10 Lesser-Known Experiences In Thailand That'll Make You Re-evaluate Your Impression Of The Country
For those who have been avoiding Thailand for being super mainstream, modernised and a probable tourist trap, you've got it all wrong....
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Koh Bidang Koh Chang Tai Trat Thailand
The second dive spot was known as Koh Bida Nok. This site is known for massive schools of yellow snappers. Our dive instructor told us that on certain days, these fish would form a shoal of thousands. There would be a joke amongst divers that the visibility in this area was really bad because when you would swim through a shoal, you would not be able to see a thing. That's how many fishes you could see on a good day. We were supposed to be doing our navigation dive over here. On the day we were diving, the visibility was bad (3-4 metres) and the currents were really strong. This was the perfect environment to do compass navigation, something I really dread. It was a nightmare to navigate in such bad visibility because you would not see a thing anywhere over three metres away. Personally, I never understood how a compass works and would always get lost. Getting lost in such bad visibility was a scary experience. Even though we say a lot of fish, this dive was by far the worst for me because I really messed up with the navigation drill.
Ko Mak Trat Thailand
Koh Mak is the more peaceful alternative to its bigger neighbour Koh Chang. While the larger Koh Chang offers a diversion for less adventurous tourists, those prepared to travel a bit further will be rewarded with a smaller and much quieter slice of paradise. Privately owned and with a virtually non-existent crime rate it’s known as a very safe place to take your family. While there are plenty of places to stay on Koh Mak (and even a diving school), you won’t have to share with too many others.