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Alvaro Diving

#34 of 104 Tours in Koh Tao
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Chalok Baan Kao Bay, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
+66 77 456 457
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Great great time

I spent almost one week with Alvaro diving. 3 days to have my open water level. It was the perfect... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fabien M
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An amazing experience

Alvaro diving has a staff that is a family. Everyone works very hard and have incredible... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Natalie F
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The Sea is our treasure. and Dive dive dive is our motto. At Alvaro diving, the crew comes from all over the world, and as we like to say, Diving is a skill that everyone can know, and the treasure we seek is just below. Whether you are a scuba diver or Free diver, certified with either SSI or PADI, beginner or experienced, Alvaro diving and our Pirate family is the perfect shop for you. We excel in our safety and professionalism and assure that each of our divers have fun both above and below the water. So come join us an allow us to show you Koh Tao island’s most exciting treasure - join us on the Seacutter and become part of our Pirate Diver family! At Alvaro diving, your day doesn’t have to finish when you come back from the boat. Join us at Pirate bar, located next to the shop in Pirate Bay, and share in the underwater stories everyone has while chilling out directly on the beach, drinking a delicious refreshment as the sun goes down. While listening to the relaxing sound of waves lapping the shoreline you can enjoy a snack, have your dinner, enjoy a variety of table games, watch our nightly fireshow or simply daydream about your next dive while under the spell of the ocean. Alvaro diving is an international school focused on reduced group sizes of 4 per guide allowing us to offer a more personalized service to each individual. Due to our fantastic boat and beachfront location, we are able to assure each person as many different dive sites as the conditions allow during your stay, and we are happy to offer a multitude of different languages to assure each of our guests can be as comfortable as possible. These include, but are not limited to Spanish, French, German, English, Portuguese, Catalan, Basque, Hebrew and Thai among others! We believe that all people should be able to dive, and work hard to show each person our team’s passion which we all then instill this in other people. Alvaro Diving also offers: Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, snorkelling rental equipment, diving and snorkeling equipment for sale, kayaking, chartered snorkelling trips, fishing, Nitrox, Freediving, Freediving courses, accommodation, food, drink and accommodation.
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Chalok Baan Kao Bay, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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+66 77 456 457
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I spent almost one week with Alvaro diving. 3 days to have my open water level. It was the perfect mix with profesionnal and serious lecture but with fun. After that I did one diving they organise, small group under the water but a big...More

Thank Fabien M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alvaro diving has a staff that is a family. Everyone works very hard and have incredible backgrounds. I learned to dive and became certified in less than 4 days. The view is breathtaking and the water is crystal clear. The boat they use is incredible....More

Thank Natalie F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An item long on the bucket list we chose Alvaro Diving. Our instructor was Lio, his attention to detail was second to none. We chose the SSI course. We were made welcome from the second we arrived till me left. The training never left us...More

Thank Bryan H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just completed our recreational open water diving certification with Alvaro and found the entire experience professional, fun and informative. Our instructor Lio was amazing. Highly recommend these guys for all your diving needs on Koh Tao

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

It is one of the best dive centers I have ever been to. The atmosphere is very familiar and uncomplicated and all of the instructors are so nice and helpful. However, they are also very professional and take safety seriously. I had a great time...More

Thank lath0
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AlvaroDiving01, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the positive feedback, we are happy that you enjoy your stay with us and your diving activities. We wish you great bubbles all around the world :)

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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

the time at alvaro was a blast! the guys were awesome diving instructors, always had a good pirate vibe goin' :) and it was a lot of fun to hang out with the crew! the perfect spot for people who travel alone cause there you...More

Thank Julia F
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AlvaroDiving01, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Julia Thank you for your review. It is true, at Alvaro You will never walk alone :)

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

All staff was friendly. Good equipment was available to rent. Services were good. Very impressive dive shop in Kho Tao.

Thank Ratchada W
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AlvaroDiving01, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your brief but efficient review :) you are welcome to come back at anytime

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

I LOVE my scuba diving learning experience at Alvaro! I had the BEST instructor (<3 Sascha!!!) and the crew is so nice and friendly! With no expectations, I return with a Dive Certificate and one of the best memories of my life...THANK YOU Alvaro crew,...More

Thank foodietraveller4ever
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AlvaroDiving01, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Hi, Thank you very much for your feedback. Sascha is one of the most experienced dive instructor in Koh Tao and surely one of the sweetest dude ever :). We hope to see you soon back with us. Have a lovely day and gorgeous dive...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

I got the freediving license here! Unforgettable experiences, wonderful places and the guys who work here are all nice and willing. The only freediving instructor is Bat. He has been a great teacher and a great person. I will bring everything with me.. practicing apnea...More

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AlvaroDiving01, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2018

Thanks a lot for your review about Bat and his freediving course :) Our instructor has been working here in Alvaro for 9 years already, and as he has been on the island for 28 years, he knows EVERYTHING about Koh Tao and the local...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

I had a terrific experience diving with Alvaro. The shop is located on a small beach near the west end of Chalok Bay, just a few minutes walk from the View Point Resort. This makes getting to dive sites really convenient since you're a short...More

Thank Jonathan V
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AlvaroDiving01, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2018

Thank you very much Jonathan, glad to read that you had a blast with us :) See you next year hopefully

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Dado K
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Hello Dado, Koh Tao is nice almost all year round. I would advise not coming during the last two weeks of November, since this is typically when we get our Monsoon period. We have whalesharks spotted regularly throughout... More
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jsneveu
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Response from DanSexton | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Thank you very much for your contact. We'd love to show you Koh Tao's underwater wonders! Alvaro Diving is situated right next door to View Point and is roughly a 2-3 minute walk. Would you like to do a course or... More
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