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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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written on Mar 05, 2014 in Ewa Beach, United States

Added Mar 05, 2014

5/5 stars

Great place to relax and dive!

I stayed here longer than i originally planned because i loved the atmosphere so much. My brother ended up getting his Open Water Certification, and went on his first dive in Koh Tao with Big Blue Diving. To this day he says it was his favorite place we visited by far. Thank you Big Blue for making our time spent here unforgetable!

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

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Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving Level : Hobby diver
"I was supposed to be a fish"

written on Mar 05, 2014 in Årsta, Sweden

Added Mar 05, 2014

3/5 stars

Unsafe

Bad equipment.

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

About Jonas L

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

from Gothenburg

written on Mar 05, 2014 in Billdal, Sweden

Added Mar 05, 2014

5/5 stars

Had a blast

One of the high lights of my trip through Thailand, nice staff, good food, good accomodation...but most importantly, awesome diving!

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

About Linus

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

written on Mar 05, 2014 in Durham, United States

Added Mar 05, 2014

5/5 stars

best.

Even though there are a hundred new places I would love to go and dive, I am 100% going back to Big Blue - nothing beats the people you dive with and the experience of living on the beach meeting new people every day!

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

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Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving Level : Hobby diver
"I was supposed to be a fish"

from Stockholm

written on Mar 05, 2014 in Solna, Sweden

Added Mar 05, 2014

2/5 stars

Gone corporate, vibe is gone

We were five people who had booked two rooms, one non-diver. Last minute my girlfriend, who dived, wanted to come along. I was supposed to stay with the non-diver but now I of course wanted a private room for me and my girlfriend. Even though Big Blue had spare rooms we were not allowed to rent it because a non-diver would stay in it by her self, even though the other five of us were diving and taking certificates. She was given the finger, big blue couldn't give us three rooms for the six of us even when five of us were diving. We had to send our non-diving friend away by her self to find a room somewhere else. This was after two days of exhausting travelling including the rough boattrip to koh tao where a lot of people puked.

The Big Blue staff might be smiling but they don't give a shit about you or your friend(s) if they're not diving. The relaxed service minded layed back "we fix"-mentality is gone, it's all about the money now.



I wrote a complaint to big blue. I got to speak with the manager. He said his staff was right to send my friend away but when I explained that six people of whom five were diving should be able to rent three rooms and choose our selves which of us would stays in which room, he said that he now understood, that I was right and that it was a shame we were leaving now. I did not get a refund even though they ruined the vacation for me and my friend. I was angry with them the whole week.



Big blue get a second star for f***ing us with a smile :)



Never ever Corporate Big Blue Diving ever again.

The vibe is gone. What happened with the cool "all about the diving" and chilling experience I got 2010. Wiped away by the cynical wave of capitalism.



Yours Sincerely,

Robert Westling

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

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Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving Level : Hobby diver
"I seek adventure and the unknown"

written on Mar 05, 2014 in Pymble, Australia

Added Mar 05, 2014

5/5 stars

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


from Oxford

written on Mar 05, 2014 in Epping, Australia

Added Mar 05, 2014

5/5 stars

Love big blue!

Completed my open water and advanced course with big blue and had an amazing time, our instructor Nat was brilliant, very encouraging and professional and lots of fun. The free room whilst diving was also great! I loved my first experience at big blue so much that I returned a few months later after recommending the resort to friends who came along too. I spent just over a week fun diving, all the dive masters were very friendly and I had the best time. Would definitely recommend big blue to anyone!

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

About Charley C

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving Level : Hobby diver
"For me the dive IS the experience"

from Melbourne

written on Mar 01, 2014 Australia

Added Mar 02, 2014

5/5 stars

The big blue world

When I first stated to research which dive school to attend, it quickly became evident of the fantastic reputation Big Blue Diving has among many people worldwide.

The school has many well trained instructors. The courses are varied, but all are structured around small teaching groups and professionalism. Your first day as a student can be quite daunting, as there is a lot to learn, however it doesn't take too long until you become confident with your own abilities. I am very impressed with the standard of knowledge all the instructors have and the 'family' atmosphere the organisation has. I will especially recommend this school to anyone travelling alone, as its a great way to meet new people while u discover the big blue world!

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

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Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving Level : Novice / Learner
"I seek adventure and the unknown"

written on Feb 27, 2014 New Zealand

Added Feb 28, 2014

3/5 stars

Disappointing 2nd visit to Koh Tao

This was the 2nd time I have dived with Big Blue. One of the dives I paid for was only 15 minutes long due to a gear malfunction of the dive leader, we had to resurface. No refund or credit was given for this dive. Also on the ferry on the way over to Koh Tao the promo guys assured us there were plenty of two person rooms available and when we arrived at the resort they told us we could either go in a dorm or pay extra for the three person room although there were only two of us. As well as this the shower in our room was broken and the sink was blocked the entire time we were there. I would not return again as there are many other fine dive schools on the island

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


written on Feb 27, 2014 Austria

Added Feb 27, 2014

5/5 stars

I very much enjoyed my OW course at BBD! I especially liked the small groups of five people. Our instructor really gave us the time we needed until we felt comfortable breathing under water. The atmosphere was very relaxed and easygoing however safety was always the highest priority. Consequently, I can highly recommend the OW at BBD.



As for the accommodation, 200bath for a dorm during the course was quite expensive. I paid less elsewhere in Thailand for the same standard without a dive course (shared bath, cold shower).

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


from Sweden

written on Feb 27, 2014 in Gothenburg, Sweden

Added Feb 27, 2014

5/5 stars

Great!

Although we had some trouble with our booking, the staff was great and helped us to an alternative solution. The accomodation was good in accordance to the price we payed and the area was really nice with a beautiful beach, lots of nice bars and restaurants nearby, really nice atmosphere with a lot of youths. The diving instructors were great and really knew their stuff. Me and my friends traveled around in Thailand for one month and this was the place we enjoyed the most!!



Would really recommend it!

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

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

from Stellenbosch

written on Feb 27, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa

Added Feb 27, 2014

5/5 stars

Above and Beyond Expectations

We did our open water diving in January with Luke. It was brilliant. we liked it so much we decided to do our advance open water as well. We will definitely go back to do further courses with Big Blue and hopefully with Luke too.



Blig Blue has exceeded expectation in every aspect, from Instructor to diving equipment to accommodation. We loved it, you will love it!

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

About Lara M

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

from Shanghai

written on Feb 27, 2014 in Nanjing, China

Added Feb 27, 2014

4/5 stars

Dedicated for divers

An economic solution for stay and diving. Nice dive masters and excellent diving packages. The canteen food is really not bad. As for the accommodation... Well, who really cares! Anyway, you get to Ko Tao to have fun. That's the point!

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

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Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving Level : Hobby diver

from Firenze

written on Feb 27, 2014 in Florence, Italy

Added Feb 27, 2014

5/5 stars

Excellent!

My experience at Big Blue it's been just perfect: great location, good feeling, great professionality, very good diving equipment and really very good price for accomodation if you dive. So, what can i say... thank you Luke and thank you Big Blue!

Simone

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

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from Sydney

written on Feb 26, 2014 in Eastwood, Australia

Added Feb 27, 2014

5/5 stars

Great experience, Very kind staff and very organised

I have never scuba dived before so this was a completly new experience for me and from beginning to end it was amazing. Our instructor Ernesto made the diving both fun and informative and he was always very helpful. the accomodation is amazing and right on the beach. I will be going back to do my advanced and free diving course with Big Blue Diving definitley. I have reccomended it to a lot of people.

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

About Luke G

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