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Crystal Dive Resort

Mae Haad Beach, Ko Tao 84280, Thailand
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Crystal Dive Resort
Ranked #18 of 46 hotels in Ko Tao
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Rockford, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently my girlfriend and I decided to get our PADI open water certification. After researching a few places, we decided on Crystal. Some of the reviews on here made us a little leary but we went with it anyway. As far as the complaints go, I can not understand where these people had issues, unless they expected the four seasons... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I completed my padi open water and advanced courses with crystal dive and had a great time doing so. My dive insteuctor for these two corses was Jen. She was patient, attentive and also worked hard to.make sure that all within the group are comfortable and enjoying their time. The instruction I recieved from Jen I found made me a... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I heard a lot good things about this place, so I decided to do my Padi open water course here. I had the worst of accommodation, old, stinky, the bathroom overflown with dirty water... The worst though was the diver instructor Shannon, he kept yelling and being extremely impatient. We where only 4 people (other courses all where 8). First... More

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The Netherlands
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24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not stay at the hotel we were only at the dive centre. A nice dive centre, right at the beach. The staff was entertaining and very helpfull and friendly. 2 boat trips per day (7.00 and 12.00) for a 2 tank dive trip. As most tourists come here to get there certification, there were a lot of students... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a dive hotel, just go for it, if you are planning to do other stuff rather than diving I wouldn't recommend you this place. I couldnt have more fun doing my course here, everybody was super cool and chill out. Instructors were great and dives were always fun. Looking forward to do my Advance next time I visit... More

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

If you want a fun and engaging certification in SCUBA I strongly suggest you go to Crystal. I just completed my PADI open water and had a fantastic experience. My instructor was Nuno and he was brilliant. The rooms are spartan, but all you really use them for is sleeping. Alternatively you can upgrade your room for a daily fee.... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I had a great experience doing my advanced open water and had a dedicated instructor, but some of the DMs I had on fun dives and the office staff during my stay in particular are clearly only there to dive conveniently and hang out with friends; they don't have much aptitude for dealing with people or teaching. The free/discounted accommodation... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The staff who works here is amazing, They have very friendly instructors who really know what they are doing. I felt safe all the time and the equipment they used was very good. I recommend you suggest your dive master to take you to drop you off on the way back in front of the resort. There is a dive... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Took my wreck specialty course through them, course was good, as was the instructor. However, the resort itself...not so much...were told accommodation was free during the course, later to change to a not so pleasant experience sharing a room with another couple. We didn't stay, room was dirty, etc. I would have been happy if we were told no rooms... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We booked our scuba dive experience with bungalow. Firstly we had to fill whole bunch of papers what is OK. The bungalow we where put to stay was dirty, sink in the bathroom was leaking, bed was terrible we could feel metal parts of it massaging our backs. Next day we went through training course where we wehere explained some... More

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Additional Information about Crystal Dive Resort

Also Known As:
Crystal Dive Hotel Koh Tao
Crystal Dive Hotel
Address: Mae Haad Beach, Ko Tao 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Tao
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 46 hotels in Ko Tao
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
PADI Scuba Diving Resort and Career Development Center. All PADI dive courses, diving internships and pro-level development. Resort, dive center and accommodation options for all budgets. ... more   less 

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