Well, it was meant to be a quick visit to a new boatyard in Suratthani, but Lek and Nick ended up spending 2 weeks there as a great team of craftsmen did a lot of necessary and thoroughly professional work.
For sure, after all that it’s great to be back on Koh Phangan and a fine feeling to have the Chaloklum Diving boat looking so good.
All we need is a little more SCUBA diving action – things are still quiet in the Gulf of Thailand, although the upcoming full moon party should make the island busier soon.
Sail Rock remains our principal dive site with Angthong Marine Park and even Koh Tao offering variable visibility – but the forecasts suggest a super calm spell approaching, so maybe we can offer some different diving trips with some good snorkelling too…
At the dive centre we’re taking it slowly: Michael is moving into dive equipment specialist mode, starting with the tanks visual inspections as Nick grumbles over the monthly accounts and starts on the process of computerising them – moving into the 21st century at last!
Michi and the Jan had quite a busy start to the month with a bunch of German Open Water Diver courses and PADI continuing education, so it’s hammock time for some and a visa run to Vientiane for others. And cheerio to the mighty Heinz, Mr Fred and Alex returning to the delights of a late European autumn.