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Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights in February and although we absolutely loved Koh Tao and really loved our stay on the island, Ban's wasn't the best. The location was perfect! Right in the middle of all the action, near everything we needed - 7/11, cash machine, restaurants and right opposite a bar called 'fish bowl' which...

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Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I along with another friend all got our open water certification at Ban's and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Our instructor, Jens, was so knowledgable and took the time to ensure everyone knew what they were doing. The room wasn't the greatest we've had, but it was included in the price of our certification and...

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Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

Me and my friend did our open water here and we did it in swedish. They have several language available. Or you just do it in English and you learn the English terms! Our instructor Robert was really good and he explaine everything for us, I felt very safe diving with bans. The rooms is al right. We did not...

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2015

KOH TAO ISLAND - YOU MUST DISCOVER!! Hotel is huge with lovely gardens. Great big clean rooms with towels folded like elephants :D, massive balcony, air con, fridge...but I wouldn't book room with breakfast (Its ok but not worth it) Safe £5/breakfast and get juicy fresh fruit from lovely lady across the road! Bans Restaurant has great food but staff...

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Pittsburg, California
Reviewed 25 March 2015

we got a room up a good walk from the beach. Huge staircase to get to room but oh that view! It was beautiful, the room was outstanding. The food was excellent. The staff was helpful and friendly. My favorite part was the beach dogs, in the dive shop they collect money to keep the dogs fed and with medical...

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Norman Park
Reviewed 24 March 2015

The pool villa is a waste of money. TOTAL waste of money. If you've got hiking shoes than enjoy the journey up to the villa, because how dare you ask for a lift. If you want to be treated like a con man stay there. NONE of the staff know what room you're in so you can't put anything on...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

Having spent 5 nights here I believe the only reason this place is getting good reviews is for the diving courses. These people are obviously having a great time largely AWAY from the resort. The main let down is the staff. They seem to have forgotton they are working in the service industry. From the moment of pick up from...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Came here for breakfast and was extremely disappointed. My partner ordered a 'juicy sausage bap' but got a bap with one tiny sausage cut in half. The sausage itself wasn't very good and for 120 baht you would at least expect a decent piece of meat. I had the Welsh rarebit (thick toast with cheddar sauce) and got 2 massive...

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Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

Amazing :) had a lot of fun there. Was so good that I went back for a second time. The stuff members are very nice and friendly as well. And the diving resort is very beautiful build.Best diving teachers . I'll come back for sure to do my instructor!

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

I first heard about Bans when on the boat to Koh Tao from Phangan. They had a salesman on board who gave all the information needed without pressuring us. After speaking to reps from other dive schools I decided that Bans looked to be the best. They organised for a free taxi to the resort from the pier so i...

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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: $52 - $95 (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)”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles AdamHumperdink, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Eat at the beachfront restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles harryt536, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for the junglehut houses. It is a bit of a walk, but very beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles alexandert150, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
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