I recently completed my 'PADI Open Water Diver' with CSI Samui, Paul was very professional and committed to helping me achieve my goals; even with adverse weather conditions looming, we changed my course plan to safely accommodate everything.
Throughout the full experience Paul was extremely helpful, encouraging, and knowledgable. Paul was available via email months before my course, he provided me with impartial advice on which course to select and all facets of the options available to me (including doing courses beforehand in the Uk, which would not benefit him). Paul ensured I was exposed to the full spectrum of diving conditions available at the time; including hard currents, low visibility (dive 1 of 4), these experiences have made me more confident (as a new diver) going into future dives.
Dives 3 and 4 took place at 'Sail Rock' which is home to a multitude of fish, this was a fantastic experience which should not be missed! Lunch is provided for the dives, there are no hidden charges (transport is also provided).
Paul's honest approach is reflected on the advice he provided to my friend who was planning on doing the 'PADI Discover Scuba Diving'. Paul advised him the he would not get "value for his money" by doing the course on the day available to my friend; due to a combination of his availability, weather, and water visibility. It's clear that Paul does this job for his love of diving and actually cares about the dive experience available to divers (above money)! This ethos also means that he will turn away jobs in order to keep his group to a manageable number; the same may not be said for other companies.
My dive group consisted of only Paul (dive instructor) and myself, it was a personal and thorough course which was completely tailored to me and my availability. If I return to Koh Samui I will be diving with Paul... as long as he'll take me!
A special thank you to Paul who will run through walls in order to accommodate you!
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