Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea

Snorkeling is such a fun way to interact with the fishes and corals in the sea. We mean, you see but don’t touch. Interact we hear your puzzling response. How does one interact with fishes and corals? By the way, all you sea lovers out there remember not to touch and take anything from the waters ok? Look, can. Touch, take or damage – a big NO NO.

So begins our short Thailand series.

Well, you don’t. Interact with the fishes that is. But that first paragraph was to introduce you to fun ways you can enjoy yourself when in Krabi. That is, being in the water and not just on land.

We had found this really good deal that included flights and 3 nights’ stay at the Sofitel in Krabi. Not one to pass up on a deal, we found the nearest long weekend and flew away…only to discover that it was the wet season! Sigh. That’s why it was so cheap…though the good thing is – there were hardly any other visitors staying at the hotel. Why? Because it was raining torrents for much during those days!

Well, that was also what we expected when we signed up on a snorkeling tour to the islands. Islands devoid of tourists. But hell no! There were soooo many people on the boat (and so many boats too) jostling for a piece of the ocean. Now, September is the shoulder season and the waters can be churning a little making it murky. Not quite the Maldives! Fortunately for us the day was not rainy, merely cloudy – so it was not a total loss.

Take a look at this essay and re-live the days we spent with the denizens of the sea. Do you enjoy snorkeling?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

16 thoughts on “Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea”

  1. I only try snorkeling twice and both time it was in Mexico. I must say I am not very confident in water . I used to be scared to be in deep water. I force myself to learn to swim when I was 17 !! But seeing pretty fish like that is awesome. have a great WE. We have sun today !!! yes!!

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  2. Scuba diving is even better! I completely agree to abide by rules: “Look but don’t touch”, not only to protect the marine life but also to protect yourself. I went scuba diving in Raja Ampat, Indonesia last year and although by accident, I touch a rock with a fire coral on it. The current was too strong and I had no dive hooks so I had to hold unto the rocks to avoid being drifted away. Oh, well, two weeks of stinging and burning feeling definitely gave me a lesson!

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      1. It would have. Unfortunately, there were no gloves in the diving center. It is a very remote area and all diving equipment have seen better days. I was just unlucky since it was the last dive out of 10. No worries, no scarring whatsoever. I consider it a souvenir haha

        As for rubber shoes, we don’t necessary recommend them. People step everywhere just because they shoes on. I saw plenty of pictures that went viral because tourists step on corals!!! It breaks my heart every time. It is best to float as much as possible.

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        1. Oh no. The shoes are for protection if one really hits the ground so to speak. The corals take such a long time to grow!
          Yeah, getting out to more remote places means less crowds and definitely a better snorkel or dive. Well, we all know better now!

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