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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
+66 77 456 415
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Save a lot of time researching and go to Big Blue. Everything is top quality. The service, diving... read more

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Cormac H
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double speed open water course

me and my wife where planing this trip to koh tao for a while , since we both live in tokyo and... 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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  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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+66 77 456 415
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Reviewed today via mobile

Save a lot of time researching and go to Big Blue. Everything is top quality. The service, diving gear and quality of the diving is awesome. They take the education element of diving seriously, without spoiling the fun. The place is super relaxed but not...More

Thank Cormac H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

me and my wife where planing this trip to koh tao for a while , since we both live in tokyo and usually very busy it needed to be planed by the day and hour , i was going to do the open water diver...More

Thank Dede B
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello, and thank you for the excellent review Dede. Ronnie has been an absolute dream to have around Big Blue since he completed years and years of training to become the instructor that he is today. His enthusiasm and drive to get the most out...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As first time divers, we joined Big Blue for their basic scuba diving one day course. Our instructor, Briefcase, was great. He was really patient with us when learning the basic skills and made us feel safe throughout the day, explaining instructions clearly. A well...More

Thank Rosie B
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Rosie (and Nicola too of course) and thank you for leaving 'Briefcase's' latest 5 star review. For those who don't have the time or inclination to do the 4 day Open Water license the Basic Scuba Diver/Try Dive/ Discover dive/ Baptême or whatever else...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The original plan was to be on the island enough time to do a refresher dive and the Advanced diving course. How travel plans change. Gus, who took me under his wing for the Advanced training and assessments was seamless. His professionalism and humorous nature...More

Thank Will B
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Will, thanks a lot for the review! It's so easy to get stuck here on Koh Tao, as you found yourself. With over 20 excellent dive sites to explore, great beaches and snorkeling, a variety of restaurants cooking all sorts of international foods, good...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Big Blue Diving Resort was one of the main highlights during my four months in SEA, I spent a total of 8 days at the resort completing training & diving. All staff were extremely friendly and helpful! My instructors for my open water, advanced &...More

Thank 852louisa
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Louis, thanks for the detailed review and of course for choosing us to share your diving experience! We take scuba diving VERY seriously here at Big Blue, and the amount of excellent reviews we have here shows that we are a force to be...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm so very close to completing my open water diving course with my ace instructor Ste, even if he is a Scouser. The people here are really welcoming and even though I didn't stay here it's still great value for money. Thanks a bunch Big...More

Thank Laura F
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Laura, thanks a lot for the (presumably) hurriedly written review of everyone's favourite Liverpudlian 'Ste'. You can see how welcoming we are at BB from the fact that we are happy to employ the types of people that the city of Liverpool produces, most...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I didn't stay here but I SCUBA dived lots with them and had a great time. The dive team is awesome. The instructors & DMs were friendly, fun and very professional. All the gear, safety equipment, standards, boats etc were great. I dived with JAI...More

Thank rachelrachface
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Rachel, thanks for the latest review! It's great to read a review that touches on 3 different aspects of what we do here at Big Blue - scuba diving, our videography team and the excellent work Rakel is doing with Big Blue Freediving. There's...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Myself and my 2 friends had been intending on completing an open water diving course for a while, and after hearing so many positive things about the diving in Koh Tao, and in big blue diving in particular, we decided to go for it. We...More

Thank Rebecca M
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Rebecca, thanks for the review! The staff employed at a dive centre are absolutely vital. From the girls on reception to the housekeeping staff, and of course most importantly of all the pro-divers who'll be taking you underwater. A lot of trust is placed...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I came to this place for Fun Dives with my friends after having just completed my Open Water Course. Fun dives at Laem Thian Bay and White Rock on the first day were good enough for me to enroll for the Advances Course with Big...More

Thank Addy_016
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Addy, thanks for the brilliant review! Congratulations firstly on the completion of your Advanced licence. I love that you had such a good time with us and your instructor Steve Larder, he's one of our Australian staff members here but he's making efforts to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice dive school. Good teachers. Good equipment. Everything there for have fun in SCUBA diving. I like the restaurant with the sea view. The atmosphere is perfect for divers. Great healthy food. Very friendly staff and dogs. Love this placeMore

Thank Roman-Michael F
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Roman-Michael, thanks for the review. We are indeed a nice dive school, he sunset-facing beachfront location certainly sets us apart from the competition, the boats are much better than all others here too, but the staff are what make us the undisputed No. 1...More

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simiaroundtheworld
30 May 2018|
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Response from BigBlueRep | Property representative |
Hi! There are a few different options for accommodation, the cheapest being AC dorms which are free on diving days, 400 baht per night if you have a day off. These are reserved for people who are diving with us, is your... 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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