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4.95 / 5

based on 96 reviews - 100% of reviewers would recommend Blue Label Diving to a friend




reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Apr 19, 2015 in Dandenong West, Australia

Added Apr 20, 2015

5/5 stars

Overseas visitor

The team facilitated my (quirky) requests for hire gear, and dive sites without missing a beat. Thanks very much guys.

Ben G would recommend Blue Label Diving


from Brisbane reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Apr 13, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia

Added Apr 13, 2015

5/5 stars

The first choice for technical training

The training with Ben and Ralph has been absolutely superb and is top of the line.

I did my MOD2 CCR Trimix certification with Ben, and he really understands how to push you out of your comfort zone. As their slogan goes, you will redefine your limits. I really liked the excellent insights that provide me with a solid knowledge base while also receiving instant feedback on the good and bad choices you make underwater and above.

If you are only after a certification card, you may want to move on. If you are after training that helps you to be a better diver and buddy, while setting you up for encountering and subsequently mastering the toughest situations underwater, then this is your place.

I really cannot recommend Ben highly enough, it has been a fantastic experience. I am looking forward to other courses with him in the future.

Christian R would recommend Blue Label Diving

About Christian R

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Tech diving

from Brisbane reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Apr 06, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia

Added Apr 06, 2015

5/5 stars

High quality training with a personal touch.

Ben Reymenants is one of the most experienced technical dive instructors in SE Asia. I did my CCR Trimix and CCR Advanced Trimix courses with him recently. I chose to do the courses in the caves of Song Hong and Sra Keow, as this provided an assurance that the courses were going ahead regardless of the weather. The ambience of caves was an added bonus. The alternative of basing the course in Phuket and going out to sea in day boats was offered.
Ben's approach was incremental, ensuring that skills were learned properly, before moving on to the next stage of training. My comfort level was challenged at times, as it should be by a course at this level, but I always felt safe. As a trained dive medic, and an experienced hyperbaric chamber operator, Ben has a deeper appreciation of diving physiology and decompression theory than most instructors.
Transport, food and accomodation while away at the caves was included in the price of the course, though food and accomodation while in Phuket was not. The local Thai food at the resort near Song Hong was excellent. The rooms were clean, tidy, and well kept, but don't expect 5 star accomodation; this is a rural district in a third world country. The logistics of tanks, gases, and other supplies required for the course were well organised.
I really enjoyed doing these courses, and I am a better diver for having done them.

Chris would recommend Blue Label Diving

About Chris

Age : 50-59
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Bangkok reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Mar 20, 2015 Thailand

Added Mar 21, 2015

5/5 stars

Premium Tech Courses!

My wife and I attended technical diving courses with Blue Label Diving, Phuket Branch. (Our instructor's name is Ben Capitaine, a very experienced and safety conscious instructor.) Blue Label Phuket provided us a very good services and daily program planning from land down to the sea. We have been received and taught a lot of knowledge for both theory and practicals which we really can utilize and compile for tech diving as well as recreational diving with a very safely manners. (Whatever questions we have had, all reasonable answers always returns to us even in the water.)

We strongly believed that we made a good choice choosing Blue Label Phuket. We surely look forward to continue using services with the dive center. As a customer, we would like to recommend the Blue Label Phuket. You will see and experience an safely incredible diving world. Never Try Never Know! Thanks Blue Lable Phuket and Ben Capitiane.



Pim & Tum would recommend Blue Label Diving

About Pim & Tum

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Hong Kong reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Mar 03, 2015 in Central District, Hong Kong

Added Mar 03, 2015

5/5 stars

Very Professional

I was on a TDI Full cave dive course, the instructor Por was extremely knowledgable and professional!

Karin_W would recommend Blue Label Diving

About Karin_W

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Cave diving

from Tokyo, Japan reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Mar 01, 2015 Japan

Added Mar 02, 2015

5/5 stars

Great Teacher for Cave Diving

今回TDI Cavern and Intro to Cave courseを受講しました。
I have learned TDI Cavern and Intro to Cave in Blue Label Diving.
Ben, Peterにケーブダイビングの基本を教えてもらうとともに、マニュアルには書かれていない、テクニックやTipsをたくさん教えてくれました。
Ben and Peter taught me all basic techniques which includes no written in manuals.
Ben, Simoneさんは私がダイビングのことに集中できるよう、さまざまなサポートをしてくれました。
I was very concentrated on diving, because Ben and Simone-san took great care about something others.
BLDでケーブダイビングの素晴らしさを体験しました。
I had wonderful experience of cave diving.
来年はBLDでFull Cave courseを受講したいです。
I would like to take TDI Full Cave in BLD.

