Buddha view is at large diving operation. So in the morning when you get ready and at lunch when the morning trip comes home, and the afternoon trip is getting ready, things can be a little chaotic. However, they quickly find you, and pair you up with your divemaster and dive buddies, and the divemasters are good at keeping the personal feeling in the mist of chaos.
I had 12 dives with them during my stay, at it was a great experience.
Mostly english speakers
A very social diveresort (people often join for a beer in the bar afterwards)
Several boats, so you sometimes have a option on where to go, at they don't have to push people with different preferences onto a compromise divesite.
Very organized once on the boat.
Less good points:
Sometimes the groups get rather large (in my experience up to 7 people, but mostly 2-3)
Frequent changes in destination after departure (which could also be viewed as something good, since they took into account visibility on site and such)
..and one last point.... even though i saw it written several places the restaurant does not close when the BBQ stars, so it is still possible for vegetarians to get food in the evening. In top of that, the portions are large and rather cheap (60-80 bath for a pad thai).
- Also Known As:
- Buddha View Dive Hotel Koh Tao