>Hello all divers and Thailand traveler
>We are going to Koh Tao for diving.
>We d'ont want bring our own diving equipements there
>because we are also travelling around like Backpackers.
>How are the rental-equipementes over there?
It was fine. I had no complaints/problems with the gear I got.
The scuba diving is quite nice there, but it can get a bit
crowded at the popular spots. There are also nice
options for snorkeling as well.
>Any Diving-Shop to recoment?
We used Ban's Diving located at Had Sai Ree (about 1-2km north of the
port). They have a nice and large diving boat, and their divemasters
(in case you want one to show you around) are pretty competent
(hint: ask for Veronika).
>Good place to stay near the diving shops for 200 - 600 bath,
Ban has nice bungalows on the beach. My girlfriend took a diving course as
well, so we got it for 200 B/night. I guess you should be able to get one for
2-300. The food in the restaurant at Ban's is a bit dull though,(if you're
looking for good Thai food, that is), but there are plenty of decent
restaurants within a 5 min walk.
Have a nice trip