Many thanks to Ben, Simone-san and BLD staff.

Daisuke S would recommend Blue Label Diving

About Daisuke S

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Tech diving

reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Feb 19, 2015 in Alamo, United States

Added Feb 19, 2015

5/5 stars

Friendly professionals

Some of the most competent divers in the world, the folks at Blue Label are also very kind and welcoming to divers of all levels. I've done four courses with different BLD instructors and have been thoroughly satisfied with all.

Gavin would recommend Blue Label Diving

Response from Blue Label Diving Feb 20, 2015

HI Gavin

It was sooo great to have you back! Congrats on the Adv Nitrox and Decompression Procedures levels. And Mo and Lloyd on their OW diver levels :) I just saw the Liveaboard to the Similan Pictures from you guys...Very cool! You know where to find us for the next time...

Simone

About Gavin

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Tech diving

reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Feb 16, 2015 in Ashfield, Australia

Added Feb 17, 2015

5/5 stars

Below and beyond in all expectations

After dealing with Blue Label in Australia I was put in contact with Simone in Thailand regarding my cave diving inquiry. I found Simone to be very helpful and prompt in her replies and assistance.
Once agreeing on a package to suit my timelines and qualifications I found myself in Thailand in mid Jan 2015 with a week of cave diving ahead.
Due to circumstances outside of their control the itinerary had to be drastically changed and this led to Simone and Ben working out an alternative option in a very short timeframe and were extremely understanding of my hesitations with the alternative plans.
Once I met with my guide and dive buddy Ben C, I knew the trip would be fine.
The only equipment I needed was a primary light and tanks, and all were in perfect working order. I had regulator fail and without question they found me a spare one for the remainder of the trip.

The accommodation in each place was great and the food each day stunning.
Ben C and his wife were wonderful hosts and tour guides. These guys don't know the word no and nothing is too difficult or hard.

The cave diving ranged from extremely challenging with low vis, tight penetrations and awkward dives to magical clear caves with stunning decorations and layouts. Some caves were only 7.2mts deep whilst others were 40mts at entry.
Each dive posed a new challenge and opportunity and at no point did I feel like Ben or myself were pushing any limits. Ben is 1st class in his dive briefs and execution of every dive. Safety is paramount in cave diving and this is not ignored when dealing with Blue Label. Nothing is overlooked with equipment, qualifications and dives.

There is no higher recommendation than the fact of saying, Ill be back very soon to get into SongHong.
Thanks Simone, Patcha, Ben R and dive buddy Ben C .

Andrew B
TDI Full Cave Diver

Andrew B would recommend Blue Label Diving

Response from Blue Label Diving Feb 20, 2015

Hi Andrew,
Thank you for choosing BLD! It was a pleasure diving with you and Ben C had a blast as well!
Thanks Back!!!!

BLD team

About Andrew B

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Tech diving

from Brisbane reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Feb 13, 2015 Australia

Added Feb 13, 2015

5/5 stars

Best of the best

This was my first time with Blue label Diving and I was made to feel one of the family from the very beginning.
Couple the warm genuine friendliness with the outstanding tuition proved its a win every time !
Ben's knowledge and ability to impart it to different people with all different accents is also priceless when learning !
All in all my trip was very demanding and also the best courses I've ever done, due not only to the professionalism and friendliness show by all the people involved in Blue Label Diving but also the first class tuition provided.
So don't delay book with Ben & Simone today, you will not regret it !!!!

Ian C would recommend Blue Label Diving

Response from Blue Label Diving Feb 20, 2015

Hi Ian

Very flattered by your review! Thanks so much and the pleasure was ours! We see you at Oztek :)

Simone

About Ian C

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Tech diving

reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Feb 04, 2015 Denmark

Added Feb 04, 2015

5/5 stars

Excellent dive instructor Ben

The best dive center ever. Instructor Ben Cap is amazing. Best tec dive center in whole phuket .....

