15.03.2017 - 15.03.2017 35 °C
So at the end of my diving day yesterday, I got a message from one of the ladies in my dive group asking. If I would like to join her
and her friends on the 4 Island snorkel tour today.
After breakfast, I went to meet my pick up. We got to Lanta Old Town to board our long tail boat. Corinna was the only one of the group there.... apparently Nick and Maria (a couple) were not coming because Nick was ill. The group was a fun group.... people from Germany, France, Italy, and even the USA.
Our first island was Koh Maa where there was lots of colourful fish. We then headed over to the largest island Koh Mook. It is best know for its Emerald Cave (also called Tham Morakot) a hidden lagoon in the centre of the island. The entrance to the cave is only accessible during low tide. The cave winds 80 meters onto a white beach with an emerald pool surrounded by steep cliffs.
Once I saw the headlamp on our guides head, I knew I wasn't going in!
My group headed off to the cave while I stayed behind. There where five or more other boats there and this is what I saw.
People forming a snake line heading inmand out of the cave! There must have been over 100 people! Yikes!!! Sure am glad I passed on this trip. Corinna said that she will send me a few pictures of the cave. I will post them once I get them.
Another snorkel stop was Koh Chuak, a small karst islet with sea caves. Koh Ngai was our last island. We were treated to a delious lunch of steam rice, fried mix vegetables, Massaman Curry with chicken and seasonal fruits. Koh Ngai is a beautiful island with a spotless sandy beach.
Back to Old Lanta Town and then to our hotels.
Corinna and I had made plans to meet in Saladan for dinner because they leave for Phuket tomorrow. What a wonderful dinner we had.