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Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao

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4.68 / 5

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




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from Paris

written on Mar 18, 2014 in Paris, France

Added Mar 18, 2014

5/5 stars

Unforgettable !

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About Marie R

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

written on Mar 17, 2014 Austria

Added Mar 17, 2014

5/5 stars

A really great time

We really enjoyed our time at Koh Tao. Diving with Big Blue is/was one of the best things we did during our vacation. We are looking forward to see everybody there next year. Big Blue Diving is the best diving center we`ve ever been to. We can recommend to dive with Big Blue especially for beginners because you get a really good training there.

Yours,

Verena

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

About Verena

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39
Diving Level : Frequent diver
"For me the dive IS the experience"

written on Mar 17, 2014 in Santiago, Chile

Added Mar 17, 2014

4/5 stars

Good spot

I have a really good time doing the open water course, but the dorms were really bad, with a non working aircon and really bad bathroom. Also you didnt send me my certification to my home address so i dont have my SSI card.

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Response from Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao Mar 18, 2014

Hi, Sorry to read you havent got your card yet. Please tell me your name & your certifying Instructor & I will get n to that straight away for you.
I understand your comment about the dorms. Part of the reason we offer them for FREE.
Sorry you didnt like it tho, but I do understand.
Yours,
Jim Donaldson


from Houten (Netherlands)

written on Mar 17, 2014 in Houten, Netherlands

Added Mar 17, 2014

5/5 stars

Great diving centre.. Superb instructor

Having a wonderfull time and a great open water course with instructor Neill. Definitly recommended.

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About Cor H

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving Level : Novice / Learner
"I enjoy diving as part of a luxury holiday"

written on Mar 17, 2014 Cambodia

Added Mar 17, 2014

1/5 stars

Put me off diving for life

I had some trouble in the first session in the swimming pool, the instructor was not concerned about this and still made me go in the sea. I struggled again and instead of being helped I was told to get back on the boat and I couldn't complete the course. The onstructors were so rude, didn't even bother explain what I had done wrong or how to improve. Completely knocked my confidence. Plus the accommodation was the worst we have stayed in SE Asia. There are plenty better schools on Koh Tao who will care about their students and aren't as the instructor quoted 'a people factory' only after your money.

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

Response from Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao Mar 18, 2014

Hi Stacey, My name is Jim & I am the Manger & Owner of Big Blue & therefore take a lot of pride & responsibility in the way my shop is run. Reading your review has very much distressed me & I would like to chase it up with the Instructor. The way you were treated is most definitely not the way we want our students to be feeling. I would very much like to take action on the Instructor Instructors who were involved in your training so would appreciate it if you could tell me who I need to address to ensure this behaviour from my employees does not happen again.
I very much appreciate the time you have taken to point out the failings in my business & hope that you can help me just a little further by letting me know who to talk with.
Yours, very disappointed, Jim Donaldson

About Stacey M

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving Level : Novice / Learner

written on Mar 17, 2014 Brazil

Added Mar 17, 2014

4/5 stars

Great teachers and good accommodations.

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written on Mar 17, 2014 in Columbus, United States

Added Mar 17, 2014

5/5 stars

Really great environment for training!

I did my open water certification here in February, 2014, and I am so glad that I did! The class size was pretty small (there were 6 of us) so the days went pretty quickly and you got the attention you needed. The instructors were really patient and fun. I was worried about doing my certification because I was only on the island for a few days and wanted to be able to enjoy it, but I didn't feel like the course took away from any enjoyment of this wonderful island! I definitely recommend it and I would do it all over again if I was going back. They do a nice video on the last day of your training course as well which is a nice buy if you have a few people to split the cost.

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from Manchester

written on Mar 17, 2014 in Bury, United Kingdom

Added Mar 17, 2014

5/5 stars

Awesome!

Great accomodation and friendly staff. I was instructed by Luke for my Open Water and Advanced Open Water courses who was great. Both courses had both more than 5 people on and it felt like I had loads of one on one time.



Big Blue 1 and 2 are no more than 5 minutes walk from each other and the bars at both schools are great!

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

About Aleksis W

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving Level : Novice / Learner
"For me the dive IS the experience"

written on Mar 17, 2014 in Alberta, Canada

Added Mar 17, 2014

4/5 stars

Great instructors, had lots of fun!

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written on Mar 17, 2014 Germany

Added Mar 17, 2014

4/5 stars

Nice, chilled and professional instructores.

8 great days!!

Thanks for that Simo and Steve-O!!

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from Essex

written on Mar 17, 2014 United Kingdom

Added Mar 17, 2014

5/5 stars

Brilliant fun!

Best week ever! Thank you Neil & Chris for taking such good care of us and teaching us so much. A week I will remember forever!

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

About Sian E

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39
Diving Level : Novice / Learner
"I was supposed to be a fish"

written on Mar 17, 2014 in Perth, Australia

Added Mar 17, 2014

4/5 stars

Wonderful staff, instructors and dive masters. Classes were well conducted and informative and we had the pool to ourself!!

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from Aberdeen

written on Mar 12, 2014 in Perth, Australia

Added Mar 12, 2014

5/5 stars

Great way to get started

I've always wanted to learn how to dive, and BBD seemed like a fairly decent option. The accommodation was great for the price, and the schedule easy for just about anyone. Our instructor had the patience of a saint, when our group took several hours longer than necessary in the pool trying to get things right, and managed to work the schedule so we got everything done on the day despite it.

And when it came to going into the water, our odd numbered group was evened out by the trainee instructor who was partnered with me - while the 3 dives we actually went on were great. The first perfect for getting used to being in the water, while the other 2 a reward for going through the tests.

My only issue was the video that was offered at the end of the course. I would have happily bought it had our group featured in it - however our camerawoman was allocated to 2 groups, and spent the majority of her time with the others. As such it didn't seem worth getting.

All in all loved my time at BBD, and would have happily stayed to get the full diving license had it been possible, but would happily return to do the second part without a second thought.

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

About D H

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving Level : Novice / Learner
"I seek adventure and the unknown"

from London

written on Mar 11, 2014 Hong Kong

Added Mar 11, 2014

5/5 stars

Great Place to Learn to Dive

Big Blue is one of the best places to get your open water and advanced. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and work to ensure you have a strong grasp of diving fundamentals. This place is very biased towards SSI, not a bad thing but do your own research about which certification you want before you get there.

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written on Mar 10, 2014 in Leiden, Netherlands

Added Mar 10, 2014

4/5 stars

I had a really nice time at big blue diving. However, it is a very big company with many people working and diving there so if you are looking for something personal and small, don't go. If you are looking for fun, good instructors, nice boats and nice diving, just go.

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

About Michael

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving Level : Novice / Learner
"I seek adventure and the unknown"