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Crystal Dive Resort

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We just finished our IDC with Crystal Dive, very proffesional well organized 5 star IDC Career Development Center! We absolutely had a great time and learned a lot from our Platinum Coursedirector Matt Bolton and his staff! Matt knows everything about diving and teaching and he will make sure that you get way more training than necessary for the IE....

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Kimberly, Thank you for the great review and a big, massive congratulations on becoming a PADI instructor!!! I am glad that you enjoyed your course and time here at Crystal Dive Koh Tao, it was our pleasure having you with us. I will be sure to let Matt know of your superb review and that you truly appreciated his...

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were very happy to do our open water courses here. We were very privileged to be put in a small group of just myself and my wife with the amazing instructor Jess. She is very passionate about her diving and worked very long hard days to make sure we were happy and comfortable with all the skills. I went...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Martin, Thank you for the superb review of Crystal Dive I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us. I would also like to wish you a big congratulations to you and your wife on becoming PADI divers, I hope it is the start of many wonderful underwater adventures together. I will be sure to...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a great time here getting our open water diver certification. Our instructors Marie and Youri were amazing!!! Marie took her time with us and showed us some beautiful dive sites around the island. I highly recommend this dive school if you are in Koh Tao. The staff is really nice and friendly.

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for reviewing Crystal Dive Koh Tao, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your diving course and your experience with us here. Also a big congratulations on becoming a PADI Open Water diver!! I will let Youri and Marie know of your review and we do hope to see you back here at Crystal Dive in...

perth
Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to learn to dive, I did my basic, advanced and also a few specs with crystal. the instructors I had are awesome (Suzan, Vic and Rob) and did a really great job and all are great to have a beer with after a days diving. i would and already have recommended crystal to my friends. cheers guys ill...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review of your experience with us at Crystal Dive Koh Tao, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure to let your instructors know of your great review and that you appreciated their efforts. Thank you for recommending us to your friends and we will look forward...

Denton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I completed my Rescue diver and Divemaster course at Crystal. A friend recommended them to me and right from the beginning I knew it was the best choice. Although it's a big dive centre, Crystal has a family feel to it and I was welcomed with open arms. They helped me find long term accommodation, told me the best places...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Jade, Thank you for the great review of Crystal Dive Koh Tao, it was great having you here and taking you up to becoming a PADI scuba diving professional. I will let the team know of your review and especially Manu and Carsten who you have singled out for praise. It is good to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot recommend Affa as an instructor enough! He was professional, helpful and friendly! We did the one day introduction to diving course, which included a morning of learning how to use the equipment in the resort pool and then a dive at mango bay in the afternoon! Cannot comment on the accommodation as we did not stay here but the...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your valued feedback on your time diving with us at Crystal Dive Koh Tao, it was our pleasure taking you for your first scuba dives. It is good to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your time underwater and I hope it is just the start of many adventures beneath the surface. I will be sure to...

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such an incredible experience here! Our group of four connected with the Crystal Diving company for the PADI open water course and complementary housing, mainly for the convenience of travel/prices. Once we got here though, it was worth so much more than that! Not only do the instructors know their stuff and have patience with you in learning...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the great review and for sharing your diving experience of Crystal Dive Koh Tao, it was our pleasure having you here. Also a big congratulations on becoming PADI Open Water divers, it will be the start of an exciting new pastime. I am glad to read of how much you enjoyed you time here form the...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had an incredible time learning from very knowledgeable and utmost prosfessional staff who you can still have a couple beers with at the end of the day. Each dive had some spare time at the end to look at the spectacular array of marine plants and animals. Whale shark, black tip reef shark, Nemos, barracudas and groupers of al...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Ryan, Wow!! Sounds like you had a fantastic time while diving with us, seeing so much marine life especially being lucky enough to encounter a Whaleshark while underwater. I will let Fralex and Seb know of your review and that you enjoyed the diving and their teaching. It is great to hear from guests that have truly enjoyed Diving...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great experience with these guys doing my open water and advanced course. They have fantastic instructors who are extremely patient and very knowledgeable. The dive centre is brilliant, big reception, a nice restaurant and a great bar. The place had a very friendly family orientated atmosphere. It's very well run and I encountered no problems here what so...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Matthew, Thank you for taking the time to share you experience of Crystal Dive Koh Tao it is great to get feedback from our guests. We are pleased to have met your expectations and are glad you decided to scuba dive with us while you were on Koh Tao. We truly appreciate your kind words and I will be...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best Dive Center in Koh Tao. Second largest in the world with amazing team, good prices. At Crystal you'll get free dive gear with all courses. Very convenient location. I did here everything beginning from Duscover Scuba, Open Water and now become an Instructor 🤙🏻👌🏻🤙🏻👌🏻

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Hi Andrew, Thank you for sharing your experience of Crystal Dive Koh Tao, it has been a great journey taking you for for first dives on a try dive up to you completing your training as a full scuba diving professional. It has been our pleasure getting to know you and guiding you through all the different levels of training....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Crystal Dive offers PADI diving courses from beginner to advanced, Koh Tao diving for fun divers and the full range of PADI Specialty courses. We also offer our unique all-inclusive Scuba Diving Internships, the modern style of dive training courses all the way up to Professional Level, both PADI Divemaster and PADI Instructor. As one of the most established dive schools & resorts in Thailand, Crystal Dive has built a reputation of professionalism, first class customer service and 5 star PADI diving education. ... more   less 

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Address: Mae Haad Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Number of rooms: 150
Also Known As:
Crystal Dive Hotel Koh Tao
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
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“You get free accommodation with OW, AOW, Rescue courses. The bungalows and pretty good!”
 of 5 bubbles 666nadiah, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All beach bungalows are great!”
 of 5 bubbles marianneoc, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose air condition!”
 of 5 bubbles 910kristianp, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If possible ask for a bungalow close to the beach.”
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“free room with course”
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