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Address: 17/18 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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+66 77 456 415
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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One of Koh Tao's longest established Dive Centers offerring a full range of...

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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We were a group of 3 friends, and since we decided to not to stay too long on each island, we were tempted by the 1 day fun dive experience. We were assigned an instructor for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Houssem S

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were a group of 3 friends, and since we decided to not to stay too long on each island, we were tempted by the 1 day fun dive experience. We were assigned an instructor for our day : Reiss. He was patient, clear in his explanations, and a fun guy. Furthermore, with a 3 to 1 ratio, he had... More 

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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Hello again Houssem, and thanks for the review! I'm really pleased you three enjoyed the Try Dives, you all seemed quite excited when signing in the day before and it's perfect that you got to dive with Manchester's No. 1 instructor Reiss 'got any spare change?' Greenharghhh, Big Blue's best breakdancer and all round good guy. He's been very popular... More 

Pattaya, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I took a 2 dive trip with Big Blue yesterday and could not have been more impressed! This is a shop that services a high volume of divers yet their focus on diver safety and environmental responsibility are still evident as their top priorities. Their rental equipment is top-notch. Their boats are large and very comfortable. Their staff are highly... More 

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Thank needarp
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Hi, and thanks for the wonderful review! Most of the reviews we receive are regarding our courses and instructors here at Big Blue, which is understandable with the amount of new divers here on Koh Tao. Often overlooked is the incredible job our divemaster team is doing with our already certified divers, which is a terrible shame as they are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great first experience diving! Our scuba instructor Jai truly made this unforgettable though, he is a MASTER diver, beautiful human, and a legend as a teacher. So helpful, my group of friends are all so grateful to have had him teach us. He is patient, personable and responsible. Big blue was a great school, but Jai really made... More 

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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Hi Anthony, and thanks for the excellent review. Jai is an incredibly popular instructor here at Big Blue, and ever since he first rode his kangaroo over from Austria (or whatever you call it) he has proved to be a top divemaster and instructor. Very well trained, with most of his dive history being through us here at BB, he... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great dive sites, dive and restaurant staff, food and place to live. Smooth dive arrangements and cozy restaurant to hang out in. We arrived at Koh Tao February the 3rd. Prior to arriving, we had some very helpful email correspondence with Wibeke (whom I was lucky to meet for a brief moment one of our last days). She helped make... More 

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Thank Jamie M
BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving such a detailed review of the service we provide here Jamie! We always try our hardest to give our guests here the best time possible when they're here with us on beautiful Koh Tao, from the first email to the free taxi to the pier at the end of the trip we are proud to say... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my diving license for open water at Big Blue diving this week, and what an adventure! I loved everything, the people, the place and the diving! I really really recommend this

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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Thanks for the brief review Helene, it's really appreciated. Hopefully you can come visit us again some day and we can leave you with some more wonderful memories, diving here on Koh Tao is something that stays with you a really long time we find, and with whalesharks every day for the last 3 days maybe sooner is better than... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This centre has been recommended to me and I am very happy to have chosen to do here my open water dive. 4 day in which I made friends and I had a lot of fun. Phil was a great and patient instructor. He was able to make feel us confortable and safe. All the staff is very nice. I... More 

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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Hi Thomas, and thanks for the great review! Since Phil first left the bridge he lived under in some nasty English ghost town, we've been nothing but pleased with the work he's done for us. After a few years as Koh Tao's ugliest divemaster, he then has swiftly progressed into one of the islands leading instructor mentors, foisting his hobbit-like... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very professional and well run dive program. On the north end of Sairee beach, a variety of accommodations that cater to the younger set. Restaurant is very good and staff are very nice.

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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Hi, and thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We're always pleased to have another customer leaving with us with happy memories of their time here with us, we strive to give everyone the best experience possible when they are here with us. It would be a pleasure to have you diving with us again some... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went there on January 2017 to complete my Rescue course. The team members is really helpful. My lovely instructor, Blue was so damn cool! Caroline, Tibolt, Natalia and the rest are friendly and will they will help and accommodate anything that you need! Definitely will come again. In love with the island and the people! Go and dive with them... More 

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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Hi, and thanks for taking the time to leave yet another 5 star review! We love to teach the rescue courses here at Big Blue, it's a perfect mix of challenging and fun, as i'm sure you found out! We're lucky to always have a lot of Divemaster trainees here, so we can always ensure that there are lots of... More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had no intention of learning to dive while in Thailand, but my travels brought me to Koh Tao and I decided to give it a try. The idea of panicking underwater was biggest worry. "What if I freak out down there!". Big Blue Diving was such a great experience that all I want to do now is dive, dive,... More 

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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Hi Todd, thank you for the excellent review. So many people end up on Koh Tao with no intention at all of diving, give it a try and like yourself are immediately addicted to what is such an incredible experience, the ability to breathe underwater surrounded by beautiful things. What's not to like!? As you mentioned, the swimming pool session... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved my time at Big Blue. I recommend it so highly-this is one of the only tripadvisor reviews I've bothered to write. I felt perfectly safe and supported and comfortable at all times yet with lots of space to learn and adventure. The atmosphere is a very friendly and welcoming. The diving was incredible, the boats great, everything... More 

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BBBoss, General Manager at Big Blue Diving, responded to this review

Hi Elle, Thanks for the excellent review, and i guess welcome to the team here at Big Blue? Nearly everyone we have working here was once like you, started as a customer, saw how absolutely amazing we are at EVERYTHING, and then continued their dive training and ended up teaching or guiding divers on our little piece of paradise. It's... More 

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