I really don't need to say much: If you are planning to become a Diving Instructor I can HIGHLY recommend Buddha View on Koh Tao! From the first day on I had the feeling that all the course directors really take care about the students and prepare you so well for the IE that it is basically IMPOSSIBLE to fail. All the directors also know the sh*t, have experience for years and you notice that from the first second you get to know them. But (and that's one of the best things) it's not only about learning, learning, learning it's also about fun - and the IDC was fun & that's actually the best way to learn if it's combined with a lot of fun. Nothing left to say, go there and become a PADI pro - it's AWESOME ;-)
PS: have a look at my awesome IDC group, we are all very happy and proud instructors now, thanks to Mark & Co.