I'm going to Thailand but never been diving before and want to get certified. I'd greatly appreciate your advice!
I'll be in Thailand in the beginning of Jan and was planning to go to Koh Tao but then read that the Andamen Sea is best during this time of year. Is that true?
The scoop is I have six days (including travel) for this portion of my trip and would ideally like something beautiful and off the beaten path (fly to Phuket and then go somewhere nearby to learn how to dive? Krabi?).
The Similans sound amazing but I have the impression that your staying on a boat the whole time and its for more experienced divers. Wasn't sure if that was accurate...
Your advice on this would be great!