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Ko Tao

Written on: Thursday January 24th, 2008

A journal entry from: Southeast Asian Adventures!

Ko Tao was the perfect getaway from city life, despite the 16 hour trip to get here. My days in Ko Tao consisted of lying on the beach, drinking banana shakes, and meeting new people.

I also took in a full moon party on Ko Phangan. My friend and I took the 1 hour ferry over in the afternoon, hung out at Had Rin for the day, partied all night and took the ferry back to Ko Tao at 8am.

The highlight of Ko Tao was definitely scuba diving. My friend Jasper and signed up for 4 dives over 2 days with Phoenix Divers. The first day we were lazy and went on an afternoon dive to Twins and White Rock. Twins was quite nice, but White Rock was much better. At White Rock we saw blue spotted stingrays, rock fish, triggerfish, a huge jellyfish, and all sorts of other marine life.

The other 2 dives were early in the morning at Chumphon Pinnacle and Twins again. Chumphon proved to be the best dive site yet... I saw 5 reef sharks and, a few eels and all sorts of beautiful fish!

I like this island life so much that it's off Ko Phangan...