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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2015

My two friends and I stayed here for 5 nights whilst two of us done our open water PADI.Despite being offered cheaper courses a elsewhere on the island, we decided to go with the several reccomedations we had for Bans. Instead of taking on the room provided with the course we opted to pay a little extra for a poolside...

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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Came to Thailand to dive and heard about bans diving resort, took OWD course and it was amazing. Had only 4 people in my group and 2 instructors !!! Our instructor Jaffa is an amazing guy! Very patient, funny and very experienced diver as well. He taught us everything step by step and I knew what I'm supposed to do...

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Thank Zeev S
The Netherlands
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We spent 7 nights in this resort and my daughter and I combined it with our Padi certificate. The resort is very nice, we had a great room on the hill (building) with a nice swimming-pool. The atmosphere is very relaxed on the resort and actually on the whole island. The diving itself is great since you are located very...

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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

The transfer service to the pier is very unfriendly, we were treated like dogs and had to pay an extra 50 baht. The drainage system in the toilet was bad and it stank there. There were also too many flies and insects and wild animals in the two restaurants.

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Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Currently in Bans Resort after completing Padi 4 day Open Water certificate! Firstly and most importantly, what an amazing experience it is to go diving off of Koh Tao and I feel very blessed to so and to have been taught to do so by such professional instructors! We arrived at the pier in Koh Phangan and the onslaught of...

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Thank Russell P
New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We stayed at Ban's for 3 nights and were very impressed with the comfortable accommodations and safe/enjoyable scuba diving experience. We had a garden view room that was up the hill and across the street from the diving school, which was farther away from town but peaceful. Our room offered everything we needed-- it was rustic but contained small Thai...

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Thank Jacqueline_Shea
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Bans dive resort - a balanced review! Bans is the largest dive resort on Sariee beach and has a very 'corporate' feel to it. Check in and check out were smooth, the staff in the office were helpful, although they are always very busy! We stayed in a deluxe room by the pool and have no complaints. We paid £47...

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Very nice grounds around the hotel but get the feeling that once they have your money they are not really interested. We did not feel a personal relationship with the staff which let our trip down. Also, if you want to relax and take a dip in the pool- choose elsewhere as the pools are always used for diving. Excellent...

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Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

We did our padi course in bans diving resort during our stay in koh Tao. Although I wasn't sure if I would enjoy the diving, it was amazing. I couldn't have imagined the coral, so beautiful. Our instructor was Andrew, he was excellent, really helpful and answered any questions we had. I'm so delighted to have my padi qualification now...

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Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were looking for a nice place to stay close to the beach with access to diving courses, Ban's diving resort looked like the best place. We were told that the jungle suite was furthest away from the hustle of Sairee, which wasn't exactly what we were desperate for but the price was perfect and the reviews...

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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: $54 - $111 (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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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Koh Tao
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
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“Depending of your need (quiet or not), ask for a room close to the dive center (more noisy) or far from the dive center (more quiet)”
Geof_Brussels, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms near infinity pool are a good size, not great if you have mobility problems, as the walk up from the beach is steep.”
den1401, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the "fan only" room. Was relatively sparse but fan kept you cool at night and upgrades to higher-end rooms are available.”
AdamHumperdink, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Eat at the beachfront restaurant”
harryt536, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for the junglehut houses. It is a bit of a walk, but very beautiful.”
alexandert150, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
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