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4.95 / 5

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




from Sydney reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Apr 05, 2014 in Caringbah, Australia

Added Apr 05, 2014

5/5 stars

Great course

Certainly the best diving course I've ever done. Ben is an extremely capable diver with lots of experience and extensive technical knowledge. Ben is also a skilled instructor who ensured the delivery and pace of the course matched my learning needs. The course manuals were comprehensive, the theory was clearly explained and new skills were well-demonstrated and regularly reinforced during the course. Ben also offered lots of practical hints and tips along the way and got rid of several of my bad habits. The course made me a safer and more competent diver. I'll definitely be coming back for more.

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from St. Petersburg reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Mar 26, 2014 in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Added Mar 26, 2014

4/5 stars

Nice experience

I took 2 days technical diving with Max in early March 2014. That was daily diving on 2 different boats. Everything was pretty good: service in the office, transfer, boats, e.t.c. Max is very experienced instructor. Many thanks to him. Also a lot of thanks to Simone and Cameron. I'd like to come back for cave diving soon.

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from Singapore reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Mar 10, 2014 in Singapore, Singapore

Added Mar 10, 2014

5/5 stars

Awesome!

I did my TDI Full Cave Course with Ben Reymenants as my instructor. The course was awesome, not only the caves, but the instructor, training, equipment, accommodation and food was fantastic! Ben was very experienced and the training he gave really boost my confidence. Simone was also really helpful with my planning. I will definitely come back for more! See you soon!

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Response from Blue Label Diving Mar 11, 2014

Hi Jeremiah, Thank you so much for your great review! we look forward to see again again soon too!

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reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Mar 10, 2014 in Velp, Netherlands

Added Mar 10, 2014

5/5 stars

Had a blast

Last week I did the sidemount course with Blue Label's instructor Sandy. She -like no other- knows how to combine very detailed instructions and great fun.

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from Singapore reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Mar 10, 2014 in Singapore, Singapore

Added Mar 10, 2014

5/5 stars

Relevant and professional training. Simply top quality!

Much can be said about Blue Label Diving so I will keep this short. I had the wonderful opportunity to train under Blue Label. Did a total of 5 courses over the last 1 year or so. The instructors, rental gear, learning atmosphere, etc were all top notch. If you are considering technical diving education and finding an instructor who is current and experienced, you need not look further. Thank you Ben, Simone, Hiro and Blue Label! Let's catch up soon.

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Response from Blue Label Diving Mar 11, 2014

HI Kheng Yew! Thank you for you review. It was a pleasure having you in Phuket. Until next time :)

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reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Feb 26, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Feb 27, 2014

5/5 stars

New Beginning

After decades of recreational diving I felt a bit bored and that I was no longer learning as much as I wanted. Blue Label insured that I was not bored in any way, and that I was constantly challenged. I learned more during the TDI Advanced Nitrox, Side Mount, and Decompression Procedures courses than I expected. This training opens up some dive sites to me that recreational divers do not get to dive. I fully intend to complete TDI's Normoxic Trimix course, and then training in cave and/or wreck diving.

I now have confidence that with additional requisite training, I can safely do more than I previously thought.



Thanks to all.

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Response from Blue Label Diving Mar 11, 2014

James, it was very nice having you over! It was a pleasure teaching you and we are honoured you chose Blue Label Diving.


reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Feb 25, 2014 in Perth, Australia

Added Feb 26, 2014

5/5 stars

Enjoyable

What a great place to visit and do techie diving, The only problem was that the boats left no space for getting out of the boat for the techie divers. This was not a issue of the training but the availability of techie boats in Phuket

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reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Feb 13, 2014 Australia

Added Feb 14, 2014

5/5 stars

Quality Training Counts

“When you undertake any new diving activity, it has been my experience that it is worth seeking out the best people from which to learn. When it comes to CCR diving in Asia Pacific, Ben Reymenants from Blue Label Diving was a name which got suggested by trusted friends. The aspect which most resounded with me about his BIO was the exploration of deep caves and ocean on the units he teaches. It has always been my view that you can only learn so much in theory, some things need on the ground experience. You could see that he had done “the dives” and had practical experience from which to draw.



