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Address: 17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Phone Number:
+66 77 456 415
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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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One of Koh Tao's longest established Dive Centers offerring a full range of...

One of Koh Tao's longest established Dive Centers offerring 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 everybodys favourite dive center.

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Perfect diving center and site

Great dive sites, dive and restaurant staff, food and place to live. Smooth dive arrangements and cozy restaurant to hang out in. We arrived at Koh Tao February the 3rd. Prior... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Jamie M

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great dive sites, dive and restaurant staff, food and place to live. Smooth dive arrangements and cozy restaurant to hang out in. We arrived at Koh Tao February the 3rd. Prior to arriving, we had some very helpful email correspondence with Wibeke (whom I was lucky to meet for a brief moment one of our last days). She helped make... More 

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Thank Jamie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I took my diving license for open water at Big Blue diving this week, and what an adventure! I loved everything, the people, the place and the diving! I really really recommend this

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This centre has been recommended to me and I am very happy to have chosen to do here my open water dive. 4 day in which I made friends and I had a lot of fun. Phil was a great and patient instructor. He was able to make feel us confortable and safe. All the staff is very nice. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very professional and well run dive program. On the north end of Sairee beach, a variety of accommodations that cater to the younger set. Restaurant is very good and staff are very nice.

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Thank SSPool
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Hi, and thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We're always pleased to have another customer leaving with us with happy memories of their time here with us, we strive to give everyone the best experience possible when they are here with us. It would be a pleasure to have you diving with us again some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there on January 2017 to complete my Rescue course. The team members is really helpful. My lovely instructor, Blue was so damn cool! Caroline, Tibolt, Natalia and the rest are friendly and will they will help and accommodate anything that you need! Definitely will come again. In love with the island and the people! Go and dive with them... More 

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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Hi, and thanks for taking the time to leave yet another 5 star review! We love to teach the rescue courses here at Big Blue, it's a perfect mix of challenging and fun, as i'm sure you found out! We're lucky to always have a lot of Divemaster trainees here, so we can always ensure that there are lots of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had no intention of learning to dive while in Thailand, but my travels brought me to Koh Tao and I decided to give it a try. The idea of panicking underwater was biggest worry. "What if I freak out down there!". Big Blue Diving was such a great experience that all I want to do now is dive, dive,... More 

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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Hi Todd, thank you for the excellent review. So many people end up on Koh Tao with no intention at all of diving, give it a try and like yourself are immediately addicted to what is such an incredible experience, the ability to breathe underwater surrounded by beautiful things. What's not to like!? As you mentioned, the swimming pool session... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I absolutely loved my time at Big Blue. I recommend it so highly-this is one of the only tripadvisor reviews I've bothered to write. I felt perfectly safe and supported and comfortable at all times yet with lots of space to learn and adventure. The atmosphere is a very friendly and welcoming. The diving was incredible, the boats great, everything... More 

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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Hi Elle, Thanks for the excellent review, and i guess welcome to the team here at Big Blue? Nearly everyone we have working here was once like you, started as a customer, saw how absolutely amazing we are at EVERYTHING, and then continued their dive training and ended up teaching or guiding divers on our little piece of paradise. It's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the open water and advanced course here and I had an amazing time. Good prices and really good instructors.

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BBBoss, Satisfaction manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Thanks for the good review Kaleb! We really are a good dive centre here on lovely Koh Tao. As you mentioned, the instructors, facilities and boats are all of a very good standard, the conditions underwater are usually very good and we've all had a good amount of whalesharks they last few months too! Congratulations too on doing both Open... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just back from our trip to Koh Tao and our time at Big Blue was our highlight. We gained our open water certificate with the help of our learning facilitator (instructor) Gus Rae. We now know that they are fins (not flippers), mask (not goggles) and it's a regulator (not a breathy thing). From novice to confident in 3 days.... More 

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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Hello Andrew, and thank you very much for the kind review. We're told very often by our divers that the time they spent at Big Blue was of the best parts of their whole trip - it makes it so proud to hear things like that, we try very hard to give the best possible version of the dive courses... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to know about Big Blue from a friend who did his open dive from here. I just wanted to get the feel of scuba diving before I can decide it for myself , so I signed up with them for my SSI open dive. About Big Blue: The Institute is right in front of the beach. Their courses... More 

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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review Somalee. There's not much i can add to this to be honest! Everything you said is absolutely spot-on, the mention of our lovely facilities (we're very pleased with the training pool too, SO much safer and easier for beginners), the top class staff, excellent vibe between everyone diving... More 

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