Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

Best Scuba dive EVAR!!!

Today Simon & I went diving at Koh Haa (off coast of Koh Lanta) and we SAW A FREAKING WHALE SHARK.  He was just a wee babe, only 12 feet long, but still was simply amazing to see.  According to the dive shop owner there are only about 1000 left in the world and are a rare sighting, even in Thailand.   Our dive today was also an instructional ‘deep dive’.   One of the many fun learning activites we did was to time ourselves doing a math problem at the surface and then do the same one again 28 meters below** – to demonstrate the effects of nitrogen narcosis.  The test isn’t so reliable though – because if you do it faster below the surface then you could be exhibiting the symptom of over confidence.  But if you do it slower its because of your impaired cognitive function…  hmmm.

MORE GOOD NEWS:  Greg and I are 95% recovered from our bed bug bites!!!  YAY!  (break into song; “The sun will come out, tomorroooow…”)

** Note to Ed:  watch water resistance ratings hold true – she went to 28 meters with me! 🙂

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January 24, 2007 - Posted by | Travel, Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. A whale shark! That is the coolest thing in the world! Libby and I love *big* and *gynormous* animals. Did you all get any photos — probably not — otherwise you would have posted them. Congratulations on evading the bed bugs. Supposedly, bed bugs are on a major rise, in of all places, New York City. Everyone, the wealthy and low-income, seem to be equally pestered by them. Who knew that you all were so *cosmopolitan* in your experiences! An article for your enjoyment: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/15/realestate/15cov.html?ex=1169787600&en=906ad96e06d06893&ei=5070

    Best, Roger and Libby

    Comment by Roger M | January 24, 2007 | Reply

  2. Yay! Whale Shark! Boo, bed bugs! Actually yuck! bed bugs. Love reading about your adventures. Looks so beautiful! Weezie started her new job yesterday and so is not home right now to add comments to this.
    Randy

    Comment by Randy Wood | January 24, 2007 | Reply


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