Swimming with black tip reef sharks
Trip Start Jul 05, 2012
123Trip End Jun 19, 2013
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We were on the search for cheap night out when we some how got talking to an English bloke about Scuba Diving. Before we knew it we were sat inside and handing over our deposit for 2 dives 2 days later. Bearing in mind Jade said she would never try diving shows how well the guy sold it to us! The morning of the dive was after our terrible night in the hut so I think the fact Jade was so tired she didn't have enough energy to get too nervous. After our briefing and getting the gear on, we jumped in and made our way to a shallow area to do some basic diving skills like clearing the mask. After some persuasion Jade managed it and soon we started to do some proper diving. We saw lots of cool fish like puffer fish on the first dive and swam along side an awesome coral wall. The second dive was definitely the best with us swimming along side black tip reef sharks. At one point there was at least 10 swimming around us, so cool and some were pretty big
The garlic restaurant.
Thai food is already the best we've eaten. We had dinner in the Garlic restaurant each night and the food was delicious. The pad Thai and green coconut curry were especially yummy!
Although very touristy we did enjoy the nightlife in Phi Phi. We had a few too many buckets (bottles of vodka, coke poured in a bucket) or rather I had too many buckets! The bars were good and played some decent music and the price of alcohol was fair, just how we like it!
Animal infested hut.
For some reason our first night in our basic hut was fine however the second....! As we got back from our night out we found a huge cockroach in the bathroom, fair enough we thought wasn't doing any harm (forgetting the fact that they can fly)
We went on a day trip expecting to do some decent snorkeling and go to Maya Beach to see where 'the beach' was filmed. Although the scenery was amazing (beautiful huge limestone island with perfect beach inside) the snorkeling was poor compared to what we've experienced so far, dead coral, few fish. Maya beach was decent and not as many tourists as we was expecting but we didn't exactly have the place to ourselves.