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Reviewed 26 September 2015

Bans's diveresort is one of the biggest in the world. So no wonder it's very spread out and has 3 pools. Unfortunately most of the times two of the pools were very busy with divers. So there was just one pool left for swimming or just relaxing. We had a beautiful bungalow up the hill with a stunning view, a...

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Reviewed 24 September 2015

So many fantastic things to say about this place, Location is fabulous, rooms, restaurant, absolutely well worth the money and the new quite section serenity pool is so peaceful and tranquil. The restaurant is located on the beach and the evening views are breathtaking. The staff cannot do enough for you and nothing is too much trouble. So much so...

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Vang Vieng, Laos
Reviewed 19 September 2015

I have just completed my open water and advanced course at Bans with the dive instructor Abby The accommodation was clean and comfortable but it wouldn't have mattered if it was a grubby dorm because the experience I had diving was out of this world It started quite badly when my contact lens fell out just from testing the mask,...

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Wollongong
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

I visited bans in August and September of this year to do the open water and advanced open water courses. This place has mastered the balance of being a diving school machine and making people feel welcome and important. The dive instructors are all top notch. The free accommodation with the dive courses is comfortable and clean and after diving...

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Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

I have stayed at Bans Dive Resort four times over the past year and was very pleased each time. The rooms are clean, beds are comfortable, has three pools and right on the beach however when staying in the front building the music from the bar facing bans was loud although I did not have this problem in the back...

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Reviewed 17 September 2015

very pricey comparing to what you get (2500 bhat per night). the new and trendy rooms are nice but very far from beach side.. and the rooms that are closer to the beach (where we stayed) are old, rusty and was very loud at night time as it is close to the bar.. the room was clean, hot water was...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We arrived on Koh Tao with the idea to do our Open Water then continue our trip. Finally, our instructors Anthony Griffiths and Billy Lewis made us want to stay so we did our Advanced Open Water with them. This experience changed my life! Anthony and Billy are great instructor so ask for them if you are planning to take...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Stayed here some years ago with a mate of mine. We did the 5 day diving course which was a fantastic experience and made some great mates that we hung around with for the rest of our time in Thailand. The rooms were nice and the diving course itself well run - we had a very friendly Israeli teacher -...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Ban's was great! My two friends and I lucked out and got the best instructor on the island. Jaffa (Ian Jeffries) was friendly, enthusiastic about diving, and very knowledgeable. He really made you feel comfortable. His love for diving was contagious. We had a group size of 8 and had Jaffa and Lulu so everyone got lots of personal attention....

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Ban's is a nice diver centric resort. If you are planning on diving this would be a good choice. We stayed in one of the hilltop deluxe rooms, which were spacious, but too far up the hill, a steep hill with about 100 stairs at the end of the climb. Other reviewers have complained about the rooms closer to the...

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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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Address: Haad Sairee, Koh Tao, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Price Range: €36 - €67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ban's Diving Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Ban`s Diving Hotel Koh Tao
Bans Diving Hotel
Bans Diving Ko Tao
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Koh Tao
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Koh Tao
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
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