I just thought I would post this thread as Iv noticed alot of newbies on the site lately and wish them the best and good instruction. So who do you think provides the best instruction and training ??? Well IMO from experience and wasting a great deal of money in the past, till I got wise, I will tell you what I think. PADI are excellent at getting people in the water but I wouldnt stay with them after OW. GUE although Iv never trained with them from what I know from the coure materials and training they are EXCELENT but my choice for not training with them was they werent around when I started diving. They do seem to be quite pricey and the standard gasses makes diving expencive but the standard of training is the BEST no matter who the instructor is. PSAI If your interested on going down the extended range route then these guys know there stuff on deep air with a certification route down to 73m. However NOT for everyone only divers with the skill and mind set are accepted onto the course. INSTRUCTORS well Iv met a few but im only going to mention one as I think he is the best instructor iv met and thats Mark Powell. I'll finish by saying diving is expencive, equipment is expencive so the best advice at the start of your hobbie can be very valuble so im hoping some experienced divers will add to this thread to make diving cheaper and more enjoyable for newcommers.