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Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao

Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao
17/18 Moo 1
Koh Tao Suratthani
84280
Thailand
Tel: 0819205698
Review Summary

4.68 / 5

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




About Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao

With 2 beachfront Resorts, Restaurants & Bars located in the heart of Sairee Beach & 5 purpose built Dive Vessels we offer over 17 different Divesites daily around Koh Tao. We teach all PADI SSI & BSAC Courses from beginner to Instructor & offer varying different grades of accommodation from Free Lodgings in our Air Conditioned Dorms to private luxurious Bunglaows on the beach. We are the largest SSI Instructor Training Facility in Asia as well as the only BSAC Center of Excellence on Koh Tao & all our Instructors are able to teach PADI Courses. We also have a Tech Diving Center offerring Caves wrecks & Tech Diving, a Free Diving Department with International Record Holders & AIDA Judges on staff & our own in HOuse Marine Biologist heading up our Eco arm offering Eco Internships.


Languages

English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Japanese & Thai.


Affiliations

BSAC, PADI, SDI, SSI, TDI


Services

Guided dive tours, Boat diving, Shore diving, Liveaboard boat tours, Dive training, Equipment rental, Equipment repair, In house equipment sales, Online equipment sales, Dive insurance, Diver certifications, Free Diving, Tech Diving


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Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao

17/18 Moo 1

Koh Tao Suratthani

84280

Thailand

Contact Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao

Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao
17/18 Moo 1
Koh Tao Suratthani
84280
Thailand


Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao
Tel: 0819205698





written on Oct 15, 2017

Added Oct 15, 2017

5/5 stars

Fantastic

Great time with you guys . I'm writing this just thinking it was such a nice experience at Big Blue
Expecialy to my Barcelona Dive Master
Thanks a lot
Vask Country
Juan

Juan Carlos Herrero would recommend Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao    |    Was this review helpful? yes

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written on Jun 09, 2017 France

Added Jun 10, 2017

5/5 stars

The best diving center of the island

Right on the beach, cool staff, professional courses. The best place to learn how to dive and more. I loved it

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

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Gender : Male

written on May 17, 2017 in Toronto, Canada

Added May 18, 2017

5/5 stars

what are you waiting for!

After looking at a few dive schools on the island it was clear there was a school that stood out. BIG BLUE! from the staff to the accommodations to the facilities everything was top notch.... oh yea and the food was damn good as well. Just don't stay up to late drinking at the patio bar if you have an early dive! I showed up for an open water certification and came out with advanced adventurer.... mainly because of the welcoming, relaxing atmosphere created by BIG BLUE but also because come on .... ITS DIVING ... MORE IS BETTER.

A little update ... I'm planning my return to BIG BLUE for the Rescue Diver Certification!

GET WET.

graham.

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

About Graham Waliczek

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 21-50

written on Apr 28, 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Added Apr 28, 2017

5/5 stars

Nice Crew, Nice Place, Great animals

It was by a long way my best time on earth on Ko Tao. Not only concerning to the diving stuff, this island is really a beautiful place on our blue planet. And with Big Blue it turns really into a overwhelming adventure.
Bit party, lots conversations, great subject matter about whole diving. My teacher was one of the best thing there,
but I guess he left to Britain again.. nice Guy :)

At first I completed my OWD. Afterwards I did my Advanced Adventurer. And after all, why not, I finished my dive scholarship with Tech Diving - Side Mount and Don.. a great guy too.

Thanks for these everlasting reminiscences Big Blue!

Wishes Dan

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

About Daniel B.

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  :  Wreck diving, Tech diving, Free diving

from Queenstown

written on Mar 26, 2017 in Cromwell, New Zealand

Added Mar 27, 2017

5/5 stars

Can't wait to get back!... Need to see a whaleshark!

I booked in advance for my Open Water SSI Cert. with these guys. Was a little nervous for a start travelling by myself but was soon put at ease when I was picked up from the Ferry by Big Blue and taken to the dive base where I'd booked my accommodation as well. Great staff, friendly approachable and I felt well looked after and out for. I was lucky enough to have a pretty small group with a great, kind, patient instructor Lily. Our dives weren't rushed and going through the skills was all clear and easy. I can't wait to go back for more diving... hopefully with the (apparently not so) elusive Whaleshark! Thanks so much for making my experience awesome!

