I got certified at Silent World over 5 years ago and having nothing but great things to say about their training, staff and expertise. They emphasize training and safety and always seem to recommend the appropriate next steps in diving education at the right time. Their knowledge of equipment and local dive sites is extensive. In addition, Craig and his team do a great job of setting up a diving community and finding opportunities for you to dive; whether it's a group boat trip, a day at the beach or introductions to other divers with your same interests; they continually look for ways to keep you diving. Silent World's dive travel experience is by far better than anything I could have imagined. I've been to Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico on SW trips and they are run professionally, to the best sites, with the best operators and groups of people. Fun!!