Author: Hillary Strasser
Location: Ko Tao, Thailand
Today we were allowed to spend the day either scuba diving or exploring the small island. Last night there was a moon festival and when I went up on deck for anchor watch at 5 am I could still hear music blasting from shore and saw large fires die out as the sun rose. Most of us went scuba diving and enjoyed the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Thailand. A few of us stayed on board Argo enjoying the quiet on board. I spent the morning trying to polish the top starboard spreader. Casey threw over board some dive weights so those of us not scuba diving could practice our free diving skills. After everyone came back from shore in the afternoon we swung into the water from a makeshift boom swing, laughing and splashing until dinner. Tonight we had our Marine Biology exam and are almost officially done with class work.