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Ban's Diving Resort

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Initially I was sceptical about learning to dive at Ban's as Koh Tao is filled with numerous dive centres/shops where one could learn to dive and theres an opinion on Tripadvisor as Ban's being a factory of producing divers. But our experience at Ban's was...More

Thank Akshat S
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Neil & Jason are really nice and professional instructors, they'll take good care of you. Stayed there for a few days while taking the open water course. Rooms are free of charge while diving, making the value for money even better.

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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Bans diving resort is a fantastic place to learn to dive. I had tried diving once before and did not really enjoy it so I came in to the open water diving course not confident that it would be for me. These worries turned out...More

Thank Anders H
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for about a week to get open water certified. Had the greatest time doing the beginning Open Water certification with Pi (Atip) and Matthew - they were super fun and patient and knowledgeable and lovely, and you always felt like you were in...More

Thank Meredith A
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Did my open water certification and had two amazing instructors, Matthew and Atip, who made the whole experience so much fun! Even though Ban's is a big resort, we had an intimate class size of 5 people and received all the guidance and teaching that...More

Thank Jamie-Lee L
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Free Internet
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Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
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Breakfast Available
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Air Conditioning
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USD 43 - USD 78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Koh Tao
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Koh Tao
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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USD 43 - USD 78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Koh Tao
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Koh Tao
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
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nurjahanm2016
14 December 2017|
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Response from Sport mit K | Reviewed this property |
You need to book the ferry to Koh Tao by yourself. Just book via lomprayah high speed Katamaran. Tell the hotel when you will arrive and they will send someone to the pier to pick you up.
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Sunnie O
18 July 2017|
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Response from marcobb | Reviewed this property |
Hi always for boat arrival & departure. great free service
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"The cheapest place to get PADI certified."
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"Great location, central and close to bars restaurants and beach"
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"Top Rooms are best. Little further of a walk but worth it!"
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"If you're doing a scuba course here and the accommodation is included in the price, try to get a private..."
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