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

About Jaimee M

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20

from Draveil

written on Mar 25, 2017

Added Mar 25, 2017

5/5 stars

First dive

j'ai effectué mon Open Water avec Stefano et Big Blue, super experience (dautant plus que j'ai vu le requin baleine!) cours adaptés, pratique rassurante et claire. l'emplacement et les commodités sont tres bien Excellegnte ecole de plongée

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

About Caroline D

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20

written on Mar 14, 2017

Added Mar 14, 2017

5/5 stars

Fantastic dive master Sjoerd!!

It was a very great experience and Sjoerd was a fantastic instructor! I had a great time aswell above as under water :-)

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

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Gender : Male

written on Mar 07, 2017

Added Mar 07, 2017

3/5 stars

Good, but beware of the cost if you're not up to the dives!

Coaching was good and dives were good. Only issue is my other half had issues equalizing the pressure in her ears and therefore couldn't get past the first 10 minutes of the first of 4 dives. She was assured that she would get most of her money back as she had only been in the pool for 2 hours and in the sea for less than 10 minutes. However, they only offered us back less than a quarter of the total amount which I think is unreasonable. They should make it clearer at the time when you decide if you can carry on or not as she thought that it wasn't worth trying again and she was under the impression that she would get most of the money back.

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

About Sam

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20

written on Mar 04, 2017

Added Mar 04, 2017

5/5 stars

Brilliant!

My sisters and I had a class time a Big Blue on our SSI open water course whilst travelling Thailand. Really chilled, social and fun environment and brilliant tuition from the instructors. Would absolutely recommend Big Blue to anyone visiting Thailand!

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

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from sao paulo

written on Feb 12, 2017 in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil

Added Feb 12, 2017

5/5 stars

Fantastic


It was an incredible experience ... I was very well instructed, it was my first dive .... everything fantastic, beautiful place with a thousand staff note ... thank you

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

About Fagner A

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : less than one year
Interests  :  Free diving

from Fall River

written on Feb 08, 2017

Added Feb 08, 2017

5/5 stars

Loved this island and this company!

Food, accommodations, staff-ALL AMAZING!!!

I cried when I left!!!

A must do when in Thailand!!!

XO

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

About Jonelle D

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20

written on Jan 28, 2017 in Kitchener, Canada

Added Jan 28, 2017

5/5 stars

Great Instructors

Big Blue was very accommodating, we had to push our arrival date forward a day and stayed an extra day with no issue. Our instructor was enthusiastic and encouraging. Small class size allowed him to be attentive to each student. Video was fairly pricey but you are assigned a videographer for the whole day. Would have preferred more footage of the divers rather than the fish.

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

About Jessica

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20

written on Jan 14, 2017 Switzerland

Added Jan 14, 2017

5/5 stars

Best Divingschool in whole Koh Tao

I was in Koh Tao in the end of august and was traveling by myself. I was quite young and so I had no experiences before because it was my first backpacking-trip. I decided to go to the Big Blue Diving because of the recommendations of facebook and co. So I was there for around one week. It was not my plan but at least I also did my advanced-course because of the very good divingteacher (Phil) and the whole divingteam there. I always felt like a familymember of the divers, because they treated us like that. They were so friendly and lovely and very happy to have all of each divingstudents there. The divers (teachers) there are all very skilled in their job and that's why the dives were all very secure and cool! I always felt very good under the water and also at their own hotel there. The rooms are very comfortable and if you wish you can also have a better room for a bit more money. Koh Tao is also the cheapest place on earth where you can do your licences with divingmasters! Now I have my SSI Open Water and my Advanced licence and I'm very happy with it. Looking forward to visiting the team there very soon for a dive! People go over there, you can't miss that and you won't have regrets of it!

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

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Gender : Male

written on Jan 09, 2017

Added Jan 09, 2017

5/5 stars

great stay

very nice place, friendly people and a the best diving experience i had in thailand.
will go there again

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

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from madrid

written on Jan 09, 2017 in Madrid, Spain

Added Jan 09, 2017

5/5 stars

Highly Recommend

I did my open water certification here and I felt totally prepared and safe after the training I received at Big Blue. The staff were fun and super nice. It was amazing to wake up so close to the ocean and it made the training that much easier.

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

About Kerry

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20