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Alvaro Diving

Chalok Baan Kao Beach, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
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Alvaro Diving
Ranked #1 of 68 Specialty lodging in Ko Tao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Berkeley, CA
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the "Try Scuba Diving" half day course here. Everything about our experience was fantastic. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and accommodating. There was one teacher for every two to five students, all of whom were at different diving levels. Our teacher, Dima, could not have been more perfect or patient. I am a pretty timid... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We both did our SSI Open Water diving Alvaro Diving. Being a little nervous at learning to dive, (especially me as I've tried 'discovery diving' twice previously and struggled) it was great to have a laid back and relaxed school like Alvaro. Based on the beach all the dives were done in shallow open water which really helps to build... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I will definitly come back to dive at Alvaro. It has a really chill atmosphere in a great location, on this remote quiet beach. Having your Open Water lessons there didnt feel like a course at all, more like a relaxed conversation. Our teacher Sascha was great, he was patient and considerate of other students' needs and special attention. We... More

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Den Haag
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't imagine anyone regretting to choose Alvaro Diving. The nicest people you will find on the island run this place and with high quality. The location of Alvaro's HQ is at a quiet pretty beach with great atmosphere. As far as the accommodation, I wouldn't recommend staying in the bungalows next to Alvaro since you can get better accommodation... More

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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Before going to the diving school i've spent 1 night in the busy sarai beach. I was so happy with the location of Alvaro Diving, in a remoted small beach. I stayed in their bungalows for 3 nights, very basic but such a pleasure to be almost alone in this beautiful beach ! I arrived in the school with an... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

5 of us including 4 children (one at 12 and rest at 17) did SSI Open water certification course at Alvaros last week. We almost spent 4 days with them completely and what impressed me was their emphasis on safety. They provided 2 instructors to our group of 5 and ensured that all of us did learn our lessons well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Awesome place! Very helpful, they put no pressure at all when selling their services. Their instructors are awesome, Judith got me diving even though I wanted to quit on the first day. I did their SSI open water course and it was so enjoyable! So far the best experience I've had in Thailand. Compared prices and it is a great... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Oh goodness I thought the `200 character minimum` said maximum.. there would be no way I could write a proper review in 200 or less characters. Anyways lets get started. March 2013 I came to koh tao to relax on the beaches and get a great tan before returning back to Canada. A new travel friend suggested I go to... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

It was really nice to do the dive course with this diving school. Everyone was so nice, it was almost like a family. I was pretty scared so almost decided to quit but they confinced me to continue and I felt really safe with the dive instructors :)! It was really good!

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Went on 2 fun dives with Alvaro and it was very nice! We had dana as our guide and it was just me and my boyfriend with her so it was a lot of fun and personal ! Their place is also located next to the very cool bar babaloo (hope its spelled correct, too dark right now to see... 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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Our dive center is located on the south of the scuba diving paradise island Koh Tao, in Chalok baan Kao. Koh Tao is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand, known for its beautiful beaches, calm weather and crystal clear water. Our dive school specializes in providing small-scale, personal service, a relaxed atmosphere and high standards, so you and your family can concentrate on having fun! We have an excellent safety record and promise to provide an amazing experience for all our customers. ... more   less 
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