Location: Similan Islands, Thailand

It’s been a busy day – all of the uncertified scuba divers completed their last open water dives and are taking the written exam tonight. Hopefully, everyone on board will be certified by the end of the day. Most of the shipmates have been using their free time either writing a paper for Marine Biology or identifying and logging marine animals for an ongoing homework project. So far, we’ve seen sea snakes, barracudas, sea turtles, and a huge variety of fish. Chris showed everyone his collection of crystals and assured us that they would create a “good vibe” for the rest of the trip. We only have two days left in the Similans before heading back to Phuket in order to leave Thailand.