Big Blue Diving Koh Tao
Big Blue Diving Koh Tao
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
***2021 UPDATE- One of a few dive centres still diving every day!*** One of Koh Tao's longest established Dive Centres offering a full range of Scuba Diving courses from Open Water to Scuba Instructor. We're also specialists in Freediving, Technical Diving, Instructor Training and professional Underwater Videography, plus we're able to teach in all major languages and all courses including PADI, SSI, BSAC, SDI & TDI. Awarded numerous prizes from all diving organisations, travel agencies and websites Big Blue Diving is everyone's favourite dive center!
Koh Tao, Thailand
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Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Nicholas A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
My fiancée and I did our open water cert with James and he was the best instructor! Super fun, knowledgeable, and safe 10/10 experience.
Written 9 May 2024
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Austin L
Nashville, TN3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Went diving with Sara with Big Blue one day on Koh Tao, then of course had to go for a second round later that week. Big Blue is a great dive company and Sara is a great dive master. They get you to the dive sites early, well organized, and very knowledgeable. When I go back to Koh Tao I won’t go anywhere else for diving!
Written 30 April 2024
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Matilda M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
My Boyfriend and I did our divemaster here and honestly we could not recommend it more! Best decision ever!
The whole team at big blue are super friendly and very professional, a special shout out to Tim and Fiona! Best instructors ever!!!

Big blue you became a family & Koh Tao we will definitely be back.

Lots of love Matilda and Fabian
Written 30 April 2024
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Rebekah M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Big blue diving without a doubt will give you the best experience while your in Thailand. Our instructor Sarah was amazing and made any pre nerves disappear. I knew I’d enjoy it, but never knew just how much. Could not recommend them anymore!
Written 20 April 2024
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Taz H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Ko Tao diving is incredible
Never expected it to be so clear as I have been to the Maldives and Phuket in Thailand was disappointing for visibility .
Big Blu are fantastic a small operation and you feel part of them rather than a number - staff are truely welcoming
Special mention to Steve (Ste) who made my return to diving after 27 years just so relaxing and gave me the confidence I lacked .
We saw a turtle and amazing sea life
Cannot wait to go back .

If you have young children wishing to dive
You are in the BEST hands so get them into it now !
Caroline
Aka Taz
🐠🐢🌴
Written 11 April 2024
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Jen Kay
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
My best friend and I planned our holiday to come and do an Open Water course with BBD with a few days spare at the end in case we wanted to do any more dives. Being complete scuba newbies we wanted to see if we’d like it before committing to more. We’re so glad we had those extra days as we loved diving so much we signed up for the Advanced Adventurer course even before we’d finished the Open Water and then went on to do three specialities meaning we left Koh Tao having done 12 dives. Martin was our instructor throughout and was excellent all the way through. He and the admin staff team were so accommodating with our dates and requests, especially in helping us get in our dives before we were due to leave. Can’t recommend BBD and Martin highly enough and hope to be back to do more within the next couple of years.
Written 4 April 2024
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Lori S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Walk in and be met with smiling & stunning reception combined with friendliness & accommodating customer focus from the best management & team, led by Sam. Safety & fun are a guarantee. We did our refresher, while our daughter certified for SSI open water. We are so thankful for the encouragement & support for our daughter and the enthusiasm & knowledge from our dive master Mikkel, accompanied by Sandy and Emily. Exceeded our expectations- by far !
Written 15 March 2024
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Matt W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Coming back to koh tao and diving with Big Blue after an 8 year hiatus I was impressed to see the evolution of the shop. Moreso, the change in staff and the passion therein for conservation and entertaining guests. During our 6 day stay we had Mark and Jacquie as our dive guides who did an impeccable job of recognising everyone’s in-water ability and adjusting their approach accordingly. As a dive professional I applaud both of them for their efforts, but also have to highlight Jacquie as an individual I would employ in a heartbeat. For someone so young in her career she is a shining example of how a DM should operate within the scuba diving industry. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ service.
If you’re diving with big blue as a fun diver, request Jacquie and Mark.
Written 25 February 2024
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Michael W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Did the 1 day Basic Dive Course yesterday with Big Blue and loved it. Ainsley, the instructor for the day was brilliant, she was very cheerful, calming and put the 3 of us who took part in the day at ease right from the beginning. The day consisted of diving practice in the swimming pool to get used to the equipment, theory work and 2 dives in the ocean (around 30-40 mins per dive). The first ocean dive can feel a bit daunting initially but I felt fully supported throughout. I would love to come back and do the 3 day Open Water course in future and would definitely be looking to do it with Ainsley @ Big Blue!
Written 14 February 2024
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Maria S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Took my open water certificate here, and is really happy with it. Had Dan as an instructor and it was amazing! He’s a really good instructor and fun to be around. All the other people working at Big Blue were also so nice and welcoming. Couldn’t ask for a better experience, recommend it very much!
Written 8 February 2024
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