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Big Blue Diving

#3 of 89 Tours in Koh Tao
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Address: 17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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+66 77 456 415
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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One of Koh Tao's longest established Dive Centers offerring a full range of...

One of Koh Tao's longest established Dive Centers offerring a full range of Scuba Diving Courses from Open Water to Scuba Instructor. Also specialists in Freediving, Technical Diving, Instructor Training & professional Underwater Videography and able to teach in all major languages & all courses including PADI, SSI, BSAC & TDI. Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao also offers FREE accommodation on days spent diving in shared AC dorms making it the most affordable dive center in the world! While also offering private AC bungalows on the beach as well as basic old skool style backpacker bungalows on the beach for those who'd rather pay a little extra for privacy.

Awarded numerous prizes from all diving organisations & travel agencies & websites Big Blue Diving is everybodys favourite dive center.

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Great Community, Great Instructors

I took my open water and advanced course with Big Blue. There are a lot of great dive schools on the island (so I hear) but what convinced me to go with Big Blue was a personal... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Kazat3
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I took my open water and advanced course with Big Blue. There are a lot of great dive schools on the island (so I hear) but what convinced me to go with Big Blue was a personal reference and when I stopped in at their main center and saw the community that was there: They have a chill restaurant and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our hotel suggested we give Big Blue Diving a try for a trial dive and, after consulting TripAdvisor, we booked in for a 1 day dive. The pace was a bit fast but I felt safe and secure with our instructor and, once we got going, i loved it! I wish we had managed to do the 4 day course... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent four nights at Big Blue for our Open Water Course and it was an amazing experience! Erin was a great instructor and made everything seem so straightforward. Felt totally comfortable by the time we went into the sea and fell in love with diving. We wanted to stay to complete our advanced course there but already had a flight... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Showed up at Big Blue diving without any previous booking and was able to start the open water at the next day. We had a group of 4 with Steve O as instructor, who is an amazing teacher :-). Although, I was a little worried about diving first, he explained and showed everything to us really detailed and slowly. After... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had never dived and was not sure how I will feel about it. I signed up for the Try Dive and had such a great experience with Big Blue that I ended up registering for the Open Water certification that same evening and, over the course of the week, completed the Advanced course as well! While all the Big... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked the Open Water Diver Fast Track because I was in a rush and it was absolutely worth it! My personal instructor Graeme teached me very professional, kind and i felt very comfy all the time, so a big THANK YOU goes out to him. I will definetely recommend Big Blue to my friends and other backpackers and also... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I found this place on tripadvisor, so here i am giving it a review. For starters, it is a much larger operation than I expected, so after arriving by taxi to book a dive, I almost hesitated. So many western dive masters, crowded, big, but in the end they won my business and I pre-paid for a "fun dive" to... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would highly recommend big blue diving, my friend and I stayed here to complete the scuba diver course and had the most amazing experience. Our instructors Steve and Nikki were fantastic, they explained everything so clearly and made us feel comfortable and at ease under the water. The diving class was small so we all got individual attention and felt... More 

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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Hi Lydia and Lucy, and thank you for leaving this excellent review! Nikki is one of our new instructors here at Big Blue, so as we like to do we paired her up with someone of vast dive experience - 'Homeless' Steve Larder, world renowned ex-BB Divemaster and all-round nice guy. As well as helping in Nikki's development, it also... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here to get my advanced open water certification because of the great reviews I had read. This place was not for me. The 2 guys who registered me were very nice and friendly, but it was downhill from there on. I took a refresher course first because I was nervous being there alone and having never dove anywhere... More 

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BBBoss, Guest Relations Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Hello, and thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations. We have been on Koh Tao a very long time, and have almost two thousand 5 star reviews, but unfortunately sometimes (very rarely) a person just doesn't enjoy their time with us, as in this case (and also in a... More 

Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was searching for the best diving school for a couple of days in Koh Tao. Just saw this place from the beach and I understood that this is it! Got all information and the very next day I start my open water course! Was very lucky with my diving buddies and the best instructor ever!! ERIN was just amazing! "Better... More 

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Thank Justina S
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Hi Justina, and thanks so much for this excellent review. We receive so many positive reviews about Erin i'm startng to run out of things to write about her, for fear her head will get a little too big! So, instead, i will list my favourite facts about Erin. 1. She is afraid of Santa Claus, as she thinks she... More 

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