By the time I got back to my seat I was greener than a sea cucumber and just had to hang over the side for the rest of the trip. The next three hours proceeded to throw the worst of Thailands gulf weather at us and the side of the boat I was glued to. There were endless freezing squalls of rain I swear it even hailed at one point!
(You know its bad when the crew start to look unsettled) My saviours that day were the little yellow sea sick pills, a bin liner with head and arm holes cut out by the diving instructor - and the numerous cups of hot foul coffee brought by a long suffering Gav! Next time we boat it I think we'll go for a shorter trip at least! (Oh no Thailand to Laos via mekong!)