My boyfriend booked the open water with SSS Phuket Dive and Surf Center in Kata Beach following the good reviews and it won't let you down. Since the first moment doing the exercises in the swimming pool you can see that they don't only have good dive instructors but people who have dedicated their entire life to diving and its their true passion, this is the case of Ned. His philosophy for the Open water is not only taking care of new students so they can pass their exam but develop the skills so you can become a diver and be able to face any situation under the water. He really impressed by his knowledge, the patience, the educational skills and his sympathy! Diving and learning how to dive next to him is a truly experience, but also his passion for animal wildlife. Definitely recommended!