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Ban's Diving Resort

#10 of 48 Hotels in Ko Tao
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Sai Ree Beach, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Bans for six nights during March 2015. We stayed in a private room with AC that overlooked the pool. As I was doing the open water course, and my boyfriend was doing the advanced course, we got the accommodation for free. This was great value considering both dive courses were excellent and the accommodation was good. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I came to Koh Tao to meet up with a friend who was staying at Ban's, and booked a room so we'd be near each other. At the time I didn't even know Ban's was a dive centre, or even that Koh Tao was known mainly as a diving island. I decided to try the 4 day Open Water Dive... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Koh Tao is a well-known island to get your first open water diving course because of the popularity, reasonable price, and lots of sites to visit to start with. There were a lot of programs to choose from and I was recommended Ban's Diving Resort and I was extremely satisfied with the choice I made. The service is very friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have just finished my advance PADI after loving the open water so much and had the best 6 days! I couldn't has asked for better instructors (Chris and Neil), they were incredibly patient, kind and clearly knew what they were doing. I had slight problems with my ears equalising and both looked after me so well meaning I managed... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was Ban's open water student and I did my advance open water course with other dive center, I had a chance to dive with Ban's again during my vacation in early May. I did a refresher course as I haven't been diving for quite some time then I had some fun dives with Ban's. My DM, Clint, is really... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my best friend spent about 3 weeks on Koh Tao Island in 2014, during the month of march. We took the PADI open water and advanced certificate and it was AMAZING!!! What an experience! Ban's diving is a Beautiful yet cheap alternative if you want to combine a hotel stay and a open water certificate. My diving instructor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We choose ban's diving school after a great sales pitch at the Ferry from chumphon. We got a great discount on the diving course and a deluxe room. It was the best room we stayed in during our three month trip for only 250 baht per person! Wonderful shower, clean room and central location. Because ban's is the biggest diving... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at bans for a week i really liked it! The rooms where nice and clean and they have 3 pools you can choose of. Its close to the beach and close to get places in koh tao. We also rented scooters to get around the island. Bans restaurant had really nice food, it was at bit more expensive... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights while my partner completed his diving course, and I just paid a little extra for the room as i wasnt diving. We decided to stay for another week after he finished his diving, and we just haggled the cost of the room as they wernt fully booked, and in the end we paid about 1950... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to koh tao to do a „Open Water course“. I heard Ben´s is the biggest diving provider in the world with very good qualified stuff, so I decided to do it at Ben´s. Anthony Griffiths was the Divemaster who was leading my course. And I honestly have to say, this was the best thing, that could happen to... More 

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