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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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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


from Cardiff

written on Sep 06, 2013 in Cardiff, United Kingdom

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Fast Track

My girlfriend and I were only in Koh Tao for 2 nights, we were offered a "fast track" through the SSI open water diver course. Big Blue are very professional and organised and the location was stunning.



Big thanks to Ami, our dive instructor, who showed such enthusiasm and dedication to teaching us.



Looking forward to going back in a year or two once I've saved!



5 stars!



Ingram

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

About Ingram W

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

from London

written on Sep 06, 2013 in London, United Kingdom

Added Sep 06, 2013

1/5 stars

Completely over run

The dive centre itself is professionally run with great staff but the setup altogether is just too busy when under water. There seems not to be communication with other dive centres in the area and each dive site has 8-10 groups diving at any time.



I've dived all over the world over the last ten years and have never seem so many divers underwater at the same time.



Big blue was recommended by a friend who did her training there because she didn't know any better. But if you are an experienced diver you will be very disappointed. I felt I was being shipped in and out on a conveyor belt for commercial purposes.



Not pleasant for diving.



Sorry



Stu

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

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

Hi Stu,
Many thanks for taking the time to write in & express your opinions of your stay with us in Koh Tao but very disappointed to see how you didn't enjoy your diving at Koh Taos Divesites. I totally understand your point though. Unfortunately, Koh Tao has just become so unbelievably popular over recent years & it seems every month there is another dive shop opening up & another one folding! The place has just gotten so worryingly busy. & of course the divers wish to dive at the dive sites that are recommended in the guide books. We do try & offer different dive options for our certified divers with Full Day Trips to Sail Rock, Angthong Marine Park & Chumphon Marine park (the only shop on Koh Tao to do so) but unfortunately when its peak season its just busy everywhere.
If you do come back to Koh Tao for diving ever again I do highly recommend avoiding July & August as they are almost twice as busy as any other time of the year. February through to April is my recommendation as its Whale Shark season ( well not really season but we do seem to get more sightings during those months) & I also highly recommend the Chumphon Marine Park Full Day trip.
Meanwhile your feedback has urged me to call a meeting with my DM's who organise Dive sites choices & demand they come up with a little more originality ( like diving the popular divesites at different times to rush hour ) and a little more originality - maybe a late afternoon departure for Dive 1 & a night dive for dive 2.
We'll work something out.
Appreciate you taking the time again Stu.
All the best
Jim Donaldson
General Manager/ Partner
Big Blue Diving
Koh Tao.
Thailand.

About Stuart C

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

written on Sep 06, 2013 Thailand

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Excellent

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


from Barcelona/Durham, NC USA

written on Sep 06, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Fun and Professional

Had a great time with all the instructors at Big Blue. Always felt safe, while having fun! Had such a good time on the open water, stayed for the Advanced course. Accommodation was affordable and it was nice to stay with a friend even though they weren't doing the dive course.



Thanks guys! I WILL be back!

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

About Elizabeth P

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39
Diving Level : Novice / Learner
"I seek adventure and the unknown"

written on Sep 06, 2013 in Arnheim, Netherlands

Added Sep 06, 2013

4/5 stars

great

I joined as a dive master just to have a gunfire.

Good guide, excellent equipment, superb vessel.

Better than an other company that I tryed that week.



Slightly deerer 100 TNT per dive, but well worth it.



Just great!

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

About Mario W

Age : 40-49
Diving Level : I am a dive master

from Szczecin

written on Sep 06, 2013 in Polska, Poland

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

excellent!

I did 6 fun dives in Big Blue Diving and I find everything really great. The staff was friendly and explained everything to me before dives and I enjoyed a lot people with whom I was diving. They took care of me and showed a lot of fishes. I like that group of pple was always small so I could dive longer (I use little air comparing to other pple). It was also very nice that there were fruits and tea, coffee on the ship. I loved this time and recommended Bid Blue to my friends. I have no complains.

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

About Karina

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

from Hemel Hempstead

written on Sep 06, 2013 in Balham, United Kingdom

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Fantastic experience

Was in Thailand for 2months and havnt stopped talking about the diving! It was mine and my partners favourite part of the holiday! We did our open water immediately followed by the advance with Neil who was a fantastic teacher and a great laugh. If it wasnt for him we might not have stayed to do our advance and it was so worth it as those were our favourite dives!



Me and my partner both got food poisoning half way through the course and had to take a day off, but we were assured we could continue the course from where we left off with Neil, the dive instructor we had requested for our advance after doing the open water with him.



The whole atmosphere is brilliant at big blue, its always busy, a great place to meet new people, fantastic diving and a great fish BBQ on the beach in the evenings! Only one word of warning, it was the taco's from the big blue2 site that gave us food poisoning! Otherwise the food there was always good and reliable.

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

About Georgina M

Gender : Female
Age : <20
Diving Level : Hobby diver
"I seek adventure and the unknown"

written on Sep 06, 2013 in Herne, Germany

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Great atmosphere, very sociable

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

About Guido R

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

written on Sep 06, 2013 Netherlands

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Luke!

Luke was an awesome diving instructor! Made us feel so comfortable and it was a great experience I would recommend to anyone in Koh Tao.

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

About Laura S

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

from Milano

written on Sep 06, 2013 Italy

Added Sep 06, 2013

4/5 stars

Rod was great!

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

About Enrico T

Age : 30-39
Diving Level : Novice / Learner
"I seek adventure and the unknown"

written on Sep 06, 2013 in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Great instructors and courses

An ideal place to do your open water (or any!) dive course or fun dive. Everyone is very welcoming and friendly. Booking is easy and very good value. Group sizes are small so you feel like you're getting individual tuition. Overall a great place that I whole heartedly recommend. Thanks Big Blue!

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

About Alice B

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

from Bamberg

written on Sep 06, 2013 in Bamberg, Germany

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Perfect course

Getting into this open water course with slight anxiety I had a perfect experience. Especially my instructor, neal, is the best instructor i can imagine. I definitely will return to ko tao and biug blue for my advanced license!!!!

THANK U GUYS!

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

About Janosch P

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