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21. Posted by seansutton237 (Budding Member 51 posts) 5y

Have you.. oo nice. Thats why you know about the best dive sites then..

You could do your Padi out there, as long as its a Padi dive centre.. be cheaper but also alot warmer!!!

Not prying at all dont worry - I'm 23, but will be 24 in March..

22. Posted by NatashaD93 (Budding Member 23 posts) 5y

Yeah, well I've done a lot of research about it too, yeah I might I think it would be better and there are plenty of padi centres out there.
Ah see, I'd feel a lot safer if I was your age but I'm only 18 so..
Well ill deffinatly get in touch before I leave, but I assume if you're travelling might be a bit harder for you to contact?

23. Posted by seansutton237 (Budding Member 51 posts) 5y

apparently there are lots of internet cafe's and i will try and check my emails quite often.. (family would want to hear from me) but also will have a couple of friends out there.. email might be the best way though..

I did my padi course down in Spain, in April. Although the weather was quite hot, the water wasnt!!

You looked in to the different courses yet?

24. Posted by NatashaD93 (Budding Member 23 posts) 5y

Oh yeah of course, oh thats good, are they travelling as well?
Yeah well email probably is the easiest, when are you heading out there?
Haha, did you do the open water course? thats the one i intedend to do, 3 day course and an extra day if you do the theory there as well but you can do the theory online soyou dont have to be stuck in a classroom for one of the days.

25. Posted by seansutton237 (Budding Member 51 posts) 5y

Yer they are travelling all round the world but starting off in Thailand, then they are doing oz for a bit...

Im heading out there 23rd Jan and come back 9th July.

Yes i think i did the advance open water course.. i did the theory online before i went out there so saved a day in the classroom (although there was a short video to refresh my memory).. first day started off in the pool then went to the sea.. then the next 2 days was in the sea.. one dive in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Where did you look for the different dive sites then? just google or on the Padi website?

26. Posted by NatashaD93 (Budding Member 23 posts) 5y

Oh right okay, well do let me know where you are in June and it would be good to meet up or something if you want.
Yeah I might do the theory online first, oh okay thats good, fun I assume?
Well I googled it and looked at the padi site but also have asked around, for example my brother is really into diving he tells me Phuket is amazing, Vietnam diving wasn't that good, and all around indonesia is good, plus diving in Thailand in June July and August is actually off peak diving but Indonesia for those months is supposedly supposed to be the best.

27. Posted by seansutton237 (Budding Member 51 posts) 5y

Yer definitely.. Would be cool to maybe dive together..

yer it was really good fun! good for confidence too as i was quite nervous initially as i tried diving when i was younger but couldnt clear my ears..

oh right, so guessing you will be spending a bit of time in indonesia then for diving. I Will make sure I dive there.. and also dive in Phuket before the peak season finishes! I will let you know what its like!

I will have to google it up beforei leave.. less than 3 weeks !! excited!!

28. Posted by NatashaD93 (Budding Member 23 posts) 5y

Yeah that would be great (:
Oh yeaah I was nervous when I first went diving but It was just amazing!
Yeah I'll probably do like 2/3 weeks in Thailand, then move on it depends I'm flexible on dates really..
Yeah ah well have fun!! Add me on Facebook Natasha Hilary Diamond

29. Posted by FUNJONO (Budding Member 64 posts) 5y

Im gonna be travelling through S.E.A from the opposite direction from June - October < from china through to Thailand & on to Oz <

Although its a lot more difficult to find hostels in Laos, ive heard its a great place to visit :D

30. Posted by mazzerz (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

I'm looking to head out to SE Asia between May and August, dates not totally confirmed. I'm hopefully going to go to Hong Kong then do Northern Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos in no particular order. I'm looking to do some climbing in Thailand, but up for a general exploration/adventure. Tasha/Sean - once you have vague itineraries it might be good to compare where we're likely to be?
I'm a 23yo too.