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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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  • Location
    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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Ban's for two nights and it was awful. Terrible staff, they could not care less, ignored you. The grounds were littered with broken ACs, old mattresses and rubbish. While staff could be seen all over sitting on their phones. Very poorly maintained resort! They couldn't even be bothered showing us to our room. The room they showed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights and did the Discovery course while here. Can't remember our instructors name but he like to call him Jon Snow :) - he was amazing, really patient when we were a bit scared and really funny! Our rooms were lovely, the air con and wifi were the best out of all our hotels in Thailand.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ban originally don't have a good reputation as to instructor to students ratio. But I think much have changed. When I was there, they enforced maximum instructor to students ratio. I chose this school after walking from the pier uphill and talked to almost every diving schools along the way. I have no trouble choosing this school due to its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At first I was a bit sceptical about Koh Tao as there was quite some bad media about it. But all of that negative thoughts vaporized instantly the second I stepped inside Ban's Diving Resort. Situated at Sairee Beach this Resort is by far one of the best I've ever stayed in. The rooms (I had the Deluxe Double which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for their diving classes and with the most trained new divers in the world yearly Ban's is something to go out of your way for. The AC rooms are nice, clean and come with a safe. The diving classes are very good and thorough. High class gear and teachers. Rooms included in the price, 9000 baht, which is similar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Bans a few weeks ago spontaneusly to make an Open Water Course. And I loved it! They gave us a Hill Top Room without extra charge, the room was clearly and nice. But of course, you won't come to Bans for the rooms, but for diving. Thus, the best experience during my whole trip. I joined a German... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time at ban's diving resort. Rich and Sandra were amazing dive instructors and for the price it's hard to be beat. Rooms were nice the restaurant was good. When signing up Hold out and get air conditioning included in dive packages for the rooms but other than that was fabulous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing Dive resort. The hotel staff were so lovely, really welcoming. We got upgraded to a air con room because a fan wasn't available and when we left they booked another cheaper place for us to stay saving is walking around with our backpacks. The diving instructors Becky, Santi and Michael were brilliant, everyone in our group loved them. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best experience ever. Amazing resort. Really good diving deals and accommodation is incredible. Big rooms, air con, room cleaned every day. Three incredible swimming pools and right on the beach. Ant Griffiths taught me how to dive at open water and advanced and the courses were exceptional. Really energetic instructor. Very patient and reliable! Felt really comfortable in the water.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I recently did our open water course at Ban's, and loved it so much we continued to do the advanced open water course. Our instructor, Sander, was a great teacher and made the whole process so enjoyable, it was also clear he had a passion for diving and the underwater world which really reflected on our experience!... More 

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