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Alvaro Diving

#33 of 104 Tours in Koh Tao
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Open today: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Excellent place to dive, recommended!!

I visited Koh Tao for a week to dive and used Alvaro for all my dives as their instructors are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sean D
via mobile
Great great time

I spent almost one week with Alvaro diving. 3 days to have my open water level. It was the perfect... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fabien M
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The Sea is our treasure. and Dive dive dive is our motto. At Alvaro diving, the crew comes from all over the world, and as we like to say, Diving is a skill that everyone can know, and the treasure we seek is just below. Whether you are a scuba...more
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Chalok Baan Kao Bay, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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+66 77 456 457
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited Koh Tao for a week to dive and used Alvaro for all my dives as their instructors are really knowledgeable and friendly. Definately recommend them to anyone wanting to dive either for a course or fun dives, young or old!

Thank Sean D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent almost one week with Alvaro diving. 3 days to have my open water level. It was the perfect mix with profesionnal and serious lecture but with fun. After that I did one diving they organise, small group under the water but a big...More

Thank Fabien M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alvaro diving has a staff that is a family. Everyone works very hard and have incredible backgrounds. I learned to dive and became certified in less than 4 days. The view is breathtaking and the water is crystal clear. The boat they use is incredible....More

Thank Natalie F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An item long on the bucket list we chose Alvaro Diving. Our instructor was Lio, his attention to detail was second to none. We chose the SSI course. We were made welcome from the second we arrived till me left. The training never left us...More

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just completed our recreational open water diving certification with Alvaro and found the entire experience professional, fun and informative. Our instructor Lio was amazing. Highly recommend these guys for all your diving needs on Koh Tao

Thank Kaytees1
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

It is one of the best dive centers I have ever been to. The atmosphere is very familiar and uncomplicated and all of the instructors are so nice and helpful. However, they are also very professional and take safety seriously. I had a great time...More

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AlvaroDiving01, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the positive feedback, we are happy that you enjoy your stay with us and your diving activities. We wish you great bubbles all around the world :)

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

the time at alvaro was a blast! the guys were awesome diving instructors, always had a good pirate vibe goin' :) and it was a lot of fun to hang out with the crew! the perfect spot for people who travel alone cause there you...More

Thank Julia F
AlvaroDiving01, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Julia Thank you for your review. It is true, at Alvaro You will never walk alone :)

Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

All staff was friendly. Good equipment was available to rent. Services were good. Very impressive dive shop in Kho Tao.

Thank Ratchada W
AlvaroDiving01, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your brief but efficient review :) you are welcome to come back at anytime

Reviewed 10 May 2018

I LOVE my scuba diving learning experience at Alvaro! I had the BEST instructor (<3 Sascha!!!) and the crew is so nice and friendly! With no expectations, I return with a Dive Certificate and one of the best memories of my life...THANK YOU Alvaro crew,...More

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AlvaroDiving01, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Hi, Thank you very much for your feedback. Sascha is one of the most experienced dive instructor in Koh Tao and surely one of the sweetest dude ever :). We hope to see you soon back with us. Have a lovely day and gorgeous dive...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

I got the freediving license here! Unforgettable experiences, wonderful places and the guys who work here are all nice and willing. The only freediving instructor is Bat. He has been a great teacher and a great person. I will bring everything with me.. practicing apnea...More

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AlvaroDiving01, Manager at Alvaro Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2018

Thanks a lot for your review about Bat and his freediving course :) Our instructor has been working here in Alvaro for 9 years already, and as he has been on the island for 28 years, he knows EVERYTHING about Koh Tao and the local...More

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Dado K
7 March 2017|
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Response from Alex F | Property representative |
Hello Dado, Koh Tao is nice almost all year round. I would advise not coming during the last two weeks of November, since this is typically when we get our Monsoon period. We have whalesharks spotted regularly throughout... More
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jsneveu
20 June 2015|
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Response from DanSexton | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Thank you very much for your contact. We'd love to show you Koh Tao's underwater wonders! Alvaro Diving is situated right next door to View Point and is roughly a 2-3 minute walk. Would you like to do a course or... More
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