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Big Blue Diving

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17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
+66 77 456 415
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After receiving a first degree of diving in the tropical paradise of Belgium (sarcasm) I wanted to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wim M
Gooooooooooood😲😲😲😲😲😲

I been to big blue diving for imformation about direction.But they look at me like a beggar...Wow... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
icelanderd
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One of Koh Tao's longest established Dive Centers offering 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 everyones favourite dive center.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After receiving a first degree of diving in the tropical paradise of Belgium (sarcasm) I wanted to try diving in a more temperature-friendly environment. I happend to just stumble by chance upon the Big Blue office (and Steven, best dive master in the world, or...More

Thank Wim M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I been to big blue diving for imformation about direction.But they look at me like a beggar...Wow That's why I day GoooooooD.More

Thank icelanderd
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review, whatever it means! I like the 5 star rating, but think Google translate might have really screwed up on this one.. Here at Big Blue we look at everyone the same, beggar or not! If any beggars out there would like...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Did the 4 day PADI course. It was amazing. 10 out 10 hands down. We had Michael "Briefcase" our instructor. Couldn't have asked for a better guy. We learned so much from him but had a lot of fun with him which was important as...More

Thank Micheal D
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Micheal, thanks a lot for the review! 'Briefcase' only recently returned to us here on Koh Tao, after a brief sojourn to the UK to work on his new portfolio (or whatever business-types do) and we're very happy to have him back! He was...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Unreal experience. Very professional but make sure you have a lot of fun while learning all the skills I didn't think I could do. Michael "Briefcase" was our instructor. He was excellent. Would definitely go back again :)More

Thank Tim D
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Tim, thank you for taking the time to leave our latest 5 star review! The first time diving, when done with the right instructor, is indeed a memorable experience. Michael 'Briefcase' Beaver is perfect for our new scuba addicts, as his calm demeanour really...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We did not stay at the resort, but wanted to do a few dives with Big Blue due to their great reputation. We ended up booking a very last minute dive with the hilarious Scottish-sounding dude who isn't actually Scottish, and he helped us out...More

Thank Aimee K
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello again Aimee, thanks for the review! Firstly, it's lovely to hear some recognition for the world-class work that I'm doing annoying people at our booking/sales office :-) The next time you come we will show you one bonus fish in return for the mention,...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I had an excellent experience during my entire time at Big Blue. I originally came for my Open Water Course and ended up staying to also do the Advanced Open Water as I had a fantastic instructor and could continue learning from him. If you...More

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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Sarah, thanks so much for the glowing review! Firstly, well done for completing both your Open Water and Advanced certification, you've wisely opened up pretty much all of the world's divesites now for the rest of your life, and done it at the cheapest...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I came to koh Toa specifically for my advanced open water and picked BB for its reviews and free accommodation! I loved the initial vibe that Guss gave and when I met mark I was so excited and new it was going to be an...More

Thank Josephine E
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the brilliant review! Mark is one of our older members of the Big Blue team, and you have seen first-hand why he's so highly thought of by everyone who gets to dive with him. His passion is infectious, his experience is vast...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I did my open water and advanced course here and it was really nice. The vibes at the hostel and the diving school were good and the courses were well organized. Mark was my instructor and besides of learning how to be a good diver...More

Thank Jurjan v
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review! When spending a few days at a dive centre on Koh Tao, it's really important that you an atmosphere conducive to learning - imagine being stuck for 4 days in some boring dusty classroom, compared to beachfront classrooms and beautiful...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I did the open water course at Big Blue with Gus and loved every minute. I had not dived before but felt really comfortable and safe throughout the entire 3 days. Gus was very focused on risk and safety which means I didn’t feel nervous...More

Thank Heatherbart
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Heather, thanks a lot for the review! There are two types of first-time divers in the world: those who admit to being nervous, and those who pretend they're not. Something that seems so unnatural (at first) of course makes people apprehensive, but like anything...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience at big blue diving. Would also like to thank Gus(instructor) that guided a family of 4 that included 2 children (12,10) thru the open water course. His great sense of humor, patience and knowledge helped immensely. My husband and I also added on...More

Thank nicjaytrip
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, and thank you for the review! A essential characteristic when we're looking for instructors to join our team here at Big Blue is that they have passion for diving. To teach without enthusiasm means immediately the student will find their interest waning, and before...More

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Alpaca S
10 February 2018|
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Response from BBBoss | Property representative |
Hi, you sure can - it's called the 'Try Dive', and in small groups (maximum 4 per instructor) you are allowed to reach depths of up to 12 metres, with the dives usually lasting between 30-40 minutes. You can find more... More
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Zach N
27 January 2018|
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Response from BBBoss | Property representative |
Hi Zach, that's exactly what to do. On the booking form where it asks for 'Additional Comments' if you can put that you wish to do it in 3 days only too that'd be great! See you soon, safe travels
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