I just completed the Open Water PADI Certified Diver course and I can honestly recommend Buddha View Dive School. The instructors are professional and very thorough. They actually care about every student and want you to succeed and be safe in the water. The equipment is also well maintained. Bring 2,000 baht (approx $35USD) more if you want to buy the cool video of your last dive. We dove the Japanese Gardens, a world class site. The "resort" is typical of others I've stayed at on Koh Tao. Basic, but clean. Beds are commonly hard in Thailand. It was so hot I did not need a sheet blanket and I brought my own towel. I stayed in one of the free rooms with ensuite toilet/shower. Buddha bar has a great happy hour and lots of other divers and instructors you can hang out with! A nice 7-11 down the road to use for stocking up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Buddha View Dive Resort is Thailand’s premier PADI 5 star Gold Palm IDC Resort and PADI Career Development Centre. With over 20 years of experience in the diving industry, Buddha View provides world-class PADI diving courses, regular and special diving trips and accommodation to suit all budgets. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Buddha View Dive Hotel Koh Tao