FATHER’S DAY

In honor of Thailand’s Father’s Day, I would like to dedicate this post to my beloved Dad. Although usually celebrated in June, Thailand celebrates their Father’s Day on the Kings Birthday. And like my Father, I am a bit stubborn so I’d rather not wait another 6 months to tell you all about what an amazing person my Hero is. My Father has a very profound impact on my life….

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BIRD’S NEST SOUP

On one of the dive sites here at Phi Phi Ley, Thailand, we have a unique cave dwelling bird called the Swiftlet. They live inside the caves by the dive site called Viking Cave and have been used for many years for their birds nest in a Chinese delicacy of birds nest soup.The Swiftlet is a small bird, belonging to the Swift family. They have very narrow wings for fast…

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MY SECRET

Do you want to know a secret? Every now and then, I am afraid of the ocean. Sometimes it frightens me. With its big waves and deep unknown blue, who knows what you might find down there. I go diving almost every single day and sometimes I STILL get the chills. But it also thrills me. It’s like a rush I get whenever my fins touch the water every day….

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SHARK AWARE

Sharks are extremely crucial to the marine ecosystem. Overfishing has driven many shark species to the brink of extinction. The Project AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Distinctive Specialty Course teaches students the significance of sharks in our marine ecosystem as well as the events that led to the global decline of shark populations. I love this course, especially because non-divers can engage in the program as well and receive an AWARE…

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TIGER CAVE TEMPLE

I thought I was pretty fit before I went on this atrocious hike up the 1,237 steps of Tiger Cave Temple. Tiger cave Temple is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Krabi province and is also known for its strenuous flight of stairs to the top. It is located amongst the beautiful scenery of mountain cliffs and forest. When my boyfriend and I arrived there early yesterday morning,…

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FISH TAILS AND CHICKEN BONE

A couple of days ago, I participated in the annual beach cleanup; right here in Ao Nang as part of Project AWARE’s international cleanup day. Altogether, volunteers have collected in total about 200 kilograms of debris. Ao Nang beach is a little over 1 kilometer long. I myself had only walked about 300 meters in one hour and collected up to 1 kilogram of rubbish, most of which consisted of

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LOCAL DIVING

It’s been almost two months since I’ve last been in the water; nevertheless today’s dive was pretty delightful. Although the local dive sites do not have a good reputation for its visibility, it was not the case today. I’m actually very excited about this post because not only has it been a considerably long time since I’ve been diving, but it’s also been a while since I’ve last seen a…

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ARTIFICIAL REEF

Viking cave is a popular dive site at phi phi island and is often visited by many dive companies throughout the day. It’s most known feature is the artificial reef, also known as the pyramids, which lie on a sandy bottom at 18 meters. The structures are made of concrete each weighing about 1000 kilos. It is wrapped by corals

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PLASTIC

Plastic, the plague that haunts our marvelous oceans. Plastic makes up the majority of marine debris seen floating in the ocean or on the shorelines, especially because it is very durable and costs little to nothing to produce. Plastic is also not biodegradable, in fact, it photo degrades. With exposure from the sun’s radiation, it is

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