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Ban's Diving Resort

#11 of 49 Hotels in Ko Tao
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Sai Ree Beach, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Let's say the diving courses they offer are the only thing that make the stay worth it. The instructors are super friendly and they take care of each student. The resort instead is a machine that only cares about making money. The lady at the counter, the boss, is not nice and she only cares about selling the room. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights in a villa with a group of friends. Bans has everything you need in one spot- diving, fantastic food and banter! Diving here is cheaper than it is on Phi Phi and a lot more organized so I would highly recommend you do it here! My only regret is that we didn't stay longer. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My two friends and I stayed here for 5 nights whilst two of us done our open water PADI.Despite being offered cheaper courses a elsewhere on the island, we decided to go with the several reccomedations we had for Bans. Instead of taking on the room provided with the course we opted to pay a little extra for a poolside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Came to Thailand to dive and heard about bans diving resort, took OWD course and it was amazing. Had only 4 people in my group and 2 instructors !!! Our instructor Jaffa is an amazing guy! Very patient, funny and very experienced diver as well. He taught us everything step by step and I knew what I'm supposed to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent 7 nights in this resort and my daughter and I combined it with our Padi certificate. The resort is very nice, we had a great room on the hill (building) with a nice swimming-pool. The atmosphere is very relaxed on the resort and actually on the whole island. The diving itself is great since you are located very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The transfer service to the pier is very unfriendly, we were treated like dogs and had to pay an extra 50 baht. The drainage system in the toilet was bad and it stank there. There were also too many flies and insects and wild animals in the two restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Currently in Bans Resort after completing Padi 4 day Open Water certificate! Firstly and most importantly, what an amazing experience it is to go diving off of Koh Tao and I feel very blessed to so and to have been taught to do so by such professional instructors! We arrived at the pier in Koh Phangan and the onslaught of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Ban's for 3 nights and were very impressed with the comfortable accommodations and safe/enjoyable scuba diving experience. We had a garden view room that was up the hill and across the street from the diving school, which was farther away from town but peaceful. Our room offered everything we needed-- it was rustic but contained small Thai... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bans dive resort - a balanced review! Bans is the largest dive resort on Sariee beach and has a very 'corporate' feel to it. Check in and check out were smooth, the staff in the office were helpful, although they are always very busy! We stayed in a deluxe room by the pool and have no complaints. We paid £47... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice grounds around the hotel but get the feeling that once they have your money they are not really interested. We did not feel a personal relationship with the staff which let our trip down. Also, if you want to relax and take a dip in the pool- choose elsewhere as the pools are always used for diving. Excellent... More 

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