I'm planning to do a PADI Open Water course on a Thai island early this December. I know Koh Tao is the most popular place to do it, but I understand that it may not be the best weather wise at this time of year. I've been looking at doing it on Koh Lipe instead. Koh Tao is cheaper, but I'm not too concerned about the price difference.
Would you advise doing it on Koh Tao or Koh Lipe (or another island) in early December?
I will only have about 8 or 9 days on Thai islands, so the scenery/a ...
I'm new to this forum and I have just earned my PADI OWD. So I'm planning a 2-3 vacation in SE Asia. I've been to Thailand before but I want a new destination.
Do you happen to know where we can dive or snorkel with sharks in SE Asia in August?
Any recommendations in terms of scuba diving destinations generally?
What are the pros and cons of each destination that you might think could be interesting for me (costs, weather, crowded or not, etc.)
My ideal destination would be somew ...
I couldn't find a forum that fits this question. I'm posting here because I plan to scuba and land tour in several southeast Asian countries starting in December 2016.
I am an American in the U.S.A. Because I prefer maximum flexibility in traveling. I typically buy one-way tickets. However, I've noticed several Asian countries, such as Thailand and the Philippines, require round-trip or through-trip tickets for entry as a tourist. I've learned from contacting the embassies that this is a hard-f ...
Can anybody suggest a good place to do your DM. I am already Advanced certified and want to do a DM.
No real intention on working as a DM immediately, so the reasoning of "Do it where you want to work" does not apply. The most important factors for me is:
- Great dive location: Variety, healthy coral, good water conditions
- Good teaching
- Beautiful surroundings
Things like a pumping party scene is not that important for me.
Hey everyone, I'm planning a 3 week trip through Vietnam in late November, early December and hoping to get a few dives in. We'll be hitting all the main places including Nha Trang which we've already flagged for a potential dive, but I've read mixed reviews. I'm aware Vietnam isn't renowned for amazing diving but I'm just looking for something relatively good. I'm interested in hearing from people who have dived in Nha Trang, Phu Cuoc and Con Dao. We're planning on checking Phu Cuoc out, but ...
I'm looking to do some diving inMalaysia during the first week of March. I'm fairly inexperienced - just qualified for my Open Water a few weeks ago. It seems like Tioman is the most recommended spot but I think I will be there on the shoulder of monsoon season. I'm a bit nervous about high currents etc and was wondering if anyone has dived there at that time of year and can tell me if it was okay?
Alternatively if you have any other suggestions that would be great!
Can anyone suggest good dive spots in December, we will be in Vietnam and Cambodia from 11 Dec to 11 Jan. We would like to take a couple of days off at a spot that we can go diving from. We were going to do it off hoi an but I believe the weather there isn't great that time of the year.
We have one experienced diver, one qualified but inexperienced diver, and one person happy to come along on a boat trip and jump in with a snorkle. ...
Western Asia is the place where one can enjoy their time in water and perform sports like scuba diving and Kayaking in Antalya. It is also a good experience for persons love fishing. As I was traveling to this part of the word I enjoy my holiday by spending time with my family on beaches and while boating. ...
Could anyone recommend good liveaboard diving cruise in the Andaman Sea? As anyone been to the Similan islands recently?
Can you still see some big fish there? Are the corals in good conditon?
Im looking to learn to dive in Tao over the next couple of weeks and i just have a few questions. (mainly budget related)
1. Can you recommend any good dive schools?
2. Will i have to book accom in advance (i know the weather is nice there at this time of year).
3. what is the average cost of the course these days? and what would be the approximate cost of each diver afer i have been certified?
Hi all. I am
Looking to take a 3 week trip over late December early January and was looking for some advice.
Currently, I am between indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia for this trip, the focus will be mostly on diving, but beach time and some exploring/ eating are also important.
I am coming here for help. I have noticed that this is the rainy season In parts if Malaysia? As well as indo and ph.
Does anyone have recommendations on what would likely give me a combo of the best diving/ most su ...
I previously did a one-day scuba dive with an instructor off of Cairns at the Great Barrier Reef. This trip, I'm traveling with a friend who is PADI certified, but I don't have the time to complete the whole course, either here at home or in Thailand.
So I'm looking for recommendations of good dive operators located in Koh Tao who offer one-day outings that allow me to dive in the Gulf and not just a pool. (Yes, I've done some Google-ing already; I just wanted to see what users here h ...
Hi, I'd like to get some video of the Mekong and would like to hire someone to go down the the muddy depths to see what lurks there. Either from Thailand or Laos side is okay. Please email me since I don't come here much. firstname.lastname@example.org ...
Finally Bangkok! I've been here for a week now and i absolutely love it!
I'm leaving for Surat Thani/Krabi early next week and was thinking that it might be a good idea to find things like goggles and snorkel here first.
Does anyone know where to look for stuff like that? Or, would it even be easier to find once in ST/Krabi perhaps?
Any help is highly appreciated.