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Recommended dive centre to do OW and AOW

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Recommended dive centre to do OW and AOW


We are serious about learning how to dive but kinda worried about the ratio of instructers and students, given that we will be there during the peak season. Wondering if anyone has a thought or two about which dive centres we should go for.

Dive Masters

Big Blue

Ban's Dive resort

Any recommendation?


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1. Re: Recommended dive centre to do OW and AOW


Out of the one's you've listed Master Diver's is the one I'd suggest. We also had a very good experience with Roctopus Dive on our last visit.

Never used Ban's and had a very off putting experience with Big Blue.

I'd also suggest emailing a few of the shops and asking them your questions directly.

I'm sure you'll love it, safe and happy travels.

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My favourite is Master Divers, small groups and nice feel.

I like also Buddha View and New Heaven in Chalok Baan Kao.

Ban's is too crowded in my opinion.

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We used easy divers last week and thought they were excellent! Small groups with really good instructors.

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I did my OW and a couple of advanced dives with Buddha View last year and found them really good. Nice instructors and small enough groups. I remember looking at a Ban's boat while we were out one day and thinking how long it must take to test every skill since the groups seemed to be really big.

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