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Big Blue Diving

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Address: 17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 (0)77 456 415
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Did the Open Water Certification here. Best experience ever! You get to meet lots of new people, it's like a community. You have a examination night when you watch a movie that... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Did the Open Water Certification here. Best experience ever! You get to meet lots of new people, it's like a community. You have a examination night when you watch a movie that really talented diving phtographers made during the course. You can buy the movie aswell. My instructor was Tim and with him was diving master trainee Matt. Always safety... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with my girlfriend. We were planning on doing the open water course and liked it so much we did the advanced as well! The instructors are amazing (especially SteveO!) and the atmosphere is laid back, yet it's always clear they know exactly what they're doing :) very good diveschool! :D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I are beginners - he had never gone scuba diving before and I only had once about ten years ago. We arrived at 10:30 (not too early-- this is vacation, after all), and our instructor, FX gave us a tutorial on the basics of scuba diving and safety. He was GREAT-- very knowledgeable and fun! We began... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my boyfriend took our open water course with Big Blue and we loved it! Our instructor JD was very professional, made us feel safe and we had a lot of fun! I recommend this school 100% if you want a SSI certification :) Just keep in mind that this school is very popular so it can be really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Big Blue isn't just any dive resort it's a way of life. The instructors - mine was Andreas awesome sense of humour with unfathomable amounts of random knowledge - are incredibly approachable, friendly and know how to have a laugh whilst teaching methodically in intimate groups of 6, this way everyone gains the right amount of individual attention. Never thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met some friends from Canada here to do our open water certification. There were drivers waiting to take us there as soon as getting off the ferry. Check in was quick and easy. The rooms were clean (should have payed the extra for an AC room). Good and reasonably priced food and drinks in the restaurant by the lobby. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The good thing about big blue is the atmosphere of the place with the bar right at the beach, and some of the good instructors, very lively and fun place specially if you're staying with them too. I stayed a walking distance away as they were fully booked. What I didn't like was how focused they were on the commercial... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff is awesome. The experience was amazing and my time there was simply perfect and life changing. I recommend this place to everyone! The instructors JD and Andreas were great, they made me laugh a lot and taught me even more. The videographer J did an amazing job capturing the day and put together nothing short of an epic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the chance to do the Open water course with big blue diving and what I have to say is that it was just AMAZING, specially because I had the chance to do it with na excelente dive instructor, na amazing professional named Anne, but of course all big blue staff is just so helpfull and amazing, I really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great set up with instructors who are patient encouraging and supportive. I nearly gave up learning to scuba dive as I struggled to equalise and suffered horrendous sea sickness but Molly and Steve with their experience a anti sickness tablet and slow descent I am now an open water diver to 30meters- not bad for a 50 year old.... More 

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