May 12, 2010
language of dive
after a night at Coconut Beach i move farther up the coast to Had Yao which is deserted. i find accommodations on the beach and jump into the water for a swim. the water is less than hip deep out past the reef which is about 300 yards out. i put my foot down and like a knife a bit of coral cuts my foot. deep.
next i hit the dive shop. there is a universal language of diving that bonds you with other people in a way that supersedes any vocalized language. i go out on a dive trip and immediately know half the people on my beach.
at the first dive stop we swim into a cavern filled with fish and a spotlight of sun provides great visibility. it is incredible the coral is phenomenal, 12 foot fans, coral heads that are 15 - 20 feet wide. i am in awe.
there is a beach on the north side of the island which has an incredible reef. i am relieved to see the health of the reefs here and know that they have not been destroyed by visitors.
next i am off to Koh Samui for a few days.
Posted by Vagabond Cowgirl