After dealing with Blue Label in Australia I was put in contact with Simone in Thailand regarding my cave diving inquiry. I found Simone to be very helpful and prompt in her replies and assistance.
Once agreeing on a package to suit my timelines and qualifications I found myself in Thailand in mid Jan 2015 with a week of cave diving ahead.
Due to circumstances outside of their control the itinerary had to be drastically changed and this led to Simone and Ben working out an alternative option in a very short timeframe and were extremely understanding of my hesitations with the alternative plans.
Once I met with my guide and dive buddy Ben C, I knew the trip would be fine.
The only equipment I needed was a primary light and tanks, and all were in perfect working order. I had regulator fail and without question they found me a spare one for the remainder of the trip.
The accommodation in each place was great and the food each day stunning.
Ben C and his wife were wonderful hosts and tour guides. These guys don't know the word no and nothing is too difficult or hard.
The cave diving ranged from extremely challenging with low vis, tight penetrations and awkward dives to magical clear caves with stunning decorations and layouts. Some caves were only 7.2mts deep whilst others were 40mts at entry.
Each dive posed a new challenge and opportunity and at no point did I feel like Ben or myself were pushing any limits. Ben is 1st class in his dive briefs and execution of every dive. Safety is paramount in cave diving and this is not ignored when dealing with Blue Label. Nothing is overlooked with equipment, qualifications and dives.
There is no higher recommendation than the fact of saying, Ill be back very soon to get into SongHong.
Thanks Simone, Patcha, Ben R and dive buddy Ben C .
TDI Full Cave Diver