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Crystal Dive Resort

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#12 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good mix of young and senior instructors, and a good atmosphere. They respect the ocean and safety while making shure you get what you came for. Easily handing out warm recommendations to this place.

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Vemund, Thank you for sharing your experience of diving with us here at Crystal Dive we truly appreciate our guests taking their time and giving feedback. As you point out we do like to share our respect for the ocean and the life that is in it, we do consider ourselves an eco friendly resort. I would also like...

Alston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This guy is just great. He is chill knowledgeable caring and funny. He makes you feel at ease about all aspects of the course and if like me you have trouble with your ears on the dives just tells you to take your time and reassures you its normal and will be fine. The course was well run and we...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Steph, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Crystal Dive, we truly appreciate the feedback from our guests. I also wish to congratulate you on completing the PADI Open Water course and becoming a fully certified scuba diver. I will be sure to pass on your high praise to Vik, I am sure he be...

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After talking to a couple of dive schools, Crystal was the only one who answered to all my questions instantly and patiently! Before leaving for the island, everything was explained to me, and was absolutely clear. The day I reached, I started of with my OW course (Everything was so smooth and nicely managed). I completed my Open Water to...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

H Nadia, What a lovely review!! Thank you for taking your time and writing such a detailed review of your time here at Crystal Dive. It was our pleasure in guiding you through your scuba diving courses to become a PADI Divemaster and also getting to know you over the 2 months you were here. I will be passing on...

New Delhi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about crystal is high end, location, trainers, value for money. I have done my Open water and advanced open water course. And I loved it to the core. Made really amazing friends. Highly recommend to everyone.

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, A big thank you for reviewing your experience here at Crystal Dive Koh Tao and congratulations on becoming a PADI Advanced Open Water diver. It is great to read of how much you enjoyed the scuba diving, our instructors love to share their passion for the underwater world, nothing makes us happier. Hopefully you will return to Crystal in...

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In November/December I did my IDC with Crystal having Matt Bolton as our course director. It was an amazing course, with lots of learning, training and laughs. When we reached the I.E. I felt more than prepared and I passed with no troubles. I can absolutely recommend doing any dive course with this dive center. With these guys, you're not...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Katharina, Thank you for the lovely review!! It is always great to have feedback from our guests. And also a big congratulations on becoming a PADI Instructor!! We hope this was the start of a long full-filling career within the scuba diving industry. Matt and his IDC team will be happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed course and...

Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I did my IDC(Instructor Development Course) as PADI pro career step with Course Director Matt in Crystal. Even in my 2nd lanuage English, Matt helped me out through whole IDC clearly and perfectly. Crystal dive center located very closed to the beach and all facillities are very well organised. I missed 2 days in IDC at the beginning cuz of...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review and for choosing Crystal Dive as the place to become a PADI Instructor, it was our pleasure having you with us. I will be sure to let Matt and his team know that you of your praise for them and the IDC Course in general. Becoming a PADI instructor is a big step and...

Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Very good diving school. Patient teachers, small groups. We did our Open Water, and decided to go for the Advanced as well! Now seriously considering coming back to Crystal to do our dive masters. Mathew and Rich were amazing teachers, and fun to drink a beer with! You get free (basic) accomodation when taking lessons. You need to ask for...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Steven, Thank you for your review and for choosing Crystal Dive as the place to take your PADI Open Water course on Koh Tao, it was our pleasure having you dive with us. I will pass on your praise to your PADI Instructors Rich and Mathew to let them know of a job well done. We are glad that...

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I stayed here in September and took my open water dive course. My instructor was Carsten and he was excellent! A bit eccentric, but he made me feel safe and comfortable and I had a lot of fun! Diving in Koh Tao was an incredible experience. I also did two fun dives with Dingus as my divemaster and he was...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of diving Koh Tao with Crystal Dive, it is always good to receive feedback. It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us and had lots of fun while learning to scuba dive with Carsten. I am also happy to hear that after becoming open water certified that...

Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I don't even know where to begin...! We were recommended to come to Crystal by some people we met on Koh Phangan. We were considering doing our PADI then put it off but after hearing these guys rave about crystal we thought we'd go for it. We extended our 2 day trip on Koh Tao to 4 days to do...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Claire, Wow!!! What a great review!! Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review and also for choosing Crystal Dive as the place to get your PADI on Koh Tao. It is great to have feedback on your experience for learning to dive Koh Tao It sounds like you really enjoyed your time here learning...

Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We went a few days in Ko Tao and just wanna try diving but I finally had my Open-water after an impressive discovery dive. We met incredible instructors like the 2 Mat(s) and Marie, witch contributed a lot in our wonderful time there! The good atmosphere of dive club with safety conditions and lovely staff made us feel like home....

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, We are glad to hear that you had an amazing time here on Koh Tao as you learnt your PADI Open Water course with us at Crystal Dive. it is a pleasure having you with us on our resort and I will pass your message onto the team here at Crystal. Thank you for sharing your experience and for...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Crystal Dive offers PADI diving courses from beginner to advanced, Koh Tao diving for fun divers and the full range of PADI Specialty courses. We also offer our unique all-inclusive Scuba Diving Internships, the modern style of dive training courses all the way up to Professional Level, both PADI Divemaster and PADI Instructor. As one of the most established dive schools & resorts in Thailand, Crystal Dive has built a reputation of professionalism, first class customer service and 5 star PADI diving education. ... more   less 

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Address: Mae Haad Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Number of rooms: 150
Also Known As:
Crystal Dive Hotel Koh Tao
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
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“You get free accommodation with OW, AOW, Rescue courses. The bungalows and pretty good!”
 of 5 bubbles 666nadiah, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All beach bungalows are great!”
 of 5 bubbles marianneoc, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose air condition!”
 of 5 bubbles 910kristianp, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If possible ask for a bungalow close to the beach.”
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“free room with course”
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