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Address: 17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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+66 77 456 415
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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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Didn't dive here just used it for accommodation. Nice and quiet but comfy beds and nice little restaurant. Just out of the way enough to be quiet but close enough to walk to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Pete L
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Didn't dive here just used it for accommodation. Nice and quiet but comfy beds and nice little restaurant. Just out of the way enough to be quiet but close enough to walk to the fun bars. Would stay again

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Would highly recommend big blue diving, my friend and I stayed here to complete the scuba diver course and had the most amazing experience. Our instructors Steve and Nikki were fantastic, they explained everything so clearly and made us feel comfortable and at ease under the water. The diving class was small so we all got individual attention and felt... More 

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

Hi Lydia and Lucy, and thank you for leaving this excellent review! Nikki is one of our new instructors here at Big Blue, so as we like to do we paired her up with someone of vast dive experience - 'Homeless' Steve Larder, world renowned ex-BB Divemaster and all-round nice guy. As well as helping in Nikki's development, it also... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here to get my advanced open water certification because of the great reviews I had read. This place was not for me. The 2 guys who registered me were very nice and friendly, but it was downhill from there on. I took a refresher course first because I was nervous being there alone and having never dove anywhere... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was searching for the best diving school for a couple of days in Koh Tao. Just saw this place from the beach and I understood that this is it! Got all information and the very next day I start my open water course! Was very lucky with my diving buddies and the best instructor ever!! ERIN was just amazing! "Better... More 

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

Hi Justina, and thanks so much for this excellent review. We receive so many positive reviews about Erin i'm startng to run out of things to write about her, for fear her head will get a little too big! So, instead, i will list my favourite facts about Erin. 1. She is afraid of Santa Claus, as she thinks she... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Staffs are awesome, food is super duper great. Free accommodation coming along if you dive with big blue. I loved the atmosphere of big blue.

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

This is a great review Cho, we very much appreciate you taking the time to write it. It's also the first time i've heard someone use 'super duper' since the 80's, so thank you for that trip down memory lane, i'm off to watch Dirty Dancing to cry at the delight of Patrick Swayze's legs and get that true 80's... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely come here if you want a comprehensive and safe introduction to diving. The instructor I was listening to covered everything and clearly knew his subject. Food is ok, but you don't go here for that.

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

Hi Paul, thanks for the 4(!) star review. Comprehensive and safe are absolutely key elements in learning to dive. I never quite understand those who choose the cheapest dive school, or the one that gives you a free breakfast or t-shirt or some such desperate tactic. We guarantee to all our divers that they will not find a safer place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As a solo traveller I felt instantly welcomed to Big Blue. All the staff were very friendly as well as the guests they generate. I went to do my Open Water course and ended up staying through and doing my advanced I loved it so much. A main reason I stayed on was because of my instructor, Ant2. I was... More 

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

Hi Melissa! Thanks for the wonderful review. A lot of our divers here at Big Blue are solo travellers, and it's situations like this when the atmosphere and company are absolutely vital when choosing which dive centre to use here on Koh Tao. As you discovered we have managed to cultivate a really nice, relaxed vibe here at BB, and... More 

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Diving with Nathan was a great experience and made my trip worthwhile. The accommodations were fantastic. The rooms were clean and had air conditioning. If you dive here I would stay for a few days and enjoy the town!

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

Great, another happy fundiver! Thanks so much for the review Raken. Not many certified divers know that they can stay for free in our AC beachfront dorms every day they're diving, it's a remarkable deal - as long as you dive every single day for the rest of your life you'll never need to buy your own house! As you... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we had the best day at Big Blue Diving. We had a great instructor (shout out to Liam). Liam made the day fun and easy. My partner was new and he made him at ease very quickly. We got to see great fish also. We hired the photographer that Liam recommended and she was great, we loved her pictures and... More 

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

Hello Laura, and thanks for reviewing our world famous 'Try Scuba Diving' day trip. We love to get such positive feedback from our divers, and it's great both you and William enjoyed your dives with Liam (and photographer Anouk), he's a real credit to Big Blue's instructors, and Anouk is easily our top-girl on the whole video team! Albeit the... More 

Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend Big blue diving from the top of my heart. They are veeery professional and friendly. They have the best stuff that you could imagine having. I was very scary at the begining, the oxygen tank was very heavy, I was afraid if I could breath. We had the basic dive exercises in the shoal with SJ and... More 

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

Hi, and thanks for such a nice review! It's very normal to be apprehensive when diving for the first time, but the beauty of diving here in Koh Tao is that the dive sites are absolutely perfect for beginners, not so deep and always filled with beautiful marine-life. However, without the support of instructors like SJ and the rest of... More 

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