I am travelling to SRM on the 29th July for 2 weeks. I have dived before and completed my Padi Open Water course followed by several recreational dives whilst on holiday in the Dom. Rep. 2 years ago.
I have not dived since and although I am re-reading the Open Water Manual to refresh myself am not sure what to do with regards to booking dives on holiday this year.
I am not likely to dive regularly except maybe once a year on holiday so am undecided if the money, time and learning for the advanced course is really worth it.
Would I be better just booking recreational dives and staying as an open water diver? I am aware of how popular the red sea is for diving and really dont want to waste my dive time with total novices and similarly have heard the reefs and dive sites can get crowded at the ones aimed for novice divers.
I am also unsure how much recreational dives will cost or how much the advanced will cost if it turns out to be the better option.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.