Celebrating  Australia Day

Well the last 2 days were a bit of a blur. Wake up, small breakfast, off to S.C.U.B.A. Class, lunch, more S.C.U.B.A. Classes, drag my worn out butt back to the Hostel, eat, sleep and repeat. Good news, I passed! It was long but it was a lot of fun and I got my re-certification. What can I say, Worth It! Woke up today excited and ready for the fun that will be Australia Day!

View from the Tree-house Bar

After a relaxing day yesterday I decided to head over to one of the dive training schools recommended by the hostel. It has been a few years since I have been certified and a year since I have been on a dive, so I wanted to do a S.C.U.B.A. refresher course. Safety first! After talking to the front desk I found them to be a very professional outfit so I signed up for the 2-day refresher course starting tomorrow.  Awesome, now off to explore the island a bit.

Docking in Ko Tao

I hear a few years back after the Full Moon Party, most backpackers got out of Ko Pha Ngan as fast as possible, but a lot of hostels have gotten wise to this and make you book a minimum of 3 days if you are going to be there for the party. Well today is exodus day for many backpackers. Some are heading south to Ko Samui, some back to the main land and some (like me) are heading north to the small island of Ko Tao. Ko…