We are Alberto and Maria, a couple travelling in Thailand.
We didin't organize anything because we wanted to do the trip time by time with ourselfs.
The unique thing that we knew for sure was taht we really wished to dive!
The first island we arrived was Koh Tao, the divers paradise. We,ve been a little bit confused because there're a lots of diving schools.
We were cheking information for the dive courses and finally we chose Sea Shell for acomodation and to do Open Water course because was great value for money.
We had never dive before so we were a little bit nervous but in the same time excited because we like the sea so much! And we went to discover the world underwater!
And we met David, our spanish instructor, so friendly and funny guy!
Before start the course you have to read some information about your security and to check if your health is good for diving.
We were scared because Maria had some breathing problems cause an accident a few years ago but we called the doctor and after chek her medical history he approve that she is avaliable to dive.
In the beggining of the course we were surprised because we though it was much easier. We started with teoric lessons about physique staff that could be very difficult and tiring but the instructor way of teach was vey pleasant, so he makes it easier. We learnt to prepare the equipment as well.
After that, we started with some skills in the swimming pool (very good facilities). We were a little nervous again but the instructor was very pacient, he gave us confidence and calmed down us. We did it slowly and he respects our rythm. No hurries... He repeat the steps so time that we need.
And then...it will be the reality, we went to the sea and in the boat Alberto got seasick but the staff provided him with some pills and he got better.
When was the time to go under the water we realized about Maria wasted a lot of air and David teached us some easy tricks to improve with that.
We had really amazing immersions, we saw a lots of colorfull fishes and plants and coral spices in different locations around the island.
We are very happy, so satisfy to had this course in Sea Shell because there is very nice envoirment, very good relationship between students and instructors and all the staff. That makes the experience much fun!
And our sincere Thanks to David, the instructor who teach us the course. Thanks for your pacience and to help us to surpass our fears. You maked us feel like at home with a good friend, Thank you for your advises for the trip as well, we have enjoied a lot the county!!
We had a very good experience, we bring good mamories with us!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 5 Star Padi Dive Center & Resort. ... more less