I've dived in many different places and let me tell you that the Big Blue Tech experience is second to non. Being picked up at the main ferry dock was great seeing as I had brought all of my equipment and our bags were slightly heavy, ;-), our driver dropped us off right at the door to the TECHSHACK, We were met with a funny " Oi, what can I help you with" and a great Yorkshire smile, James was more than helpful in getting us settled and taking care of our documentation so that we were able to just take in the first hour or so, sitting at the restaurant and being given our welcome virgin cocktail we felt like "aaaaaah we have arrived". The Tech Shack has its own boat so overcrowding was never a problem, our legend of a captain Padam who is quiet spoken sailed us round daily like a pro and our boat boy Zo was there after every dive with a helpful hand to get me back up on the boat "those twin sets and stage bottles are kinda heavy". The restaurant there is friendly and they speak English pretty well, no ordering a burger and getting soup, the food is fresh, tasty and well priced too. Daily we were met with smiles all round. Our dorm accommodation was tops and with the heat beating down the air-con was always welcome and very refreshing. Clean and fresh was the order everyday and it was great!!! I did my Intro to Tech, Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures with BBT (BigBlueTech). James and Ian were so knowledgeable and helpful and made learning an absolute pleasure, the courses from TDI are not the easiest yet they took the time to sit and make sure that I understood what it was all about, I mean if you are at 45m with a broken backup mask and your primary mask strap snaps, you need to know what to do right? Listen All I can say is that if you dive with any other operator on Koh Tao you MIGHT get your moneys worth, when you dive with Big Blue Tech or Big Blue Divers, you will get your moneys worth and more. James and Ian come highly recommended by myself and would dive with them any chance that I get, apart from the classroom sessions and blindfolded tests they are the most accommodating and honest guys on the island, a Tiger (beer) after the daily grind is always welcome and is rewarding when you can sit back and get to know your instructor. I implore you to go and check it out and see what BBT and BBD are all about.
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