Big Blue was possibly my favourite part of travelling. We weren't even going to go diving, but we decided whilst in a cage with a tiger in chaing mai that if we could stroke a tiger we could also dive! And now wish we had allowed more than 4 days on koh tao :( Iain our instructor was fantastic, and actually pretty funny for a Scottish bloke! We had such a great time on the open water course, especially having an underwater running race with scottys team. Billy made us a great video which I secretly watch all the time!
we stayed in the hotel, fantastic value for money and a great location. If you have a little extra money spare definitely worth the hot water and air con! Food at big blue 1 and 2 was great, breakfast in the morning was delicious and so was the bbq salmon.
Visiting big blue is an absolute must if you go to Thailand, couldn't recommend it more. However, make sure you leave enough time to do the advanced course, you will massively regret it if you don't - like us!!! We'll be back soon!