I had to arrive in Phuket a day early, because Paul was getting in at 7pm, on the 11th, and if I came on the 11th, I would have actually arrived at the hotel around 2am, with our cab coming at 6am to take us up to the border to Burma. Having arrived a day early, I was able to rest up, get something good to eat, and decided I would try some scuba diving in Phuket. Found a taxi driver, drove an hour down to the beach and had a great afternoon shore dive.