For many people when they Arrive in the Sunny Tropical Island of Phuket Thailand the rest of the World ceases to exist. I guess this can be said of many truly great holiday destinations. Sun, sea, blue sky and everyone is relaxed and happy. Everyday is perfect but so far from the real lives of everyone who visits. Anyone who is living the dream is almost certain not to own a pair of shoes, suit or tie and may be not even a pair of long trousers. Smart dress means cotton cargo shorts instead of board shorts and t-shirt instead of singlet or if really smart a polo shirt.
However if when you are on holiday the inevitable happens…….then this is what you are up against…
They will spend every day at the beach and have an uneven tan. Their hair will be wet and bleached and their kiss will be salty. They will spend weeks in places with no internet or mobile service exploring places with people you barely know. They will be facinated by things that most have never heard or and if you are scared of sharks they will laugh. No trip will compare the night they danced on the beach with villagers in Palau or the time they dived with a Whale shark. They hate fancy dinners and wearing shoes. They will spend hours staring at the ocean as if hypnotized and hardy hear a word you say. But if a mermaid steals your heart or you fall in love with a merman then dont let their hair dry out and let then follow the call of the ocean. Let them slide beneath the waves back into their other world. They can never love you as much as the ocean but they will love sharing it with you.
Now you see what you are up against. There are three options.
1. Take one look at what you have to compete with and give up.
2. Take up diving in Phuket. Do your Open Water and may be Advanced courses. Then keep diving till your Holiday Ends Go home knowing “your” instructor is still diving in Phuket and everyday life in whatever your city you are in may as well be on another planet and in no way can mean anything to anyone when they are in Phuket Scuba diving everyday.
3. Take up Scuba diving in Phuket. Go home, sell your house, car and everything. Get the first flight back to Phuket Thailand and join the real world in Phuket Scuba diving and become an instructor. Throw away all your suits, shoes. and spend your days on the beach in shorts and flip flops too.
Come and join the dream and see what you are missing at one of the best dive centers on the island paradise of Phuket.
Come join the real world and see what life is really like.