Padi diving courses
With about 30-40 dives with Discovery Divers, I would be remiss not to review them on here. Despite the fact that we picked what was probably the worst time to go diving (monsoon AND full moon), they managed to find good diving for us every day. Pick up at the hotel is included in the price and this was extremely punctual. On the one occasion where the bus was running a few minutes late, I was sent an email to say that they were en route. On arrival to the pier, breakfast is served and anyone without their own gear is equipped. I used my own gear, but all the rental gear appeared to be either brand new or meticulously maintained. After a bit of paperwork it's off to the boats. Both boats are maintained to a high standard and are very fast - to the point where other outfits are only arriving on site for their first dive by the time we were gearing up for our second dive. Soft drinks are available throughout the day and lunch is served between dives. All the instructors are extremely welcoming and the dive briefings are very thorough. Everyone speaks several languages, so usually customers are briefed in their native tongue. They are also very adept at finding dive sites suitable for the experience level of the divers of the day - from first time divers to highly experienced divers. I got to dive with the same instructor (Steve) on almost all days and he was fantastic. Being a reasonably experienced diver, he was happy to take me on more adventurous dives and fingertip-searched half of the Gulf of Thailand, just to find me another new nudibrach. Thank you, Steve!