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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 Dec 10, 2013 Thailand

Added Dec 10, 2013

5/5 stars

Big Blue.. changed my life

I will be back for my advanced! Steve-o and Hanz are great dudes!

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written on Dec 10, 2013 in London, United Kingdom

Added Dec 10, 2013

5/5 stars

An amazing experience. Great team, helped calm my nerves and thoroughly prepared me for my Open Water. Ami B, is a great Dive Instructor; very friendly, engaging and knows her stuff. Sofia was a very good Dive Master, the two are the perfect dive pair, couldn't have asked for a better team!



The staff in the office were very helpful sorting out accomodation and very ready on hand to answer the numerous questions I had.



Thanks again, for introducing me to the wonders of the sea!! Would definitely be diving again in the near future!! GO BIG BLUE !!!



Tola x

Tola L 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
"I seek adventure and the unknown"

from Basel

written on Dec 09, 2013 Malaysia

Added Dec 10, 2013

4/5 stars

Great, friendly, professional and fun

I guess that are the attributes I'd give to Big Blue Diving on Koh Tao. The stuff and the divemasters are amazing and mostly real good fun and the organisation of everything is smooth and well done. The only "bad" thing that comes with beeing one of the biggest dive schools on Koh Tao is, that things don't get very personal and while the group you are diving with is always kept to a small size, it can become very busy on a full boat. Still, I can only recommend diving with Big Blue Koh Tao. I've done so for eleven years. ^^

Mikko G 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
"I seek adventure and the unknown"

written on Dec 05, 2013 Indonesia

Added Dec 05, 2013

5/5 stars

Recommendation! Good and cheap diving school!

My friend and I made our open water and our open water advanced license at big blue diving. Through a friend's recommendation and the good reviews on the Internet we have decided for this dive. Our questions were answered very quickly and exceptionally detail in advance by E-Mail.

After the long journey the welcome for us was unfortunately something very fast and impersonal, for the entire team to our above requirements turned a but. We asked in addition to the English-speaking instructors also to someone who can speak German and not to large group. It pledged to both us and it was filled with both.

The Assistant of the instructor is able to answer questions on German with communication difficulties. And the group, which usually consists of up to 6 people, consisted of 4 people. Ant, our Divemaster, individually turned on us and asked regularly, whether we understood everything and whether questions would be open. Also, he tried to leave in addition to the whole theory not neglected also the funny thing is. The skills one learns when the diver and has trained with us so hard were now in hindsight very useful and good.

The courses are held on three or four consecutive days. Advantage is that you can integrate to this without problems during his vacation. Downside is, it is somewhat exhausting and one would wish more time alongside this course something to relax a little and also pocket the learned.

A clear advantage is the price. No place on Earth is known to me, where you better make his diving license can as in Thailand - and now especially on Koh Tao. Compared to Thailand, the price for a diving in the Maldives is located at the triple.

Furthermore also offers dive resort lodging options. Here, I would recommend but by the free and not renounce a little comfort. Through the bars can be at night even louder at the free accommodations.

At the time of the season, it will be very crowded and the courses be also fully occupied. Who has the ability and quiet like it, should not drive therefore better between December and February there.

Diving has now become our hobby and we regret never having made it to the wall there. Clear recommendation!

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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