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Big Blue Diving

#30 of 105 Tours in Koh Tao
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One of Koh Tao's longest established Dive Centers offering a full range of Scuba Diving Courses from Open Water to Scuba Instructor. We're also specialists in Freediving, Technical Diving, Instructor Training and professional Underwater Videography...more
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15/3 Moo 1 | Sairee Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great diving school, very professional, as well as having a great time! Gus helped support me with the weaknesses encountered. Would recommend to anyone new to diving.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank juanjosh_ew
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A really nice diving school. The teachers are all very nice and they help you out with everything. Through the dive, you always feel safe with them and afterwards you will always meet some nice people their. The rooms are OK but I would recommend...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sebastian W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enrolled for a diving course with Big Blue in the hope of surpassing my fear of not being able to breathe under water. Not only did the instructor (Gus) help me get over that, but he also, with his playfulness and sadistic jokes, make me...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank joanastrechtalves
BigBlueRep, Public Relations Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, thanks a lot for the review! One of the secrets to being a great dive instructor is the ability to know precisely when to be serious, and when a bit of humour needs to be injected into the course. As it's very common for...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic place to learn to dive in Koh Tao and a quality place to drink a beer and watch the sun set over Sai Ree beach. The staff are also amazing. Our instructor, Gus (he has a 19th century muttonchopped strangler look about him, but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sullerz893
BigBlueRep, Guest Relations Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello and thank you for the review! Right now there's never been a better time to be diving and staying with us on beautiful Sairee Beach, the weather is perfect, sunsets to die for every night and excellent diving too - I'm sure you saw...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went for the fast track option as I did not have enough time, and was a bit worried about how thorough the instructor was going to be considering everything needed to be completed in 2 days. Much to my delight, it turned out to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank shubhankarc12
BigBlueRep, Guest Relations Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello and thanks for our latest 5 star review! For anyone without the 4 days needed for the Open Water course, the fast-track is an excellent option. Worries about how thorough we will be should be immediately dismissed, as be it 2,3 or 4 days...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was recommended to Big Blue by friends & I wasn’t disappointed. I was met on the 1st day at the reception by a friendly team & given all the information I needed to sign up to the Open Water course. I was instructed on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jcetiner
BigBlueRep, Director of Sales at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, thanks a lot for the review and congratulations on your new Open Water AND Advanced certifications! It's always music to our ears to hear such good feedback about our team here at Big Blue, we try to hire only the best instructors we can...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We choose Big Blue Diving for the great reviews on TripAdvisor, so went there to get our Basic Diver certification. I can’t describe how incredible and exciting this adventure was! Our instructor, Lloyd, with extreme passion and a lot of patient teach us the he...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank costapet
BigBlueRep, Director of Sales at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, thanks a lot for the review and welcome to the world of diving! We really do have everything a diver could ever need here at Big Blue, from coffee to crabs, sunsets to Singhas, we believe if you're going to do something then do...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard about Big Blue through a lot of word of mouth around Thailand and once I checked them out on here I felt more than comfortable to book our first ever dive with them. It started of with a visit to there shop where...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank toninotravels
BigBlueRep, aka 'Steven' at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi guys, thanks a lot for taking the time to leave such a detailed review - i'm sure it's very helpful to those thinking of trying a bit of diving with us! Starting off your BB experience with Koh Tao's most handsome man Steven was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good diving school! We had really good instructor (thank you Gus!) who made it fun and easy to learn. He took into account the individual abilities (e.g. for me problems with ears while descending) and made sure everyone is safe and has a good...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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BigBlueRep, Guest Relations Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, thanks for the latest of our 5 star reviews! Firstly congratulations on the successful completion of your Open Water course with us here on Koh Tao, we've been seeing some great things underwater over the last month so well done for visiting us when...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t even know where to begin! Every staff member at Big Blue is so amazing, from the office staff that help with your registration, the restaurant staff, the boat crew and captains, the photgraphers (Billy) and especially the instructors. I would particularly like to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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BigBlueRep, Director of Sales at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, thanks for the review and congratulations on the two of you becoming our latest Advanced divers! Every day I talk to people about the benefits of learning to dive with the right instructor, regardless if they're PADI, SSI, NAUI etc etc. - the list...More

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J9305VVjosephs
February 25, 2019|
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Response from BigBlueRep | Property representative |
Hi, We don't currently have a Thai speaking instructor, unfortunately. They're very hard to find! You could try a dive centre next to us called 'Coral Grand', they have some there for sure.
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umar6542003
September 29, 2018|
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Response from BigBlueRep | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for getting in touch. It's not a problem to dive wearing contact lenses, i did so for many years myself and never lost even a single one. It's a good idea to keep a spare pair on the boat of course. If you... More
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Jessica L
September 26, 2018|
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Hi Jessica, The group sizes depends on what you're doing with us: If you already have a diving licence then it's a maximum of 4 people per divemaster/instructor. For new divers doing the 1-day 'Discover' or 'Try' dive... More
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