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Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao

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4.68 / 5

based on 840 reviews - 95% of reviewers would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao to a friend




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written on Oct 01, 2014 in Makawao, United States

Added Oct 01, 2014

4/5 stars

Sea-tacular!

For the price, the package, and the beautiful experience, big blue is the best choice! Accommodations are rough, but FREE, as long as you book ahead of time and at least 4 days. You get that small school feel with the perfect size dive groups and super experienced instructors, with the big school credibility. I had such an amazing time exploring the depths of the sea! Thanks Big Blue!

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written on Sep 30, 2014 in Medellín, Colombia

Added Oct 01, 2014

5/5 stars

Amazing experience

Despite the fact that Big Blue is a really big company, the 2 instrutors I had for my open & advanced water were amazing and attentive to everyone ! I'll be back there for sure for my future diving lessons.

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Gender : Male
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving

from Dresden

written on Sep 30, 2014 in Bremen, Germany

Added Sep 30, 2014

4/5 stars

Great fun AND professional education

I had a great time during my ssi open water course! We were a group of 6 an had two great dive masters. The equipment was good to very good and the accomodation was also good :) the only negative point to mention was the crowded boat but everything was well organised!

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Diving for : less than one year

written on Sep 30, 2014 in Singapore, Singapore

Added Sep 30, 2014

5/5 stars

awesome experience

Wasn't Just boring lessons. We got to swim around on the ocean floor safely. Will do it again definitely

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Interests  :  Free diving

written on Aug 29, 2014 South Africa

Added Aug 29, 2014

1/5 stars

Not good

May be good for people who need to do their courses, but not for fun divers! Messy transport to boat and divemasters whose air consumption was poor! Bedbugs in the dorm bed! Cheap is not always the best way!

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from Trondheim

written on Aug 20, 2014 in Trondheim, Norway

Added Aug 20, 2014

5/5 stars

Time of my life

I loved every second of my stay. I already recommended Big Blue to my friends that are going to Koh Tao. I loved the people, the atmosphere, the bar, the diving instructors - just everything! I want to go back, soon!

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

written on Aug 08, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Added Aug 08, 2014

5/5 stars

Totally worth it!

I did my advanced course at Big Blue.

Loved it. Great staff, great location, great peers.

Would come back again any time.

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written on Aug 07, 2014 in Kraainem, Belgium

Added Aug 07, 2014

4/5 stars

Very good diving instructors

I had a really good time at big blue.

The best thing were definitely the diving instructors.

It's easy to meet people there.

Good food.

Good rooms, but a little expensive though.

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written on Aug 06, 2014 in Phrae, Thailand

Added Aug 07, 2014

5/5 stars

Loved it!

Loved every minute scuba diving at big blue. Made lots of new friends, instructors and travellers! Special mention to our instructor Nick who was awesome. Everyone I have spoken to feels the same way and I would definitely reccomend the experience to anyone considering it.

Thank you

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Age : <20
Diving Level : Novice / Learner
"I seek adventure and the unknown"

written on Aug 06, 2014 in Marina Del Rey, United States

Added Aug 07, 2014

5/5 stars

a truly great experience

a great experience, i stayed for 7 days on koh tao, doing open water and advanced certs. the instructors i had close contact with (ants 1&2) were always engaging and fun, while remaining completely serious about teaching us the diving skills. i stayed on to try a night dive and found that their utilized completely different skills than my normal dives. i would have loved to do several more dives to practice and perfect buoyancy in these conditions

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from Rugby

written on Aug 06, 2014 United Kingdom

Added Aug 06, 2014

4/5 stars

Best scuba diving I've done

I have been to several countries and done an introduction to scuba diving as I have never had the time to do my padi or been sure if it's for me. However after this experience I want to do my Padi for sure! The discover scuba was in a small group with a down to earth knowledgeable member of staff. They made me feel at ease and that was something I had not felt in my previous dives. I had really enjoyable time and just wished that I had more time and money to do my qualification. Hopefully I will be back

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Age : 20-29
Diving Level : Novice / Learner
"I was supposed to be a fish"

from Durban

written on Aug 06, 2014 Thailand

Added Aug 06, 2014

5/5 stars

Amazing fun times

Came to big blue not knowing what to expect.



They really made a huge impression on me everything from their food to accommodation to friendly staff and instructors was above and beyond what I could have ever hoped for.



I will be coming back to continue my diving experience and will be recommending them to everyone I know that wants to try diving.



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Age : 20-29
Diving Level : Hobby diver
"I seek adventure and the unknown"

written on Aug 06, 2014 United States

Added Aug 06, 2014

5/5 stars

Great!

The no A.C. in the room was awful, especially because there was only one fan facing one of the beds. Other than that, absolutely perfect experience!!

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written on Aug 02, 2014 in Hanoi, Viet Nam

Added Aug 02, 2014

3/5 stars

Overall good but some personal touches needed

I felt as if it was as a bit of a factory, I understand it is a big diving school but I felt as if my instructor was bored of the same thing every day and wasn't particularly enthusiastic. I enjoyed the experience but had much higher expectations. I wanted more of a social and friendly vibe, and felt for example, that had I seen any staff outside of the hours they had to be with me, they wouldn't have said hello. This is not the same for all staff however, I was jealous of some of the other groups and their instructors! Would've been nice to have had a big group photo that was sent to us, things like that. Also, accommodation in the double private rooms was awful. No ventilation, loads of Mosquitos getting in from the bathroom and just generally the hottest room ever. I felt safe with Big Blue, but didn't find the overall experience that fun despite really enjoying the actual diving.

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

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Age : 20-29
Diving Level : Hobby diver
"I seek adventure and the unknown"

written on Jul 30, 2014 in Brighton, United Kingdom

Added Jul 30, 2014

5/5 stars

Brilliant time, friendly teachers

I will definitely be coming back. Our teacher was friendly and funny, the course was simple and the site sites were spectacular. I went to do my Open Water course and I would have stayed to take my Advanced if I'd had more time there.



The bar and restaurant have a good atmosphere too, with performers on the beach each evening.



The only downside was that on our last day they tried to sell us a DVD of our last dive for forty quid, and seemed very offended when we politely refused. There was a bit of unwanted pressure there.



Otherwise, an perfect trip.



P.S. Make sure you book a room with air con!

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