Koh Tao, Diver’s Heaven?
Koh Tao is a beautiful small island near Koh Phangan in Thailand. It has the fame as a place where you can get the cheapest open water course certificate. All full moon partiers go to Koh Tao before and after the full moon party. Thanks to the full moon party-goers, this small beautiful island, Koh Tao has no such thing as a low season just like Bangkok.
Full moon party rush
Yes, I’m one of them. After the full moon party on Koh Phangan, I went to Koh Tao to get an open water scuba diving certificate and ended up staying on this amazing island for two months. As I lived in Koh Tao for a couple of months, I’ve done and I’ve seen many crazy things. Now I will tell you 3 things that can happen to you in Koh Tao.
3 things that can happen to you in Koh Tao #1
1. Having a relationship with Koh Tao
Being casual with Koh Tao
Your relationship with Koh Tao will just start light, nothing serious. All you wanted to do with Koh Tao is to get your cheap diving license. After the course, you like diving so much and want to stay with Koh Tao a little longer.
Koh Tao is Heaven
Then, you get a job offer and you never want to leave this island. You explore the beautiful beaches in Koh Tao. You chill on the beach, enjoy the beautiful sun. You see beautiful emerald colored water. You are in heaven. You feel happy. That’s what happened to me in Koh Tao.
Falling in love
Yes, my relationship with Koh Tao became really serious. I fell in love with this island so much and I ended up staying there for 2 months!
Koh Tao will never let you go…… and you will do anything to live on this island to stay as long as possible.
2. Skinny dipping
Thanks to a generous bartender, your bucket has more alcohol than a regular bucket. After a few sips, you feel good and start to feel the music. You start to dance. You start to sweat. You start to feel thirsty.
You drink more. Oops, you notice you just finished your very first bucket for the night. You order another bucket, and another…… All of sudden, you feel tipsy, you are not you anymore. Your instinct leads your body on the way home.
On your way back to your hostel, you hear the beautiful sound of waves. Your friend may ask you “Do you wanna swim?” You are hesitating for a second about what to do even though you are pretty drunk.
You Only Live Once, not twice
You are listening to the inner voice saying, ‘Why not? YOLO!’
You find yourself telling your friend “Yes!”, and then you take off your clothes in the middle of the street and run to the beach.
Yes, you are totally naked under the moonlight. You are in the water being naked. You feel the waves hitting you gently. You feel the warmth of the water. You feel free. I can’t describe how good it was with words. You must feel it!
As a 30-something Korean woman who grew up in a very conservative society, I could never ever think of myself doing skinny dipping in the middle of the night.
But I did it anyway! Yay!
The next day…
The next day, I remembered what I did the last night. I laughed so hard instead of feeling embarrassed or ashamed. I was so happy that I just went for what I wanted to do without thinking about what other people think about me! I felt so free! Going skinny dipping was definitely one of my craziest moments in Koh Tao.
3 things that can happen to you in Koh Tao: Part 2 will be continued in my next post!
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