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Big Blue Diving

#32 of 104 Tours in Koh Tao
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17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
+66 77 456 415
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OWD & AA course

Completing OWD and AA courses at Big Blue was definitely best thing to do in Thailand while my... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Iwona M
Fun Dive

Did a fun dive with Jay the day after getting my Open Water Certification. He did a great job... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Completing OWD and AA courses at Big Blue was definitely best thing to do in Thailand while my travel. And such an awesome experience! Graeme was all the time very professional, patient, supportive and determined to prepare us for all the situations under water that...More

Thank Iwona M
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Iwona, thanks for the latest review of our Graeme! The staff employed at a dive centre are absolutely vital. A lot of trust is placed in their hands, and we have to ensure that when underwater no corners are being cut, no safety standards...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Did a fun dive with Jay the day after getting my Open Water Certification. He did a great job making sure we were safe and comfortable. Before the dive he showed us pictures of all fish we were likely to see and demonstrated hand signs...More

Thank davidgreen4055
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello again David, thanks so much for the review! We have a wonderful reputation here at Big Blue for providing our students with safe, high quality courses at low prices all year round, but for me it's the divemaster team taking out our fundivers every...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding staff who were very helpful and kept us all safe With a variety of dive sites including a night dive and wreck diveMore

Thank wayne t
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Wayne, thanks for the review! Safety is always our number one priority here at Big Blue, and everyone diving with us can be sure that they're going to come back from their dives not just exhilarated, but also at least as alive as they...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just dove at Big Blue with Jay and couldn’t have had a better time! Jay clearly knew what he was doing and made my dive course both engaging and fun. The school itself is the perfect spot for anyone who wants to learn and...More

Thank khaldanno
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, thanks for writing this great review! We are very lucky to have so many top class dive instructors working for us here at Big Blue, with our lovely resort and excellent set-up (from training pool to the nicest, most comfortable boats on the island)...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I completed my open water and advanced adventurer courses at Big Blue Diving Koh Tao and I was an amazing experience! The staff are awesome and the dive instructors are super fun and great teachers. Shoutout to Ste, Briefcase and Erin for helping me get...More

Thank Emmy H
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Emmy, and thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. We love to hear from all of our guests here at Big Blue, as there's no better way to improve then by listening to feedback from those who've spent some...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I recently completed our SSI advanced adventurer course at big blue and could not be happier! Our instructor, Ronnie, made the course an absolute joy. He took the time to make sure everyone was comfortable and learned the required material well still...More

Thank Scott M
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Scott, thanks a lot for taking the time to leave this review. Ronnie is a great guy and is proving to be equally as great an instructor too, he's been diving with us for quite a few years now and eventually has moved into...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently completly the open water diver SSI certificate. It was brilliant. Highly recommend. I had Jai as my instructor. He is the best. He is highly qualified and he put me completly at ease despite being a little nervous at first.The whole four days...More

Thank Alison S
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Allison, thanks a lot for the review! Not once have we heard a bad word said about everyone's hero Jai Kennedy (his ex-girlfriend doesn't count), he's got such passion for diving and enthusiasm to pass this on to his students, who without fail finish...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We want to thank Big Blue Diving for the awesome Divecourse and lessons we had. Jay took really good care about us and made the whole dive experience perfect. Thank you! F&AMore

Thank Froukje W
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello again Froukje (Alex too of course!) and thank you for our latest 5 star review. I'm so glad we pleased you guys, we're very fortunate to be able to offer our dive courses in a variety of different languages and group sizes - in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the open water diver with them. Our instructors, Briefcase and Steve, were amazing and really professional. Great course, really fun and great experience. 100% recommended.More

Thank Diego M
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Diego, thanks for the latest review. Michael 'Briefcase' Beaver has only recently been given the lusciously lady-haired intern Steve, and what a happy couple they've become! They compliment each other wonderfully, with Briefcase's organisational skills, professionalism and efficiency being matched very nicely with Steve's...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were traveling in Thailand and got Scuba certified at Big Blue. We had Erin as our instructor and she was absolutely amazing!!! I was very nervous and she took the extra time and encouragement and literally held my hand on our...More

Thank sarahmbuehler
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BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sarah, thank you for the review. It's been a pleasure having the pair of you diving with us here at Big Blue, there's always places for such happy, positive people here and Erin tells me she had a lot of fun with you guys!...More

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simiaroundtheworld
30 May 2018|
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Response from BigBlueRep | Property representative |
Hi! There are a few different options for accommodation, the cheapest being AC dorms which are free on diving days, 400 baht per night if you have a day off. These are reserved for people who are diving with us, is your... More
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nicholas l
19 February 2018|
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Response from BigBlueRep | Property representative |
Hi Nick, thanks for the message. You can do a refresher dive with us every single day of the year, they start at 11.30am and will go through all the essential skills and about half an hour of diving too, you'll be done by... More
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Alpaca S
10 February 2018|
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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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