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Big Blue Diving

#31 of 103 Tours in Koh Tao
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17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Inspired to keep on diving!!

Did my SSI open water and ended up staying and booking the advanced course too. Stefano and Julien... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nabla_87
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Superb dive resort

For a diving holiday this resort is the best. Everything is well organised and safe, staff are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charlotte T
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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. 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 everyones favourite dive center.
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  • Average2%
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17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Did my SSI open water and ended up staying and booking the advanced course too. Stefano and Julien were the best instructors ever. They trained us very well, had great experience and knowledge of diving, made us feel safe, and most of all made it...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For a diving holiday this resort is the best. Everything is well organised and safe, staff are accommodating and friendly. The daily dive trips run like clockwork and the training offered is top quality. We did the 2 day Freediving Course which we would highly...More

Thank Charlotte T
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Charlotte, thanks a lot for the review! I really wish more people would take advantage of our expert freediver and instructor-extraordinaire Rakel, the work she does with her students is absolutely brilliant, and not a single person has left her unsatisfied in all the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Third time now that I've dived with Big Blue. From a purely diving-related point of view, my experience was flawless. The DMs were all fantastic, incredibly professional at all times and very knowledgeable. The equipment was great, as were the boats. If I ever return...More

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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, thanks a lot for the review. We appreciate the feedback from all of our divers (be it good or bad) in particular from those who've dived with us in the past like yourself! The DM team over the years are unsurpassed here on Koh...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Before coming to Ko Tao a lot of people suggested this dive school and I have to say, I'll recommend this place to everyone who wants to learn diving! From getting picked up from the pier, the perfect location with the dive center and restaurant/bar...More

Thank larstravel05
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Lars, and thanks for leaving this brilliant review. The people at a dive school are really what determines whether someone leaves happy and fulfilled, or possibly leave and never dive again. I hear many stories of people choosing the wrong dive centre then to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Did our open water PADI with this dive school, absolutely amazing! Great staff that love to have fun, good equipment and very organized. Would strongly reccomend the shop and Tianyu (our incredible instructor) to everyone! Tianyu has 7 dive specialties and is extremely friendly and...More

Thank Kenji N
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Kenji (and Carson too), thanks a lot for taking the time to review us! When we first spoke together about the instructors we have at Big Blue I actually forgot to mention lovely Tianyu, she's one of our new additions and I think this...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Straight talking, fun team, with excellent instructors with wisdom and good experience. Whale shark spotted off sail rock June ‘18.More

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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Karen, thanks a lot for reviewing us. You've summed us up very neatly there, i couldn't have put it any better myself ('incredibly handsome' would have also been a fair comment if you were talking about me, but i digress...) and it's good to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really amazing place to do your OWD certification! Maria our instructor was really professionnal and just awesome. We recommand to buy the video at the end of the course as it makes great memories! Video was shot by Lewis which did a great job at...More

Thank Gabriel_Gari
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BigBlueRep, Sausage Marketing Dept. at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Gabriel (and Anne too!), thanks for the review! I've said it once and i'll say it again, the instructor is absolutely vital to a successful first time diving, especially for the nervous diver. Without the enthusiasm, support and professionalism of a well-trained teacher the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did my advance and open water with Jay and Stephano, really fun and interesting! Overall Jolly Good!!More

Thank Léo T
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Leo, thanks for the succinct review! You summed us up in the title, really. With big, comfortable and stable boats (and no restrictions on where we can send them), sunset facing resort with AC dorms included, world class diving team and a perfect safety...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I completed my Open Water course at Bid Blue Diving last week. In this diving school, however, the focus is not only on an excellent education. I was allowed to meet inspiring people, have great conversations and enjoy very good food. If you are looking...More

Thank simiaroundtheworld
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Simia, thanks for the review and congratulations on the successful completion of the Open Water and Advanced courses! I love this review, it really shows what we try to provide here at Big Blue; a mix of personalities, experience and youth, in a beautiful...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Koh Tao with my girlfriend. My plan was just to do fun dives and try to encourage my girlfriend to try this out but she was really scared and I was not convincing. Then we met Steve at the shop who convinced...More

Thank Óskar Örn Ó
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello again Óskar, thanks for the review! I'm very happy that you two of you had such a good time diving with us here on Koh Tao, Steven can be very convincing when he wants to be (how else has he ever had a girlfriend?)...More

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simiaroundtheworld
May 29, 2018|
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Response from BigBlueRep | Property representative |
Hi! There are a few different options for accommodation, the cheapest being AC dorms which are free on diving days, 400 baht per night if you have a day off. These are reserved for people who are diving with us, is your... More
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nicholas l
February 19, 2018|
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Response from BigBlueRep | Property representative |
Hi Nick, thanks for the message. You can do a refresher dive with us every single day of the year, they start at 11.30am and will go through all the essential skills and about half an hour of diving too, you'll be done by... More
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Alpaca S
February 10, 2018|
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Hi, you sure can - it's called the 'Try Dive', and in small groups (maximum 4 per instructor) you are allowed to reach depths of up to 12 metres, with the dives usually lasting between 30-40 minutes. You can find more... More
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