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Crystal Dive Resort

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

My instructor(Vik) put me through my PADI open water course at Crystal and I can't knock it one bit. He was very friendly, thorough and professional. I'm no diving expert but the equipment appears to be well looked after and reliable. The dive sites they take you to are great too, plenty to see and only a short boat trip...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

If you are looking for 'all inclusive' diving operations where they carry your equipment and clean it for you and you get fresh towels on the boat this is not a place for you. If you are looking for cheap, safe and fun place to dive at with great guides thats the spot! Would come back for sure

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Crystal is an A plus for certification. Our instructor Seb was absolutely amazing. He took his time teaching us the basics, and each of us in our 5 person group felt completely confident by the time we got into our open water portion. It's clear that Crystal takes the time to prep their staff, and we felt really lucky to...

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

Hi, Thank you for your review of Crystal Dive Koh Tao and for choosing us as the place to get your PADI. I am happy to read of how much you enjoyed the diving around Koh Tao and your diving course, I will be sure to lat Seb know of your review. I have noted your points regarding the accommodation...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did my open water PADI with crystal and could not recommend it more. My instructor Vic was fantastic; really knowledgeable and friendly, making sure we made the most of every dive rather than just ticking off a list of skills. My last dive was an extra deep water dive trip to sail rock. We saw whale sharks and it...

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

Hi Harriet, Thank you for your review and for diving with Crystal Dive Koh Tao, also a big congratulations on becoming a PADI Open Water diver. It is great to read of how much you enjoyed the course and you even got to se some Whalesharks during your deep dive at Sail Rock!! I will let Vik know of your...

Koh Tao, Thailand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great day today diving with Crystal. It was a trip to the dive site called Sailrock, and one I'll never forget! It's quite a long boat journey around 2 hours but the Crystal boat is large, comfortable & spacious. Our dive guide Rich seemed to be a local expert and took us straight to the whaleshark! Lunch was...

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

Hi, Thank you for your excellent review and for diving with us here at Crystal Dive Koh Tao, it was our pleasure taking you diving at Sail Rock and getting to see the amazing Whalesharks!!! I will let Rich know of your review and hat you thoroughly enjoyed your divign experience with him and Crystal. We will look forward to...

Taiping, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dive site and island is great, our DM (Mathew, Kat, Stacey) was great too. But the management really need to consider on handling fun divers, We go to nearby dive sites which is almost the same area due to we are all at same boat with students. I suggest to differentiate fun divers and student so that we wont...

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

Hi Justin, Thank you for your review and for diving with Crystal Dive while you were on Koh Tao, it was our pleasure taking you scuba diving. It is great to read that you enjoyed the dive sites and your Divemasters who took you diving, I will be sure to let our DM team know of your kind words. Our...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my open water at crystal dive and it was fantastic. I felt very confident in the water after my skills training and felt like I learned a lot. Accommodations was included which is a huge bonus as well.

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9Davo9, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review of your time here at Crystal Dive and a big congratulations on passing your PADI Open Water course. I am glad you enjoyed your time at Crystal and also the course. We will look forward to welcoming you back again to Koh Tao in the future Kind Regards, Neil Davidson Operations Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tough review to write. I did my Padi OW with Crystal several years ago and have followed them on social media since. I was really pleased to see that they recently built some new facilities as I remember the old crumbling boats and buildings really didn't match with the massive volume of people passing through the dive...

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9Davo9, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for writing your review on Tripadvisor and I appreciate your feedback and have noted the issues raised and would like to address each of those here. I was pleased to read of the very high praise for the staff and I have spoken to the people you mentioned to let them know that you appreciated their efforts....

Galway, Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got our open water diving license with Matt at Crystal dive. He was great fun and we felt very safe the whole way through our training. By the time we were brought out on our first dive in the sea we were confident that we were in good hands. Matt was able to structure our days to suit our...

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

Hi Joss, Thank you for your review of your Crystal Dive Koh Tao experience and for choosing us as the place to get PADI certified. It was our pleasure guiding you through the course. I will be sure to let Matt know of your review and that you enjoyed your time with him, it is always nice to hear that...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great time at our open water course with Heather. She is a fabulous instructor who made us feel very safe, ran her class with efficiency and professionalism, and shared her expertise about the beautiful dive sites around Koh Tao.

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

Hi, Thank you for the great review and taking the PADI Open Water course with us here at Crystal Dive Koh Tao. We are very happy to receive your feedback and see that you fully enjoyed your experience with us here. I will be sure to let Heather know of your review and that you enjoyed her teaching style. I...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Crystal Dive Resort

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
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
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