koh tao, Thailand
Just finnished my opren water course and about to start my advance am in Koh tao and Diving being the main activity in koh tao i decided to do it as people said it is the cheapest in the world, there are loads of dive shops that exist along Sairee beach. You can bet to have good competition in terms of price and service among the few top dive schools around but i found opposite the 7/11 or behind choppers (aussie bar) there is a dive shop called Davy Jones Locker i got the deal for 9800 with 4 nights free accomadation.
I had a good time diving with Davy Jones Locker. Davy Jones Locker is one of the first few diving school that exist in the island and so traditionally they have better knowledge on the history and dive sites around the island. Their staffs are excellent and friendly. Its also one of the only schools with a pool whcih is realy good for your first day in the pool to for doing the skills and after you can chill i the bar and have a big chang. They offer daily boats trips and Snorkelling trips as they have 3 boats including a High Speed rib which can take you to sites other shops cant get to. Pop by and talk to these guys while you are there and you will definatley want to dive there.
Next stop Phi Phi!!!