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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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from Auckland

written on Sep 06, 2013 in Hikurangi, New Zealand

Added Sep 07, 2013

5/5 stars

Excellent organization of large numbers of divers doing different levels of training. Gear and instructors of high standard.

Kate van K would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Kate van K

Gender : Female
Age : 40-49
Diving Level : Hobby diver
"I enjoy diving as part of a luxury holiday"

written on Sep 06, 2013 in Erfurt, Germany

Added Sep 07, 2013

4/5 stars

Steve is the best instructor ;-)

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from Toronto

written on Sep 06, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Added Sep 07, 2013

5/5 stars

Great time

I quite enjoyed the fact my certification was one on one. The instructor was wonderful and thorough and i felt very confident with diving.

The organization in the dives was good and prices for diving was very reasonable!



I would most definitely recommend the company to others.

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

About Danielle H

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

written on Sep 06, 2013 in Nanjing, China

Added Sep 07, 2013

5/5 stars

Wonderful time !!!

I highly recommend this diving resort.

Not expensive, room for free if you are diving, great atmosphere, two boats for divers, very friendly team...

I can't say much more, I spend unforgettable time with Big Blue.



I recommend also Kile as Instructor, he was great !

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written on Sep 06, 2013 Ireland

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Diving with Big Blue on Koh Tao always feels like coming home. The staff, DMs and instructors are relaxed fun yet very professional. I can't wait to go back...

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

About Susan S

Age : 30-39
Diving Level : Hobby diver

from Toronto

written on Sep 06, 2013 Canada

Added Sep 06, 2013

3/5 stars

Good (but not great) Dive Experience

The divemasters and instructors at Big Blue Diving were professional and, for the most part, friendly. However, there was a definite clique-ness to the dive group (I'm sure in part because they're just so big) and so overall Big Blue lacked the community feel I've enjoyed in other places.



There's certainly nothing wrong with Big Blue, but I would choose a different dive shop if I return to Koh Tao, and I would recommend friends to look elsewhere.

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

Response from Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao Sep 06, 2013

Thanks for the review. I'm the Manager & one of the owners at big Blue, and am writing to you to apologise on behalf of my staff for perhaps being a little too cliquey! Unfortunately if you put a group of friends together in a large group they will crowd round together which I guess is human nature but cliqueness has never been a virtue I've ever been a fan of & definitely something Ive asked my staff to try & avoid especially when in the company of our customers. I shall be having words with Boat Masters to see if we can try & instill a feeling of group camarederie especially on the boats rather than that of closed cliques!
Thanks again for your feedback & sorry you feel Big Blue is not worth re visiting. Hope you change your mind & give us a second chance.
Yours
Jim Donaldson
General Manager/ Partner
Big Blue Diving
Koh Tao
Thailand

About Jason H

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

written on Sep 06, 2013 in Morgan Hill, United States

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Fantastic

The scuba masters are all very experienced and friendly. Great service for the price and I would go back in a second!

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

About Samuel D

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

from Katwijk

written on Sep 06, 2013 Netherlands

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

great

Nice staff, good guidance,small groups,friendly lay low atmosphere

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

About Bart S

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

written on Sep 06, 2013 in Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Added Sep 06, 2013

4/5 stars

Thank you Lisa!

Lisa was a great Divingmaster and also my fourteen year old son Santiago enjoyed diving in Koh Tao with cool Lisa very much!

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from telford

written on Sep 06, 2013 in Liverpool, United Kingdom

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

the most amazing experience

I was really apprehensive about diving before coming big blue to do my open water, in fact on the first day after doing the pool session and watching the videos I was pretty much hysterical. Like most people the first time I tried bbreathing underwater with a regulator I really didn't like it, only unlike most people I started overthinking diving as a whole and pretty much felt like I would end up dropping out of the course.

To the total credit of big blue however I actually ended up staying for 2 extra days to do my advanced I loved it so much. My instructor, Rich, and his assistant Dave, were very calm and very attentive, they were happy to spend extra time in the pool session with me so that I could go through the rest of the skills at my own pace, and they managed to make me feel comfortable and calm enough that I could descend with the group. That is a hell of a feat considering I was so anxious I was in tears telling my friend I couldn't do it the night before!

Thanks to big blue my confidence has just grown and grown, they've introduced me to a sport that I really love and made the whole experience great fun!

The only thing that could be improved is the organisation for accommodation. Me and my friend ended up on separate resorts the first night despite there being an empty bed in my room.

I love big blue and I'm sure I'll go back someday, what a great experience!

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

About Mollie R

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
"I enjoy diving as part of a luxury holiday"

written on Sep 06, 2013 Czech Republic

Added Sep 06, 2013

1/5 stars

The quantity is not in line with the quality you used to offer on the past.

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

Response from Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao Sep 06, 2013

Really appreciate you taking the time to write in and express your view on your time spent diving with us though very disappointed to see such a low rating. Also really disappointed as it appears you have been diving with us before so as a return customer should definitely have been given the red carpet treatment.
I am actually one of the Owners of Big Blue & am also the General Manager in Koh Tao so I would very much appreciate the time you take to write to me personally with a little more detail as to why you were so disappointed in your visit with us. Your feedback is gold to me so do hope you can squeeze me in.
jim@bigbluediving.com. I really look forward to your reply & once again am very sorry to read of your dissappointment in our service.
Yours,
Jim Donaldson

About Adam J

Age : 60+
Diving Level : Frequent diver
"I seek adventure and the unknown"

written on Sep 06, 2013 Singapore

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Outstanding Dive School!

Myself and a friend recently did our open water dive course with Big Blue in Koh Tao and were so impressed with how well planned it was and how great the instructors were, especially Ami! We enjoyed it so much we booked onto the Advanced course the next day and were thoroughly impressed by our instructor Chris. Thanks for making our diving experience one to remember!

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

About Alexandra M

Age : <20
Diving Level : Novice / Learner

from Frankfurt

written on Sep 06, 2013 Germany

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Best diving school on Koh Tao

Nice ppl, very good instructors, very good atmosphere! Always again

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

About Rainer S

Age : 30-39
Diving Level : Frequent diver
"For me the dive IS the experience"

from Valencia

written on Sep 06, 2013 Spain

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Friendly staff, great organisation

That's what you get at Big Blue Diving, plus people you're gonna learn lots from and, of course, FUN!

Thanks for wonderful dives!

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

About Elvira P

Gender : Female
Age : 40-49
Diving Level : Frequent diver
"I seek adventure and the unknown"

written on Sep 06, 2013 United Kingdom

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Just FAB!

The atmosphere, instructors, dive sites, accommodation, social aspect just everything were all great. From day one we were welcomed into a lovely diving community. If it was for flights back home we would have stayed on to to our advanced course and done more diving... So leave yourself plenty of time to do MORE because you will, it also helps that Koh Tao is a lovely little island with 'gems' of beach side bars and restaurants. With the price of scuba diving over in Koh Tao, it is an opportunity not to be missed especially with Big Blue Diving!

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