Recently I realized I might have one of the best jobs in the world! This is when you are sitting onboard Kon-Tiki Krabis Petchmanee 10 on the way back from a beautiful day at the sea, surrounded by smiles on new divers and snorkeler’s faces. You ask yourself? How often does one get the possibility to dive with 3 different generations from the one and same family?
Here is a great example on a family who loves the sea, marine life and everything in between……
One early morning with all of our guest on Petchmanee, we aim for the famous Phi Phi islands. Once PADI Discover Scuba Diving papers are filled out, we can get started with the different briefings. Some are snorkeling, some diving the first time and some old timers with 3 digit numbers in their log books. However all have the same passion for the marine life and it is great to share this. When all PADI briefings are done, questions answered and the equipment is assembled it is time to get in the water.
After skills are practiced and divers fell comfortable in the water it is time to venture a bit deeper to see what we can find and within minutes the inhabitants of the sea bid us welcome. Banded Sea snake is spotted, in the search for food between the corals, the famous clown anemone fish is trying to chase us away from the anemone and schools of snappers are circling around us. Seeing the eyes grow into tea cups on a 10-year old boy, when he realizes he is looking at something rare and unimaginable as a Tiger tail seahorse, is just fantastic.
Feeling the excitement of a man in his 70ties, who have seen most things in his life and still can get amazed by the marine life and how they live in a great eco system, makes you look forward to that time in your life.
Looking at the confident diver in his prime time of his life, gliding through the water like a fish and smiling through his mask, when he spot his son and father in the water. Well that just makes one instructor extremely happy.
It is just priceless!!
The best part is that the whole family shares this together with grandmother on the boat keeping a close eye on her precious family. Mom and daughter learned how to snorkel the first time and were fortunate enough to see a baby Black Tip Reef Shark and lots of interesting marine life.
One the way home time fly, while we fill out the log books and some might have to give in and take a nap, as with so many new impressions it can be hard to keep one eyes open.
I wanted to thank you so much for the visit and I look forward to see you all again.