Excellent dive school, friendly staff and had one of the best dives of my life with them.
So, me and my husband came to Koh Tao to do a few dives with them and we were already qualified Advanced Divers so were just doing some fun dives. And I'm sure if you have done any research about diving in Koh Tao, you will have noticed an abundance of dive schools to choose from!! There's so many that it turns into a bit of a nightmare, but I'm super happy we chose DJL in the end. The staff are lovely and even let us store our luggage safely in the office while we went for a dive because we had to check out of our room in the morning.
We were extremely lucky when we got there because they were doing a dive trip at the legendary Sail Rock, to dive with the bull sharks! It was such a great experience and the bull sharks were so graceful and amazing to dive with! They are very safety conscious so you don't have to worry about your equipment failing or anything (I was a bit paranoid before I went because everyone told me they don't care so much about safety in Thailand, but I was stupid to listen to it really).
The only downside was the accommodation that they provide you with, because you do have to share it with a few Mosquitos which can be scary if you get paranoid about malaria, like me lol. And it is super hot, obviously, and the little ceiling fan doesn't really provide you with much relief to be honest. But the hammocks outside are a nice touch! But if I were to go again, I would probably stay in different accommodation or pay a bit extra for one of the better rooms with AC.
Oh! And the dive school also has their own pool and bar which is great for socialising with all the people you've either been diving with or about to go diving with which is great because the Dive Masters and Instructors tend to just speak and hang out with each other on the boat so it's nice if you have some other people to converse with! The Dive Interns there are really nice and friendly though!
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