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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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So much fun

We went there to get our SSI open water diver certification. We had the time of our lives thanks to big blue and our awesome instructors Gus Rae and Reiss Greenhalgh, what a team... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Bjarki R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there to get our SSI open water diver certification. We had the time of our lives thanks to big blue and our awesome instructors Gus Rae and Reiss Greenhalgh, what a team! Too bad we couldn't stay for the advanced course with them.

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Aarhus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Big Blue with my girlfriend and we had a wonderful time. We took our Open Water Certification, so it was almost our first dives ever. We were quite worried about ear squeezes, but our instructor, "G", enabled us to overcome that concern and to really enjoy the diving. Accommodation, food and everything else was top notch as well.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Dived here when I visited Koh Tao. Staff is great, friendly and has good knowledge. The boats are big. Did a refresher dive course since I hadn't dived in 5 years and it was of good value. Somewhat old equipment. My bcd's releases were broken and none of the depth meters worked. My wet suit also had several holes in... More 

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

Hi Anna, thanks for the review. I'm sorry we only got 3 stars from you, after speaking with Woody (your divemaster that day) we were under the impression that you were happy with your time here, even doing the extra dive we offered following your refresher. Here at Big Blue we have 200 full sets of dive equipment, the newest... More 

Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Completed my dive course with Luke, was super awesome. Would recommend to anyone heading over to Koh Tao on holiday! I will return for my next qualification in the near future :)

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

Hi Nazel, thanks for the review! It's not the first time Luke's been described as 'super awesome', he's so full of energy and passion for teaching he's a dream to work with, inspiring all of us at Big Blue to reach his level of customer service which is surely second to none here on Koh Tao. See you again in... More 

Ube, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I requested a fun dive with an experienced dive master to help her gain more confidence with her skills. She had just recently been certified as a SCUBA diver, but was strongly urged to work on skills and become more comfortable in the ocean. Luckily we had a GREAT experience at the (previous) certifying dive center AND... More 

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

Hi Andy, and thanks for the excellent review! I'm very happy we were able to help Hiroko and yourself further your dive education here at Big Blue. We love a good challenge, and one of the great things about having a large team of Divemasters is that when we see someone requires more personal attention, then we can easily provide... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For divers the company has a great deal for staying with them when you dive with them. I was only doing fun dives but I felt like I was at SCUBA camp. The atmosphere is friendly and the staff are great. Dive Master Nick was awesome during my fun dive and the boats are nice.

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

Ah, we finally get a good review of our current 'Divemaster of the Year', Nick Tringham. He's been with us for a number of years now, and quietly goes about his business in an incredibly efficient way, whilst also being an expert at finding the most elusive nudibranch or other hard-to-find macro life. He's easily one of the islands top... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Did a Try Dive at Big Blue. We hadn't tried scuba diving before, and I was pretty nervous. Our instructor, Eric, was great. Very patient and helpful and after a rocky start he helped us dive for 50 minutes!

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

Hi Elizabeth and thanks for the review! It appears that you are a natural diver, being able to stay 50 minutes underwater the first time you ever dive is incredible! A lot of people are nervous when trying for the first time, but with the skills of instructors like Eric and the wonderful facilities we have here at Big Blue... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few days doing fun dives and staying in the single room area of their accommodation. The rooms were set a bit back from the beach which made them quiet and ideal for a good nights sleep before 6am morning dives. The restaurant area was great for meals before, after, or in between dives. Enjoyed having a morning coffee... More 

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

Thank you very much for the kind review! We're very lucky indeed with the facilities here at Big Blue, with the beachfront and pool-facing dorms, plus the hotel 200m back from the sea (where you were staying) we have a variety of options, depending on what our divers are looking for. I personally, like you, prefer the ones a little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the sea conditions were not so good all the staff was very professional and helpful to make your dive great! From the dive reservation to the dive itself everything went smooth and with a lot of fun! Definitely recommend Big Blue Diving in Ko Tao!

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

Hey Marcia! Thanks for the review! It was really nice to meet you, i'm glad you enjoyed your time here on tropical Koh Tao. It was a shame the weather was absolutely disgusting when you visited, but at least you got to experience diving on Tao the 'Big Blue Way'. With 25 years experience of diving on the island it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently did the open water and advanced qualification with some mates at Big Blue and could not have asked for a better experience. The accommodation is decent, the restaurants food amazing and the instructors/staff are the best. Special shout out to Scotty Frost, the Aussie legend made our open water the best time and Gus Rae who with a Scottish... More 

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

Hello again James, and thanks for taking the time to write such a good review of your time here at Big Blue. It's amazing how many people come to BB to do their Open Water licence, and then end up staying on to complete their Advanced too. It's an incredibly addictive pastime, and with diving being so cheap here on... More 

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