I went here during a trip around Thailand with some friends and we booked the 4 day open water course. I'm not the best swimmer in the world and cant thread water so I wasn't really looking forward to it and thought I probably wouldn't do it. Anyway we met our instructor, David Cohen, and after I'd watched the video I had my mind made up that I wasn't going to do it! But I went along and geared up and said I'd try the pool first. When it came to it I was scared to jump into the pool with all the gear on but eventually I just went for it! Long story short scuba diving was amazing, best thing I've ever done. And you don't need to swim to be able to do it! David was great, very friendly and made us all feel calm made sure we knew all that we needed to know. A few of us panicked under water when you have to take your mask off, and put it on again and take the water out but he was great with us and we all did it after without panicking! I'd really recommend David and you should definitely ask for him when you go there.
The rooms aren't great to be honest , unless you pay more for the nice ones, but you will hardly be there as you'll be out at the course most of the day. Great experience with a great instructor. overall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ban's Technical Diving is operated out of Ban's Diving, Koh Tao, Thailand. Ban's Technical Diving is an award winning DSAT, BSAC, ANDI Technical Instructor Diving Facility. The only Tech Center on Koh Tao (and one of few in the world) that offers DSAT Technical Diving Intructor Courses. Deep Wreck Diving, Cave Expeditions.-Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Gas Blender, Compressor Operator, Rebreather, Equipment, Emergency Oxygen, Technical Decompression Diving, Cave, Cavern......... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ban`s Diving Hotel Koh Tao
- Bans Diving Hotel
- Bans Diving Ko Tao