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Buddha View Dive Resort

45/1 Moo 3 | Surrthani, Koh Tao, Thailand
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Devon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and two friends learnt to dive here and I thought they were really great. I have done a lot of diving since and Buddha view remains one of the most professional dive schools. We were in a reasonable sized group with 2 dive instructors, I always felt safe and relaxed. And we had fun too and visited some great... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've had a very bad experience with this resort. We payed 1400 bahts for the room with A/C. The bed was hard as a rock, with a very tiny blanket. We asked for an extra blanket: 50 bahts. They give you a little paper with a username and password for the wifi. If you lose it, they don't give you... More 

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Kalgoorlie
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved it here. The diving was sensational and the instructors were warm and friendly. Once you get to know them they are like family. Thanks everyone at Buddha View, was a great time. A special thanks to Mark/Deb, Sandra and Wayne as they are great instructors. The restaurant is very good and the staff are helpful and attentive. The food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great first diving experience here. The instructors are super friendly and attentive and put you totally at ease. I see a lot of complaints about accommodation on here but I was happy with mine. Simple but adequate. Definitely recommend diving with Buddhaview!

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Comox Valley, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Totally depends on what kind of traveler you are. Firstly I want to mention the accommodation is terrible, worst place I have stayed in Thailand but the diving school is out of this world. My sister came here back in 2003 and mentioned it was the best school due to the instructors, so I came due to that recommendation and... More 

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Thank dronie
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

We had bbq there. Fish and king prawn stay away it's terrible!! Was there 10yrs ago and the place was good but it changed to bad like the whole island. Better eat at the market place now there it's still tasty!! The seafood didn't seem to be fresh and bad grilled too!

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Herzogenaurach, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We just did our Open Walter and had the best teacher/instructor there is. Verena!!! Teaching in english and german! Was so much fun and we learned a lot. After finishing our OW, we decided to do the advanced as well. Best decision! Defenetly would recommend it. The Room was Not that good,but for free:).if u want to Learn how to... More 

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I was there in June 2014. To start with the worst part - accommodation. Fairly clean and good room, cheap but effective style, pretty clean. Cons - you pay for the internet connection 100BHT/day which is just not fair. You pay to have a towel. The price strategy is made from americans for americans - they'll suck every dollar out... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

I did there my Master PAID certification. I really liked everything related to diving, the instructor Wayne is great, and the island has beautiful and easy places to learn. The resort has a good vibe, a bar at the beach is really nice but the people hanging there are mainly instructors and long time students, I didn't fell very welcome,... More 

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Lija, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

After coming from a trip where the accommodation was horrible, we didn't think it could get much worse.... But oh it could!!! Bunk beds, unclean sheets, no towels, you have to pour water down the toilet yourself to 'flush' it, ants and bugs everywhere and so noisy!! The only thing that made it okay was that we were rarely there... More 

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