Murad would recommend Blue Label Diving

About Murad

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  : Tech diving

from Sydney reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Jan 27, 2015 in Rockdale, Australia

Added Jan 28, 2015

5/5 stars

Great Guys; Can't ask for more!

Simone, Ben & Pekka helped us out with CCR/cave training, full ccr support and even a beer fridge that never ran out. Nothing was a problem, people were a pleasure and we couldn't ask more from anyone. Highly recommended!

Damien Siviero would recommend Blue Label Diving

About Damien Siviero

Age : 30-39
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Photography

from TORONTO reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Jan 19, 2015 Thailand

Added Jan 19, 2015

5/5 stars

Professional Tech training

I just finished three TDI courses with Benoit (Ben) Capitaine of Blue Label Diving - Advanced EAN, Deco procedures and Advanced Wreck (penetration)
As an instructor, Ben is top-notch. His calm and easygoing teaching style made me truly feel at ease, even during the most stressful parts. The dives were excellent and challenging - I was really happy with my choice to learn from him. The background support by the Blue Label team was outstanding as well. Simone is a very caring and organized person. I instantly felt at ease with their shop after talking to her and learning all about Blue Label. Their rental gear is what you would expect at this level - all high quality and well maintained. I did my research and visited other local tech schools before deciding on Blue Label. I wasn't disappointed. I now feel confident I can use my new skills anywhere, even in the less than tropical Great Lakes of Canada. If I ever make it back to Phuket, I will be sure to take further courses with Ben. Thank you - Cheers!

Paul D would recommend Blue Label Diving

About Paul D

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  : Ice diving

reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Nov 12, 2014 Thailand

Added Nov 12, 2014

5/5 stars

CCR Cave and CCR ADV trimix cave expedition

I've just completed a CCR Cave & CCR Adv TX course with Ben and the Blue label team. Ben's knowledge and experience of technical diving and advanced diver physiology is incredible. combined with a professional, friendly, customer focused approach to his courses Ben made the whole learning experience more enjoyable as well as being challenging. His adaptable teaching style made sure I got the most out of my courses and my own technical diving equipment. The cave expedition was the perfect balance of jungle adventure and high quality hospitality which provided an ideal way to see a beautiful part of the world. In 32 years of diving I've been fortunate enough to have been involved in many trips and expeditions around the world. This one will be remembered as one of the best.

Steve W would recommend Blue Label Diving

About Steve W

Age : 40-49
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Manado reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Nov 06, 2014 Indonesia

Added Nov 06, 2014

5/5 stars

fantastic course! brilliant instructor!

The tec courses with instructor Sandra Smith were fantastic! I learnt so much to improve my dive skills! Sandy really pushed me to knew limits! She passes on her vast knowledge in a way even i understood it! The briefing sessions very excellent in very good detail! The debriefs are very crisp and a huge help to correct mistakes for the next session.
I really enjoyed the courses which were intense, eye opening and fun!
Thank you very much

Markus Reinhardt would recommend Blue Label Diving

About Markus Reinhardt

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Oct 26, 2014 Thailand

Added Oct 26, 2014

5/5 stars

Excellent Rebreather Course

I did the basic rebreather course with Hiro in Bunaken, Indonesia. So far one of my favorite diving holidays. Hiro was very good and very knowledgeable with rebreathers and tec diving in general. I would recommend it to any diver and would go again and again.

Ben W would recommend Blue Label Diving

About Ben W

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Tech diving

from Nieuwe Niedorp

written on Oct 21, 2014 Thailand

Added Oct 21, 2014

5/5 stars

Khao Sok and Song Hong

I did a cave trip/course in Phuket. The experience was breath taking! The best views ever from a floating bungalow on the lake in Khao Sok and an amazing experience in Song Hong, in the middle of the jungle.
Definitely a must DO!

Cave diving Thailand would recommend Blue Label Diving

About Cave diving Thailand

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Tech diving

reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Sep 01, 2014 in Norwood, United States

Added Sep 01, 2014

5/5 stars

Best in class technical dive training conducted by a team of friendly professionals.

