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Chalok Baan Kao Beach, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
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Open Water + 3 Nights
Alvaro Diving
Ranked #3 of 76 Specialty Lodging in Ko Tao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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Basel, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My girlfriend and I decided to do the open water course at Alvaro diving, neither of us had been diving before. The prearrival service was great and very helpful. The weather was not the best so we were not able to venture out too far, but there were many nice sheltered dive sites near to the center. And doing the... More 

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Kodiak, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I like Alavaro Diving because it has a mellow and welcoming environment. I went to get my Advanced Open Water Certification, and had a great time. Many other dive shops on Koh Tao put you in giant groups, and it is difficult to get any personalized instruction. There were three other divers in my group, and I believe Alvaro has... More 

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AlvaroDiving, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this kind feedback. In fact, we really like to be a little bit out of the beaten path in our own "private" beach :). It helps tremendously with the atmosphere! We do try to keep the groups small, and we take maximum 4 divers or student per guide or instructor. We believe this helps everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I completed a PADI open water course with Álvaro in December. Neither of us had dived before but our instructor Judith was great, she was very professional, a thorough teacher and we always felt safe during all the skills and the dives. Unfortunately, visibility was not at it's best whilst we were there however we would love... More 

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AlvaroDiving, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for this nice feedback. We are very happy that despite the bad visibility you guys enjoyed the dive. Only now the water is starting to become similar to what we are used to! I am sure that when you come back for your advanced, the water will be more clear (unless you come in November!... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We check Trip Advisor looking for a Dive Center in Koh Tao and the best one wad Alvaro Diving, so... Lets go!!!! GREAT CHOICE!!!. Cozy diving center, Placed just in the beach, cool atmosphere and friendly manager, Instructors And Divemasters. We stayed there for 5 days and did 10 dives with the SEA CUTTER, the pirate boat from Alvaro. Really... More 

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AlvaroDiving, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this review

Thank you for this feedback. We are veryr happy that we were able to provide you a nice experience, despite the visibility conditions of the ocean on the days you stayed in the Island. All our team works together to provide a familiar enviornment, and knowing our costumers and you specifically enjoyed so much, is very important to us. The... More 

Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hope it's not common practice on Koh Tao The whole story began when I was walking down the lovely beach in the south of the island. A guy in the dive school started talking to me and I got a good feeling about them so I decided to dive with them. The teachers are pretty fun but the equipment... More 

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AlvaroDiving, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We were extremely surprised and confused upon receiving this feedback because we are not able to track the events you described. Equipment is key to a good costumer service, and this is why we replace all equipment every year and have compressors, regulators and other equipment under constant maintenance and supervision. Besides Equipment, our costumer... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did my advanced diving course in early January with Alvaro, my wife snorkel Ed one day. Instructors were Ramon and Judith. Both were very competent, experienced instructors. All 5 dives were very interesting and fun ☺ only slight criticism was the last dive where it was treated as a computer dive even though I had asked for a different... More 

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AlvaroDiving, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy you enjoyed the atmoshphere and professionalism of our Instructors. We do take our service very seirously, so we really appreciate your input on the things we can still improve. I am sorry the Snorkelling did not go so well. We have instructed to be a different kind of... More 

Leuven, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second visit to Alvaro diving and we just love it! Alvaro is super professional, super friendly, the atmosphere is the best! The managers, Rita and Joao, are super enthusiastic and driven! They are making the best out of it! The instructors are the best, Judith, who teached us our advanced, is very professional! You just love to... More 

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AlvaroDiving, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this review

It was so nice to have you here with us again. Thank you so much for this nice feedback. The atmosphere is made by everyone here, and you guys sure contribute to the hapinness feeling here on the shop. We hope to see you guys again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Awesome diving school. With a huge boat and very friendly staff. Didnt stay in the bungalows there so i dont know anything about them. Bit they look nice and they directly on the beach/bay and next to the diving school.

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AlvaroDiving, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback! We are trully proud you loved our team, serive, boat and location. We hope to dive with you again in a near future! Merry Christmas! More 

San Francisco, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A great place to get certified, I'm sure. The people are laid back, I love the little cove they're on—a lovely part of Koh Tao. And their dive boat is beautiful. If we ever go back to Koh Tao, I'd stay in this area of the island. My friend and I have dived Thailand before and were looking forward to... More 

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AlvaroDiving, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed the atmosphere here. The service we work everyday to provide is to be a top service in all areas. From our amazing team for their persinalities and professionalism, to our boat and dive sites. Quality and fun are our priorities. We cannot help but feel ashamed for failing in the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Two guys rocked up to Alvaro in July 2014 and went from complete novices to rescue divers in 10 days. Since then I have been diving at various sites in the UK and the Med, and this dive centre makes all of the others I've experienced look like cowboys. Let me get specific. Alvaro has: - top quality equipment. All... More 

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AlvaroDiving, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this review

Hello Hugh and Haid, Thank you so much for this amazing feedback. We are very happy that diving with us was just the begining of a long underwater relationship with the Ocean! Diving in the UK must be making you some awesome divers. We can't wait to dive with you again! We are pround of the quality we are able... More 

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Address: Chalok Baan Kao Beach, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Tao
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Number of rooms: 20

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