Calypso Diving - Koh Tao
Calypso Diving - Koh Tao
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
We are a relaxed dive centre, located in the quiet and picturesque scenery of Tanote Bay on the east side of Koh Tao. Our experienced English and German speaking team teaches CMAS and SSI courses in small groups, far from all hustle and bustle Our wonderful bay is the perfect place to spend your valuable few weeks of the year, because we don’t have mass diving here. We take our time with and for our customers- not only underwater, which is probably the main reason that 80% of our customers are repeat customers. Have a peek in our guest book and visit us on Facebook. We are looking forward to welcome you! The Calypso Team
Koh Tao, Thailand
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Travelers' Choice
2023

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getreal_adventures
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We dove with Calypso in early July for three dives. Our first dive was a relaxed check dive as it had been a while since my last dive and this was my wife’s first dive in tropical waters after being certified in Canada a couple of weeks prior. Haik was an awesome dive master and provided a very relaxed dive which eased my wife’s initial nervousness. After the check dive we decided to come back the following day for two boat dives, again with Haik, and they did not disappoint. Calypso is located on Au Luek Bay (worth a stop on its own) which is on the ‘back’ side of the island providing access to dive sites that are not visited as frequently by dive shops in Mae Haad and Sairee. Both dive sites were quiet (we were the only boat for the majority of the time), ensuring good visibility and no other dive groups to bump into. We would absolutely dive with Calypso again!
Written January 4, 2020
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Darryll W
London, UK215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
I found this dive centre more by chance than actually researching!
On arrival I was welcomed and felt comfortable with the staff and more Importantly they were professional ..the decision to dive immediately was more because I had a bad experience the day before at another dive centre..the dive was directly off the beach and I saw everything I wanted in beautiful clear water..all in all I would strongly recommend this centre for the location and a very good dive master ( he is French see photo!)..
Written February 22, 2023
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Pati
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We had our refreshment and 4 dives there after 5 years of inactivity. Was amazing. Cool place, even cooler people! Above all, my husband and I liked the professionalism and calmness of the team. For those of you who need stressless time and who avoid "mass tourism“, this is the place to be. Especially because they know the best dive sides and take you where others don't go.
Written May 18, 2023
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Tybo
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Went to Ko Tao for 5 days and was looking for a good diving school to get my open water certification but instead I found a home and a family. I am so grateful for the hospitality, the fun and of course the professionalism of the whole team.
Located on the other side of the island, calypso is a very charming hidden gem that will give you the best experience.
Definitely planning on going back soon.
Thank you so much for such an amazing time.
Written March 3, 2023
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Venture23243876612
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Fantastic diving club on the magnificent Ao Tanot beach, with a warm family atmosphere. Instructor (Mélanie) is a great listener and teacher. Multilingual. An experience to be recommended! We dived for over an hour after a great briefing and several exercises to get us comfortable. We saw schools of fish, anemones and corals. Thomas & Daphné From Belgium.
Written January 3, 2024
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SGrilM
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Best staff, very familiar at the nicest Bay on Koh Tao. Here you have an individual support and dive in small groups. Equipment is good, we felt safe. And the house reef is just amazing! Whenever I am on Ko Tao I for sure will go back to Calypso Diving.
Written June 18, 2023
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benxte
Rosenheim, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
the calypso diving center was not the cheapest one but it was definitely worth it!
first of all it is settled in the wunderful tanote bay and you have the beautiful "house reef" right in front of the dive school, so you can start your dive at the beach! second there are not masses of other divers and the crew is just amazing!! it was all highly professional and safe! special thanks to your dive master balu!
Written February 15, 2016
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ClaudeLov
Krefeld, Germany11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Couples
We returned to Tanote Bay after 10 years and it was still just as "remote" and peaceful as 10 years ago. Diving with Calypso is so much nicer than on the "other side of the island". We stayed and dived for 10 days and never encountered another boat at the dive sites we visited. The dive masters/instructors are all very good and offer a lot of information. A friendly crew which creates a family type atmosphere. One does not have the feeling that one is merely another paying guest, but is a part of the team. Next visit to Koh Tao will most certanly be to Tanote Bay and diving with Calypso.
Written November 24, 2013
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Juliax97
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
My boyfriend and me just did a fundive today and we had a really really nice time! Everyone was super friendly and helpful and they even told us some secret spots underwater to visit. We will definitelly recommend this place to friends and also come back!
Written March 13, 2019
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HeilanLad
Aberlour, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We only had a few days on Koh Tao and chose to stay near Tanote Bay, as it had good reviews and was well away from the bustle of the West coast. Calypso is owned and run by Germans but they're English is excellent so wasn't a problem. I had 4 dives with them over 2 days and was impressed. I've been in discussion with PADI about a replacement card so had no certification with me. Although I've been diving for about 20 years, Calypso insisted I did a check dive, which is very reassuring and was no problem. Many centres wouldn't have bothered. The dive sites were great and some of the best diving I've done in a while. Lots to see, great reefs, marine life, corals etc. Lovely, despite following some stormy weather. The boat was comfortable and wasn't too busy. Melon and pineapple are provided between the 2 dives. Nearly everyone chain smokes almost constantly so be warned. The staff were very experienced, knowledgable and good to dive with. The best review I can give is from a conversation with my French dive buddy. He goes to Koh Tao for a few months every year and has been diving there for 12 years. He's chosen to dive with Calypso for the last ten years. He complained that the other dive centres are very busy and only have a short time slot for each dive site before having to move on for the next boat. Tanote bay and Calypso were away from the busy parts and you certainly got a sense of how busy the other places are when you travel about. One complaint (if you want to call it that) is that they can be a bit TOO laid back. It's nice that you don't have to turn up till after 8am but then we were quite late in getting away. It's possible to do 2 boat dives in the morning and still be back for lunch and a free afternoon. I also wasn't able to get a night dive in but that might be diffeent when the season gets busier. All-in-all, I'd recommend Calypso.
Written February 3, 2019
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