Coming from a GUE Cave and Tech background I wanted to understand if CCR diving was for me; the failures modes, risks, preparation time and associated upside for diving a unit. Ben offered this to me in spades and gave very impartial advice around the various pro’s and con’s of this type of diving. A great example was around the Bailout requirements on a CCR following a C02 hit. Previously there was little formal standards, rather than accepting best guess numbers he did pro-active human based testing in a controlled environment to develop baselines, these baselines have then been incorporated in the formal training standards he teaches.



His training and background in hyperbaric treatment offers an incredible wealth of knowledge to draw upon. Underwater he was always controlled, measured and led by example with each of the exercises. Standards are one thing, but he also spent the time teaching skills which he knew could come of value in real life. The location for training included pool, confined ocean, boat and freshwater environments. He threw enough at me on each dive to keep the task loading up and allowed me to progress with each skill day to day.



His shop is well setup for teaching and I would encourage you to only take what you need personally when it comes to gear, all the basics can be provided by Blue Label. Thanks for the experience Ben and Simone, I look forward to diving with you into the future.”

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reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Feb 08, 2014 in Hørning, Denmark

Added Feb 08, 2014

4/5 stars

Do courses with Blue Label gives me more confindent. I'm better in the water and know more about diving. Thanks for a fantastic time.

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from Wellington reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Feb 04, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan

Added Feb 04, 2014

5/5 stars

Outstanding Instruction

Blue Label Diving and Ben Reymenants specifically, provide outstanding instruction. There facility is top notch and Ben knows all of the people and places to go. Plus his knowledge of diving is second to none.

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from Phuket reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Jan 27, 2014 Thailand

Added Jan 27, 2014

5/5 stars

Best dive school and instructor I have met to date.

Already finished multiple CCR courses and now I the middle of a cave course. Everything so far has been great fun. Anyone who wants to get in to tec or extend their skills should head to see Blue Label.

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from Phuket reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Jan 22, 2014 Thailand

Added Jan 22, 2014

5/5 stars

My favourite tech dive centre!

When looking for technical diving training the first priority to deal with is often to find an appropriate instructor(s).

After some try outs here in Thailand especially in Phuket I have finally come across „Blue Label Diving“ dive centre.

After meeting Ben & Simone Reymenants I must say that friendliness make a big difference in anything we do in our lives.

To sum it up: unmatched instructor experience CCR, OC, Cave, dedication, comprehensive information on any aspect of SCUBA diving, seemless operation and services, no hidden costs.

Did my CCR Megalodon course with Ben and I have decided to continue my further training with them!

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from Brisbane reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Jan 15, 2014 in Phuket, Thailand

Added Jan 15, 2014

5/5 stars

Ben and Simone make a great team. Starting from the little extras (like personalized pick up from the airport), Ben shares his immense tech diving experience throughout all phases of the course. Simone provides the logistical and tactical support to ensure the course runs smoothly - and also offers some great local advice from where to stay, where to eat and party, etc.

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reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Jan 05, 2014 in Chocowinity, United States

Added Jan 06, 2014

4/5 stars

First Tec Course

Blue Label Diving (Hiro Yoshida) was great at de-mystifying Tec diving. I took the Advanced Nitrox Course and look forward to my next course. Also got to attend an intro talk and try some other equipment (re-breather and side-mount) in the pool. Great experience.

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from Leuven reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Dec 19, 2013 in Abbots Langley, United Kingdom

Added Dec 19, 2013

4/5 stars

TEC DIVING THAILAND

If you 're looking for serious Tec diving you are at the right address, perfect logistics, for everybodys needs.

