Hello from Koh Tao, I start my cert today. I’m super excited. The fall will be nice, just make sure to check monsoon season. I think it’s just really November and December, but something to double check and that wouldn’t be much fun.
Thanks so much for the great responses you guys! I am looking into both right now. Like you said I don’t think you can really go wrong, but this information definitely helps!
I have this debate with myself on a regular basis. I almost sent my bigger camera home with my mom on this trip, because I’m perfectly happy with the quality/convience of using my phone, but then part of me decided I wanted to keep it. Even though that now means I’m traveling with a go pro, camera and phone. I like taking pictures with my phone because they back up automatically and that gives me piece of mind that my camera doesn’t. If it gets stolen, those pictures are just gone. It may be excessive considering I am backing, traveling light and have more photo taking devices than pairs of pants. Ha ha. I decided to keep it mainly for one reason. When I go to see the orangutans I want to be able to have a real good zoom. This is a tough one.
Hey Nick! That is awesome! I haven’t done my dive cert yet, but will be doing it on Ko Tao before to long. Haven’t got to do too much research yet, but I’m in Penang Malaysia, where a lot of the instructers go for their Visa Runs and talking to them made me so excited to go there and do mine. I hung out with two people that worked at Crystal and they seemed very positive about it. Let me know where you decide to do it! When are you guys going? Good luck!
Crepes terrible? That makes me sad to hear. I too went to Paris not that long ago, and heard the same thing from people. Not about the bad crepes, I’ve never met anyone that doesn’t like crepes. But that the city was too crowded, too bad and in the easiest of terms, overated-but k wasn’t about to let that stop me. And I’m very glad I didn’t. Paris was one of my favourite stops on my 3 month Europe trip. I found people generally helpful, the scenery fantastic and don’t get me started on the food. It’s a good thing I did so much walking, counter act all the pastries. It’s always interesting when you have mixed feelings about a place. Are there any other places you’ve visited, that gave you those mixed feelings? Or perhaps ones that one visit was more than enough? Do you think going to Paris in the ‘low’ season would have helped?