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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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SSI open water course with Graeme

Graeme was amazing, very personable and patient. We learned all the skills for our open water SSI... read more

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claire33bear
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Awesome Experience

My boyfriend and I were super excited about doing our dive course but got sick half way through... read more

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Ottawa, Canada
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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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  • Poor1%
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17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Graeme was amazing, very personable and patient. We learned all the skills for our open water SSI in the ocean, we started shallow and worked our way deeper as we advanced through the 3 day course. He helped our group spot some unique sea creatures...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I were super excited about doing our dive course but got sick half way through. Big Blue was SUPER accommodating, allowing us to continue when we were feeling better and even with the same instructor. We had Gus as our instructor, he...More

Thank cails22
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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, thanks so much for our latest 5 star review! Firstly congratulations on the successful completion of your Open Water course with us here on Koh Tao, it's a great place to learn and when backed up with quality instructors and a good dive centre...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

As experienced "holiday divers" we travelled to Big Blue, Sairee Beach with a friend who had completed her Open Water and Advanced qualifications here 2 years ago and we weren't disappointed. With around 500 dives between us around the world we try to dive wherever...More

Thank kevinandlesley
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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Kevin and Lesley, thanks so much for writing such a detailed review of your time here with us at Big Blue. We place a great deal of importance on the feedback we receive from our experienced scuba divers, as who else is better to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

6 years after doing my open water course here I was back, this time to do my Divemaster course. Great mentors - especially Anne, Iain #2 & Big Ant - they really invest in you (and talking of investment it’s great value for money -...More

Thank McGillI
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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello there Mr McGill, thank you for taking the time to leave a review on one of our most popular and brilliant courses here at Big Blue - the Divemaster training! With so many dive centres here on Koh Tao (one great one, 85 not...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

There are dozens of dive centres in Koh Tao but Big Blue is THE best. We had an amazing diving experience. The groups were small and personnalised. Initially we only wanted to do our Open Water course but enjoyed it so much that did our...More

Thank jessicadoucet
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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Jessica, thanks for the review of BB's second-most handsome staff member Rudy (second to Steven, obviously). With such a small group for your dives we know that each both you and Yohan were getting a lot of personal attention, and you can only be...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I just passed our Open Water and Advanced Adventurer course at Big Blue Diving with RUDY! It was amazing. You can really see Rudy’s passion through his teaching and that’s what made our experience so good. We really enjoyed our 6 days...More

Thank Yohan914
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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Yohan, thanks for the review and congratulations on the successful completion of the Open Water and Advanced courses with Rudy here at Big Blue! It's been a breath of fresh air having Rudy around the last few months since we heard of his talents...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After receiving a first degree of diving in the tropical paradise of Belgium (sarcasm) I wanted to try diving in a more temperature-friendly environment. I happend to just stumble by chance upon the Big Blue office (and Steven, best dive master in the world, or...More

Thank Wim M
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BBBoss, Guest Relations Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Wim, thanks for the review - it's been a pleasure having you around the last few weeks! Congratulations firstly on becoming a 'Master Diver', it's not that common on Koh Tao that our divers do all their specialties, so already you're well on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the 4 day PADI course. It was amazing. 10 out 10 hands down. We had Michael "Briefcase" our instructor. Couldn't have asked for a better guy. We learned so much from him but had a lot of fun with him which was important as...More

Thank Micheal D
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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Micheal, thanks a lot for the review! 'Briefcase' only recently returned to us here on Koh Tao, after a brief sojourn to the UK to work on his new portfolio (or whatever business-types do) and we're very happy to have him back! He was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unreal experience. Very professional but make sure you have a lot of fun while learning all the skills I didn't think I could do. Michael "Briefcase" was our instructor. He was excellent. Would definitely go back again :)More

Thank Tim D
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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tim, thank you for taking the time to leave our latest 5 star review! The first time diving, when done with the right instructor, is indeed a memorable experience. Michael 'Briefcase' Beaver is perfect for our new scuba addicts, as his calm demeanour really...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not stay at the resort, but wanted to do a few dives with Big Blue due to their great reputation. We ended up booking a very last minute dive with the hilarious Scottish-sounding dude who isn't actually Scottish, and he helped us out...More

Thank Aimee K
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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello again Aimee, thanks for the review! Firstly, it's lovely to hear some recognition for the world-class work that I'm doing annoying people at our booking/sales office :-) The next time you come we will show you one bonus fish in return for the mention,...More

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nicholas l
19 February 2018|
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Response from BBBoss | Property representative |
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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Zach N
27 January 2018|
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Hi Zach, that's exactly what to do. On the booking form where it asks for 'Additional Comments' if you can put that you wish to do it in 3 days only too that'd be great! See you soon, safe travels
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