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Big Blue Diving

#4 of 93 Tours in Koh Tao Features Animals
17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
+66 77 456 415
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I did my open water and advanced with Big Blue 2 years ago with Scott as my instructor. The great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Joel G
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Great Diving School!

Never dived before, was a little scared but I decided to take the plunge and take the Open Water... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karla C
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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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One of Koh Tao's longest established Dive Centers offerring 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 everybodys favourite dive center.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I did my open water and advanced with Big Blue 2 years ago with Scott as my instructor. The great experience I had then is the reason I returned for a refresher and a recreational dive. This time we had Woody leading the dives and...More

Thank Joel G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Never dived before, was a little scared but I decided to take the plunge and take the Open Water Diving course. It was really fun. My instructor Gus was really reeeally great! Super funny but very serious about safety and super professional. I felt safe...More

Thank Karla C
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Karla, and thanks for the review! As most of our divers are nervous when starting their Open Water licence, the choice of dive school is incredibly important, as is the instructor that will be with you for the 4 days needed to complete all...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You know you're chicken of the sea when you always wanted to scuba dive, but can't cuz yoi're too afraid of the ocean But I have no fear because of Big Bubble Dive School is here!! My insteuctor "Nu" and "Chart" was nice, very knowledgeable....More

Thank Wilawan T
BBBoss, Chief Bubble Burster at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

This review is for Big Bubble Diving, not to be confused with Big Blue Diving. We guarantee that when out divers leave, they'll definitely remember our name. Big Blue Diving

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend did one introductory course diving, which included 2 dives. Gus was our instructor and he explained everything perfectly and with a lot of humor - which really helped calm any nerves down. Due to his enthusiasm we were able to do...More

Thank Sabina L
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Sabina, thanks for the review! We believe our Try Dive is unbeatable here on Koh Tao, and for those looking to experience the beauty of our reefs (whilst not committing to the full 3 days needed to complete the Open Water licence) safely and...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our instructor Tim was fantastic! We spent the day doing a "try dive". He took the time to make sure each of us knew how to perform different skills and made my boyfriend who is less confident swimming feel very safe. No part of the...More

Thank komals0628
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, thanks for the review! For those arriving on Koh Tao without the 3 days needed to complete the Open Water licence, the Try Dive is the perfect alternative - 2 dives, 2 different locations, and only one day needed to safely get you underwater...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing time at Big Blue! The instructors were amazing especially Phil! Loved every minute on the resort, and the restaurant quickly became a hangout zone. Amazing diving education as well, I left feeling confident in my ability as a diver and overall very...More

Thank dspeev
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review us! With over 70 different dive centres on Koh Tao, choosing one to start your SCUBA education with is not an easy task at all. One thing that we have here at Big Blue that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Kristi was great! I did my advanced open water with her the last two days. She was a fabulous teacher and did not cut any corners. I feel as though my skills have improved and I am a better diver for having had her as...More

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

Hi Matt, thanks so much for the review! The Advanced course is easily my favourite course that i've done. There's nothing like your first ever night dive, descending just as the sun's setting over the island, watching it slowly getting darker and darker underwater and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A big group of us did our SSI open water certification at Big Blue. Gus Rae and Scotty made us feel safe throughout the whole process and made it super fun! Would highly recommend. Their enthusiasm and obvious love for their work made us feel...More

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

Thanks for the review Jay, and congratulations on your shiny new Open Water licence! We are often asked the differences between the SSI and PADI Open Water licence, and to be honest their isn't really any major difference at all, except that SSI is 1000...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did my first dive with big blue diving and had an amazing experience! Started at 10 am for my "try dive" and had Gus as my instructor. Not only did he teach us everything we needed to know, but he made sure each person in...More

Thank jordanbee69
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jordan, what a great review, thanks! So it appears that Gus has now reached 'legendary' status amongst Koh Tao's dive instructors, and i'm sure there's no one better to show people around underwater comfortably, safely and ensuring laughs all round. We get so much...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The people are amazing, so is the food and the establishment. If there is one place in Koh Tao you should be diving and staying at, that's here. I did the open water course with my instructor Stephano Perrazi, an Amazing instructor. Ophelia shot my...More

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

Hello Sriram, thanks for the kind words. The diving right now is incredible, isn't it? We have blue skies and mind-blowing sunsets every day it seems, plus with so many schools of juvenile fish on our divesites and great visibility too, either underwater or on-land...More

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Anuj444
Hi BBoss! Looking at your enthusiastic replies to all questions under the sun has urged me to throw one at you! We are a group of 4(2 couples) planning to visit Thailand in July (22nd to 28th ideally). None of us are certified. (3 of us have done DSD before and one of us doesn't know how to swim) We are thinking of doing 2 DSD dives. How is the weather generally around that time and would it be dive conducive? Also- would be great if I could reach out to you and you could help us plan a few other aspects of our trip apart from the diving ofcourse :) thanks again! and keep up the great work! Love the energy :)
23 May 2017|
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Response from BBBoss | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for getting in touch! Usually July is nice here, often with a little rain in the evenings, but the day tends to be a bit of sun, and bit of cloud. Remember we don't have weather underwater (i've never noticed it... More
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Chris B
Hi all at Big Blue, My Son (16) and I have only used scuba gear once before in a pool. We loved it. We are both good swimmers and confident in the water. We would like to do the OWD certificate but are looking longingly at the advanced. Is it possible/advisable to go from complete beginner to advanced in one trip? IE. just book both of us in for the advanced? Thanks for your help, and yes,.... I'm very jealous of your lifestyle,.... I wonder if theres an opening or two? ;) Cheers, Chris.
21 May 2017|
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Response from BBBoss | Property representative |
Hi Chris, thanks for getting in touch with us - if you loved diving in a pool, then you're going to be absolutely blown away diving in the ocean! To complete the Open Water and Advanced courses here at Big Blue you need... More
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negin y
Hi, Is it suitable for those who know how to dive?because I have never ever tried diving before.
29 April 2017|
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It sure is!
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