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Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao

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4.68 / 5

based on 843 reviews - 95% of reviewers would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao to a friend




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written on Sep 16, 2013 Ireland

Added Sep 16, 2013

5/5 stars

Great fun really friendly totally professional

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written on Sep 16, 2013 in Sleman, Indonesia

Added Sep 16, 2013

4/5 stars

Professional and Responsible

I spent a few days diving with big blue and they showed some of the most professionalism and eco-responsibilty than any other dive shop I have visited. Everyone is friendly and super helpful. Big Blue separates out the fun divers from course divers which is nice because you can then always visit the nicer dive sites.

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

About Bryan B

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

from Bielefeld

written on Sep 16, 2013 in Troisdorf, Germany

Added Sep 16, 2013

5/5 stars

amazing

can't say much. it was a great experience. great staff, nice people, awesome landscape...

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

About Gianna F

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

from Liverpool

written on Sep 16, 2013 in Liverpool, United Kingdom

Added Sep 16, 2013

4/5 stars

Great experience and helpful staff

Myself and my girlfriend went on a day trip with Big Blue and had a great experience. We were short on time so couldn't complete the PADI course which was a shame but the day trip was still great fun. We had two different dives and were impressed by all we saw. We would definitely go back in the future if we get chance. Plus the staff were awesome! Thanks!

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

About James M

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

written on Sep 16, 2013 European Union

Added Sep 16, 2013

5/5 stars

Awesome experience!!

Big Blue is an excellent Diving Center. I did both, Open Water and Advanced courses, and it was a great experience.

Great instructors, especiallyErnesto was an awesome instructor, professional and at the same time really funny. The accomodation and people staying in Big Blue is another important point to take into account.

Summarizing, if I come again to Koh Tao, I'll come to visit Big Blue again, for sure.

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from London

written on Sep 16, 2013 in Plymouth, United Kingdom

Added Sep 16, 2013

5/5 stars

Hooked on Diving,

I really enjoyed my open water course with big blue. The enthusiasm of everyone working there ensured that we were taught well while enjoying ourselves.

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

About Akhil

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

written on Sep 16, 2013 Germany

Added Sep 16, 2013

4/5 stars

Great Dives, Accomendations are just OK.

As said in the topline, Big Blue offers Great Dives for are fair price (as nearly everywhere on Ko Tao). The Accomendations are cheap but you get what you pay. If yu just there for diving and don't need much more then a bed, it's the perfect place for you. Great Instructors will make you realy enjoy the dives and their policy really support fun divers the same way as people who do courses, in other place in Ko Tao that's not the case...

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

About Martin E

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

written on Sep 15, 2013 in Montréal, Canada

Added Sep 16, 2013

5/5 stars

Great !!!

Big blue diving was a really good experience. I stayed there longer then expected because I enjoyed it too much ! The instructors are competent, really good to put you at ease and intertaning. I had a great time!!

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written on Sep 15, 2013 in Singapore, Singapore

Added Sep 16, 2013

4/5 stars

good time and very well run

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

About William J

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

from London

written on Sep 15, 2013 in Hanoi, Viet Nam

Added Sep 15, 2013

4/5 stars

Good diving, great instructors.

Very good all round but maybe a little busy on the boats.

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

About John B

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

written on Sep 15, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Added Sep 15, 2013

5/5 stars

perfect

everything I love.
the instructor-friendly diving places.
the perfect water temperature.

Eric P 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
"For me the dive IS the experience"

from London

written on Sep 15, 2013 in Widnes, United Kingdom

Added Sep 15, 2013

3/5 stars

Sadly I didn't have the best experience at Big Blue.

I paid way too much for a crap bungalow which rarely had running water and felt like it was bang inside a nightclub 9pm-3am. I paid less for one with air con, tv, full kitchen, hot water after I left big blue.

The wifi was dreadful.

The camaraderie of the dive masters was impressive but hearing their stories at full volume wasn't so great; one of them goofing around during a serious qualification and pulling the others shorts down, at depth; the other I can't remember but it didnt do much for my nerves on the way out to the dive. It's a shame the DMs forget that not everyone has clocked up as many dives as them and don't have as much confidence under the water. During Open Water training, students are constantly reminded that diving is dangerous so the DMs shouldn't be so flippant.

The DM who led my dives however was very friendly and supportive. Although my buddy touched EVERYTHING during the dives and scraped his equipment across coral and rocks.... And nobody told him that's not to be done eg. No care for conservation. I was disappointed as he'll continue to think its ok. Shame.

The service at the bar restaurant was miserable.

Sorry!

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

Response from Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao Sep 16, 2013

Hi faith, Very disappointed to read your response to your stay with us on Koh Tao. A real shame & I am so sorry you didnt think much of our operation. Sorry about the bungalow & the noise, depending on which bungalow you were in & which nights you were there I can understand that could well have been a problem for you, probably would have been for me too. Unfortunately Koh Tao has become more & more a party island & it doesn't seem to be slowing down at all. Unfortunately as well we have really been sufferring from a drought on the island for about the last 2 years so water has been a serious problem too. I have as a matter of coincedence just bought another well so I do hope none of our future customers experience water problems like you obviously did.
Very annoyed to read what you wrote about my DM's. They are a good bunch & its good to have fun at work but sometimes things can be taken a little too far & it looks like this might have been the case but I do assure you silly ass childish behaviour is not the norm amongst my staff at Big Blue. AS for your buddy with the bad streamlining & buoyancy issues yes I agree he should most definitely been made aware of his affect upon the environment but I do stand by our Environmental policy at Big Blue & will make sure my Manager at Big Blue Conservation stresses to all staff that their customers maintain a non disruptive style to their diving & all customers are warned of the importance of being well streamlined & neutrally buoyant.
I do want to thank you though Faith for taking the time to write in & highlight the reasons you weren't happy with your stay & I will endeavour to make sure future customers don't suffer from the same failings you had to endure. Thanks for choosing Big Blue, & do wish you all happiness & enjoyment in your dives to come.
Yours sincerely,
Jim Donaldson,
General Manager/ Partner,
Big Blue Diving

About Faith H

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

written on Sep 13, 2013 in Nottingham, United Kingdom

Added Sep 14, 2013

5/5 stars

professional and fun

the guys here are professional, our tutor james was excellent and a really good laugh. all the staff are really friendly and the dive sites were excellent

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

About Jai

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

written on Sep 13, 2013 in Vinh, Viet Nam

Added Sep 13, 2013

5/5 stars

Good basic education

I did my open water and the advanced course at the big blue diving.

For the advanced course we got an other diving instructure, who wasn't as well as my instructur for the open water course, but still good.

Yesterday I was the first time diving with an other company, it was a fun dive, and I am so glad about the good education at big blue diving. I felt very save under water and I could take care for myself. One dive member went out of air and the instructer must share his air with him. .But we didn't stop the dive; cause the other diver had still enough air. I think this is not the way how to handle the situation. During my dives with big blue diving they take care of us snd ask us often under water how much pressure in our tanks is.

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

About Jenny C

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

written on Sep 11, 2013 in Brussels, Belgium

Added Sep 11, 2013

4/5 stars

It's was really nice, the instructor was perfect (Kyle), really good experience !!!

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

About Caroline

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