Posts include days 227-257 in chronological order. Click to read each short story.
Dive Certification Failure
My mind wandered, Why am I doing this? I won’t be able to have my mask off that long because water will go up my nose. I won’t be able to clear my mask. If I’m panicked in the pool, I’m going to really panic in the ocean. Do I even want to dive? Am I just doing this because it’s cheaper here and it would be cool to say I did it? Maybe I don’t even like diving. I’ve never even done a ‘try dive.’ I don’t need to do this. I should just give up.
The Journey to Dive Certification
I did two try dives and decided that I would I continued open water 20 dive certification, but it wasn’t easy. I got personalized training and an instructor who gave me two game-changing tips.
Final Days in Thailand
I spent my final days in Thailand enjoying the sunsets and driving my motorbike around. I met up with friends and reflected on my time there. I overstayed my visa by one day and got questioned at the airport.
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