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South-East Asia, August 2008
sandra_s021 - 3/01/2008 6:19 PM
Category: Travel
Replies: 2

Hey, I`m looking to do my PADI Rescue certification *somewhere* in SE Asia in August (can stretch to early Sept). Am likely to visit the Philippines and Thailand so may do it there, but will consider elsewhere.. At the moment will be out there by myself (buddy-less!). Anyone heading there this summer, or does anyone have a recommendation for good dive sites? In that region of Asia I`ve only dived off Koh Phi Phi..
HenryClaasen - 3/13/2008 4:38 AM
I suggest that you visit Koh Tao, a small island in the Gulf of Thailand. It is a fantastic place for a diving/snorkel holiday.

Since you will be "buddy-less" (wish I could join you!) Koh Tao is the ideal place to go to since many young people from all over the world go there for a diving vacation. You would not be "buddy-less" for long.

There are also many reputable PADI dive centres on the island through which you can do your rescue course.

I have been to Koh Tao on two occasions in the past and can provide you with lots of info if you wish. See my photos for some pics of Koh Tao.
Chris_UK - 4/04/2008 2:14 PM
I learned to dive on Koh Tao, and it’s not bad. My dive school was Scuba Junction, and they were brilliant. I also dived the Similan Islands and it was stunning. More expensive (liveaboard), but worth it.