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Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao

Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao
17/18 Moo 1
Koh Tao Suratthani
84280
Thailand
Tel: 0819205698
Review Summary

4.68 / 5

based on 836 reviews - 95% of reviewers would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao to a friend




About Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao

With 2 beachfront Resorts, Restaurants & Bars located in the heart of Sairee Beach & 5 purpose built Dive Vessels we offer over 17 different Divesites daily around Koh Tao. We teach all PADI SSI & BSAC Courses from beginner to Instructor & offer varying different grades of accommodation from Free Lodgings in our Air Conditioned Dorms to private luxurious Bunglaows on the beach. We are the largest SSI Instructor Training Facility in Asia as well as the only BSAC Center of Excellence on Koh Tao & all our Instructors are able to teach PADI Courses. We also have a Tech Diving Center offerring Caves wrecks & Tech Diving, a Free Diving Department with International Record Holders & AIDA Judges on staff & our own in HOuse Marine Biologist heading up our Eco arm offering Eco Internships.


Languages

English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Japanese & Thai.


Affiliations

BSAC, PADI, SDI, SSI, TDI


Services

Guided dive tours, Boat diving, Shore diving, Liveaboard boat tours, Dive training, Equipment rental, Equipment repair, In house equipment sales, Online equipment sales, Dive insurance, Diver certifications, Free Diving, Tech Diving


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Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao

17/18 Moo 1

Koh Tao Suratthani

84280

Thailand

Contact Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao

Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao
17/18 Moo 1
Koh Tao Suratthani
84280
Thailand


Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao
Tel: 0819205698





written on Mar 07, 2017

Added Mar 07, 2017

3/5 stars

Good, but beware of the cost if you're not up to the dives!

Coaching was good and dives were good. Only issue is my other half had issues equalizing the pressure in her ears and therefore couldn't get past the first 10 minutes of the first of 4 dives. She was assured that she would get most of her money back as she had only been in the pool for 2 hours and in the sea for less than 10 minutes. However, they only offered us back less than a quarter of the total amount which I think is unreasonable. They should make it clearer at the time when you decide if you can carry on or not as she thought that it wasn't worth trying again and she was under the impression that she would get most of the money back.

Sam would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Sam

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20

written on Mar 04, 2017

Added Mar 04, 2017

5/5 stars

Brilliant!

My sisters and I had a class time a Big Blue on our SSI open water course whilst travelling Thailand. Really chilled, social and fun environment and brilliant tuition from the instructors. Would absolutely recommend Big Blue to anyone visiting Thailand!

Peter S would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

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from sao paulo

written on Feb 12, 2017 in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil

Added Feb 12, 2017

5/5 stars

Fantastic


It was an incredible experience ... I was very well instructed, it was my first dive .... everything fantastic, beautiful place with a thousand staff note ... thank you

Fagner A would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Fagner A

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : less than one year
Interests  :  Free diving

from Fall River

written on Feb 08, 2017

Added Feb 08, 2017

5/5 stars

Loved this island and this company!

Food, accommodations, staff-ALL AMAZING!!!

I cried when I left!!!

A must do when in Thailand!!!

XO

Jonelle D would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Jonelle D

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20

written on Jan 28, 2017 in Kitchener, Canada

Added Jan 28, 2017

5/5 stars

Great Instructors

Big Blue was very accommodating, we had to push our arrival date forward a day and stayed an extra day with no issue. Our instructor was enthusiastic and encouraging. Small class size allowed him to be attentive to each student. Video was fairly pricey but you are assigned a videographer for the whole day. Would have preferred more footage of the divers rather than the fish.

Jessica would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Jessica

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20

written on Jan 14, 2017 Switzerland

Added Jan 14, 2017

5/5 stars

Best Divingschool in whole Koh Tao

I was in Koh Tao in the end of august and was traveling by myself. I was quite young and so I had no experiences before because it was my first backpacking-trip. I decided to go to the Big Blue Diving because of the recommendations of facebook and co. So I was there for around one week. It was not my plan but at least I also did my advanced-course because of the very good divingteacher (Phil) and the whole divingteam there. I always felt like a familymember of the divers, because they treated us like that. They were so friendly and lovely and very happy to have all of each divingstudents there. The divers (teachers) there are all very skilled in their job and that's why the dives were all very secure and cool! I always felt very good under the water and also at their own hotel there. The rooms are very comfortable and if you wish you can also have a better room for a bit more money. Koh Tao is also the cheapest place on earth where you can do your licences with divingmasters! Now I have my SSI Open Water and my Advanced licence and I'm very happy with it. Looking forward to visiting the team there very soon for a dive! People go over there, you can't miss that and you won't have regrets of it!

Deborah B. would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

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Gender : Male

written on Jan 09, 2017

Added Jan 09, 2017

5/5 stars

great stay

very nice place, friendly people and a the best diving experience i had in thailand.
will go there again

flo would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

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from madrid

written on Jan 09, 2017 in Madrid, Spain

Added Jan 09, 2017

5/5 stars

Highly Recommend

I did my open water certification here and I felt totally prepared and safe after the training I received at Big Blue. The staff were fun and super nice. It was amazing to wake up so close to the ocean and it made the training that much easier.

Kerry would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Kerry

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20

written on Jan 09, 2017 in London, United Kingdom

Added Jan 09, 2017

5/5 stars

Couldn't recommend more!

Big Blue Diving were excellent from start to finish. Our instructor Jai Kennedy was a legend, very knowledgable and walked us through from start to finish what to expect. Don't think about it just book Big Blue!

Gareth M would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Gareth M

Gender : Male

from Keswick

written on Jan 08, 2017 in Keswick Beach, Canada

Added Jan 08, 2017

5/5 stars

Accomplishing my SSI Advanced Adeventurer was fun and easy

Great people, dorms are included if youre getting your certification, food was great and any meat meals could be switched to be tofu, had a blast with my team, the experience was obviously amazing, 5-10 minute walk from Big Blue to "down town" (aka a 7-11, restaurant and main intersection of the town)
If you have an option for who you get your cert with, definitely choose Big Ant. Little Ant is cool too but Big Ant is a blast and youre get a was more eye opening experience with stories to bring back to your friends.
All in all, fun, easy and great experience.

Samsara would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Samsara

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  :  Wreck diving, Free diving

written on Jan 06, 2017

Added Jan 07, 2017

5/5 stars

1 on 1 instruction

I had difficulty going underwater in the pool so they gave me a personal instructor (1 on 1 instruction) to complete the course.
I was very impressed with their response to my difficulties

john would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

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from London

written on Jan 06, 2017 in Oldham, United Kingdom

Added Jan 06, 2017

5/5 stars

Cameradie , learn and play

If traveling from uk travel go via Bankok , grab a train then coach to boat terminal .
Expect a paradise setting and trust me your senses will still get bursts of surpassed surprises time after time both below the waterline and above .
The staff are helpful and are good company which enables you to socially get along with there team and your own diving team members who you will probably meet for the first time.
Bonus for you thinking of diving is simply this In London to get upto advanced diver it will cost you £700 -800 plus travel . As I remember the flights, accom and course at big blue is roughly the same price if not cheaper . food and booze is cheaper. eating in house has to be done it's highly affordable too . locals are great . The ladyboys there are immense . I nearly got caught out by one but was fortunate enough that he had some ugly lady mates with abig Adam's apples standing next to him lol

RAYMOND P would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About RAYMOND P

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20

from Stockholm

written on Jan 05, 2017

Added Jan 05, 2017

5/5 stars

Open water, advanced diver and fun dives

Fantastic instructors, very calm and relaxed with attention to detailes! Would recomend big blue and Ant to anyone!

Christian S would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Christian S

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  :  Wreck diving

written on Jan 04, 2017 in Culver City, United States

Added Jan 05, 2017

5/5 stars

Amazing Time, Great Instructors, Clean Dorms

This school was got good reviews on Lonely Planet and did not disappoint. My instructor Alex was awesome, really knew his stuff and took us through the process in a way that was fun and challenging.

Joseph S would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

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from Bangkok

written on Jan 03, 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Added Jan 04, 2017

5/5 stars

Excellent school, place and people :)

With Big Blue is like with Popcorn - when you try once is hard to stop :)
Very good atmosphere and nice peopel with brilliant restauratn :D reccomend pizza Mario :) Regina+Onion :D

Mariusz B would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Mariusz B

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  :  Photography