I dive anytime with you guys

thanks

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Response from Blue Label Diving Dec 20, 2013

HI Dimitri! Thank you for your nice review! Please send me your address so I can send you your mask strap and Lanyard :)

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from Crows Nest reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Dec 09, 2013 in Sydney, Australia

Added Dec 10, 2013

5/5 stars

None Better

I trained with Ben for close two weeks, I travelled from Australia to Thailand, on chance meeting with Ben when I was completing cavern and intro cave with another instructor. On hearing Ben’s reputation when even back in Australia I decided to contact Simone to organise a full cave course and advance trimix with a 100 metre cave dive (Just for fun).



The organisation by Simone was flawless and well thought out, even though it was a customised, combination of courses. Accommodation, equipment, food and local knowledge were fantastic.



The first notable point is that Ben is full time instructor, this makes a massive difference. He lives, breathes and sleeps tech diving. The theory ran over time as we both explored facts and theories, just because we wanted to.



Completing the training is only the starting point to becoming an experienced Technical diver, but I am confident that the training, skills, and more importantly the knowledge of the individual instructor that is outside any course requirements and not found in any books., after some 12 instructors, Ben’s knowledge can’t be beaten.



After the first couple of Dives I could see Ben zero in on the skills that needed to worked on, not only that the dive structure was changed to compliment this. A dive course that changes to suit you …..who would of thought!!!!!



Both the cave and advance trimix course was not easy, it is steep learning curve, Ben instruction was intense while still being incredibly fun.



The preparation for 100m dive in a cave was so well thought out and executed with the highest professionalism. The extra confidence of attempting that dive by having Ben a couple of metres away looking over you is exactly what was needed.



I will be taking more classes from Ben in the future. I encourage any diver that wants world class technical training or simply wants to be a better diver contact Simone. He can put together a class or clinic that works for YOU and the focus will be on YOU. You just can’t get a better deal than that.

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Response from Blue Label Diving Dec 20, 2013

HI David, Wow we are lost for words! Thank you so much for this review! It was a pleasure having you around. Until next time!!!

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from Anchorage, Alaska, USA reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Nov 11, 2013 in Anchorage, United States

Added Nov 11, 2013

5/5 stars

Trust and skill

This was my first experience with open water diving. Over the course of my vacation in Phuket, I earned 4 different certifications with Blue Label Diving. My original plan was to earn two certifications, but I loved the experience. So, I did two extra. I recommend Blue Label Diving for two reasons that are most important to me. First, I was able to trust and to feel confident in their skill. Not only my instructor, but their other instructors were professional, knowledgeable, and mature. I take life-and-death activities seriously. So do they. Second, their skill set was impressive. These were not hedonistic kids with minimum qualifications. Also, as a group, they spoke about at least 8 languages. If you want to learn, have fun, and be safe, I would recommend them to you.

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Response from Blue Label Diving Nov 12, 2013

HI Jordan

Thank you so much for you nice review and kind words! We hope to see you again in the nearby future....this time with your wife! We need to get her on Sidemount :)

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reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Oct 29, 2013 Thailand

Added Oct 29, 2013

5/5 stars

An unforgetable experience with great friends

Well where can I start.... I've known Ben and Simone at Blue label since the beginning of my dive career and since the moment I met them, the learning process begun, not only in the world of tech diving but all the help they gave me with knowledge on DCS and many parts of the dive industry. Unfortunately I never got to train through Blue Label until I was asked by two amazing people (Hiro and Sandy) to take part in the wedding of a life time, yes 130m in a cave organised with a great deal of help by Blue Label. And this is where my training began on an expedition to Song Hong caves, in Thailand to prepare for the big day. I can't say at all that I am the most experienced Tech diver but after a week training with Ben and diving with everyone on the trip in the caves I gained more confidence than in any of my previous training throughout my diving life. I wouldn't say it was easy but to be honest in my eyes Tech diving isn't meant to be a walk in the park and especially when caverns and caves are involved. The way Ben teaches is great, very relaxed, safe, easy to work with and always there to answer your questions, accompanying that, is his massive knowledge and experience of diving. All this makes you feel you are in very safe hands no matter what he throws at you. So I don't go on for an eternity. The wedding and expedition were truly one of the best experiences of my life and to everyone involved thank you for making that week so amazing. Great diving, great times, great training and above all great friends. I would highly recommend anyone to train in any level of tech diving with Blue Label and if you are lucky enough to get a chance to go on an expedition with them, GO. I look forward to seeing you all again and continuing with my training soon. Thanks guys

