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Ban's Diving Resort

3.0 of 5 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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm actually really sad about that what I have to write. We arrived the hotel and in the first moment all was okay. We got an ,,upgrade" for a deluxe room (because we booked a diving course). But it wasn't a ,,upgrade". We had a bungalow before and I'm pretty sure the bungalow is much better. Our bed sheet was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First let's start with the diving, that's why you're here right. The course was great, the instructors Anthony Griffiths and Yasiin were the best, and dive masters Karen and Alisha were the most helpful people you could wish for. I would thoroughly recommend the dive course here. The resort is clean (even though my room did not get cleaned for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I would definitely recommend going to Ban's Diving Resort! Not only was the resort very clean, the restaurant very tasty and well priced but the high quality of the dive instructors is what really impressed me. From the moment we started our course I felt like I was in good hands. Anthony Griffiths was an amazing instructor, while keeping things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I travelled Thailand for 2 months with my boyfriend and we had planned on visiting Koh Tao for 2 days and ended up staying a week and half we loved Ban's so much! We would have stayed longer if we hadn't had to go home! I ended up doing my Open Water PADI and then my Advanced too! The highlight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here for 4 nights while we got our scuba certifications. The first night we were upgraded to deluxe, which is reaaalllly deluxe. After that we were put into our standard private fan room. The room was basic and it did the job. No hot water but that's normal for Thailand. If you are interning to go with two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many dive shops in Koh Tao and I can't say that bans is better than the others because I've never been to them but I can tell you that my experience at bans was one of my favorite things in all of my 5 weeks of travel in south east Asia. Originally just signed up to do my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I didn't know where to stay while waiting for the ferry when someone handed us their flyer and we decided to stay and do the open water diving course. Totally worth it. Our instructor was great, (her name is Chloe), she was very detailed in her teaching and makes you feel extremely comfortable when you dive. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't expect much and got even less!!! We knew from arrival at Koh Tao's pier that this would be a night mare with 20 people being picked up by one mean looking divemaster "staff" with a Ban's t-shirt. Right smack on Sairee Beach, this was probably a beautiful spot 10 years ago, but now it's meat market for under 20... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ended up taking the advanced open water course instead of just the open water course, as i loved diving and the instructors were excellent. The main instructor Anthony is a man of good mood and teaches you everything nicely, so you are comfortable when diving for the first time. I would also say a special Thanks to Carole, Giom... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decent place for PADI with decent rooms, there are cheaper and expensiever places on the Island. Had some luck so got a small group (: Cheers for wonderful instructors Verity and Dan! Its located close to the pier and with 1-3 mins walking distance to the beach.

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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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