Dive The World client and journalist, John F. Ross, regales New York Times readers with his scuba diving adventures in Thailand’s Similan Islands.
His story is an interesting and entertaining mix of adventure, relaxation, stress, great food, diving highs and lows and anecdotes about evolving father-son dynamics. This all took place on the same vessel that was used for films such as James Bond’s The Man With The Golden Gun and Swiss Family Robinson, SY June Hong Chian Lee, and a backdrop of dramatic Similan dive sites.
Snippets from Ross’ article: Scuba Diving in Thailand: A Balancing Act include – ‘Night diving resembles a caravan of cars snaking down an unlit mountain road on a moonless evening, inducing a strangely disembodied feeling. An active imagination immediately offered up a nightmare’s host of toothy, ravenous animals that lurked just outside the beam’s paltry reach. But these terrible fancies proved surprisingly easy to dismiss in the astonishing peacefulness. An incredible serenity flowed over me. That was, until my tyro son decided to head off on his own.’
And ‘On the last day, we all helped the crew pull up the dark-red sails for a ritual sail, then sipped margaritas. Forrister — the youngest diver onboard — entertained everyone with flips off the high deck. He’s lean, tall and muscular, and the large tattoo of a cardinal rippled on his back shoulder when he sprang into his dive. I observed how the others loved Forrister’s enthusiasm and curiosity — and saw through their eyes how he’s matured into being his own man. Turns out he’s a really good diver, too, perhaps better than I am.’
In the short space of a week, an amazing liveaboard holiday changed these two men’s lives and their relationship forever. Experience your own, life changing adventure, on an authentic historical teak wood merchant vessel, affectionately known as ‘The Junk’ in the local diving industry.
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