I was thinking of visiting the islands in Thailand during the 2014/2015 New Years period. My current plan is to do something along the lines of arriving in Bangkok, and taking a bus + lomprayah to Koh Tao followed by doing 3-4 day PADI diving course. After this, I would go to Koh Phagnan to enjoy the New Years Full Moon party. Some questions I wanted to ask was:
1) Would it be better to base myself in Koh Phagnan than Koh Tao at that time of the year for diving?
2) From people who have done this before, would it be better to go diving in Koh Tao AFTER the full moon party or before it?
3) Could anybody recommend me any good diving schools in the area?
Any help would be great! Thanks so much!