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Chalok Baan Kao Beach, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
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Alvaro Diving
Ranked #3 of 80 Specialty Lodging in Ko Tao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

These guys, Sascha, Rita and Joao (and all the others, are amazing!!!! They make you feel right at home and one of them. I got my SSI open water and my advanced here. I Was sad to leave but I will be back!!! Thank you guys for a wonderful time. Xoxoxoxo

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Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did PADI open water with Alvaro diving in February and I had an amazing time! I was the only starting the course that day so I was alone with the instructor which was very helpful because I was quite nervous about diving. My instructor Arnaud was very professional, fun, encouraging and always ensured that I was safe underwater. Everybody... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I just completed the SSI Open Water course. Rita carefully explained the difference between this course and the PADI and allowed us time to make our decision, no pressure and lots of advice. We found all the staff incredibly helpful, friendly and supportive. Learning the skills to dive safely in such a variety of wonderful dive sites... More 

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AlvaroDiving, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this feedback. It was super fun to have you and your boyfriend here for a few days and that you took good memories of the underwater times spent with us. We are happy everything was according to your expectations and that you enjoyed the diving experience. Hope to see you once again in a near... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was our first experience in Thailand and diving at the same time. João and Rita you are great! All the team was very professional and friendly and did everything they could to make us feel confortable and happy. We will be back ;)

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AlvaroDiving, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this review

Ola Miguel!! Thank you for your kind feedback. We are very happy that your experience here at Alvaro was a good one! We do hope to see you once again here for more relaxed moments and underwater experiences! Have a great day! Joao More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was amazing be part of this team. I came in Koh Tao around Christmas last year and, to be honest, I felt like at home straight away. Everybody was friendly and the atmosphere at the dive centre in peaceful and relaxed. The prices for the courses are reasonable and pretty much the same as other dive centres on the... More 

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AlvaroDiving, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this review

Hello hello, Thank you so much for this kind feedback. We are happy you enjoyed the home relaxed atmosphere of our Alvaro family. We are very fortunate to be in such a quiet place. :). Hope to see you here again in the future!! Underwater Greetings Joao More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Ko Tao with the intention of getting introduced to the joys of diving. We were recommended Alvaro Diving from a dear trusted mate. We decided to sign up for the SSI Open Water. Without a doubt the best decision we could have made! Not just a diving school, Alvaro is a bunch of awesome pirates who go the... More 

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AlvaroDiving, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this review

Hello Nico and Claire, We are very happy that you felt part of the Alvaro pirate family and that the experience here with us was memorable! :) We hope to see you and Claire soon again back here for some more relaxed fun moments above and underwater! Have a great day! Joao More 

Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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AlvaroDiving, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this review

Hello Mike, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed the time you spend with us, despite the weather conditions. We hope to see you here some day in the future! More 

Kodiak, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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 January 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

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 

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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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