Gus Rae

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor,
SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor,

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Active

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  • PADI,
  • SSI,

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  • English

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Current Location: 17/18 Moo 1 Koh Tao Amphoe Ko Pha-ngan, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84360, Thailand
Diving School: Big Blue Diving Koh Tao

I am a duel certified dive instructor. Over 1000 dives. More than 300 certifications.
Currently working at Big Blue Diving Koh Tao and as a Rep for Nomadic Scuba.

Last update: 13.05.2018 15:15


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38 Ratings for Gus Rae

5 of 5 stars

Dive with Gus!

15.10.2018 by Russell report

I did my basic and advanced with Gus and had an amazing time with both. Gus is a pros pros and if there was an underwater comedy circuit he would be the headliner. It’s important to be safe when diving and Gus is all about safety and he keeps it light hearted and fun while cracking some of the most amazing “Dad” jokes you will ever hear. Dive with Gus! Russell

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Own Level:
Advanced
Attended Course:
Advanced
Size of your group:
4  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Gus the superstar Rae

01.08.2018 by JARRYD report

Gus, What a magical time with you over the last 4 days. Not only with the diving but also the after hours socialising. An incredible instructor who has a clear passion for what he does and for creating the best possible divers that he can. Will definitely be returning to continue notching courses and can only hope that Gus is still there to guide us. Thanks again mate

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Own Level:
Open water diver
Attended Course:
Open Water Course
Size of your group:
4  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Highly recommend

01.08.2018 by Chrissie Bergmann report

Would highly recommend Gus as your instructor at big blue diving. Completed the open water course and had an incredible time. Gus is a great instructor who makes sure everyone feels comfortable and safe whilst still making the course as fun as possible! Will definitely be back for more diving and hopefully Gus is still there when we do. Thanks for everything Gus!

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Own Level:
Open water
Attended Course:
Open water
Size of your group:
1  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Dive with gus!

31.07.2018 by Alex report

First time ever diving and gus made it an amazing experience! Such a good teacher, he takes time on each of his students to teach you all properly and sort out any issues you may have. On our first dive in the pool my girlfriend came up saying ‘this isn’t for me I don’t like diving it’s to scary I can’t do it’ by the end of the forth dive down to 18m in the sea she came up with a big smile on her face loving diving. Thanks to gus’s great skills as a teacher and always keeping it fun and having a laugh. Highly recommend big blue and gus personally as your instructor it was so much fun and he made us fall in-love with diving!

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Own Level:
Open water diver
Attended Course:
Open water course
Size of your group:
5  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Gus Rae at Big Blue Diving

24.07.2018 by Leulaye Maskal report

My group and I visited Koh Tao with the mission to get certified as SSI open water divers. We were referred to Big Blue Diving by an older brother. Upon arriving we were impressed by the excitement and organization of the staff, Gus was the first person we met upon entering and he was super welcoming and excited to have new students. We were fortunately paired with him as our instructor. From our first sit down I could tell that it would be a great experience. Gus is incredibly knowledgeable and has knack for teaching and inspiring people. His extensive expertise paired with great humor made him one of the best teachers/instructors I have ever had. His clear and concise teaching style allowed our group to pick up all the important information about diving easily; and we picked up a passion for it immediately. We were so enthralled we decided to stay on the island and continue our diving education. We received our open water certification and then requested to have Gus as our instructure for our SSI Advanced Adventurer course as well. Two days later we were Advanced Adventurer certified. I have never participated in any sport like diving, but when diving with Gus you feel so comfortable under water. Like you have been there a million times before. He is a stickler in regards to diving procedure and safety and he insures that every student is properly educated and informed. I insist that every person who is interested in diving seek out Gus Rae. He is the best instructor. He made our time on Koh Tao an unforgettable experience.

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Own Level:
Advanced Adventurer
Attended Course:
Open water and Advanced Adventurer
Size of your group:
4  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Learn to Dive from Gus Rae

11.07.2018 by Kristen Bacino report

I went to Koh Tao , two years ago to do a day of diving . First time Ever. I wound up taking open water with Gus and it literally changed my life. Gus not only became a friend but someone that I can put my FULL trust into, to keep me alive in the ocean . Really though. I told him that I would be back in a year for my advanced certification. He wasn’t able to do my advanced course BUT went above and beyond to set me up in a safe place to stay while there and with a highly recommended instructor . If you want to learn to dive - have many laughs and open up the endless possibilities that diving beings, learn from Gus . X

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Own Level:
Advanced
Attended Course:
Open water
Size of your group:
5  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Fun Introduction to Diving

09.07.2018 by Justin Davies report

It was good being taught by Gus for the most part. I recommend him to you based on his attention to detail and safety.

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Own Level:
Non diver
Attended Course:
Open Water Diver & Advanced Adventurer
Size of your group:
1  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Amazing man!

06.07.2018 by Magnus Rahm report

Gus is an amazing person with a lot of experience and insane ability to teach! He makes sure that everyone is safe and having a good time at the same time. Gus made it very easy for me to finish my OWD.

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Own Level:
Non diver
Attended Course:
Open water
Size of your group:
3  (without staff)

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