Courses on the Similans13 year -sofie similan Islands

Manta – Koh Bon-13 years – Sofie

It doesn’t happen as often, as I would like, but I just love it when a family come in to Pirate Divers shop with a diver that’s 13 years of age who loves diving. Kids are amazing under water. They have no fear of the water. Or should I say, they have no fear of anything. They just do what they are instructed to do. This was a family of four. Two Adult and one babe (2 years of age) and Sofie (13 years of age)  similan Diving Mother and daughter
Unfortunately no company allows a child below four years of age on the boat. It’s understandable. I child can’t really tell you, if something is wrong. When they are that young. Plus the Similan Islands and Ko Bon are a long way away, so if something did happen. which is very unlikely, you are one and a half hours away from main land Thailand.

Both parents wanted to dive Ko Bon. So this is what Pirate Divers came up with, Hannah (mum) dives on Tuesday – Similan islands 8 &9 and Soren (Dad) dives on Saturday Ko Bon. The Family hadn’t dived in 3 years, so I suggested that they get a private guide for four reasons

  • Who wants to waste a day’s holiday, in a pool
  • Who would look after the babe, if everyone was in the pool doing a scuba review
  • A private guide, would stay with you and only you, through the whole of the two dives.
  • A scuba review and a private guide are the same price.

The Tuesday dive was a great and Hannah and Sofie where great divers. Caro their instructor said it was a pleasure to dive with mother and daughter.

Saturday was Ko Bon. Fingers were crossed for Manta. Their private Guide, Alek. Texted me from Ko Bon to say. They have 4 manta for two hours. The dive was excellent and to see Sofies face as the manta where all around her,was one of the best dives he has ever had. I will say I was so jealous. To see a childs face light up as manta  swim around her is magical. Also there was a videographer on boat who captured the whole dive,. So Sofie will have this moment on DVD for the rest of her life

I received an e-mail from the Trads family

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Thank you again for your advice with the diving. …we had two excellent days at the Similans.

Best wishes
Søren and family