I have stayed at Bans twice in the year 2012. Once at april and another time during november. I enjoyed diving a lot and bans is the best place for that. The beach is beautiful and bans is fully equipped 5 star IDC dive center. It is located at Sairee beach, which has a lot of restaurants , massage shops, shops , minimarts, bar.
The food at fishbowl (the restaurant name) is awesome. Cheap too. I really enjoyed it there.
The greatest thing about Bans is the experience, not so the rooms because i was hardly in the rooms. The people u meet are great and it is such a cultural experience. They have a wide range of rooms to offer. Make sure u ask the staff where the rooms are located before u book. Some of the better rooms are high up on the hill and its an intense workout to the main lobby and beach area. The cheaper rooms are located close the the beach . Like i said most divers come here take the cheap accommodation because u get free rooms when u buy a diving course.
The diving is great, they are the biggest and best on Koh Tao (Turtle island).
Now for the bad side . This place is a factory that pumps out divers in its thousands per year. If you are not a diver, you might not enjoy this place because everything is about diving. The pool in the hotel will be taken up by divers practicing etc.
I will definitely go back to Bans. I love the life i had there on the beach.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ban`s Diving Hotel Koh Tao
- Bans Diving Hotel
- Bans Diving Ko Tao