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So I've just got certified as a diver at bans and it was amazing! Some parts didn't come as naturally to me as I wanted but they helped me master each skill and find my own technique and made sure I was comfortable and confident in every step! Neil was the best and most supportive instructor I could of hoped...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked Ban's for 5 days and 4 nights as it seemed like a nice place to stay. I wanted to pay a bit more and stay at their nicer room which was in the back up a small hill. The resort is quite big and undergoing quite a bit of construction so it doesn't seem as nice as it...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The resort is relatively big and very professional. We did the 3 day Open Water Scuba Diving Course and we had a great time ! We're both first time divers and Neil was kind and very patient with us while we were learning. He put a lot of effort in to making us feel comfortable and orientated with the new...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I just completed my open water & advanced open water with Bans and I can't recommend it more! My instructor was Dan McGladdery who really made the experience, despite the floods and terrible weather he created a positive and fun atmosphere and everyone had an incredible time on the course. I had never been diving before but Dan was very...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Bans delivers quality service when it comes to diving,the accomodation is clean and the staff at the hotel are incredibly helpful. The location is a huge bonus too, right on the water front and in the middle of the busy area of town! The restaurant however is terrible, the staff are disorganised and unhelpful to the point of rudeness. On...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Look, if you end up at Ban's looking to get any level of diving certification make absolutely certain that you have Michael Corluy as your dive instructor. He's the best in the business, Ko Tao's finest, and a legend in the making. Happy to say that I learned from this man, and I can only hope that you do too!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is nice and has a nice view. Ordered a small snack (garlic bread) and some beers. Service was bad and really unfriendly.. Later (after 15 min wait) had to go to the counter to pay, cause nobody would come and if we called someone they keep telling us to wait but no one ever showed. At the counter...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very great time with our private instructure Nemo (Menno). We had the baddest wheather in years in Koh Tao, but the diving school was able to finish the diving course in our schedule. All because of the positive mentality thinking of the instructures. I would like to recommend Nemo personally, because the education was that intensed that we...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not the guy who gives reviews, but it would be nearly criminal and nothing short of unjust if I did not to recognize my instructors at Ban's. Dive Instructor Neil, Naz, Opal, Rob, and Ellie are world-class, professional, and FUN! Ban's is the biggest diving resort in the world, so I imagined large classes and to be just another...

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Västerås, Västmanlands Län, Sweden
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I've been to Ban's Diving Resort in december 2016 together with two friends. We went there to do the PADI Open Water course. Before we arrived we wanted to do the course in Swedish, but when we met the english instructor Neil Giblin it felt so good. We did the course in english and it was easy to understand because...

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Ban's Technical Diving is operated out of Ban's Diving, Koh Tao, Thailand. Ban's Technical Diving is an award winning DSAT, BSAC, ANDI Technical Instructor Diving Facility. The only Tech Center on Koh Tao (and one of few in the world) that offers DSAT Technical Diving Intructor Courses. Deep Wreck Diving, Cave Expeditions.-Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Gas Blender, Compressor Operator, Rebreather, Equipment, Emergency Oxygen, Technical Decompression Diving, Cave, Cavern......... ... more   less 

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Address: Haad Sairee, Koh Tao, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Price Range: RM170 - RM339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ban's Diving Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Ban`s Diving Hotel Koh Tao
Bans Diving Hotel
Bans Diving Ko Tao
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Koh Tao
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
#5 Best Value Hotel in Koh Tao
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“If you are with friends, choose a dorm and enjoy your stay at this wonderful place”
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“Make sure to book packages so that you get accommodation for free.”
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“Corner rooms in the L Building are brilliant !”
  • Corner Triple Rooms on the first Floor, Facing the pool, Brilliant !!
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“Rooms close to the bar are really loud at night. Higher up the hill has quieter rooms with better wifi”
 of 5 bubbles Kevino789, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
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