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Response from Blue Label Diving Nov 12, 2013

Geoff, what can we say! WOW thanks a lot mate for these lovely and kind words. You are making us blush

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from Brisbane reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Oct 27, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia

Added Oct 28, 2013

5/5 stars

Best for Tech in Brisbane

I took the TDI sidemount course with Daryn Marshall in Oct13. Daryn is very knowledgeable and experienced tech and sidemount diver. It is obvious that you are not being taught by someone who has more theory than experience. Daryn knows it all, well that's what he says anyway. :o) It was a hands-on course and I went away knowing that even though it will take me a while to transition into a new way of diving, I have been given a solid foundation for that change. It is up to me to build on that foundation.



I would recommend Dive,Dive,Dive to all and sundry.



Don O. Brisbane Qld

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from Brisbane reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Oct 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia

Added Oct 21, 2013

5/5 stars

Time to advance your skills!

I took the TDI Tec Sidemount course with Daren @ Blue Label and I can honestly say my confidence, skills and abilities improved dramatically. Daren offered the course in a clear, concise and personalised format. His extensive experience showed throughout, i'm one to respectfully question almost everything, and whatever question I threw at him, he drew on his years of diving and gave the practical answer. I'm already looking forward to my next course with Blue Label and would have no hesitation to recommend their services to anyone wanting to develop their diving into the tec realm. Thanks guys worth every penny!

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from Brisbane reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Sep 29, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia

Added Sep 30, 2013

5/5 stars

Very enjoyable experience

I thoroughly enjoyed doing my Poseidon MK6 course through Blue Label Diving our instructor Daren was very knowledgeable and experienced. He was able to clearly explain the theory and to give real life examples of the key concepts covered, making it easier to understand (and more interesting).



The practical component was challenging and fun. I never felt rushed and was able to practice each skill until I was completely comfortable with it. The feedback I was given enable me to continue to work on my skills and increased my confidence on the unit.



I highly recommend Daren and Blue Label Diving! Can't wait to do my next course with them!!!

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from Brisbane reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Sep 25, 2013 in Queensland, Australia

Added Sep 25, 2013

5/5 stars

First Class Courses

First class courses from very focused and professional instructors who have real world experience to reference too. Thoroughly enjoyed my time on the course and couldn't have asked for more out of it.



Highly recommend Blue Label Diving to anyone who is looking to become a better diver.

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from Singapore reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Sep 18, 2013 in Singapore, Singapore

Added Sep 18, 2013

5/5 stars

Very experience cave diving instructor.

Few of my friend took up the TDI Cavern Driver with Ben Reymenants from Blue Label Diving in Phuket. He is friendly, professional and rich with knowledge of technical and cave diving. He is very patient when come to teaching and executing the technical skill/drill underwater. It’s tough throughout the course but Ben ensure that we know all the technical drill during the training, we are very appreciated that Ben is willing to teach beyond the course content and that greatly benefited us as a new cavern driver. I highly recommend Ben Reymenants and his Blue Label Diving team for any technical or cave diving course.

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from Singapore reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Sep 17, 2013 in Singapore, Singapore

Added Sep 18, 2013

5/5 stars

Awesome smooth experience. All objectives was met perfectly.

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from Brisbane reviewed Blue Label Diving Phuket

written on Sep 17, 2013 Thailand

Added Sep 18, 2013

5/5 stars

Advanced Wreck on CCR

Fantastic course. Would recommend to anyone wanting a challenge and to test themselves.

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