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Big Blue Diving

#33 of 104 Tours in Koh Tao
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17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Great Instructor

We went there with my mom who does not speak English. They arranged an Italian instructor for her... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Samuil P
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Amazing place to learn how to dive!

If you are considering learning how to dive while in Thailand, this is the place to do it. Ant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
robertmcpherson70
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 21:00
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17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there with my mom who does not speak English. They arranged an Italian instructor for her so that she could understand everything. The instructor - Stefano was a great guy and ia really devoted to giving clients a great experience. I highly recommend...More

1  Thank Samuil P
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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Samuil, thank you for the review - we hadn't had any for a while and were starting to miss them! We are fortunate to have a large team of instructors here at Big Blue, and we can currently teach in English, Italian, Spanish, Catalan,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are considering learning how to dive while in Thailand, this is the place to do it. Ant Silwood, our dive instructor, was the best teacher you could want for this experience. Thank you Ant for all of your help and patience. You made...More

1  Thank robertmcpherson70
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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Robert, thanks a lot for the review. Ant is actually standing right next to me now reading it, and he's filling up with tears of joy! Congratulations on the successful completion of your Open Water license, it's a lot of fun diving for the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was recommended by someone I met in my travels to go to big blue in Koh Tao to get my scuba diving certification. So glad I listened to him cause I had the best time during the 4 day course. One of the main...More

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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Julie, thanks for the review! It's always music to our ears to hear such good feedback about our team here at Big Blue, we try to hire only the best that are available, and if they're not we usually find a way to get...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After some research I ended up doing the Open Water and Advanced Open Water course in Big Blue, and it didn't disappoint! The diving centre is close to the night life as well as 7/11 supermarket. The staff is lovely and the people you will...More

Thank Yasin B
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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Yasin, thanks for the review! Stefano has been teaching with us here at Big Blue for a while now, and he's already proved he's worth his weight in gold - he's a very popular instructor with both students and colleagues alike,and his language skills...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Could not recomend big blue more. Excellent staff and location. The course was excellent. Sonia was a bloody legend. 100% recommend to anyone wanting to do any type of diving on koh tao.More

Thank Michael W
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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Michael, thanks a lot for the review. Sonia, as you correctly stated, is an absolute legend. She's been with Big Blue for about ten years now, it's rare to find someone with so much diving experience plus medic training too - we're all very...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I should have finished my course tonight, however I didn’t realise I was scared of breathing under water. I left the course two days early however the company couldn’t have been nicer. My instructor Ant, I couldn’t recommend enough, if i were an instructor I...More

Thank Kirsty B
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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kirsty, thanks for the review! Hailing from Wales, the rainiest place on the planet, Ant is currently one of our longest serving instructors here at Big Blue. He's showing no signs of slowing down, did all his professional training with us it and is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time getting open water certified with our instructor Gus at Big Blue. He’s big into safety (not spitting out our regs at 12m under water) which made me, who was very nervous to dive in the first place, very much at ease....More

Thank Maria D
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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Maria, thanks a lot for the review! Every day here at Big Blue our instructors are faced with first time divers, nervous about what they've signed up for - breathing underwater with a tank of air on your back! Luckily, the procedures we have...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished my open water course and experienced one of the best achievements in my life. Having not snorkled or even swam with my head under water before I wasn't sure Id be able to complete the couse . But the staff made you feel...More

Thank Elaine S
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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Elaine, thanks a lot for the review and congratulations on your new Open Water license! It's always music to our ears to hear such good feedback about our team here at Big Blue, we try to hire only the best instructors we can find...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time getting my open water certification with Big Blue. I had SJ as my instructor and he was very knowledgeable and great to get along with. He made the whole process fun and definitely got me hooked on diving. All the instructors...More

Thank Vlad T
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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Vlad, thanks a lot for the review! It was a pleasure having you around the last week. Congratulations firstly on the successful completion of your Open Water certification, SJ is a very good instructor (and a talented musician too!) and his courses all look...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the best experience diving with Big Blue! The instructors are all super personable and knowledgeable - we had Ant and Leroy for open water and requested to have them again for advanced because they were so great. So many advantages - located right...More

Thank Sara K
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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sara, thanks for taking the time to leave this excellent review! We have a lot of VERY experienced instructors here at Big Blue, so there's not much that they haven't seen before underwater. This experience is very valuable to us here, as one of...More

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nicholas l
19 February 2018|
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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
10 February 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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Zach N
27 January 2018|
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Hi Zach, that's exactly what to do. On the booking form where it asks for 'Additional Comments' if you can put that you wish to do it in 3 days only too that'd be great! See you soon, safe travels
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