Time flies and we have now been here for 6 weeks, which means that we only have 2 weeks left...
These 6 weeks have been so much fun, instructive and also challenging. We have done a lot of different things, from snorkel guiding to helping customers in the shop. Most of the time we have been on the boat responsible for our own group of snorkelers. It's great to have your own group to take care of because you have to take a lot of responsibility and we have feel that we have grown a lot as induviduals.
From the beginning we knew almost nothing about the marine life. If we are to speak the truth, we could not name a single fish variety when we first came here, but now... now we are doing our own briefings, helping the customers to try out equipment and showing them different fishes during the snorkeling tour. When we have worked in the shop we have learned how to fit masks and fins properly and also how to complete a trip booking with Kon-Tiki.
Sometimes it´s hard to be in the shop because it´s hard to take in all the information about our product range. We can not decide if we like to be in the shop or on the boat more because we think both are equally good.
After 6 weeks here in Thailand with much fun work, we both discovered that we definitely could work in this profession for longer periods. We have really enjoyed it and we will indeed miss it when it's time to go home.
Let us share a few facts about marine life that we've picked up during our time here. We choose to share some facts about the clown fish:
The clown fish (also known as the anemonefish) is a small species of fish that is found around tropical coral reefs. The most commonly known species of clown fish is orange with white markings, but clown fish can be found in many different colours and can also differ in shape. Clown fish inhabit a single sea anemone in groups that include the breeding male and female and a number of younger male clown fish. All clown fish are born male and develop female reproductive organs when needed. When the female in the sea anemone group dies, the dominant male becomes female and breeds with one the males that is inhabiting the same sea anemone.
Hope you all have a wonderful day and we will see you soon.
Caisa & Amanda