We are a family of three traveling through Malaysia and Thailand. We want to get our scuba certifications and do some diving. We would love some recommendations on where to go.
There are quite a few options in those two countries, but I would highly recommend doing it in Thailand on the island of Koh Tao. It's cheap, has great accommodation, beautiful dive sites, competition so you can choose a dive resort that works best for you and your family, and it's lovely to explore when not diving. They often call it a "dive factory" because there are so many people getting their certification there, however the shop I received my PADI Open Water & Advanced was very professional, thorough, and welcoming. Seashelldivers
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The best place is Perhentian Islands!! The price is the better one, and there are the better spot