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Big Blue Diving

17/18 Moo 1, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
+66 (0)77 456 415
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Ranked #18 of 82 Activities in Ko Tao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Came to Koh toa with the idea of possibly trying diving, but was not 100% sold on the idea. As i completed my open water and then advanced diving courses i am so glad i choose big blue. Your getting a knowledgeable instructors with good equipment and most importantly a inviting and friendly culture. Courses move along at a good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Hungover, dehydrated, sunburned, diarrhoea, contemplating our own existence , 2 Irish lads with Farmer tans and hangovers from hell stroll down to big blue and did a days diving experience, we got an Aussie instructor, Scott Frost, Scotty, Frosty, kind of a hippie gentlemen version of chopper Harris, very professional, instructions clear, safety taken seriously, patient with the newbies, had... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I was certified at big blue ko tao around 5 years ago and have dived with the company when in Thailand multiple times since and have always found them to be fantastic. For some reason however this time was very different. I had sent an email the day before asking about acccomodation as they had always looked after me with... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Picked Big Blue based on TripAdvisor and lonely planet and it was a wise decision. As a couple with no previous dive experience it was pitched perfectly - never felt rushed but learnt a huge amount in a short space of time. Our instructor Neil was the business, very thorough, instilled confidence and good sense of humour when appropriate. Was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Decided to get my open water diving and chose big blue! The accommodation was okay but every day you dive it's free so can't complain really! If you don't like your room they're sound with you swapping so just do it and check the room first! They also have 3 accommodation sites so there's plenty to choose from! The atmosphere... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I went to big blue a few weeks ago for a try dive as I'd never done it before and I also planned to stay in one of their bungalows for three nights. I'll start with the good, the dive was amazing, as was the teacher Ben. He was fun, interactive, made you feel at ease, and not once did... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were 3 Icelanders together who took first the open water course and that was not enough for us we wanted more so we took the advanced straight after the open water. We had an amazing experience and our instructor Scotty was just amazing! We could'nt be happier. We saw so much under the water it was unbelievably beautiful and... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

At first I was bit frightened about the level and the groupsizes when I saw how big the whole Big Blue Diving Resort is. We went there with my friends during October (offseason) and we got two instructors for the five of us! Our instructors Fergal and Nick were really good and cool instructors. They prepped us really good for... More

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I did my advanced adventurer diving course at Big Blue, we had Ellie as our instructor and she is full of beans and very good at her job! Although she is a fiery redhead so try not to ascend too quickly after a dive like I did once otherwise you might get the death stare, haha. She gave us a... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I really enjoyed my experience at Big Blue. I was not very confident at diving and panicked in the quite choppy waters. Our instructor Ant was incredibly patient with me and gave me the confidence to descend into the water. Not only were our own instructors kind and patient, everyone on board was really supportive and made sure you were... More

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