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Chalok Baan Kao Beach, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
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Alvaro Diving
Ranked #1 of 69 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being completely new to scuba diving, I was excited and also nervous to start but Alvaro were fantastic in providing a fun, friendly and safe environment to enjoy the whole experience. My friends and I first watched an instructional diving video, had our diving gear fitted and learnt all about scuba diving theory and safety checks before diving the next... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I dived on two occasions (2 days) with Alvaro while on Koh Tao and had two diffenrent experiences. What I liked about the Dive center: -Very friendly welcome -Smaller dive shop than other "dive factories" you can find on the Island -multilingual resort -relaxed/fun atmosphere This is what I got on the first day. On the second day, I dived... More

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AlvaroDiving, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this review

Good Morning Jean-Christophe, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that we were not able to meet your expectations. We understand that you are a very experience diver, however, for safety reasons, we always check our guests equipment. It is not intended to bother, but rather making sure everything will go alright during the dive. This is one of... More

London, England, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a huge thanks to all the team at Alvaro. it was my son's birthday and they did a great job organising a day long boat trip around the island with snorkelling, fun dives and a delicious lunch. The crew and staff were really thoughtful, friendly and professional.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dani and team, thank you again, my daughter had a great time and she is proud to have her Padi now. As parents we were concerned but you all made us feel SAFE, recommend your dive school to all the parents out there, the smile you have put on my daughters face is priceless. We will be back and hope... More

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can say nothing but positive things about Alvaro diving, they are great, they are fun, they are serious about their business and about safety. They are helpful, they dive in groups of maximum four divers per leader, they have a wonderful boat, a great location, good managers, great dive instructors, good equipment of which they take good care, and... More

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AlvaroDiving, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this review

Good Morning Neil-Vera! We are so happy that we could make the time you spent with us so special. We hope to dive with you again in the future and discover a little bit more of Koh Tao's Underwater world. We also loved to read your Blog post! It was so special to us reading these wonderful review! Thank you... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to Koh Tao with my boyfriend at the end of July expecting to stay 4 days to complete the SSI Open Water Certification... 10 days later we are still here and haven't stopped diving yet!! I was really scared about it when I first arrived and our instructor (Dani) went to great lengths to make me feel comfortable... More

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AlvaroDiving, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this review

We are so happy to share our passion for diving with you. Our sweet instructor Dani has this natural way to contagious everyone around with her love for the Ocean. We are having such a great time with you guys! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us and others! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would definitely recommend Alvaro to anyone interested in starting out in Scuba Diving. They were so friendly and really great at teaching the courses. I was only supposed to be doing my open Water Diver but ended up changing my holiday plans to allow me to stay long enough to complete my Advanced Open Water and Deep Diver Speciality... More

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AlvaroDiving, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this review

Hello Michael. We are very happy you have enjoyed your time with us in and out of the water. We hope to keep addicting you to dive. It is such a great Ocean out there to enjoy! We hope to dive with you again in the future and listen and share some great diving adventures together! More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have quite a bit of diving experience and hadn't made great expectations about Koh Tao, but hey presto we had a wonderful 5 days diving with these guys on the various sites. Our children aged 8 and 4 where made welcome and to feel comfortable around the shop too we trusted the owners and team with them. Our oldest... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The instructors are very friendly and good at teaching. I was concerned that I might not be able to equalize while diving - but the guys told me that this was very unlikely. We took it slowly and it turned out that this was not a problem. The place has a very nice chilled atmosphere compared to some of the... More

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Berkeley, CA
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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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 quality standards, so you and your family can concentrate on having fun! We have an excellent safety record and promise to provide an amazing personalized experience for all our customers. ... more   less 
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