What Rob_007 KentUK says about "Diving" ?

(Feb 26, 2009)

"Simply the best......"

I cannot recommend Pimalai Divers more highly. My partner and I have just returned from 2 weeks at the Pimalai and having passed our PADI Open Water in the UK in October 2008 we decided to do our first ocean dives with PD. We did a total of 6 dives (at Koh Haa, Hin Daeng, Hin Mueang and Koh Bida). It was an amazing experience. The dive centre is incredibly professional, organised and well run. Some of the most important points (1) Location - the Pimalai is at the southern end of Koh Lanta and all the dive sites lie to the south. Most of the other dive centre boats come from Saladan (in the north of the island) and take hours to reach their destinations. We were finishing our first dives as the other dive boats were just arriving. We left at 8 and were back on the beach by lunchtime most days. (2) The Pimalai has the best dive boats on the island - a luxury cruiser (maximum 20) and a speedboat (maximum 10) which makes for shorter trips and luxury travel. (3) Small diver numbers - max of 20 people per trip. (3) The service - absolutely superb. The crew were amazing and you really didn't need to lift a finger - everything was done for you. Unlimited water and cold drinks, sumptuous lunch, all kit was organised and placed into kit bags which was carried from and to the boat for you. (4) Safety - at all times we felt very safe in the company of knowledgeable and professional dive masters (4:1 ratio). The dive briefings were all extremely comprehensive. All of the dive centre's equipment was new (whilst we were there it had a delivery of new kit bags (although there was nothing wrong with the old !)).

The staff were great fun and made all the dives a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Our only regret is that we didn't do more dives.....!

Simply the best !

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