The day was a very early start up at 6 at the shop for 7 .
Left at 8 for the jetty 25 minutes by tuk tuk minibus.
2 and a half hour journey by boat to the island for a local 2 day dive.
Sat at the jetty for the best part of an hour.
Due to circumstances ie choppy weather to get to the other side of the island.
And the snorkellers had to walk to the other side of the island.
Dive staff professional friendly and courteous.
Equipment was in a good working order.
Visibility wasnt great with some mixed levels of marine life .
Average to poor.
At the local island.
The island itself was quite scenic although a guest who had stayed said the food wasnt the greatest.
Not very good beverages on the boat no mention of making a basic cup of tea or coffee , or hot water.
No powdered milk or coffee present.
Now to the real show stoppers for me the guide requested the khmer boat captain to stay local to the dive site.
When we surfaced near to the snorkellers .One who had a slight injury to her leg .
The boat was next to another boat about (might have been having a chat with his friend a fellow boat captain!)15 minutes away by the time he eventaully saw our group.And decided to pick us up.
Ok the day now done we are heading back to the mainland happy days.!
Half an hour or so the boat captain stops and speaks on his phone and turns our boat around .
We are heading back to the jetty to pick someone up.
The company provides a package for a combo open water course and a night or two on the island.
A couple having completed their stay on the island plus an open water course.(Already in the boat picked up from the jetty and returning back with us)
Complained of already waiting 3 hours.
So after the lady tried phoning the office
(Bad signal) and explaining with the help of a local.
We are told they are waiting for someone .
Eventually after tempers are becoming shorter (Mine admittedly due to a slight stomach upset)
After many smiles and a couple of laughs from the non english speaking boat captain and his local buddy .
It becomes apparent that no one! is hitching a lift with us.
After the best part of an hour we eventually get going close to 5.30 having only done 2 dives!
The boat was very slow and bit noisy
And we eventually get back close to 8pm.
Which seems like an eternity we moor up by another boat and have to clamber across building materials to get to the jetty.Roof tiles
Although there was space for a mooring for our boat for some of the ladys in our boat to get ashore more gracefully.
And eventually back in the mini van to the shop.
13 hour day.
I briefly vented my frustrations to the guy in the shop and i was gone into the night .
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