Big Blue Diving Koh Tao

Diving-School Rating:
10 Ratings
Team-Rating:
83 Ratings
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Address: 17/18 Moo 1 Koh Tao Amphoe Ko Pha-ngan, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84360, Thailand

Diving-School: Big Blue Diving Koh Tao

A Scuba Diving Resort, with an experienced team of SSI and PADI Instructors and Divemasters at the worlds leading SSI Diamond Instructor Training Center, a BSAC Center of Excellence and a 5 Star TDI Instructor Training Facility. With a fantastic 50 room beachfront location to the northern more tranquil end of Sairee Beach, a selection of 16 poolside and beachfront bungalows, a 16 room private guesthouse and one 5 bedroom family villa with private swimming pool set in a quiet location just a 5 minute walk from the beach and our beachfront Dive Resort. Big Blue Diving Resort offers a beach side bar and restaurant with a large purpose built swimming pool for confined water skills. Offerring all diving courses from beginner to instructor with Asia’s leading certifying PADI and SSI Scuba Diving Instructors.

Services

Offers:
Advanced Dive Course, Beginners Dive Course, Equipment Rental, Freediving, Fun Diving, Green Fins Member, Pro Courses (IDC; ITC;...), Rebreather Courses, Refresher Course, Sidemount Courses, Specialty Courses, Technical Diving, Try Dive, UW-Photography, Wreck Diving,
Management:
British
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PADI,
Course Language(s):  
 Chinese    Dutch    English    French    German    Hebrew    Japanese    Spanish    Swedish    Thai   

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Team Big Blue Diving Koh Tao

Ant Silwood

6 Ratings

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Offers:
Advanced Dive Course, Beginners Dive Course, […]
Course Language(s):  
 English   

Gus Rae

37 Ratings

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

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Jeff Welsh

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SSI Divemaster

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Lilie Bard

4 Ratings

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

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Course Language(s):  
 English    French   

Matt Waters

17 Ratings

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

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Advanced Dive Course, Beginners Dive Course, […]
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 English   
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Sonia Scott

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PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

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Stephen Larder

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PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

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Advanced Dive Course, Beginners Dive Course, […]
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Tim Morrish

6 Ratings

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

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Course Language(s):  
 English   

Tristan Hall

13 Ratings

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Offers:
Nitrox Diving, Sidemount Courses, […]
Course Language(s):  
 English   

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Pricing

  • One Dive: $30
  • Try Dive: $60
  • Beginners Dive Course: $270
  • Advanced Dive Course: $240

  • More Prices:
    Full Day Trips to Sail Rock are 120
    10 dive packs are 210


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10 Ratings for Big Blue Diving Koh Tao

5 of 5 stars

Incredible centre for Diving!

19.09.2018 by Steven Kelly report

I originally came to big blue to do my SSI open water course based on recommendations and trip advisor reviews. Not only did did it meet my high expectations, it completely surpassed them! From the moment you walk in to the reception you feel welcomed in to this large group of very professional and very fun divers. Clearly everyone at big blue enjoys being here, and why wouldn't you. It has amazing beach front location, on site restaurant and bar. I was lucky enough to be in Scotty Frosts group, his professionalism and great sense of humour, combined with years upon years of experience put everyone in our group of 4 at ease. The course was life changes, after being certified you have to option to purchase a video of your dives shoT by one of big blues incredible videographers and a celebration afterwards at the beach front bar. I loved it so much I carried on divngvto become qualified as an instructor myself I went to koh Tao for 4 nights on my way to Australia and ended up livening on the island for 10 months Can not recommend big blue enough, feels like family!

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Instructor
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Open water, advanced, react right, stress and rescue, DMT, ITC
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4  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Amazing school !!

17.09.2018 by Katy report

I had been recommended this place and was absolutely not disappointed !! From the second I got there right to the end was just a constant laugh and an experience I will never forget ! Had one of the best weeks of my travelling life. Was lucky enough to be taught by the one and only Ant, and have the best group to learn to dive with. The teaching they give you is second to none and make sure your safe and definately having fun along the way,. I can’t recomend this place highly enough, the staff, the atmosphere and coming away with an amazing new skill, I even went back to do my ad advanced course coz I just couldn’t stay away. So thankyou so much to everyone there at Big blue and a special thanks to Ant for putting up with us haha !!

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Open water diver
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Advanced open water
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3  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Probably the best resort in Thailand

15.09.2018 by Mark Holton report

Finding BB was a happy accident that led to some of the greatest times of my life. I followed Big Blue's training program from Open Water to Instructor. Now as a professional PADI/SSI instructor, I hold Big Blue in the highest esteem for any training level. Big Blue is a one-stop shop for whatever diving ambitions you may have. Great atmosphere, outstanding instruction, beautiful diving and a culture unlike any other. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars

Awesome School

15.09.2018 by Jordan Michalchuk report

Big Blue is an amazing school! Went there to get my open water course and ended up loving it so went on and did my advanced course and then later on my rescue, dive master and then on to instructor! The staff is absolutely some of the best people around. Always frendly and willing to answer any questions you might have or just to simply visit and join for a drink. The prices are great too being affordable and definitely a bang for your buck. Can’t recommend Big Blue enough!

