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Ban's Diving Resort

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Sai Ree Beach, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
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Ranked #11 of 46 hotels in Ko Tao
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The front desk staff were a bit rude, and the rooms were meager at best. I am a backpacker, so I've seen a lot worse. That said, the diving instruction was absolutely phenomenal! Ask for Mario! I went with the intent to get my open water diving certification only, but I enjoyed it so much that I stayed on to... More

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Margaret River, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was craziness from the get go. Everyone is different and if you like that, awesome, this place is for you. But if you want a more relaxed feel, go somewhere else. We didn't book any courses with them, so I can not comment about their instructors. From our first impression we stayed one night with them in their cheap/... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I LOVED THIS PLACE IMMENSLY !!!!! From the beautifuly friendly girl at the front desk when we checked in to the amazing dive instructor we had to the final edit of the video after we were done our open water coarse. This place was lights out amazing. We ended up staying another three nights and finishing our advanced coarse. All... More

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Erfurt, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After we had a look into the diving resort we decided to stay and do our open water course at ban's. It was the best decision we could make. The three of us had an awesome dive instructor (Atip) and enjoyed every second of our stay. He was very funny but also very professional. Every dive was fantastic. Straight after... More

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel itself was quite average and overpriced. The cheapest we could get it for online was 3000BHT per night. The walk in rate was 30% cheaper but even with this discount, I still felt that it was well overpriced. The diving company is meant to be the biggest in the world so you have I decide if that's that's... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights after switching hotels from a cheaper bungalow up North. We were given a deluxe garden view room, which was across the main road and up a fairly steep hill from the main hotel area, which we actually preferred since it was quieter and more private feeling. The pools did not seem... More

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

Hotel mainly caters for divers looking to take the PADI course but also a lot of back packers / holiday makers stay here as there's lots of rooms available. Pools were in use by divers most of the day but it's only a couple of meters from the beach so you can enjoy the white sands & sea of Sairee... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here on our first night to the island. The rooms were beautiful and had nice decks. The grounds are very nice and well maintained. The two pools were being used for diver training so it was not meant to be for your average Joe to sit around and swim. The ocean beach is across the little walk/road. There... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ban's Diving Resort is a fantastic place to learn to dive. I booked the diving course before I got there and got the accommodation for free. The rooms are small but clean and are only a short distance from the beach and learner pools.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Ban's is reasonably good at churning through an enormous amount of diving students very quickly. The emphasis is on cheap PADI with backpacker bar fun, so if you're 20, it's gold. You can start any day in any language and the classes are taught well, but there's no hiding that you are one of thousands each year. The beginners pools... More

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Also Known As:
Ban`s Diving Hotel Koh Tao
Ban`s Diving Hotel
Bans Diving Hotel
Bans Diving Ko Tao
Address: Sai Ree Beach, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Tao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Tao
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ban's Diving Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ban's Technical Diving is operated out of Ban's Diving, Koh Tao, Thailand. Ban's Technical Diving is an award winning DSAT, BSAC, ANDI Technical Instructor Diving Facility. The only Tech Center on Koh Tao (and one of few in the world) that offers DSAT Technical Diving Intructor Courses. Deep Wreck Diving, Cave Expeditions.-Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Gas Blender, Compressor Operator, Rebreather, Equipment, Emergency Oxygen, Technical Decompression Diving, Cave, Cavern......... ... more   less 
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