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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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written on Oct 16, 2013 in Kajang, Malaysia

Added Oct 16, 2013

5/5 stars

nice freedive instructors

I was so glad I have the chancea to train with two amazing instructors for freediving

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

About Shafidatul S

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

written on Oct 16, 2013 in Rishon Le Zion, Israel

Added Oct 16, 2013

1/5 stars

Disappointing experience

We did a discover scuba diving dive with Big Blue Diving.

The only reason we chose this company was that it was recommended by trip advisor.

Excluding Natalie, staff had a condescending attitude towards beginners and snorkeling enthusiasts. Opening lecture only contributed to raising anxiety levels.

The worst aspect was that we were taken out even though sea conditions were extremely bad. It is not too much to expect them to tell you there is a storm right now, so maybe you should consider waiting a few days for your first dive ever.

The training part was NOT done in a swimming pool as with other places, but instead we were forced to swim 0.5km of high sea waters from the ship to the shore to do our basic training in shallow, sand filled water, so much so that we could not see our instructor while she explained what to do. For this reason my girlfriend panicked and would not complete the training or the dive.

The only professional person on board is Natalie. She is a good instructor and a nice person but unfortunately, that fact did no prevent us from having a horrible first time experience.

I would never recommend anyone to do a discover scuba diving dive with Big Blue. Wasted money.

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

Response from Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao Oct 18, 2013

Hi Boaz, Sorry you didnt enjoy your diving with us. Not sure its entirely our fault as we cant control the weather & what you booked was a dive in the sea not a dive in the pool. Does sound like you went out on a not so nice day weather wise which obviously didnt help & accounts for the lack of visibility in the shallow beach water but am still glad that you thought Natalie was a good Instructor. Yours, Jim Donaldson, General Manager

About Boaz

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

written on Oct 13, 2013 in Harrogate, United Kingdom

Added Oct 13, 2013

5/5 stars

I was only in koh Tao for 24 hours but big blue went out of their way to help me get some excellent diving in! They put me straight on a refreshers course and then the next morning squeezed me onto a boat with my own dive master for two of the best dives of my life. Chumpon pinnacle is an amazing site but spending two hours chilling with a whale shark was an absolute highlight. Add into that a great beachside location with a lovely bar for predive breakfast/lunch/dinner and sunset drinks and you have a very happy customer. Accomodation was basic and a bit noisy but if you're not as last minute as me they will help you get something that suits.

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

About Emma F

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

from Dusseldorf

written on Oct 11, 2013 in Hanover, Germany

Added Oct 11, 2013

5/5 stars

Well there's not much more to say than that doing my open water diver as well as my avdanced at big blue has been a great decision and that i really really enjoyed my time at the big blue resort :) special thanks to my instructor amy!!

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

About Philipp P

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

from Torbay

written on Oct 11, 2013 in Sydney, Australia

Added Oct 11, 2013

5/5 stars

Open Water Diving Course

Would recommend diving with big blue to anyone who visits Thailand! Koh Tao is just amazing & big blue really know how to give you the best experience! Me & my friend Molly have hardly dived at all, but we felt so at ease with our instructor Ant 2 guiding us through every the step of the way! He was so helpful & so patient with us all, & made sure we all had a good laugh while completing the course! The equipment & boats were spot on, & everyone was so nice & friendly! The free accommodation was a bonus too! Wish we had time to do our advanced course & will 100% be returning to Koh Tao to dive with big blue in the future! A well deserved 5 stars, as this was an amazing experience.

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

About Myelie B

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

from Den Haag

written on Oct 09, 2013 in Den Haag, Netherlands

Added Oct 09, 2013

5/5 stars

Thanks so much, especially thanks to Neil, we've had an amazing time!

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

About Madelon M

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

from Oslo

written on Oct 09, 2013 Norway

Added Oct 09, 2013

5/5 stars

Great diving, great DMs!

I did over 20 fun dives with Big Blue on my trip to Ko Tao. The dives were great and my DMs were awesome. I was never in a group with over 4 people and we were matched by experience and air consumption. All in all, 20+ great experiences. Recommended! :)

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

About Kristian H

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

written on Oct 09, 2013 Thailand

Added Oct 09, 2013

5/5 stars

Iain is a champ!

The best part of our trip! Loved being in Koh Tao but the diving was by far the best thing we've done while in Thailand! Iain (our instructor) made everyone feel relaxed an kept the group feeling like we'd done this a thousand times. Can't thank him enough. We're hoping to come back tondo our advanced course on the way back up! Would recommend Big Blue to anyone an thanks again to Iain!

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

About Steven R

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

from Oslo

written on Oct 08, 2013 Norway

Added Oct 09, 2013

5/5 stars

good

Very good diveschool

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

About Magnus L

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

written on Oct 08, 2013 in Poitiers, France

Added Oct 08, 2013

5/5 stars

Big Blue Diving its awesome

G, our water mother is great. We had lots of fun while learning the awesomeness of diving. Highly recommended.

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

About Daniel

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

from Cape Town

written on Oct 08, 2013 in Somerset West, South Africa

Added Oct 08, 2013

5/5 stars

A series of fortunate events

I arrived on the shores of Koh Tao, a lady from Big Blue came up to me and offered to lift me to the beach i wanted stay on. My plan from the start was to stay at the koh Tao Backpackers but they were full. I then made my way too Big Blue and asked if they had accommodation, they told me I had to dive to stay there. Having no plans to dive before that moment, I thought why not. I ended up staying on Koh Tao for a week longer than I had planned because staying and diving with Big Blue was so unbelievably amazing.

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

About Joshua R

Gender : Male
Age : <20
"For me the dive IS the experience"

from london

written on Oct 08, 2013 in Croydon, United Kingdom

Added Oct 08, 2013

5/5 stars

social atmosphere, professional service

Great, professional staff and equipment, and a nice social atmosphere for the rest of the time.

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

About Luke A

Gender : Male
Diving Level : Novice / Learner
"I seek adventure and the unknown"

from Austria

written on Oct 08, 2013 in Zuchwil, Switzerland

Added Oct 08, 2013

4/5 stars

Great stopover during our journey across asia!

I did the Open Water Diver and i would do it again with Big Blue ;)

Instructors are kind and friendly, diving is awesome perfect for chillout!

May i come back for the advanced course...

nice greetings from cold austria

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

About Fabian N

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

from Amsterdam

written on Oct 08, 2013 Netherlands

Added Oct 08, 2013

5/5 stars

Best teacher ever! Good equipment, very friendly people

I was really scared to go diving, but my instructor made sure i dare to do it and he was on my side the whole time and was so patient. I couldn't have done it without him! And then i would have missed out on one of the most amazing experiences of my life! Thank you Big Blue Diving! And Thank you Steve!

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

About Merel B

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

written on Oct 07, 2013 in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Added Oct 08, 2013

5/5 stars

The place to be!

Great location, great staff, reasonable prices! I'll be coming back definitely!

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