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Crystal Dive Resort

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2016

So to start with the actual diving course was good. I did my PADI open water up to 18 metres in 4 days. Great instructor - Sergei. The bungalow was really dirty though, I didn't feel safe / happy staying there, and I have stayed in water huts / beach huts with straw bedding and a bucket. I am not...

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Koh Tao, Thailand
Reviewed 5 February 2016

From the moment we walked in the door we felt welcome, safe, and well taken care of by all of the Crystal Dive staff. It was a very inviting atmosphere. We started out taking Open Water with an amazing instructor. Nina Horne was very professional, a very proficient teacher, and was full of life and adventure! I had an irrational...

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1Thank Isabehl K
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Starting with the positive - ratio of divers to a master is good ie 4:1. Diving crew friendly. Negative - resort looks like the Expedia posting but the rest of the place ie bungalows, restaurant seriously dilapidated (yuck, yuck, yuck). No intro provided by staff as to location of things particularly the restaurant which we didn't know existed until lining...

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Elche, Spain
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We visited the resort on the back of its write up on its website. The site is very misleading. Although run by people from various countries, they have adopted the Thai habit of expecting money before providing any sort of service. The resort is right on the beach, but the bar is neglected and dirty, with piles of rubbish everywhere....

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

My Girlfriend and I went there to enjoy a bit of diving around the island, I did my Rescue Course and she did her Open Water. We had an amazing time, her class had only 5 people always with an Instructor and DM and the room was cozy but we had to get the A/C rooms at regal and I...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Nice staff, very helpful, best for beginners in diving. Had a bungalow for my own during the diving course - for free and 2 minutes by walking to the beach! Very close to the shops, bars and everything, 10 minutes by walking to sairee beach, still very calm! Just stay here. Cheers

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Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

This is the second time I've stayed here and it has improved massively since I was last here in 2011. There's such a family feel to this place, anyone is welcome! Great way to meet new friends, extremely friendly, approachable, professional instructors always on hand to help out and give advice. Bungalows are basic but with a beautiful beach to...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 January 2016

i dived with crystal before a view years ago and i happily came back to them. they are highly professional in their way of instructing or when they give you your training. they follow the strict guidelines which are important for the safety of every diver. there staff is well trained and very helpful. i did my advanced with them...

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hampshire
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Just completed my open water and advanced with crystal, there was others on the open water that chose not to do the advanced and like some others have said they where not even slightly pressured into it. We'd already decided to do ours before we came away and so glad we did. The accommodation is very poor but that's why...

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Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Professional staff very focussed on safety but they make sure you have fun too. Dive equipment is all well maintained. Good place to learn to dive but experienced divers should give the diving around Koh Tao a miss. Only negative comment I have about Crystal Dive is that the rooms and bar area could do with a refurbishment. They are...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Crystal Dive offers PADI diving courses from beginner to advanced, Koh Tao diving for fun divers and the full range of PADI Specialty courses. We also offer our unique all-inclusive Scuba Diving Internships, the modern style of dive training courses all the way up to Professional Level, both PADI Divemaster and PADI Instructor. As one of the most established dive schools & resorts in Thailand, Crystal Dive has built a reputation of professionalism, first class customer service and 5 star PADI diving education. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Crystal Dive Resort

Address: Mae Haad Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Number of rooms: 150
Also Known As:
Crystal Dive Hotel Koh Tao
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
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“You get free accommodation with OW, AOW, Rescue courses. The bungalows and pretty good!”
 of 5 bubbles 666nadiah, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All beach bungalows are great!”
 of 5 bubbles marianneoc, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose air condition!”
 of 5 bubbles 910kristianp, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If possible ask for a bungalow close to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles mayowend, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“free room with course”
 of 5 bubbles zaneh493, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
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