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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 Amsterdam

written on Feb 26, 2014 Netherlands

Added Feb 27, 2014

4/5 stars

Good diving school, disappointing waters

I think this is the best diving school on Koh Tao. Not too many people in a class, good instructions, nice people.

But diving in Koh Tao was very disappointing compared to other diving spots I have been.

Viz was bad, not so many interesting sealife (only the usual suspects). The thing I liked the least was that tourism has ruined this island. Only bars with loud music, drunken English people in the evening. During days we weren't diving it was almost impossible to find a beach for swimming.



So...diving school is the best choice if you decide to go to Koh Tao! But I wouldn't recomment Koh Tao.



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

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Gender : Female
Diving Level : Hobby diver
"For me the dive IS the experience"

from Bratislava

written on Feb 26, 2014 Slovakia

Added Feb 27, 2014

5/5 stars

great

Awesome guys and really good instructors even for those, who didn't speak English very well.

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

About Marian S

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

written on Feb 26, 2014 in Glendale, United States

Added Feb 27, 2014

4/5 stars

The good and bad of Big Blue

I loved Big blue and the people who worked there. Our scuba instructor Guy was funny, good natured, and was an excellent teacher. The food at Big Blue is okay, you'll find better dishes in town (and cheaper). The only other thing I didn't like about Big Blue was that it ALWAYS smelled of diesel fuel. If I hung around the main office too long I would usually get a headache from the smell of it. But really the people who work there is worth the stay.

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

About Kelly R

Age : 20-29
Diving Level : Novice / Learner

written on Feb 26, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia

Added Feb 27, 2014

5/5 stars

I was recommended Big Blue by a friend who was staying there as an advanced diver and it was one of the best decisions i made while i was in Thailand. On our way from the mainland we were offered a really good deal for accommodation with the open water diving course by a guy called Peter, but the rates are really reasonable on their own and you get a great standard of teaching in your package! another friend and i were really nervous about trying diving but the staff are so friendly and motivating, letting you move along at your own comfort level but give you a positive push when its needed! The location is brilliant with amazing dive sites and even when you start doing fun dives the dive masters still respect your experience and make all the dives such good fun! We met nick, Neil and Dwayne and thought they were excellent! When i go back to Koh Tao I'll be staying and diving with Big Blue again for sure as well as telling anyone else thinking about open water diving to go here. Its top

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

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

written on Feb 26, 2014 South Korea

Added Feb 27, 2014

5/5 stars

Never wanted to leave.

Petra was a great instructor. Very relaxed atmosphere. Did the Open Water and the Advanced course which took about a week to complete. No complaints at all. Hope to be back some day for some fun dives.

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from Toronto

written on Feb 26, 2014 Netherlands

Added Feb 26, 2014

5/5 stars

Best Dive Resort Ever

Had such a great stay, the dorms and the location were perfect.

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

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Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving Level : Frequent diver

written on Feb 26, 2014 Austria

Added Feb 26, 2014

5/5 stars

We had a great time there, a lot of nice and crazy people, funny dive instructors, nice dives and good parties! Thanks

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from london

written on Feb 26, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Feb 26, 2014

5/5 stars

Amazing experience! Excellent and professional teaching.

Loved my time with Big Blue. Very friendly, easy going bunch with their resort right on the beach.



G was an incredible teacher with so much experience and crazy energy to give. Even when I first got into the water and wasn't entirely happy, she calmed me down and forced me to continue. If it wasn't for G, I wouldn't have swam with a turtle a week later!



Would recommend both big blue and G to anyone.



Big love!

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

About Dina R

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

from Kettering

written on Feb 26, 2014 in Yelvertoft, United Kingdom

Added Feb 26, 2014

5/5 stars

I would definitely recommend Big blue Diving to anyone had a great time on my course and also at the resort. Would also like to thank Guy who was my instructor, his knowledge and teaching methods were first class.

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

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

written on Feb 15, 2014 in Telfs, Austria

Added Feb 15, 2014

5/5 stars

Top

it was great Thx alot

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from Oslo

written on Jan 22, 2014 in Oslo, Norway

Added Jan 23, 2014

5/5 stars

awesome experience

Minty and MamaG were awesome, can't get much better than this.

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

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

written on Jan 20, 2014 South Africa

Added Jan 21, 2014

5/5 stars

Great time with awesome people

We had an amazing time with Big Blue. The instructors were great fun and knew what they were talking about. I would go back tomorrow if I could and will recommend them to all my friends. They are also in a prime position right on the beach. We stayed in the luxuary accomodation and it was absolutely stunning! Definitely worth the extra money!

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

About Kirsten B

Age : 20-29
Diving Level : Hobby diver

written on Jan 11, 2014 in Bern, Switzerland

Added Jan 11, 2014

5/5 stars

Great location to learn diving

Very good organized, friendly, and happy divemasters are waiting for you.

Explore the underwaterworld around Koh Tao, being able to see whalesharks and a lot of other cool stuff.

Amazing expierence. You will safe with the divemasters. Safety you can´t tak for granted in thailand generally, but this dive school will make you feel safe for sure!!!



Would definitely recommend it to a friend!



Thanks to Steve O!!! Great guy,full-hearted divemaster!

3 people found this review helpful

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

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

from Regensburg

written on Jan 09, 2014 in Nürnberg, Germany

Added Jan 09, 2014

5/5 stars

Everything comes with the dive instructor

It was fantastic! I was on a holiday trip on Koh Tao when I made my decision to learn diving. A bit theory, "dry" diving skills onshore, pre diving in a schooling pool, handling the diving gear and all the safety instructions were the beginning of that open water course before we went to our first dive in the waters around Koh Tao, Thailand.

It seems to be a different world underwater and in the beginning very scary when you go down on a anchor line of a boat but the dive instructor was very very good. Dave is his name and he was there for every single dive student. We were 6 dive students and while we were going down on the line he was swimming right next to us and checked up on everybody to make sure that everything is ok for our first dive and for all other dives. He took care for all students. It was so good that I did the next course as well with Dave as instructor because he did a fantastic job to teach us diving and both courses were a great experience and I hope to get the chance to do more courses with dive instructor Dave.

I recommend Big Blue Diving with Dave as dive instructor!!

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Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving Level : Novice / Learner
"For me the dive IS the experience"

written on Jan 07, 2014 in Penshurst, Australia

Added Jan 08, 2014

5/5 stars

Thank you to Big Blue for not only teaching me to dive (passing my open water and advance) but also for an amazing 10 days. I had the experience of a lifetime that I will never forget.

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