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Ban's Diving Resort

#11 of 48 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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

OMG! Best breakfast on the island and right on the beach. So good in fact that we plan to return for dinner later. Shakshuka was amazing. Flavours were perfected. My partner had the Salomon scrambled eggs which were delicious. The waiter we had was very friendly. The other though never smiled back. Shame. I still give it five stars!

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After speaking to people who'd exprienced Ban's Diving Resort first hand and doing a little bit of our of our own research online, we decided that this place would be most suitable to suit our diving needs. It's safe to say that it delivered on every front from the top quality accommodation, the food in the restaurant and most importantly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is awesome. If you're getting scuba certified anywhere in the islands, make it Ban's. Loved every second!! Great instructors, fun part of the island, and lots of convenience for food and drink. Stayed 8 days while getting the advanced open water certification and wishing I stayed longer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time at Ban's. Originally we were only going to do the 2.5 day course but after chatting to the staff they suggested 4 day open water course. This was definitely more value for money,1 pool session to get you started, then 4 open water dives and of course a qualification at the end! Our instructor Chris... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in Ban's diving resort, not to dive but just for the hotel. During the first night some drunken kids trough a poolparty around 02.00u in the morning which was so loud, all hotelguests must have been awake. Next day we went to report it since it seems there was no nightporter in the HUGE hotel (!) and we... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prices are reasonble for the quality nice and clean room very good service done by a kind team this place is central good for all dive departure and for entertainment A strong and good breakfast We must rent a bike to visit some nice snorkeling places restaurant a bit to load and crowdy but it was songkran The bed is... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of the best resorts on Koh Tao which is centrally located on Sairee beach. It has excellent Dive School with top notch instructors. My instructor Anthony was exceptional in his style of teaching and training. It was a wonderful experience overall. The dive facilities and equipment were all good. The free rooms provided along with the dive... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't say enough good things about Ban's. I got my open water and advanced certifications here. They gave my fiance (who wasn't diving) and I a free room while I took the courses. The room was good, clean, with a fan. The staff was awesome. The courses were well planned and executed on their part. The instructors were again... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this by friends who said it was the best place to go for diving on Koh tao. The free shuttle to the resort was nice but after that it went a bit down hill. We asked for the upgraded room at 600baht a night which was nice but compared to our friends free room it wasn't any... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The diving course is excellent and fun. The instructor really cares and makes sure you will know what you need to know. My instructor (George) is amazing. Also the location is probably the best spots in Thailand to start with. Accommodation is rather cheap compared to quality offered. The food, especially Ban's pork belly, is unbelievably good - takes a... More 

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