Hello my name is Emelie and I’m from Sweden. I’m here to do my practice instead of Sweden and I have been here for one week now. I’m going to be here in two month and this is my first time here in Thailand so all is new for me but I’m so exciting to be here and first of all to do my practice here.
I have just finnished my Open Water course and did this course in four days. In Open Water course I learned how to dive safely and how I plan a safe dive with a buddy. The first two days I had theory and pool, when that day was finished. The last days I went to the sea and did the things I learned in the pool. The first dive I did in the ocean was a great time, I saw things I never seen before. With Open Water I can go down to 18 meters but now I want to go deeper and that’s why I want to do Advance Open Water also. I’m in love with diving right now, it is so fun!
The first day I started my practice was in the shop here in Krabi and learned me about how all the thing works, I think it’s going to be fun to learn me new thing. The second day was I at the boat and did some snorkeling and learned me how it works at the big boat. It was fun to see all the fishes and see them how they live under the water and the blue water do it more fun.
My last week started at Sheraton with Therese, where it was very quiet, but it was very nice to be with Therese and I will thank her very much for the nice time with her.
Then I was in the shop with Ida and there was the same very quiet, but a lot more thing to do. On Wednesday it was the 5 Pearls and with Ida it was very sunny day and I helped her with the briefing and thanks for everything Ida I had very fun with you. All the other days i have been at the boat and of course that is the best thing. Thanks you Kon-Tiki Krabi and all their staff to have made my 3 week for the best weeks ever. Nikko yes you are one of the beast snorkel instructors, but Conny is better hahah ;D
Johan thanks that you made my last day the best diving day 🙂
Iman, a Kon-Tiki trainee from Real Gymnasiet in Malmø.
So, new week and guess what? It has just flown by so fast that I hardly can remember it. I joined the boat on Saturday where I got to dive on Monkey Bay with Malene, Johan and Iman, the dive was yet again as always amazing and I saw a few clown fishes and lots of other fishes, after that we headed off to Monkey Bay for snorkeling where we saw a water worm and Iman got so scared! Our last stop for the day was Mosquito Island where my duty was to be a dry staff so I got a chance to work on my tan while helping snorkelers get out of the water and counting them!
On Monday I went to Bida Island where I was a dry staff, not much for me to see but the divers saw a leopard shark, turtles and all other kind of amazing creatures, of course I’m not jealous at all! I was stationed at Centara Grand Resort with Felicia on Tuesday and it was just a calm day, a few guest’s that wanted to rent the kayaks and a few other curious guests that was interested in diving. On Wednesday I didn’t go to Phi Phi and I didn’t manage to get a slice of that gorgeous pizza which is a shame. Instead I was at the shop and helped customers and washed the windows. On Thursday I joined Magne to Sheraton and saw a few elephants on the way over there. Well at Sheraton resort I cleaned the shop and washed the windows, I must say that they sure look good now. Also on Friday I joined Fredrik and Conny with their discover scuba diving students which was super exciting! We did three dives and I got to act as a dive master for Daniel who is from Finland, well down at ten meters depth we saw a turtle and bunch of other cool fishes, I must say that the facial expression you get from the students after such a great dive is just fantastic, personally there is nothing better than to see a diver so happy after a dive and that’s why I want to work with diving in the future.
The days just fly by and today it’s my last day here before heading home. My stay here has been amazing and quite hard to describe since no day have ever been the same, although I’ve learnt something new every day and it’s been a blast down here.
This week was an amazing week. The week started with me (Iman) on the boat to the Bida Islands, where I worked like dry staff. That was the first time for me on the boat so it was very exciting. Thursday Simon and I was in the dive center and helping out Nikko with the cleaning. We also went to Krabi town on a little adventure with the drivers to pick up wood and tool for our work shop heheh. Wednesday I was at the shop with Erika. The best day at the week was Thursday when I helped Andre with his open water course and that was the first dive I did in Thailand 🙂
Friday I’m off because we are going on the snorkel safari and help Malene and I really hope it will be fun. I will tell you more about this in my next blog. Keep tuned in.
So my second week in lovely Ao Nang, I (Simon) helped PADI Instructor Magne at Sheraton one day, i got to clean and sort with the scuba equipment our dive center another day. Had a lovely giant angus beef and assisted on an PADI Open water course. Yet again I also managed to get a pizza slice at Phi Phi Island that was even better this time. Tomorrow we’re heading off to Koh Haa Yai. No diving for me since im a dry staff this day, but hopefully I’ll get to work on my tan. So far my stay in Ao Nang have been just mindblowning and the guys at Kon-Tiki are just the best, and makes my stay here a memory for life, that I hopefully will never forget.
Iman and Simon
Newly arrived Kon-Tiki Trainees Simon and Iman. They will keep you posted on their adventures here at Kon-Tiki Krabi. This is their first blog.
So finally in Ao Nang at Kon-Tiki, the trio went troublefree, we landed on monday and got to know the small town à little better. On tuesday was our first day at Kon-Tiki where we spent our time by being in the shop and doing different work task like copying papper, writing sizes on the lifejackets for the boat trip on wednesday. The day just flew by and it was time to head home but first we had to get some food and i had green curry chicken with rice at nice little restaurant by the beachfront.
On wednesday I started my day by heading to the dive center where we got to pack the necessary things such as bcd, fins, mask and much more. After that we headed for the beach where we got picked up on à longtail boat that drove us to the ship that we will use, well on the ship i got to be à dry staff which means that its my duty to make sure that everybody gets onboard after the dives, but first we headed to Phi Phi Island which is à small island between Krabi and Phuket. There i got a guided tour by Nikko who is à snorklemaster. After our little visit we headed off to the dive and snorkeling sites. On thursday i followed Magne to Centara which is à resort, Kon-Tiki has à little shop there where you can sign up for courses and tours, but of course you can always try diving there. Magne had full up with his open water student so i watched the shop with Felicia who also works at Kon-tiki and is also an instructor. My days have just been flying by and tomorrow I’m being à victim on Connys rescue course and I’m really looking forward to it. My few days here have been absolutely amazing and I think that everybody should try diving.
Simon and Iman!