After my first year of dental school I decided to go to Thailand to become a SCUBA instructor. I had previously finished my Dive Master course in Honduras a year or so before and had felt bad I never was able to meet instructor. I haven’t been diving (or traveling for so long). I was looking through some old pictures…
My first morning in Bankok from my hotel. Wondering a bit what I am doing in Thailand all by myself…
In Phuket at my Dive School with a local baby. I thought she was so adorable. I wasn’t trying too hard to be adorable myself this trip…not in Bankok’s heat and humidity.
Phuket night life. Notice I didn’t have many clothes with me.
Teaching my “students” for the exam. The pink frog lady is my examiner.
My classmates after we passed the course! I was the only American. Luckily I wasn’t the only one who spoke English.
Finally some real diving after weeks of pool diving!
And beautiful Thailand underwater…
Can you see him? I tried to get a better pic but he swam way too fast for me to catch up
Lots of “Nemos”—clownfish. They are actually kind of aggressive for such little guys and hard to get a good picture
Scary combo, lionfish with poisonous barbs and urchins! Yikes.
I miss diving! Anyone want to get certified?