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Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao

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4.68 / 5

based on 838 reviews - 95% of reviewers would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao to a friend




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from Ballerup

written on Sep 06, 2013 Denmark

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Awsome

God place to dive.

Professional instructors.

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

About Stefan R

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

from Lamezia Terme

written on Sep 06, 2013 in Catania, Italy

Added Sep 06, 2013

3/5 stars

Good, but i didn't like...

Everithing is good, and instructors professional,

But i didnt like that instructors were pushing too much to convince us to take the Advanced.

Too much.

...thay were very friendly during the corse, but after that it seemed thay almost didn't know you.

Even the video clip is too expensive...if it costed 800, you would sell it everibody..

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

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

Hi, First off thanks for the review. Secondly I'm sorry that your whole experience wasn't what it could have been! Someone else has mentioned that the Advnced Course is too forced by my Instructors but all I can say in there defence is that they want you to take the Advanced so they can work after the completion of the Open Water. If none of their students continues onto Advanced then the Instructor has to wait at the back of the queue to start the next Open Water Course which could take a few days, & while they aint working they aint getting paid! Its a cruel circle!
As for the price of the VDO, yes I totally agree & plan on taking steps to alleviate this issue in the very near future.
Thanks again for taking the time to write in & give us your feedback on your stay with us. What you say helps us become a better Dive Center.
Yours
Jim Donaldson
Big Blue Diving

About Ciro C

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

written on Sep 06, 2013 in Sydney, Australia

Added Sep 06, 2013

3/5 stars

tall dude with attitude

tall dude with funny voice and weird attitude (I think he was UK) lacks customer service skills and shows what a repetitive job does to you when you've stopped loving what you do

shame...

on the bright side, Swedish instructor (Petra) had a groovy style and saved the day - otherwise you'd be getting 1 star.

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

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

Hi, I'm the manager at Big Blue & was extremely dissappointed to read your review & would like to take action on the tall dude. I can understand exactly what you mean & I really dont like to read what you have written about my staff. I try to keep standards as high as possible & if one of my staff isnt providing excellent customer service then maybe its time they were warned. Would you mind terribly having a look through our 'the team' page on our website which might help identify the tall dude. I thnk you are referring to Nick Bufton but I might be wrong. Really appreciate your help. If you would like to contact me at jim@bigbluediving.com with your name , address & T-shirt size I would be more than happy to send you a free T-shirt for your troubles.
Yours,
Jim Donaldson,
General Manger/ Partner
Big Blue Diving.

About Hector P

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

written on Sep 06, 2013 United Kingdom

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Some of the best diving on the planet!!!!!!!

Would highly reccomend big blue I stayed for 3.5 days with my girlfriend and while she did her open water course which she said was fantastic I did fun diving morning and afternoon everyday. The boat masters and dive master were brilliant and friendly making your stay more pleasurable! Only down was falling off the long boat which was amusing ad a memory to stay with me for life!!!

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

About Andrew F

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

from Utrecht

written on Sep 06, 2013 Netherlands

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Awesome diving school, great dive masters, good equipement for a nice price. accomendation next to the beach as well with great discount when you are diving. Definately whould like to come back.

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

About Rob N

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

written on Sep 05, 2013 in Memmingen, Germany

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Great time!

Big Blue is awesome. Diving was great and we had so much with the other group members and our indtructors.

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


written on Sep 05, 2013 New Zealand

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Excellent dive school

I completed my open water here and due to their excellent service I stayed and also complete my advanced adventurer, something which I hadn't planned to do. My dive instructor was just amazing, I was very scared and he put me completely at ease and we took small steps and was very patient and encouraging. The rest of the staff that I met there were also lovely and helpful with any queries or questions. The dives and the courses were well organised and we didn't have any problems whilst being there. Excellent place to dive- no regret in choosing to dive here.

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

About Sarah N

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

from venice

written on Sep 05, 2013 Italy

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

The place to go

Perfect place

Amazing people



Plenty of fishes and locations to dive.



Big blue is The place to lose your scuba verginity.

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

About Debora T

Gender : Female
Diving Level : Hobby diver

written on Sep 05, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Sep 06, 2013

4/5 stars

Feeling safe diving with Big Blue

Good location right on the beach, great diving spots for OW, I was very happy with our instructor Neil, he made me feel safe.

Loads of bars and places to eat around.



The dorms could be better, most of the lights were not working in our room, the toilet was constantly clogged.



Overall happy to do my OW with Big Blue :))

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written on Sep 05, 2013 in Montreal, Canada

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Big blue Rock!

We pass a great week at Big blue. G McGuire is a great water-mommy. With her help, I'm now a new Openwaterboy... Everything was perfect! Thanks!

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written on Sep 05, 2013 in Toronto, Canada

Added Sep 06, 2013

3/5 stars

Beginner nerves of diving

Not necessarily the place to go for beginner divers who are still nervous about diving and are doing PADI. There are few PADI instructors and I tried to take steps to ease into the open water diving but it was ignored by my instructor until I was too nervous to continue.

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

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

Hi, thanks so much for writing in & giving us your feedback on your experience with us at Big Blue during your Open Water Course. I am however absolutely gutted to read it! I am the Manager & part owner of Big Blue & funnily enough during my Open Water Course I was literally seconds from dropping out but the patience of my Instructor made me complete what was what I thought an extremely hard task. He got me through it! & now almost 20 years later I am doing pretty well at this Diving lark & have made a reasonably successful career out of it! All because of my Instructor! I think the best Instructors arent those that get the popularity vote but those that have the patience to get people like you & me ( the nervous ones) through to the end despite the hurdles & obstacles. I would really appreciate it if you could drop me a line to jim@big blue diving.com & let me know the name of your Instructor so I can tell him about my experience, your experience & hopefully advise them on how to improve their qualities or recommend a different career!
Do hope you can spare me the time & on behalf of all good Instructors out there I really hope you'll give Scuba Diving a Second chance. Trust me , it'll change your life!
Do hope to hear from you
Yours
Jim Donaldson

About Colleen B

Age : 20-29
Diving Level : Novice / Learner

from Toronto

written on Sep 05, 2013 Canada

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Great Experience and Great Value

I thoroughly enjoyed the four days I had with Big Blue Diving. As a new diver, I strongly appreciated the professionalism and experience the dive masters showed. I was also very impressed by the overall cost for the four days (two dives a day) and the four nights I stayed at the Big Blue dorms.



If I'm ever back in Ko Tao, I will definitely dive with Big Blue, and will certainly recommend Big Blue to any friends or relatives going to Ko Tao.

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

About Tim C

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

written on Sep 05, 2013 in Barnet, United Kingdom

Added Sep 06, 2013

5/5 stars

simply great

Great Diving school! Great instructors, great location, great people!

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

About Jonas K

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