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Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao

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4.68 / 5

based on 842 reviews - 95% of reviewers would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao to a friend




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from Copenhagen

written on Mar 23, 2015 in Vasby, Denmark

Added Mar 23, 2015

3/5 stars

Great diving, horrible accomodation

I did a couple of fun dives and an AOW course. The diving has been just amazing. One of the fun dives has been probably the best of my life, and I have the feeling that I learnt a lot on the course. Equipment is brand new and I could use a 15l bottle free of charge. Safety protocols were strictly followed.

BUT on the other hand accommodation is terrible. We did choose the "expensive" accommodation (1500 baths) and we were woke up the second night at the middle of the night, because our neighbours had bed bugs. For the same price we were on a 4star resort in Phangan. So my recommendation would be to dive with Big Blue, but sleep somewhere else.

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

About Ricado R

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 21-50

written on Mar 23, 2015 Netherlands

Added Mar 23, 2015

2/5 stars

Bad equipment, big group

Equipment was bad. Old, worn down and missing bits. Masks and snorkels we're full of mold and really dirty.

We got our open water licence. The group was 6 people. While other diving schools on koh tao just have 2/3 or private lessons for less.
They where also pushing people to buy masks in their shop.

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

About Tony--

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  :  Free diving

from Bangalore

written on Mar 23, 2015 in Bangalore, India

Added Mar 23, 2015

5/5 stars

Safety first, pleasant dive masters

I visited Koh Tao in February and dived on five days with Big Blue. Unfortunately, during the trip the visibility under water was atrocious, almost every day. Not the fault of the dive shop. The scale of the dive shop seems almost on an industrial scale, and yet they get most things correct. On some days on the boat there were more than 50 + people - divers, guides, students etc, and yet, I had a great time. They seemed to be able to divide divers appropriately into small groups and I almost received one on one attention. I cannot say enough nice things about all the dive masters that I dived with, the space is just too less. I thoroughly loved the trip. I would love to go back and dive with them again.

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

About Ashwin K

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 21-50

from Columbus, OH

written on Mar 23, 2015 United States

Added Mar 23, 2015

5/5 stars

Loved every minute!

I spent about a week diving with Big Blue in Feb. and I loved every minute! Did the refresher and advanced courses and then about 15 fun dives. Great dive masters and great atmosphere. I'll be back!

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

About Jessica M

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving, Liveaboard diving

written on Mar 23, 2015 Germany

Added Mar 23, 2015

5/5 stars

Great venue

I visit it last February and I loved the place. Friendly staff, good food resort and professional guides

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

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written on Mar 23, 2015 Germany

Added Mar 23, 2015

5/5 stars

A big family.

- very friendly and welcoming like a big family
- always felt safe during dives.
- had the best time and met so many cool people
- Our instructor Alex was awesome

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

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written on Mar 17, 2015 Australia

Added Mar 18, 2015

5/5 stars

OUTSTANDING!

I completed my open water diving certificate and was blown away, not only by the professionalism of Big Blue, but by how great the value-for-money was. I'm already planning my next trip back to Koh Tao to complete my advanced course and couldn't imagine diving with anyone else but Big Blue. My instructor Antony Edgley was very professional and very knowledgeable of the marine life we observed. I recommend to anybody interested in diving Thailand to go with Big Blue.

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

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written on Mar 14, 2015 in Perleberg, Germany

Added Mar 14, 2015

5/5 stars

great time

Have been back twice and planning a return for my Dive master cool staff fun safe and relaxed love it!!

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

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written on Mar 09, 2015 in Montreal, Canada

Added Mar 10, 2015

5/5 stars

Amazing!

An incredible experience! A prof excellent and attentive. We made unforgettable dives and I warned of priceless memories. Thousand times thank you!

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

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from Ontario, Canada

written on Mar 09, 2015 in Newmarket, Canada

Added Mar 10, 2015

5/5 stars

Great experience doing my Open Water Diver Course

Was made to feel like family from the moment I stepped onto the resort.

Erik and Guy were my instructors. Small group of 5 made learning enjoyable and they spent extra time with those who needed it.
I was unable to complete dives 3&4 with my class. Erik came in on his day off and we dove together, allowing me to complete the course the following day.
He went above and beyond.

The resort is within walking distance of everything you should need in town.
The restaurant serves amazing food with a huge selection, and the bar always has people just hanging out. Great for a solo traveller like myself.

Stayed in a single room all to myself (800 baht). Nothing spectacular but everything you need.
Can't wait to return one day.

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

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

from Tampere, Finland

written on Mar 08, 2015 in Phumi Boeng (1), Cambodia

Added Mar 09, 2015

5/5 stars

owd & adv. With Guy & Handsome-Erik

Everything was awesome with big blue! The accommodation, the courses, the guys&girls at big blue. Especially our dive instructors Guy & Erik. !!! Thanks guys! We have recommended big blue to everyone we have met during our travels.

We are going for a fun dive tomorrow at koh rong samloem @ Cambodia. Hope it's as fun as it was with Guy & Erik. Don't think so, but I'll keep my fingers crossed.

10/10 would go again!

Ville & Salla (team Finland) 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

written on Mar 08, 2015 in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands

Added Mar 08, 2015

5/5 stars

Overall excellent experience

Great instructors, nice accommodation and great people! Also the facilities next to the beach are very plesant and relaxt

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

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from Blackpool

written on Mar 08, 2015 in Hollywood, United States

Added Mar 08, 2015

5/5 stars

Excellent instructors

Excellent professional instructors who made it fun and exciting to dive with them. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the marine life and keeping the oceans clean. Highly recommend. Would dive with thema again if ever in Koh Tao

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

About Ian M

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49
Diving for : more than 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Videography, Liveaboard diving

from Boseong, South Korea

written on Mar 07, 2015 South Korea

Added Mar 08, 2015

5/5 stars

Gorgeous Dive Sites & Knowledgeable, Friendly Instructors

I was lucky enough to have Guy as my instructor for my Open Water course and first time diving. Not only is he hilarious, he made sure we all felt safe and comfortable diving. He was incredibly knowledgeable and took us down to some amazing sites around Koh Tao. The other staff members at Big Blue Diving were clearly like a family and made sure all guests were having a great time. I can easily see how you could come to Big Blue to dive and end up staying!

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

About Madda

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

written on Mar 07, 2015 United Arab Emirates

Added Mar 08, 2015

5/5 stars

Best by far!

I can say with complete conviction that Big Blue was the best diving resort and company I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. They were the first and remain the best. I even noticed when diving with other companies around the world that the training and preparation they gave me far out-shot that of the others as divers with double my dives were not nearly as prepared and fluent in the skills needed to have a safe, fun dive with others.
Matt (Waters) was a great instructor and because a friend! We all always felt safe and well instructed while having so much fun in the process. The whole team was always helpful of all of our needs no matter how specialized.
I can't wait to come experience it again!!!

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

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