When You Know That You Really Are a Phuket Scuba Diving Instructor.
You can work 14 hours a day and may be no day off for three months.
When the water gets to 26 degrees you think its freezing.
You learn to accept stupid questions. Yes the sea is salty. You are now blonde as your hair has been bleached in the sun. Rice, fish, soup and chilli are normal breakfasts. You now are talking in short hand. SMB, BCD, SPG, DSD and a CESA is not just a salad. "Bankok Women Really Are Fella's" has two meanings and one can save your life. Dive instructors do have ear problems too bit they learn to adapt the dive to get round it.
People who are good "swimmers" may mean they have once been in the water and did not drown.You know after a snorkel test you may need a day off the next day.
People tell you that you should come back to the real world. But you point out how boring their holidays will be without people like you. How simple your life is compared to theirs.
The working week and weekends no longer exist. Everday is better than most peoples weekend.Not everyday is flat sea and blue sky, well ok most are. I can now talk under water and be understood.Sharks are friends not threats You have signed your name more times than the biggest movie star. You can live on less money a month than you did per day back home. Then here you are working everyday and you dont need to spend money.
Your life is Dive, Eat, Sleep, Repeat.
You dont have forty meters viz everyday. Sometimes it drops to twenty and your customers still love it as its better than the 2 meters they get in their gravel pit back home.Living on a boat for a month with two t-shirts and a pair of shorts does not mean you are lost at sea but living a dream as you are on a live aboard in the similan islands. You know all the girls (or guys) by name in all the bars.
Now after all of this ask yourself. Who lives in the real world? Is there a free rehab center for people like me to to help us if we ever need to go back to a big city and wear shoes and watches again.?
Now if you still are unaware of whats involved living in phuket thailand. Take a look at the typical office of phuket scuba diving instructor then look out of the window. Who lives in the real world?? If my world looks good then give me call. We have plenty of office space if you want to move in.