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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 Manchester

written on Dec 04, 2013 Thailand

Added Dec 05, 2013

5/5 stars

Do it!

If you are considering doing your open water certificate in Koh Tao, do it! Big Blue is a great place to introduce you to diving.

I did my open water in late October 2013 and loved it. Luke was a great instructor and put us all at ease. We had a really great dynamic within our group of four, so it felt really relaxed.

After a day practising in the pool, we got to do four dives in two days, and saw some amazing sights. (No turtles or sharks though, alas!)

Accommodation is included (4 bed dorm, very clean but no WiFi) and the Big Blue bar is a good place to hang out.

I have been traveling in Asia for 10 weeks and diving with Big Blue in Koh Tao has been one of my absolute highlights during this trip. Do it!

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

About Fiona W

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

from Bangkok

written on Dec 04, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Dec 04, 2013

5/5 stars

Big Blue become my 2nd home! Thats how great it it!



much love

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

About Apple

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

from London

written on Dec 04, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia

Added Dec 04, 2013

5/5 stars

Very good, professional and fun

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

About Thomas M

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

from Madison

written on Dec 03, 2013 in Madison, United States

Added Dec 03, 2013

5/5 stars

Awesome experience!

I was nervous, but went ahead and signed up for the Open Water anyway. Some friends and other travelers I had met on my SE Asia trip highly recommended Big Blue, so that's where I went! My instructor was Skui and she was wonderful above and below water. She was very knowledgeable, professional, patient and fun! Myself and the others I'm my group had such a fun time we ended up staying for our Advanced diving course, again with Skui. I had such a great experience that I am thinking about returning to do my DMT at Big Blue!

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

About Christina F

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

written on Dec 03, 2013 in Male, Maldives

Added Dec 03, 2013

5/5 stars

Great dive center for fun divers

Did a week of fun dives with big blue...... Friendly, efficient, dive in small groups and awesome DMs!!!!!!! Furthermore, they go to great dive sites!!!!!!

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

About Jason

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving Level : Frequent diver
"I was supposed to be a fish"

from ramat gan

written on Dec 03, 2013 Israel

Added Dec 03, 2013

5/5 stars

it was great time for us at BIGBLUE this summer. the staff was professional and graceful and the accommodation where comfortable. thank you!

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

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Gender : Female

from Galway Ireland

written on Dec 02, 2013 Ireland

Added Dec 03, 2013

4/5 stars

Open water PADI

Completed my course after full moon party so great way to detox. I found out instructor Neil really through and dedicated to his job. He was really patient and did all he could to ensure every member of our group had the chance to complete the course. The four days was tiring but really enjoyable and would definitely recommend.

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

About Irene

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

from NYC

written on Dec 02, 2013 in New York, United States

Added Dec 03, 2013

5/5 stars

Chris is a badass and so are the others at big blue

I had a blast down here and wish I had time to do my advanced before taking off. My instructor, Chris was not only hilarious, he was knowledgable and made even the most skidish of our group at ease. That's worth a ton.

Luke

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

About Luke A

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

written on Nov 30, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia

Added Dec 01, 2013

5/5 stars

great time learning to dive!

I had an amazing time learning to dive with Big Blue diving school, all the instructors were great fun especially G who was my instructor for the open water course. I felt relaxed and safe at all times and would highly reccomend big blue. I completed the open water course and did not have enough time to complete the advanced course. However, the staff helped out and made sure I completed a deep dive and a wreck dive before I left the island that day. Great time and fastest cheapest and best diving school :)

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

About Lowenna A

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

from Ipswich

written on Nov 30, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia

Added Nov 30, 2013

5/5 stars

I did my SSI Open water and Advanced with Big Blue, and couldn't have been happier. The staff were not only informative and helpful, but also friendly. The boats were comfortable, and the diving sites around Koh Tao are incredible. In the future I will go back to Big Blue when diving this area!

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

About Joe B

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

written on Nov 24, 2013 in Wexford, Ireland

Added Nov 24, 2013

5/5 stars

Amazing time at Big Blue

Completing my Open Water Diving Course with Big Blue was definitely a highlight of my travels and opened many doorways for me when travelling to other dive sights as I had the confidence and skills to enjoy dives elsewhere due to their excellent diving instructors.



I was travelling alone yet at Big Blue from the moment I arrived I was never alone. The staff are so friendly, welcoming and helpful. I turned up without a booking, had done some research beforehand and read reviews. Got a free Big Blue taxi which I found at the port on arrival which brought me straight to Big Blue. Arrived a little anxious about the diving however within minutes was signed up for my open water cert with a smile on my face and eagerness to start diving asap and had free accommodation for the nights I would be diving however ended up staying extra nights as I loved the place and people so much.



Matt Waters was my Instructor and definitely made the open water course an amazing experience. Matt knew I was nervous yet made the whole experience very easy for me and allowed me to gain confidence and experience at my own pace- his professional guidance and ability to teach the skills required to dive safely appeared to come naturally to him with lots of laughter thrown in- Never a dull moment when Matt was around :) I had a wonderful experience with my group and from diving in 4places around the world since can say Big Blue was the best when learning to diving, the equipment provided and from a social experience also.



I cannot recommend Big Blue highly enough and hope to return next yr to complete my Advanced Course.



Thanks for all the fun times and teaching me to laugh continuously under water while experience a whole new world :)



"Irish"

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

About Leigh O

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

from London

written on Nov 08, 2013 in South Morang, Australia

Added Nov 09, 2013

5/5 stars

One of the best things I've done

I'm really glad I chose big blue because the instructors were so friendly and great and funny. Had never dived before but always wanted to, did my open water and my advanced here and have done more diving since I love it! I also recommended it to my friend who came here and would recommend it to many more (was recommended myself to big blue by Another friend!)

I would definitely return to big blue to do more diving, I'm thinking of coming back next year to do one of the Eco internships with big blue conservation.

Big blue is for sure a great place to learn to dive or do diving as it is fun, safe, friendly, exciting and amazing!

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

About Sarah

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

from London

written on Nov 05, 2013 United Kingdom

Added Nov 05, 2013

4/5 stars

I done a one day dive which was two dives. Really enjoyed the day, the staff were great and our instructor was brilliant!

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

About Aaron S

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

written on Nov 04, 2013 in Atlanta, United States

Added Nov 05, 2013

4/5 stars

Experience was good.

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


from Gloucester

written on Oct 31, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Nov 01, 2013

5/5 stars

DMT review.

Big Blue has everything you would ever need from a beginer to a well seasoned diver. One of the bigest centers on Tao but still has that personal feal. With 4 boats going to your fave sight is not a problem and group sizes are always small. With instructors speaking all major languages makes doing your dive or course very easy. If you plan to do your DIVE MASTER like me with the no of boats they have and the number of highly qualified mentors. Doing it in the time scale you want will not be a problem. Not only do they do the normal stuff, if you wish they cover tec, free dive, everything for everyone. I have found them so helpfull friendly and wat's more profesional and fun! If your looking to come dive on Koh Tao I would recomened BIG BLUE with out a dought. My only warning is be VERY CAREFULL you may find it hard to leave. Andy Rice UK.

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

About Andy R

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving Level : I am a dive master
"I seek adventure and the unknown"