Ben, Simone and their team have established a new pinnacle in technical dive training that will be difficult to match.
The courses were challenging but all conducted in a safe and fun environment. There was ample time to ask questions and repeat skills until I was comfortable performing them. The training was comprehensive and more often than not went beyond the scope of the course to provide a deeper understanding of dive theories and the skills practiced. Each instructor comes with a wealth of knowledge from their own diving which they were more than happy to share with students.
Logistics, equipment rental and planning before-during-after the courses were top notch. Simone excels at making sure all the pieces of the puzzle fit.
During the course you will be challenged and pushed to new limits but you will emerge a more confident and knowledgeable diver. Blue Label Diving is a great place to learn from a team of professionals who place your safety and training first and foremost. I look forward to diving with Ben and the Blue Label Diving team again.

diver would recommend Blue Label Diving

About diver

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  : Tech diving

from London reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Aug 24, 2014 in Luton, United Kingdom

Added Aug 24, 2014

5/5 stars

Highly recommended

Just done a TDI rebreather course with Blue Label in Thailand, and I can't recommend these guys highly enough. Not just the instruction, which was first class, but the whole operation - Simone was so helpful right from the start, even down to recommending what turned out to a really good local hotel. Ben is a great instructor, he doesn't just go through the course text book style, but changes and adapts - I was struggling with the rebreather that I had selected, so he suggested I try a different one, which got the whole show back on course. Would I recommend Blue Label to a friend? Yes. Would I go back for more courses? Yes.

Andy Burgess would recommend Blue Label Diving

About Andy Burgess

Age : 40-49
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Aug 17, 2014 in Brannenburg, Germany

Added Aug 17, 2014

5/5 stars

Awesome tec course in Bunaken, Indonesia

I have recently done my Tec 50 course with Hiro Yoshida on Bunaken in Indonesia.
Over the years, I have done several courses and I must say that I was very impressed with the overall quality of the teaching and Hiro's abilities as a diver. I still have a long way to go to reach the same perfect trim throughout the whole dive. ;)

Matt B. would recommend Blue Label Diving

About Matt B.

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Tech diving

from Zurich reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Aug 16, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland

Added Aug 16, 2014

5/5 stars

Great experience!

While on a recreational diving trip a few months ago, I got to try sidemount and rebreather in the swimming pool, with Sandra and Hiro. They made a very professional impression on me and it was not long before I decided to return to start my training in technical diving.

I spent a month in Bunaken, Indonesia, during which time I took a series of technical diving courses with instructors Sandra and Hiro Yoshida, but also did receational and technical dives outside of the courses.
For decompression diving, I took the TDI Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures as well as the PADI Tec 50 course. I also took in between the PADI Tec Sidemount course, which allowed my to follow the Tec 50 course in sidemount configuration.

As a physicist, I was always drawn by the "technical" side of scuba diving and I thought that decompression diving would bring me some more advanced knowledge on the subject... and it did!

Apart from being very friendly people and always happy to answer any question about scuba diving, Sandra and Hiro are very passionate and demanding instructors and their teaching go far beyond the requirements to bring their students to the true technical diving mindset. I have learnt countless skills and tricks that I can now also take in my recreational diving toolbox.

Ah and I almost forgot: this is without mentioning the ideal diving conditions (visibility, temperature), yet sometimes challenging because of currents, that make learning all the more fun.

I would definitely recommend Blue Label Diving!

Julián Cancino would recommend Blue Label Diving

About Julián Cancino

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Jul 12, 2014 in Phuket, Thailand

Added Jul 12, 2014

5/5 stars

so proffesional and kind people

Good and honest people do still exist !!

i went to bluelabel in thailand to finish my padi divemaster course.

After a big mess in Egypt, i didn`t receive my divemaster certification, because the instructor from egypt made a big mess of it, and 'forget' to teach many skills.

when i arrived in thailand, simone and ben, the owners, made me feel very welcome.

they`ve studied my problem case , and helped me as much as possible.

they`ve arranged a very good and proffesional instructor for me, called bjorn. He works for blue label diving.

unbelievable how good Bjorn is. after his teaching and skills, i feel so safe now in the water, and i can say, now i am truely a real divemaster. and all off this for so little amount of money?

Ben and Simone don`t only think for money, instead the one in egypt did.

they think of safety first, helping people, and enjoy diving with friends.

thats what diving is for me to. for fun.

i am really thankfull, and i will do more courses with them. for sure, safety comes first, and that is the feeling i got with bluelabel. i just love them !!!!!!

