After the Typhoon in the Philippines caused us to cancel our dive trip to Puerto Galera I contacted David at Andaman Ocean Safaris in Phuket to see if they could accommodate (last min) 2 people for an Open Water PADI dive course. David was fantastic and in 30-40Mins had organized a 3 Day tailor made private dive course for us as well as a hotel reservation (Pier42 Hotel). He advised us on the best & cheapest option for booking flights & his info was spot on. He had his driver waiting for us at the airport the next morning (0430am) and took us straight to their newly constructed dive center, which is Fantastic & Modern. They literally opened their doors for us in order to accommodate our tight schedule.
The course was completed in 3 days and was excellent and efficient. Our dive instructor Alwin was great and also very accommodating and patient as we plugged away at all the required course material. The 2nd & 3rd days of the course were out on their boat which is quite large and offers 3 levels which all have plenty of space. The boat is immaculate and in great condition and is great to be out on. Breakfast, lunch & afternoon snacks on the boat are great and lunch is especially tasty with the Thai dishes served. All staff were friendly, polite and most importantly safety conscious. The schedule is well planned & efficient and allows you to have 2 dives completed and back to Chalong pier by 3pm. This is fantastic planning from Andaman Ocean Safaris as it left us half the afternoon to still do stuff (or nap).
After finishing the Dive course we had a free day in Phuket to relax and do some tourist things. David took the time & put together his recommendations for some of his picks of "must do" things in Phuket. We took on Davids recommendations and really enjoyed our last day out in Phuket.
Overall a Fantastic experience that saved our dive trip and we can't wait to be back. Book with Andaman and you will not have to worry about anything.
Thanks again for everything David.