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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights as koh Tao was very busy with not many places having availability for 6 in 3 rooms. Despite the high price the top pool where we were, it was beautiful. With a nice little cafe. The room was average with a nice view and although it would never really bother me, the wifi didn't... More 

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Hale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Simple accommodation, excellent location on the island and a fantastic stretch of beach on the doorstep make this an excellent base to explore and relax on the island of Koh Tao. Make sure you visit Shark Bay to the north of the island during your stay.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't visit the diving school itself but I was lucky to get to know Chris a dive instructor of Ban's who works also for the local hospital, he's kind of ready to respond in case of problems you can potentially get after a dive e.g. decompression sickness (if a lot of things go wrong). I had a few problems... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband did the Diving and I looked around the shops, massage places ( "Good Health" massage was the best for my post pregnancy bad back and sore feet) and ate Thai food. I'd never considered Asia before and we spent s few weeks in Koh Samui first. Next time we are coming straight here. It's a great place. People... More 

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Thank Mo N
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting the seemingly endless amount of dive shops on Koh Tao. We decided to settle with Bans. The resort looked the nicest and the staff were very welcoming. We decided to go for the 4 day open water. Unfortunately thats all the time we had left, we would have loved to stay for the advanced otherwise. Make sure you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ban's gave us a wonderful diving certification experience with the awesome Drew!!!!! We were PADI certified and got four nights of accommodation at their resort included in the cost! This was worth it, as the surroundings of the resort was beautiful, their basic rooms for two were significantly nicer than many comparable priced hostels in the area, and the front... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is very good but there is a lot of construction ongoing and an unfinished look to the place. We paid extra for the highest standard room/suite which is inconveniently located on a hilltop that involved a very steep climb & stairs. While the room appeared clean we did have to share it with a number of different insects,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at bans resort doing the 4 day open water course with Steve Werrel as the instructor. Whole thing was so well organised and Steve knew exactly what he was doing. The person who made the course for me was the dive master Tara Probyn. I had a bit of a wobble at times with the different equipment and skills... More 

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Kristianstad, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at Ban's was very friendly and there was a relaxed and also professional atmosphere at the resort. We did two specialty courses at Ban's, the wreck and the nitrox courses. Out instructor was great! Jasper (Jason) Petley was the best possible instructor, apart from explaining the course theory in a good and understandable way he also gave us... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I were getting the ferry over to Koh Tao from Phangan without having booked anything but knowing we were going to do our Padi's. We were poached at the ferry by a Bans rep who showed us the hotel and dive school. The brochure looked good so we figured lets go for it. They picked us up... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ban's Technical Diving is operated out of Ban's Diving, Koh Tao, Thailand. Ban's Technical Diving is an award winning DSAT, BSAC, ANDI Technical Instructor Diving Facility. The only Tech Center on Koh Tao (and one of few in the world) that offers DSAT Technical Diving Intructor Courses. Deep Wreck Diving, Cave Expeditions.-Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Gas Blender, Compressor Operator, Rebreather, Equipment, Emergency Oxygen, Technical Decompression Diving, Cave, Cavern......... ... more   less 

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Address: Haad Sairee, Koh Tao, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Price Range: $39 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ban's Diving Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Ban`s Diving Hotel Koh Tao
Bans Diving Hotel
Bans Diving Ko Tao
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Koh Tao
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
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