They allways say people go for a week and stay for a year or two. That nearly happened to me and its all thanks to the dedicated staff and Crystal. I went to do my Advanced Open water and stayed to do Wreck,Deep,Nitrox and Rescue Courses.
The staff from office to instructing were excellent and couldn't do enough to help. My instructor was Jenny and she was amazing. She could adapt to a teaching method that suited each individual which made each persons learning experience specific.For me i prefer a more relaxed course where i can have a laugh and enjoy myself while still learning and safety was allways stuck to, and thats exactly what i got.
Simon and Dirk also taught me at other points and although both taught differently they were both fantastic and i learnt so much from them.
Remi,Brian,Carston and Tina, although were not my instructors were always see around the office and bar area asking how my time was and helping answer any questions i had.
So yes the accommodation is basic but considering if you do a course its free and your so busy diving and socialising you dont spend much time in there anyway. All you need to do is compare prices from here and other areas in Thailand and the rest of the world to see that it is by far cheaper so small things like the accommodation don't have to be incredible.
- 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