So my friend Alex and I decided to get PADI certified during our trip to Thailand. The second cheapest place to get it done in the world is Koh Tao! Which works out great because Koh Tao is stunning. The waters are warm, clear and habits a ton of fish.
I did a ton of research beforehand to find the best place and I was really happy with our final choice: Simple Life Divers!
Here’s a quick recap:
- Great location
- Great instructors
- Good Price
- Good accommodations
Welcome to my first blog post!! I’m so excited to share this experience with you guys and thank you so much for taking the time to read my stuff 🙂 This review is divided into two parts: 1. an overview with pros and cons (for quick reference) & 2. a detailed itinerary of the tour and things to see.
To cut to the chase, I recommend this tour. It’s great and you get to see many things. The tour leaders know so much about every city that you can never run out of things to do! HOWEVER, I recommend taking a bit more time off and booking the full tour : “Indochina Discovery”. Let me explain…
The tour starts in Hanoi, Vietnam and you stay there for only one night. Turns out, the rest of your tour group has been travelling together for the past 2 weeks! We thought we were starting a tour with a brand new group but they had all known each other for about 2 weeks which is fine but you sort of feel a bit left out since they’ve shared memories and gotten to know each other all that time. So if you have the option of taking more time off, book the whole tour, the Indochina tour (about a month long). Continue reading