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Open Water Instructor
Attended Course:
Open water, Advanced Adventure, Rescue, Dive Master, ITC
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1  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Great experience

12.09.2018 by Dora Waltenberg report

Big Blue on koh Tao definitely ticks all the boxes you want with a dive school! The teachers are awesome and absolutely well qualified. The place itself is perfectly located and equipped with classrooms, a practicing pool and all the diving equipment you need. Safety goes first but fun and the adventure comes right after. I had Ant and Gillé as instructors and 3 Co divers in my group which was fantastic and we could even split the group to do different stuff, so the dives were super individual and I could also keep my buddy and the instructors for the advanced adventurer. Ant and Gillé were amazing teachers and I felt 100% safe with them at all times and that is someone saying who was once terrified by open water! After the dives you can enjoy the delicious food in the restaurant -with also world class stuff - and a cold beer or whatever you want at the bar and chat to the big blue family coz that's what it is down there a family. If I'd go diving again in Thailand I wouldn't go anywhere else! Cheers guys:)

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Now open water and advanced adventurer
Attended Course:
Open water, advanced adventurer + clean up dive
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4  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

DO IT!!

11.09.2018 by Gem report

Oh, where to start?! My first encounter with Big Blue Diving was in the summer of 2016. I was seeking an escape from the gruelling (yet fun) life of hospitality, whilst juggling work in the Child Protection sector and writing a dissertation. My intentions were to do my Open Water course and go on my way to the few other places I'd booked (and paid for in advance!). It's safe to say I never imagined meeting the people I did, having the experience I had or how it would change my life. Ant was my instructor, a canny bloke (for a Welsh man) who was professional, knowledgeable and full of enthusiasm. It didn't take much persuasion to stay and do my Advanced Adventurer course with him and even lived out the rest of my three weeks in Thailand fun diving with the excellent Divemasters. I felt very safe with the training provided, the instructors are world-class and genuine people who you can wind down with over a beer after a "hard day" of doing what you love. The facilities were also excellent. I returned the following year and before I knew it, became an SSI instructor. I have done all of my training with Big Blue and cannot sing their praises enough. I have dived in other parts of the world since (Philippines, Turkey and England-don't do it, it's cold!!) and thank them for making me a safe and respectful diver. I now have friends all over the world, an increased knowledge of conservation and know I will always be a part of the Big Blue family. Keep up the good work guys and see you soon!!

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5 of 5 stars

Dive life

08.09.2018 by Will report

If you’re thinking of diving for the first time, getting more training, or just fun diving Big Blue is with out question the place to go! The community that they have is like no other. I came to Koh Tao for an eco internship for 30 days, a year later I’m living here and doing my dive master training. It’s the type of place that you visit and feel at home with in a day. I can’t say enough good things about the staff, the classes they teach and the knowledge I have gained. Diving is my life now and I have the entire Big Blue family to thank for that. A must visit if you’re coming to Koh Tao, but be warned you might end up leaving your old life and starting a new one here with us!

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Dive professional
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Open water, advanced, eco, deep, nitrox, dmt, etc.
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1  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Life Changing Experience

08.09.2018 by Chris (muzza) report

I have been coming to Big Blue for 5 years to do all my diving and training. The perfect mix of Amazing location right on the beach . State of the art facilities and equipment. Professional and enthusiastic instructors , including a very knowledgable and experienced Tech Team as well as freediving, videography and eco courses and internships. The biggest most comfortable boats on KohTao makes every trip very easy and fun. I would highly recommend Big Blue to anyone thinking of getting their head wet or continuing there training . Big Blue caters for absolutely every type of diver.

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Instructor
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Open water -Instructor
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4  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

pro training

08.09.2018 by Landon Hunt report

My wife and I were greated on the ferry to Koh Tao by Big Blue and were instantly surprised by the knowledge and friendliness. So much so my 4 day trip turned into 2 years of learning and diving along side Big Blue. My wife and I both worked towords our Dive Masters. I was fortunate enough to live on Koh Tao, but Big Blue worked with my wifes travel schedule and was able to complete her program within a year with several trips from Bangkok. After working as a DM for about a year my learning continued through the instructor training program. Afterwords I was able to work closely with my mentor Erin. Who instilled in me what it takes to be a great instructor. With her guidence i became very confident in my ability to train great divers myself. All in all big blue is a great place to not only get the best training anywhere but to also meet alot of great people.

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instructor
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dive master, instructor
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1  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Thank you guys!

02.09.2017 by Jörg report

I always wanted to try scuba diving. Now I finally did it and it was such a great experience! Thanks again for everything! I will definitely do my Beginners Course as soon as possible. Full 5 stars!

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