Swimming in Dark Emerald Caves in Koh Mook
Trip Start Mar 17, 2009
10Trip End Mar 31, 2009
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The snorkel trip was fun, always nice to go on journeys and discover new places. Our group on the boat was small, and we even parked the boat and had lunch on the beach at a private island. On one of our snorkeling trips , my dear sweet new friend Marita who loves diving, animals, and really appreciates and respects the ocean and all its lovely creatures , noticed that some of the plastic from the tops of the water bottles had fallen( lets hope, not thrown) into the water. This garbage is so damaging to the ocean life, and can actually kill the fish if they eat it, Just before leaving our snorkeling spot , Marita dived into the water and collected all the plastic. People from the boat stared at her and probably thought she was being silly, I thought it was beautiful...:-) I really like my new friend.
Next we went to the Emerald cave in Koh Mook, a private island . You had to swim thru the cave to get thru it to a private beach and lagoon. The cave was long and dark, about 80 meters ! Our "guide", I say that loosely since its really just a worker from the boat....had us hold onto the back of each other and sort of form a long chain and we swam thru the cave in the pitch dark...only our "guide" had one small flashlight guiding us from ahead...."Don't touch the sides of the caves! They are very sharp!" Yes they were , I touched them several times not being able to see anything and loosing my grip of the back of the person I was trying to hold onto as I swam thru. I did make it to the other side and the private lagoon was beautiful. One of the scariest things I have ever done, and if I would of cut my finger swimming thru a dark emerald cave it would of been alot more interesting story than my razor one :)