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Big Blue Diving

#29 of 105 Tours in Koh Tao
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Amazing Experience!

Got my open water certification at Big Blue. My instructor was Martin, he was super kind, friendly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
kendrajgrant
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Ottawa, Canada
Amazing Experience!

I loved this place! I completed the Conservation Internship with Rachel, and I was hooked! We dove... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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...more
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17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

They have dives food and bear. Nice guides and the diving spots were spot on. Price was the same as any other club.More

Thank Mariana A
BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Mariana, thanks for the review. Firstly I must point out that unfortunately there are no bears at Big Blue. Pandas are expensive, Koalas are full of STDs (and aren't even bears!) and Polar bears don't get on too well with children so we had...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Got my open water certification at Big Blue. My instructor was Martin, he was super kind, friendly, knowledgable, outgoing and most importantly great at his job! Made good friends with the rest of my dive group, we had so much fun. Would 100% recommend taking...More

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

Hi Kendra, thanks for the review and congratulations on becoming an Open Water diver! The importance of having a good instructor is imperative for a successful and fun Open Water course. They must have many qualities (patience is the most important I think!) and also...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place! I completed the Conservation Internship with Rachel, and I was hooked! We dove almost every day working on the artificial reef and surveying the surrounding waters. I was able to complete my rescue diver certification and later my divemaster with this...More

Thank Pepper24024
BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, thanks a lot for the review! We are always very pleased to hear from those who've spent a long time with us, as sometimes it takes a little while to get to know the place and people properly, to compare the different dive centres...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was originally planning on staying on Koh Tao just for a few nights to complete my open water certification, but I ended up staying for a week to complete our advanced adventurer because we had so much fun. The people in our group were...More

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

Hi Martha, thank you for the review and well done for taking the plunge and becoming our latest Advanced diver! Right now there's never been a better time to be diving and staying with us on beautiful Sairee Beach, the weather is perfect, sunsets to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got my open water certificate. My dive master Rudy was the friendliest and most knowledgeable guy around. You’ll make some of the best friendships here. Two months later, I still stay in contact with my dive group. Next time you’re in Koh Tao, check this...More

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

Hi Mo, thanks for the review! The friends you make on your first diving course very often last a lifetime, i too am still in touch with all the guys i did my OW with over 15 years ago now - it's a great way...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our instructor Rudy was very helpful and patient, as are all the instructors, a good setup up right next to the beach, and also having a pool to practice basic skills in prior to doing them in the sea straight away. A great all-round experience!More

Thank katieherbert1998
BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Congratulations on your new Open Water licence Katie! So many of our new divers are apprehensive about the first time diving in the ocean, but it doesn't usually take long before they're having the time of their lives underwater, gliding around a tropical reef weightless,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my friends arrived in Koh Tao with no prior scuba diving experience but were very keen to learn. We had gotten a reccomendation from a friend about big blue and were very impressed after going to check it out. The staff were very...More

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

Hi Sam, thank you for the review! Every day here at Big Blue our instructors are faced with first time divers, nervous about what they've signed up for - breathing underwater with a tank of air strapped on your back - scuba spooky indeed! Luckily,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We completed an open water course at big blue. It was really great, if you go there make sure to have Scotty and Chris as instructors, they are super chill and cool, and passionate about diving. They know the best spots and the equipment is...More

Thank LucienG88
BigBlueRep, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thanks for writing this great review Lucien, it's always a pleasure to receive such praise! We are very lucky to have so many top class dive instructors working for us here at Big Blue, Scotty as one of the more experienced instructors on the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading a bunch of reviews, mostly good ones in Koh Tao, i decided to walk-in a couple dive shops and see what the human-to-human interaction will feel like before i pick one. I gotta say ALL shops impressed me, every shop was great and...More

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

Wow, these reviews today are going to make me cry they're so good! Thanks for the kind words Tom. We're trying so hard here on Koh Tao to make a difference both onland and underwater in regards to conservation, often it seems like we're not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent six days at Big Blue diving earning my open water and Advanced Adventurer certifications. It took about 30 minutes to realize that I was at the right place. Adherence to training standards, safety, and a true passion for what they do was immediately...More

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

Hi Scott, what an excellent review - thank so much! We place a great deal of importance on the feedback we receive from our customers, and from the sheer number we get regarding Gus i guess we deserve to give the guy a bit of...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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Response from BigBlueRep | 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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