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“A dive resort that offered more than just amazing scuba instruction...”
Review of Big Blue Diving

Big Blue Diving
Ranked #5 of 99 Tours in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed December 10, 2012

We weren't sure if we were going to dive at all on Koh Tao and made a last minute decision to go with Big Blue - this resort was the perfect balance of amazing dive instruction (thanks to the most hilarious and amazing instructor, Billy), a chill atmosphere and the most fun social vibe after the sun goes down. We will most definitely be back!!

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Got to koh Tao having already booked our stay else where after arrival wasn't impressed so went looking for alternative dive resorts after a long day looking came to big blue 1. Straight away it had me !! Ended up booking open water diving course and I couldn't of asked for anymore, our diving instructor was quite simply a legend . He got us through the course with flying colours whilst having the best time I've had in thailand since I've been here, and to top it off the final day of diving is filmed with a chance to buy at the end of the day (Keith is the man) . It's simply if you want a experience you'll never forget choose BIG BLUE

Dan- Birmingham

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

We really enjoyed our experience at Big Blue. As beginners we were taught well by our instructor, Donny who we would highly recommend. He was really encouraging and positive. Would loved to have done the advanced course and definitely will be coming back to Koh Tao to dive again!

Our only disappointment was that the video was too expensive. Considering we are on a backpacker's budget 50 pounds is a lot of money. We would have loved to have bought it.

We love Donny!

Lucy & Stella

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Did a diving refresher course and my Advanced Open Water cert here last month -- what an awesome experience! My instructors over both courses -- Regi, Petra, and Natalie -- were fantastic. Incredibly professional and knowledgable, not to mention super friendly and just plain fantastic to spend time with. I couldn't ask for more from divemasters/instructors. Big Blue's dive-related facilities were great, and the bar and waterfront restaurant were a fun place to relax at after the beautiful dives (their pad thai with prawns was one of my favorites on this quick trip to Thailand -- and at a dive resort, who knew?). But it's people that make for great times, and the staff at Big Blue helped make our vacation amazing.

Thank sfyx
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Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

I did 2 dive courses with Big Blue (open water and advanced). They were awesome and fairly cheap so a good place to start with diving. The discount on the accommodation (on the days that you dive) are also good for your budget.

Watch out though, if you start diving you're hooked and you don't want to stop.

When you have the option to choose your instructor, go for Rick or Ben. Both awesome guys with lots of skills. Ben also has an fine moustache if your into that (sadly only a Movember thing, I'm afraid).

Thank Wesley v
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