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Big Blue Diving

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17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
+66 77 456 415
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Thankyou for such a great time Sam, Suna and Andreas!!

We spent two weeks diving with Big Blue. Andreas took my two kids through their open water course... read more

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chrisricketts
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Amazing experience

Big blue is the place to go! We shopped around a few dive shops then came across Stephen at big... read more

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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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17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent two weeks diving with Big Blue. Andreas took my two kids through their open water course and frankly did an amazing job - I was so impressed when I saw them dive! At the same time Paula and I did our check dives...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Big blue is the place to go! We shopped around a few dive shops then came across Stephen at big blue, he explained everything perfectly and sorted our accommodation out almost straight away! I was very nervous about diving but scotty our instructor was amazing!!...More

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BBBoss, Front Office Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the review Flo! It is you, right? Choosing the right dive centre is such a hard choice here on Koh Tao. A lot of our potential students have never dived before, and they are often a little unsure on what questions to ask,...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had honestly the best week of our 6 weeks travelling Asia at big blue diving. Stephen at the shop was so enthusiastic and gave us a greatly detailed explanation of everything we would be doing. We did our open water course with Scotty (best instructor...More

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BBBoss, (actually it's Steven) at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Max, thanks for taking the time to leave the great review! You really don't know how fortunate you were to get to chat with Koh Tao's finest, most handsome and cleverest person, Steven 'Number 1 Divemaster in Thailand' Develter. A veteran of one-hundred million...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Looking for excitement? You found it! I went to Big Blue with the idea of diving for the day (try dive) and left as a certified diver after completing the open water and the advanced course. The staff here are amazing, they can't help you...More

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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Emma, thanks a lot for the cracking review! Everyday we are complimented on the atmosphere we enjoy here at Big Blue's beach resort. Having the bar/restaurant facing stunning sunsets pretty much every single night certainly contributes to this, and even after their shifts have...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth it, our instructor Sonia was both proffesional and fun. Staying on to do our advanced course with her as wellMore

1  Thank Andrew G
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Andrew, thanks for the feedback! As you put very succinctly in your review, we definitely are 'well worth it'. We've been recommended by Lonely Planet for about 20 years now, are right up at the top at Trip Advisor, and have won numerous awards...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to dive whilst you're in Koh Tao, Big Blue is the place. We'd shopped around a few other dive schools before we got to big blue and been less than impressed, unenthusiastic receptionists who didn't know what they were talking about and...More

2  Thank Dan W
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review Dan! Well done for completing your Open Water and Advanced certification firstly, you've wisely opened up pretty much all of the world's divesites now for the rest of your life, and done it...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner have just spent a week in Koh Tao, all of which we spent diving at Big Blue. We've been travelling south east Asia for 6 weeks now and it's definitely been our favourite activity so far. Mike (aka Briefcase) took us...More

1  Thank katiebeaumont123
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Kate, and thanks for the brilliant review! Congratulations firstly to both yourself and Dan on the completion of your Open Water and Advanced licences. To go from having never dived before straight through to diving at night, on wrecks and at 30 metres is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've planed to get my open water license on koh tao and with Big Blue i've ended up with open water + advanced course and one fun dive. It was a really amazing experience. Amazing was Big Blue and especially our instructor Tom as well....More

1  Thank Florian M
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Florian, thank you so much for the latest 5 star review! So many of our Open Water students complete their certification, then immediately go onto the Advanced course, such is the addictiveness of scuba diving. There's no feeling on earth comparable to that of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I have just spent 6 weeks in SE Asia and this was the most enjoyable thing we did. The diving was amazing and our instructor Ant was patient, engaging, and a great laugh. It is a very sociable place to do your...More

1  Thank Charlie P
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, thanks for the great review Charlie! Firstly, congratulations on putting up with our Welsh maestro Ant Silwood for 6 days. His mother lasted just 5 i've been told, so i think this makes him practically family to you now - all you need is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was coming to koh Tao looking for some tech dive. The only dive center in the island that could offer me this in this time is big blue. The tech staff are very professional. I got the all tech gear in a great condition...More

Thank amir a
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Shalom Amir, and thank you for the review! There are surprisingly only a few dive centres on Koh Tao that offer Technical diving all year round. Here at Big Blue we have a dedicated Tech instructor in Andy Campbell and also Paco Quiñoy García, his...More

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Archipeligo
6 July 2017|
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I like it, but i'm a bit biased. In particular i like the large rooms by the pool, as it's just seconds from the beach and you get the entertainment factor of watching our divers learning new skills in the pool every day.
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Archipeligo
6 July 2017|
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Response from BBBoss | Property representative |
See the answer above, also we have another option for private rooms - if you search our reviews using the word 'Praewa' (the name of the hotel) you'll see customer comments on it. Thanks, and any more questions please get... More
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Anuj444
23 May 2017|
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Hi, thanks for getting in touch! Usually July is nice here, often with a little rain in the evenings, but the day tends to be a bit of sun, and bit of cloud. Remember we don't have weather underwater (i've never noticed it... More
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