This user would recommend Blue Label Diving

About This user

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Brisbane reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Jul 05, 2014 in Rochedale, Australia

Added Jul 05, 2014

5/5 stars

TDI Sidemount

It took some time for me to decide the direction my diving would take, with the decision to pursue a technical diving not one taken lightly. I did quite a bit of research as to who I wanted to undertake my technical courses with and after discussions with Daren at Blue label Diving, had no doubts that they offered the standard of training I was interested in.

The course did not disappoint. Daren was very thorough with the theory and even more thorough with teaching the skills required for the course.

I have spoken with Daren again as I am looking to do further courses with him and Blue Label, and would recommend anyone with an interest in technical diving to get in contact with him as he has a wealth of knowledge and is very willing to help design a course plan to help you achieve your diving aspirations.

This user would recommend Blue Label Diving

About This user

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Jul 02, 2014 Indonesia

Added Jul 03, 2014

5/5 stars

Professional instruction from one of the best

Blue Label Diving absolutly rates highest marks for both the quality of instruction and the administrative experience before, during, and after our courses. I will continue to learn with them as Ben's teaching style is tailored well to an individuals' style and abilities rather than a mass teaching one-size-fits-all approach. This organization simply is professional and to the demanding standards of divers who take it seriously.



Excellent facilities, excellent equipment, great attitude, and all around professional with Simone's handling of all details to get us prepared for the courses. We received what we expected and their preparation of me for the course was just what was needed.



Well done Ben and Simone



This user would recommend Blue Label Diving

About This user

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Jul 02, 2014 in Hengelo, Netherlands

Added Jul 02, 2014

5/5 stars

happy!

I had the opportunity to try sidemount and rebreather with Hiro and Sandy Yoshida in the swimmingpool at Two Fish Bunaken.

After the try out I did the sidemounttraining and really enjoyed -:)

During the course we went to Two Fish Lembeh and Hiro went with us. he's nice company, gave good tips and advise about equipment.

I really enjoyed!



This user would recommend Blue Label Diving

About This user

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Jul 01, 2014 Indonesia

Added Jul 02, 2014

5/5 stars

JJ-CCR trimix cave (user) & sidemount (instructor) course

... so even as a JJ-CCR & technical diving instructor I decided to continue my education and signed up for the TDI CCR Trimix cave course. Word of mouth and the first hand experience recommendation of a good friend made me choose Ben, Blue Label, as the instructor.

After a brief chat at ADEX we sorted out the dates for the course.



Ben and Simone a really friendly, welcomed us at their shop/home where we prepared the trip to to caves. The accommodation (on site at the caves in Khao Sok) is really basic, floating bamboo huts on the lake, which adds a lot to the adventure feeling of diving remote caves. No luxury, but all you need if your intention is the cave diving. The food served there is authentic Thai food, best I ever had... although you apparently could also order western breakfast etc.



Ben has a really well developed schedule for teaching: classroom/theory in the morning and the diving in the afternoon. I don't want to talk too much about the training dives as that might "steal" some of the surprises Ben has for you when it's your turn doing the course with him.

Let's say it like that: He will challenge you and make you understand the hazards of CCR trimix cave diving and how to minimize the risks & dealing with situations!



The second part of our trip lead us to close Song Hong where we stayed in a really nice accommodation, good food and wine... and of course good training dives a little bit deeper.



Ben is a knowledgable, calm & patient instructor, and always up for a silly joke/laughter.

His vast diving experience, his medical background, ... made it possible to always have a good topic to discuss after the training. He's that kind of guy that makes it easy and enjoyable to hang around the whole day!



Besides the side mount instructor training he also made it possible to have a "quick dip" in Sra Keow cave (where he did his 240m). So even after the CCR Trimix Cave marathon he was fancy doing a fun dive! I consider that dive as one of the top 5 I've ever done! Thanks again for that experience!!!



I learned a lot as a user, but also I will copy some things of him when I'm teaching my students! I'm really looking forward to go diving again with Ben! Either when I send him my friends & students for a course and join them, or latest once Ben has finished writing the CCR Cave 100m course for TDI!

This user would recommend Blue Label Diving

About This user

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving