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Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao

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4.68 / 5

based on 838 reviews - 95% of reviewers would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao to a friend




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written on Oct 08, 2015 in Hanoi, Viet Nam

Added Oct 08, 2015

4/5 stars

Big diving school but still enough individual care

I did my Open Water Diver in 09/15 and I am glad I did it with that diving school.
My instructor Alex was highly professionel, knew how to explain everything really well (in English as well as in German) and made me feel safe all the time.
My group included 4 other persons, which was a good groupsize. I was the one who was struggeling a little bit but I could be sure to get supported by Alex all the time.
All in all a wonderful experience - Thanks everyone for that amazing time.

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from Glasgow

written on Oct 08, 2015 in Unstone, United Kingdom

Added Oct 08, 2015

5/5 stars

Friendly & Flexible

After I loved my try dive it was no issue when I decided that I wanted to continue diving and do my Open Water. A great bunch of instructors and other staff.

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

written on Oct 08, 2015 in Indramayu, Indonesia

Added Oct 08, 2015

3/5 stars

Ok, but a couple of issues

The course was delivered as promised and we achieved the aim. However the enjoyment was spoilt by two issues. Firstly they do not mention that students have to make a decision between PADI and SSI certification on the first night and are left with no time to make an informed decision before being 'strongly encouraged' to take the SSI route which the school is heavily biased towards. Secondly our memory of the course was tarnished by the way they handle the dive DVD at the end. Instead of being a fixes price it is a big negotiation between the videographer and two groups, resulting in lengthy discussions, upset and a bad feeling from all. It would be much better if it was sold at a fixed price, even if the price is high.

SK would not recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

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written on Oct 08, 2015 in Bern, Switzerland

Added Oct 08, 2015

5/5 stars

Best divingschool!

Big Blue is definitely the best diving-shool. The instructors, the school itself, the accomodation, the divingspots, the bar...
Thank you for everything!

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written on Oct 07, 2015 in Kadoma, Japan

Added Oct 08, 2015

5/5 stars

Professional, Casual & Friendly Dive School w/ Great Facilities

I stayed at Big Blue for one week, for both my SSI Open Water and advanced certifications and it was a pleasure to stay and learn with them. The instructors are knowledgeable, patient and fun. The dive school includes pretty decent and cheap dorm accommodation (almost free when diving). Equipment is well-maintained and dive boats are top-notch. Restaurant overlooking the beach has a great vibe and generally wonderful food. Not a fan of the breakfast though- everything else was great. Would definitely recommend to friends and I'd love to stay there again.

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

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

from Kunming

written on Oct 07, 2015 in Kunming, China

Added Oct 08, 2015

5/5 stars

fatastic experience

Instructors are very patient and professional . Education quality is excellent. I am pretty sure i am goint to continue my courses with big blue . The OW and AOW package is very economic yet of high quality , i strongly recommend it to every one who wants to savor recreationl diving .

Big blue is nice would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

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

from London

written on Oct 07, 2015 in London, United Kingdom

Added Oct 08, 2015

5/5 stars

The best decision we made during our travels.

Firstly, I cannot recommend this place enough! Me and my two friends I was travelling with had the most amazing and memorable time here, and if you want to learn how to dive somewhere affordable, yet surrounded by great company, a wonderful atmosphere and with incredible dive sites this is the place to go. We had initially planned to only do the Open Water course, but we ended up staying to complete our advanced too, and it was all extremely worth it. Accommodation for divers is free (make sure you book in advance), comfortable and clean. Food is nice but quite pricey, so if you are on a budget I'd recommend heading out to the town for meals. Our instructor (Ernesto) was brilliant. Not only was he so much fun but obviously very good and passionate about his job. He made us feel extremely safe and was so encouraging when my friend was ill on one of the dives... So shout out to Ernesto for being great! The dives we went on were breathtaking, and during one dive we stayed underwater for nearly an hour which was fantastic. The only very small little bit of criticism I have is about how the videographer dealt with selling the DVD of the final dives at the end of the Open Water course... It was very well made but I'd recommend having one fixed price to save any uncomfortable negotiation which seemed really out of place in this wonderfully relaxed dive resort. However, safe to say all three of us plan to continue diving in the future (hopefully a lot) and if I ever return to Thailand I will definitely be stopping off at Big Blue.

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

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Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  :  Cave diving, Wreck diving

from Roanoke

written on Oct 07, 2015 in Fairbanks, United States

Added Oct 07, 2015

5/5 stars

Perfect first diving experience

Diving with Big Blue was my first diving experience, and it could not have gone any better. I completed the Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver courses, and everything about it was exceptional. The accommodations were excellent, the staff members were friendly and attentive, the group size was small (5 people, including myself), and the dive sites were all spectacular. I was in Thailand for a month, and my week here was easily the highlight of my trip!

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

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

from Nijmegen

written on Oct 07, 2015 in Huizen, Netherlands

Added Oct 07, 2015

5/5 stars

Amazing! Best experience ever

Big Blue is an amazing diving school.
The staf is great, they make you feel very safe.
It is one big family, diving with your group. The location is amazing, its right at the Beach! After a day of diving you can relax with your group, have a Nice lunch. The people are great, there is a really relaxed atmosphere. You will not regret it.. Go big Blue!

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

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

written on Oct 07, 2015 in Frauenfeld, Switzerland

Added Oct 07, 2015

4/5 stars

Standarized but awesome time

I had a really good time at Big Blue. For the size of the diving school, I think it's amazing how smoothly everything runs. However, it definetly was too many people from time to time (for the introduction videos, in the pool, ...). I think, the price-value ratio was very good, and I'd do my open water course there again.

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from Buenos Aires

written on Oct 07, 2015 Thailand

Added Oct 07, 2015

5/5 stars

Amazing Experience!

I arrived Koh Tao without lnowing if I would even do a Dive Course. Finally we decided for Big Blue and it was awesome. Not only thr place with accomodation but also the instructor, Ernesto and Helena were great at every time. Totally recommend it!

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

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Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  :  Photography, Cave diving, Free diving

written on Oct 05, 2015 United States

Added Oct 05, 2015

5/5 stars

Great time

The guides were great and, most importantly for me, my fellow divers were friendly and fun. The bar on site is a fantastic place to hang with your fellow divers.

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

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Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  :  Wreck diving

written on Oct 04, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland

Added Oct 04, 2015

5/5 stars

First class experience

Incredibly professional and welcoming staff, top class equipment, engaging and informative training and great sense of community. Ask for Ernesto.

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written on Oct 03, 2015 in Axams, Austria

Added Oct 03, 2015

5/5 stars

Very enjoyable diving vacation

It was a pleasure diving with your copany. Thank you for providing a german speaking, very professional instructur for our kids diving course. Also fun diving was very well organised and enjoyable. We will come again!!

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written on Oct 02, 2015 in Vohringen, Germany

Added Oct 02, 2015

5/5 stars

Fundiving at its best!

We have been at big blue for the second time and we are huge fans.
Cool and friendly instructors, great ships, a nice bar and a relaxt place to stay.
See ya..........

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