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Address: 17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 77 456 415
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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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Very comforting dive school

Excellent dive school to join in Ko Tao! Started the open water course with Erin and Andre and both instructors made me feel very comfortable and enthousiastic about scuba diving... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent dive school to join in Ko Tao! Started the open water course with Erin and Andre and both instructors made me feel very comfortable and enthousiastic about scuba diving! Nothing was pushed, everything was comforting. Had a good stay in the dorm, nothing special but just what you need during your stay. I'd recommend other travellers to take dives/a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just went on a dive with Fiona and Christy. They are very good dive masters. Thank you ladies for the dives. Big Blue Diving has good equipement and a good boat. I defintly recommend Big Blue Diving!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This one might be a tad bit more expensive but you certainly get what you pay for! I had a fantastic dive master who explained expectations clearly, taught me new skills and tailored the experience to my interests!

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2 Thank Travelghost29
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review of our Divemaster team Andi! Like you said, we're not the cheapest but the quality we provide and the most highly-trained DM's on the island certainly make fundiving at Big Blue unbeatable. With groups of no more than 4 divers per DM, no time limits on our dives, beautiful big boats and no restrictions on... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having been advised 30 years ago to not dive due to chronic ear problems, yesterday all of that changed. Antony edgley at big blue diving Koh Tao took the time to sit down with me and carefully listened to all of my fears doubts and worries. The confidence he gave me inspired me to try the right equipment and finally... More 

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1 Thank Kathy B
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Hi Kathy, thanks for the wonderful review and congratulations on becoming a diver! We have a lot of people coming here to dive with us who've had ear problems in the past, but luckily with the easy diving conditions here on Koh Tao, being able to descend using buoy-lines, first class diving pool...well, it's very rare that we can't get... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I did my advance open water with my girlfriend there and it was awesome. Great time with great and knowledgeable team. If you need help with accommodation they will gladly help you. Shout-out to Scotty Frost that did our advanced and Christo for refresher course. Highly recommended and I am already planning to do my deep diver and free diving... More 

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

Hello again Danijel, and thank you for the 5 star review! We're very glad you and your girlfriend had an excellent time here diving with Big Blue, and were lucky enough (like so many of our divers this last month) to see a whaleshark! They're such beautiful creatures, i hope it's something that you'll never forget! There seems to be... More 

Salford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've never been diving before and came to Big Blue to do a TSD (Try Scuba Dive) day. Stefano was my dive instructor and I've got to say I couldn't have asked for anyone better. I loved diving that much that I stayed on in Koh Tao on my own to complete my Open Water certification. I just want to... More 

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

A great review, thanks Lauren! Since coming back to Big Blue last month Stefano is proving to be an excellent addition to our team, he's such a nice guy all of his students love him, and i'm sure you won't be the last person to decide to extend their stay here on because of him. It's nice to see you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to Big Blue with my buddy and we had such an awesome time. I was expecting a lot from Big Blue and they did not disappoint. We did our Open Water and Advanced Adventurer courses. Open Water Course: Our first instructor was Stephen Larder. I don't think we could have had a better first instructor than Steve. The... More 

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

Thank you for the brilliant review Benjamin! Nick and Steve are long serving members of the Big Blue team, and you have seen first-hand why they are so highly thought of by everyone who gets to dive with them. Their passion is infectious, and we're sure all their divers go on to become real ambassadors of the oceans, with their... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on Tripadvisor recomedations we chose this dive center among all the others. Later on we saw that is not cheapest one, not best packet deal but we never regret to be part of Big Blue. We have AA with Alex, later on we dived wiith Anouk and Nick and we do not have a bad word to say. All... More 

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

Hello, and thanks for taking the time to write this excellent review of your time here at Big Blue. As you say, we're not the cheapest. To constantly deliver a safe, high quality diving service year after year of course costs a little more,and you really get what you pay for on Koh Tao. We have more boats than any... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did my open water course here a couple weeks ago and absolutely loved it. I was abit nervous at first but my instructor was patient, very informative and understanding in every sense. I wasn't sure weather to stay and do my advanced course after due to the cost, but with Neil I feel I got the best value for money... More 

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

Hello Will, thanks for the wonderful review. Neil is one of our favourite instructors here at Big Blue, as he's about 200 years old he has taught A LOT of people how to dive, and nearly all his students continue on to do their Advanced course with him, as you did. Welcome to the world of diving! Those night dives... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was pretty apprehensive when selecting Big Blue Diving for my open water as it was one of the bigger dive schools on Koh Tao. However, I am glad I selected it! Arrived Just after the full moon party so it was super busy and nearly 60 people started on the same day. However they split it so that there... More 

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

Hi, thank you for the great review! As you say we are one of the bigger dive schools here on Koh Tao, it's taken us 25 years of hard work to reach this size, and we absolutely love having a lot of people around, it really adds to the excellent atmosphere that we cultivate here at Big Blue, and of... More 

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