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LBD - La Bombona Diving

#26 of 121 Tours in Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
About LBD - La Bombona Diving
LBD is a multi-language dive school that caters to all your needs both underwater and on the surface. The staff is extremely hands-on and knowledgeable, and while are having as much fun as you are while diving, are always operating in a safe and considerate manner. LBD Diving offers the following courses: Refresher, Try Dives, Open Water, Advanced, Rescue and First Aid, Divemaster and Instructor. All diving gear that is of great quality and properly maintained is provided on site prior to each dive. You will be then taking to the best dive sites around the island on They a spacious and equipped with all amenities 3-stored boat. We have different dive sites scheduled for each day and we also do night dives every other day (This is something you should absolutely try in case you’re seeking a little more of a thrill!). We also go to the Sail Rock dives site twice a week, when you will also have breakfast and lunch included in the price. There is no greater feeling than diving with a team
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Our Open Water experience will take your breath away. Literally speaking you'll be breathing from a tank, so you'll be able to breath, just not the way you’re used to. One of our knowledgeable staff will welcome you into our cozy dive school on the paradise island of Koh Tao. You'll get your measurements taken and dressed up with our brand new equipment to ensure you are as comfortable as can possible. The Open Water is a 4-day course and it includes 1 pool session and 4 dives. Your instructor will show you educational videos, take you through an extensive safety briefing and tell you the do's and dont's of diving, as well as explain a little bit about what to expect. The day after you have completed your pool session, you will be whisked off to our state of the art dive boat (showers, sun deck, lots of space, refreshments, all included in the price) where you'll make the trip to one of the many dive sites Koh Tao has to offer.
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Lauren T wrote a review Oct 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom11 contributions10 helpful votes
I literally can’t recommend this dive centre enough. My son who is very excitable and cheeky did his Advanced Dive Course with Stephen who was so patient and lovely with him. My son quite simply had the best time. My daughter did a bubble maker with Ernie who has definitely ignited her passion for diving. On top of that the owners and everyone else was lovely and the whole weekend was very well organised. We have found our regular dive spot and are already planning our next trip. Thanks guys. X
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Date of experience: October 2020
Laura R wrote a review Sep 2020
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TL;DR - choose LBD, have fun, become a safe and confident diver. No question! 😃 -- General benefits: -multilingual team -great instructors and overall experience -located close to the pier (10min walk) -restaurant inside dive shop, and opposite -dive boat is great, boat staff are helpful and friendly -trips to a big variety of sites around Koh Tao -good quality diving equipment -- After asking around on Koh Tao for dive centre recommendations (there are a lot!) my husband and I decided to meet with one of the instructors to talk through what our options were. I was nervous to try, feeling that diving might trigger anxiety and I wouldn't enjoy it. Our instructor (Isabelle) was fantastic, explaining the options, how the course would work, no pressure at all to dive with LBD, just honestly caring about our experience more than anything else. I'm also hard of hearing / deaf, which brings its own concerns. We decided to do a Try Dive in case I hated it. Isabelle worked with me through troubles equalising my ears, and anxiety over safety techniques. I felt anxious about the diving, but totally supported by Isabelle. We chose to do the Open Water course with Isabelle, and all went smoothly. We did a few fun dives, and I felt comfortable as a newbie diver. After a while, we decided to progress to Advanced. By this time, Isabelle had left the island to visit family, so we had a new instructor. Genís led us through the Advanced course and more fun dives, and we felt even more confident. In just a few months, with the support and training from Isabelle and then Genís, we were even keen to do the next step - the Rescue course. I would never have thought that I could go from being nervous about being 6m underwater, to volunteering to be attacked by a "panicked diver" (practicing to rescue others) or to simulate losing my equipment while being "attacked" (practicing self rescue). That is the power of good instructors, and we are both so unbelievably grateful to both of them. Throughout our entire diving journey, we also had the support of dive shop owners Rocio and Bryan, who are both so enthusiastic about giving their students the best experience. Whether you're nervous and want to take things slow, like I did, or you'd rather launch yourself straight at the water and become a Divemaster, they will take the time to speak with you and make sure you get the best experience. The entire team surpassed my expectations by a country mile, and we've come away with the experience of a lifetime. Really hoping to come back soon to dive with them again 😃
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Date of experience: July 2020
Laurence M wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom23 contributions6 helpful votes
We have now done our open water, advanced and rescue all with LBD. It's a great team with lots of experience; they keep it safe and keep it fun, which is a rare combination. The equipment is all new, the boat is 5 minutes walk past Da's (best sandwich around) and 7/11 so you can stock up, and the main building also houses Juicy Burger, so you get a nice meal from there or Bambam just over the road when you get back; both are very good.. Everything in one place! Currently it's a 'Spanish' dive center with English, Canadian and German students, so no language barriers (I guess they also speak spanish too, 😂). Great dive center and highly recommended! Ps: The main instructor can draw an amazing pirate ship... Please remember to ask him to draw one for you ;)
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Date of experience: August 2020
Amy wrote a review Jun 2020
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I came to Koh Tao to pass my Open Water and ended up doing both Open Water AND Advanced. Diving is so addictive and if you are surrounded by great professionals it makes it even more pleasant! Rocio and Bryan the owners of the school are the nicest people and Genis, my instructor, was very knowledgeable, patient and fun! I met Spanish, German, Canadian, Scottish and French instructors during my « covid-19 stay » so I can recommend this school to any international traveler! I already miss you LBD team, you are the best team and I wish you great success. I will be back ! Allez y les yeux fermés !
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Date of experience: June 2020
Response from BryanR270, Owner at LBD - La Bombona Diving
Responded 2 Jul 2020
What a beautiful review. Thank you. We loved having you around and we are so glad you had the best time ever. Make sure you keep on diving. See you underwater sometime. Bryan
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QuinvdHil wrote a review Jun 2020
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
We had an amazing time at LBD. The dive center is so professional with a staff that is really kind and has a lot of knowledge about diving and marine life. We were privileged to use the newest equipment, a Wing BCD, which helpes you to get neutrally buoyant more easily. Thank you LBD and our instructor Tom Schluessler for a great fun week diving! His enthousiasm, experience and positive way of teaching really got us addicted to diving.
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Response from BryanR270, Owner at LBD - La Bombona Diving
Responded 19 Jun 2020
Hi Guys, Thanks for the great review. We really try hard to make your diving experience as great as it can possibly be. Tom will be stoked to hear your time with him was so good. Tom is a great asset to us. See you underwater someday!!
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