We are living in Phuket hence there are loads of places where you can do a PADI course. My girlfriend and I had never dived before but now we are qualified open water divers. We chose sea fun divers and are very happy we did so. Our instructor Jane was very helpful and willing to go over parts which were not, initially, very clear, such as the RDP. The first day we spent reviewing the theory and practicing diving in the swimming pool, necessary as on our second day we went on a boat to koh phi phi.
There were many boats leaving from Chalong Pier but I noticed that there were a lot less people on our boat. In fact there were less than 15.
We saw many beautiful fish of all shapes and sizes, sea snakes, moray eels, lobsters, star fish, nemos, barracudas and other divers saw a turtle and a sting ray (alas, we didnt).
To sum up I definitely reccomend Sea Fun Divers to people wanting to do a PADI or just dive. Thank you Jane and Rene. See you soon