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Buddha View Dive Resort

45/1 Moo 3 | Surrthani, Ko Tao, Thailand
Buddha View Dive Resort
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mechelen, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are quite expensive for not having much pressure on the shower (which acceptable for rooms costing a third of what price actually is). Service was not very friendly, room service coversome... A typical Koh Tao diving factory, there's better options nearby

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Mackay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I booked through a travel agent in Bangkok having only seen more expensive costs online (rookie move I know). Once I made my way down to Koh Tao and wanted to move my dive course forward to a different date they were happy to accommodate and so I did my Open water certification. Overall the course and instruction seemed to... More 

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Tustin, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The company was well run and well priced. However, the diving, which is not the fault of Buddha view, was disappointing. It just wasn't as colorful as my boyfriend and I had hoped. But the company was great, the boats were comfortable, the taxis from the dive shop to the boat were convenient. We didn't stay at the resort, we... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The receptionstaff was friendly but did not seem to enthousiastic if you asked for their help. The basic private room, which you get if you book a divingcourse, was cheap but VERY basic. There was no warm shower and barely enough waterpressure to take a shower and to fill the watersupply for flushing your toilet (you have to do this... More 

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Ko Phangan, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I passed my OPEN WATER certificate with Buddha view. I can just recommend you this dive resort for any kind of dive certification. Ask for SEAMES as your dive instructor, really pro and cool! I got a package in Bangkok near Kao San Road which included with the Open Water course, free accomodation for 4 nights, free transport to the... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Firstly check-in was very good with very nice lady from Norway (sorry we forget your name). She was very good at providing us with information and any questions we may have had. Unfortunately the other lady taking our reservation and filling out futher tickets for ferries and taxi was very abrupt, inaccurate with form completion and no eye contact what... More 

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Seminyak, Indonesia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I learnt to dive here. All the staff are really friendly and easy to hang out with whether it's while learning to dive or in the bar in the evening. Really chilled out vibe where everyone is just totally in love with diving! Can't recommend enough - so glad I started my diving experiences here. The dives are great and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Spent five nights at this resort with my buddy, we are both 28. We did the open water diving course and it was an awesome, unforgettable experience. The gear they provide you is great and the instructors are especially helpful. Our instructor was Wayne and he has quite the British humor about him. He knows when to crack a joke... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Unless you plan to dive, do not stay in this establishment. The staff are far from welcoming, in fact, patronising. Who would not offer to help two young females carry their heavy belongings up steep stairs!? Nothing about the diving experience was explained or offered to us, the only things explained were restaurant opening times (not appreciated). Other than the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

So expensive for people who arn't diving. If your staying on Ko Tao and not diving then there are so may gorgeous hotels to stay at for the same price and a stark difference, we talking pure luxury for the same price somewhere else, even somewhere cheaper will be better. The beds are very uncomfortable, the sheets were clean but... More 

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