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Ban's Diving Resort

3.0 of 5 Sai Ree Beach, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I got recommended Ban's by a friend. I came to Thailand as a non diver and in 11 days I got through PADI open water, advanced and rescue diving courses. Best experience ever! I arrived late evening and checked into Deluxe Hilltop View room - well worth upgrading and I would not have survived in a standard room. Our diving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Almost didint go to koh tao but im so glad i did, this was a seriously life changing experience.i have never met a person more passionate and enthusiastic about anything than my diving instructor ant griffiths who in 4 days took me from a strong dislike of being underwater to signing up for the advanced course which was easily the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ive never left a tripadvisor review before but for these guys I just have to. Did the open water course and loved it so much I stayed for the advanced course, couldnt imagine a better place to learn or better instructors. I was lucky to have Ant Griffiths and Yaasiin Mathysen, both extremely passionate and friendly, as well as our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my husband are on our honeymoon and decided we wanted to do the open water PADI course and got recommended Bans through a friend who said they have the best instructors, he wasn't wrong there, we had Anthony Griffiths and Yassin Mathyeson who were both absolutely fantastic! Could not rate these guys enough, so thorough and passionate about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are new (or the part of the resort I was staying at), good pools and decent staff that are willing to help a traveler out. I would stay here again but not for 5 nights. Cleaning staff didn't provide clean towels or toilet paper everyday but the location was good - not a lot of noise and near jungle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This property is diverse and ever expanding, I originally did my diving there 7 years ago and have been back 3 x since. My wife won't stay anywhere else, we always take the condos on the hillside, they are breathtaking, super clean, unique and well....the best. The cost approx. $150.oo a night Canadian, and worth every penny, great breakfast included.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a resort that has everything that you can ask for when staying for diving license. Restaurant(which is cheap and very nice), pools, english instructors and good service. The hotel itself is expensive in comparison to what you get, but with the diving it is worth :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here for the diving course. Heard it was the best and less crowded. All true. Booked the hilltop deluxe and beware, it was quite a steep walk from the reception to your room! But the view from your room was worth it. The resort is located at the far end of Sairee beach, which is good cuz it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So getting your PADI is dirt cheap on koh tao. But that is not even the best thing here! Its the instructors. Our group (about 12 people or so) had 2 instructors for our open water. The american Abby and Australian Drew. Both have very different styles of teaching but you could tell that they knew what they were talking... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do not recommend Ban's restaurant. The food wasn't very appetizing and the service was horrible. Our server was the worst I have encountered in a very long time. He would walk away from the table mid order....made us feel as of we were putting him out. The live music was amazing. A gentleman singing and playing guitar.

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Address: Sai Ree Beach, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ban's Diving Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Ban`s Diving Hotel Koh Tao
Bans Diving Hotel
Bans Diving Ko Tao
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Tao
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Tao

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