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Setúbal
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Went there in July 2015. Bad first impression, we got a poor room without AC. Went to the reception, then they give us a better room. I didn't like that because I felt it was done with purpose. The location is good, but it is very expensive. You may not find better in the island - for the money -...

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Linkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend took his diving certificate here 15 years ago, loved the place! So we went back and believe it or not it's still very good. Much bigger but still good staff, good diving etc. we almost always had breakfast here it taste good and it's not too expensive

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Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Location wise it's great, right in the middle of the Soiree Beach / action. Be clear when enquiring each room type as some of their locations can be away from the main area. For example the jungle room is about 15 mins up the hill and and you have to pass construction sites. Not suitable to walk alone at night...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

I came to Ko Tao very open minded and not to sure what to expect following previous Thialand experience's. I rocked up to Ban's dive resort and decided to to the open water dive course. What an experience, Our instructor 'Steve Wessel' was absolutely brilliant a guy who obviously loves what he does. I'd like to thank him and all...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Room: booked Ban's Jungle Room but it was way too far from the beach and you need to walkby construction area. Location: right on Sairee beach, close to everything, restaurants, bars and massage. Amenities: basic room, internet abit slow but not too bad, only cold shower Staff: friendly, delivered, helpful and accommodating

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Due to being off season we were upgraded to the top level pool apartment block which was lovely, enjoyed small class sizes, and had a fantastic experience. Koh Tao in May is very quiet which suited us. Very happy we used bans diving resort for both our certificates.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Ban's for 3 nights and had a fantastic stay. The location is 10/10 right on Sairee Beach and close to all the best restaurants and clubs in the area. Service was good, room was immaculate and the restaurant has fantastic food for brekky / lunch and dinner. The only thing I would recommend when staying here is...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

We decided to live at a good location and close to the beach this time around in Ko Tao, so we went with Ban's. It really is a beautiful resort.Our room was at the top of the many hotelbuildings, along with a great pool and almost in the middle of the jungle. Great roomservice, and surroundings. Choose your diving elsewhere...

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Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

One particular review I read mentioned that Ban's was really for the traveler who is all about diving but I disagree... Ban's is about the traveler that wants to dive, eat great, dance, drink, and be at the best resort on the island! Lianne Scarpellini was our dive instructor... Our best friend on the island... And made the trip especially...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

All diving instructors and dmts were really good at what they do and very experienced. Couldn't have asked for more enthusiastic teaching. Had a great time, definitely recommend it. Accommodation that comes free with the course is not the best, quite run down but don't know about the more expensive accommodation. Diving school is in a great location.

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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 - €77 (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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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Koh Tao
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
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