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You might want to spend more time on snorkeling in the mostly clear and warm waters around the Perenthians, rather than expend much money and even more precious time, getting an open water SCUBA qualification that you may never use again, and will cost a fortune to gear up for when you gets home .
Within 3-4m of the surface most of what your are likely to see in tropical waters is there, and most of the things in the tropical waters you DON'T want to touch anyway. Sure SCUBA is another world and magnificent way to see magic marine environment, just balance this against your avaiable time and money.
BTW: Watch out for the red jellyfish, particularly the 2-6 metres of very fine filament that runs behind them, (hurts if contact made) because it is unlikely that the boat operators are likely to warn you. And be kind to the turtles and resist the urge to get out of the boat with the other 50 divers and snorkelers harrasing/viewing the one poor turtle.
In summary you'll probably see just as much snorkeling, as you would as a "green" newly qualified open water diver...your call.