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Crystal Dive Resort

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good diving school. Patient teachers, small groups. We did our Open Water, and decided to go for the Advanced as well! Now seriously considering coming back to Crystal to do our dive masters. Mathew and Rich were amazing teachers, and fun to drink a beer with! You get free (basic) accomodation when taking lessons. You need to ask for...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Steven, Thank you for your review and for choosing Crystal Dive as the place to take your PADI Open Water course on Koh Tao, it was our pleasure having you dive with us. I will pass on your praise to your PADI Instructors Rich and Mathew to let them know of a job well done. We are glad that...

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here in September and took my open water dive course. My instructor was Carsten and he was excellent! A bit eccentric, but he made me feel safe and comfortable and I had a lot of fun! Diving in Koh Tao was an incredible experience. I also did two fun dives with Dingus as my divemaster and he was...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of diving Koh Tao with Crystal Dive, it is always good to receive feedback. It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us and had lots of fun while learning to scuba dive with Carsten. I am also happy to hear that after becoming open water certified that...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't even know where to begin...! We were recommended to come to Crystal by some people we met on Koh Phangan. We were considering doing our PADI then put it off but after hearing these guys rave about crystal we thought we'd go for it. We extended our 2 day trip on Koh Tao to 4 days to do...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Claire, Wow!!! What a great review!! Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review and also for choosing Crystal Dive as the place to get your PADI on Koh Tao. It is great to have feedback on your experience for learning to dive Koh Tao It sounds like you really enjoyed your time here learning...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went a few days in Ko Tao and just wanna try diving but I finally had my Open-water after an impressive discovery dive. We met incredible instructors like the 2 Mat(s) and Marie, witch contributed a lot in our wonderful time there! The good atmosphere of dive club with safety conditions and lovely staff made us feel like home....

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, We are glad to hear that you had an amazing time here on Koh Tao as you learnt your PADI Open Water course with us at Crystal Dive. it is a pleasure having you with us on our resort and I will pass your message onto the team here at Crystal. Thank you for sharing your experience and for...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed there with a friend of mine. The bungalow that we stayed was straight away direct to the beach. That was quiet and non touristy beach because people came there just for diving mainly. But the beach is absolutely beautiful. My life was just swam, and nap on the hammock, or played swings there. That was a fun time!...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for Choosing Crystal Dive and for your valued feedback on your stay with us on Koh Tao. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time on the island especially our beautiful beaches here on Turtle Island. I have noted your comments regarding the bathroom and will have our maintenance team check the room. I do wish you...

Hatfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The guys at costal dive were spot on, really helpful, encouraging and easy to approach which added to the friendly laid back atmosphere. I could not have wished for better service, and my Instructor Nina Horne was 1st class. Initially I only planned to do my padi open water course, but ended up staying to do my advanced. Great location...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your excellent review of Crystal Dive and for sharing your experience, it is good to hear that the team are hitting the high standards that we set for ourselves. I will be sure to let the team know that you really appreciated their efforts!! It is great to see when someone takes to the scuba diving...

Conwy County, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend signed up to do the diving course with crystal as we found the price to be really good! Arrived in Koh Tao, beautiful place! Did a 4 day diving course with the best instructors, Vik and Gus! Very helpful during the 4 days. They kept me very calm when I struggled with my breathing and other...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Crystal Dive and beautiful island of Koh Tao as well. Congratulations on completing your PADI Open Water course and for choosing us as the school to dive with in Thailand. I will let Vik and Gus know of your review and that you have singled them...

Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I've just completed my Open water diving course with the help of the amazing instructors Gus and Vick! I don't think we could have done it without them, they were very patient with us and made sure we were comfortable with every skill before moving onto the next! The instructors were very enthusiastic and made learning to dive a very...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Sophie, Congratulations on passing your PADI Open Water course with us at Crystal Dive Koh Tao, it was a pleasure having you dive with us. Thank you for choosing us as the school in which to Dive Koh Tao and also for taking the time to share your Crystal Dive experience. I will let your Dive instructors know that...

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I like visiting this resort. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly atmosphere throughout the place. Right on the beach again and boats have lots of room. Highly recommend this place for anyone visiting Thailand

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Brian, We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Crystal Dive in our beachside accommodation. We will look forward to welcoming you back to Koh Tao again in the future for some more bubbles. Cheers, Neil Davidson Operations Manager

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Carsten was a brilliant instructor and even managed to make me laugh underwater which put me at ease and helped me enjoy the diving even more! He was a very patient instructor so thank you for that :) We got to see a WHALE SHARK which was amazing and White Rock was a particular favourite diving spot. The included accommodation...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Becca, Wow!! Seeing a Whaleshark on your PADI Open water course is a great way to top the course off!! Carsten will be happy to hear hat you not only enjoyed his instruction but he made you laugh underwater. He is one of our most experienced instructors here at Crystal and is great at putting slight nerves at ease....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Crystal Dive offers PADI diving courses from beginner to advanced, Koh Tao diving for fun divers and the full range of PADI Specialty courses. We also offer our unique all-inclusive Scuba Diving Internships, the modern style of dive training courses all the way up to Professional Level, both PADI Divemaster and PADI Instructor. As one of the most established dive schools & resorts in Thailand, Crystal Dive has built a reputation of professionalism, first class customer service and 5 star PADI diving education. ... more   less 

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Address: Mae Haad Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Number of rooms: 150
Also Known As:
Crystal Dive Hotel Koh Tao
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
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“All beach bungalows are great!”
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