We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Review Highlights
Great all round

Great atmosphere. Relaxed, friendly, helpful. Did the course with Andrew and he was amazing. Would... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Alex C
Amazing dive company!!

Thank you so so much Roctopus for putting up with me and the family today. You were absolutely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
J4779OEchrisg
,
Glasgow, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 3,569 reviews
  
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Recommended experiences in and around Koh Tao
from AU$33.85
More Info
from AU$34.77
More Info
from AU$95.26
More Info
from AU$83.46
More Info
Reviews (3,569)
Filter reviews
3,569 results
Traveller rating
3,423
97
18
17
14
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
Traveller rating
3,423
97
18
17
14
Show reviews that mention
All reviews open water these guys diving experience made us feel amazing experience my girlfriend great instructor making sure diving school advanced certification big shout marine life whole team explained everything special thanks feel comfortable fun diving
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
449 - 454 of 3,569 reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2019

For anyone who has no diving experience I definitely recommend Roctopus! I did a try dive with Tiago and the whole day was awesome. All the instructors were super friendly and helpful, and Tiago was really great at explaining what was going to happen. I felt comfortable the whole day and was encouraged to ask questions or bring forward any concerns. I would have taken the course with them if I had more time.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LexCanada
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
JayRoc83, General Manager at Roctopus Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2019

Hi Lex

Congratulations on blowing your first bubbles underwater with Tiago! Super happy you had such a fun time, thanks for taking the time to write us a review come back and see us real soon for the full open water course.

Roctopus Dive

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 August 2019

What can I say to do this great dive shop justice. I started off at Roctopus doing my open water course with Beth. I guess I loved it so much that I stayed on to do multiple courses with many instructors - deep 40m and Nitrox, Rescue, Divemaster - and eventually the Instructors course.

I normally would prefer to mix up my training to get a broader perspective, but I was totally immersed in the awesome culture and positivity of this very professional school that I had no issues doing it all with them. Both Roctopus and their Pro team (for the DM and Instructor courses) are brilliant. You can't go wrong, and will meet so many fantastic people along the way. I can't really speak for the other schools on the island, but this one is a definite winner.

Thanks Rocto!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ashcraig
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 14 August 2019

Had an awesome time diving with Roctopus and completing my open water 20 course/

Felt comfortable from the moment I walked in the door as they ran me through the course details and helped me get set up.

Our instruction, Fiona Mc Gill, was an absolute star. She did an excellent job of building rapport with her students while at same time maintaining professionalism through out the course. Safety was always paramount with Fiona, always making sure we were able to complete skills effectively and was constantly concept checking theory which is a sign of a great teacher.
Furthermore, Fiona really loved and showed interest and what we were doing. From the physics to the the fish, she conveyed passion at every point that made the experience all the better.

Great school and great team. Plan to dive with them again when I am back in the future!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tyler P
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

I have a pent the past 2 days on the adventure 30 course with Rocktopus dive instructor Fiona and had an absolutely incredible time. The shop is a lovely place to hang around and the dive sights are beautiful with lots of colourful and peculiar wildlife to see. The staff are very knowledgable and are careful to look after the marine life through their eco program. Furthermore they offer good local advice as well if you want ideas for the rest of your stay in Ko Tao. The shop is fairly busy but with lots of staff on hand to answer any questions swiftly.

Throughout the course you are with the same instructor with varying group sizes - I was lucky enough to have Fiona all to my self! This resulted in an intense course and lots of slight tweaks to my technique, allowing me to quickly improve. Thanks a lot to Fiona for going the extra mile, especially when it concerned getting biscuits from the back of the boat (even if they were slightly soggy on arrival)

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank orenhargreaves
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 14 August 2019

#Frankie thanks so much for teaching us to dive!! Myself and my daughter (14) had a wonderful time. Highly recommend the dive school, all staff were very friendly but Frankie was the best! Very patient with us (me mainly) we felt very safe and secure at all times. Diolch yn fawr (thanks very much) 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank emmapoppy83
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews