So first off, apologies for writing so late. I promised this review back in September but have just got round to it!
My boyfriend and I travelled around Asia from June-September this year.
Our experience at Crystal Dive Resort was most definitely one of the highlights.
Yes, the accommodation isn't brilliant. For what we paid for, I'll admit I expected better, but then that's not why we were there.
The staff were great and I have to mention a HUGE thank you to our Dive Instructor, Yasmin Haque. At 22, she was our age yet had an answer to every question and the confidence of an actual mermaid.
I'm not a bad swimmer and was fine during the training. As soon as we got into the sea however, a wave of sheer terror and panic came over me and I just couldn't bring myself to go down.
Yasmin, stayed with me, calmed me down and took me down at my own pace. Due to limited time, we only managed to complete our DSD (Discover Scuba Diving) but both fully intend to come back next summer and get our PADI Open Water Qualification.
My only hope is that Yasmin is still there to train us again!
Overall, thank you so much to Crystal for creating one hell of a memory.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crystal Dive offers PADI diving courses from beginner to advanced, Koh Tao diving for fun divers and the full range of PADI Specialty courses. We also offer our unique all-inclusive Scuba Diving Internships, the modern style of dive training courses all the way up to Professional Level, both PADI Divemaster and PADI Instructor. As one of the most established dive schools & resorts in Thailand, Crystal Dive has built a reputation of professionalism, first class customer service and 5 star PADI diving education. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Crystal Dive Hotel Koh Tao