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Ko Tao Diving Tour - Buddha View Dive Resort

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Address: 45 Moo 3, Chalok Baan Kao, Koh Tao, Thailand
Phone Number: 66-77-456-0745
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My boyfriend and I took the Open Water Divers course here in February and we were very happy with the experience. We had James as our instructor and he was pretty good. He has... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 May 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

After finishing our Advanced Open Water we made the choice to fun dive with Buddha. The staff were all amazing, we had some really great dives in the 20 we did with a good variety of sites. Super cheap dives and a pretty good bar on site too. Can't wait to go back.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

My boyfriend and I took the Open Water Divers course here in February and we were very happy with the experience. We had James as our instructor and he was pretty good. He has been diving and teaching at Buddha View for 15 years or something. We had a small group of just 1 other guy so we had lots... More 

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Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

I was at Buddha View on Koh Tao for several months doing my Dive Master certification. Instruction is top notch, the instructors are all friendly and horny and it was all a blast ... now that I am in the industry and have gotten around even more, I can truly say that in terms of instruciton this is one of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome time diving with Andrew and Cory. Because I dove on Nitrox, I had the DM to myself, a real treat and saw many tiny creatures. First dive with Andrew was terrific and he pointed out many new fish and nudibranches . The day was lovely, so diving was perfect.second dive was with Cory, very windy,rough day, my... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

I think this place is starting to slip a bit. 4 divers per guide is the rule of thumb but they appear to be just jamming massive groups with a single guide now. Scrimping on guides and getting en extra diver or two per group to maximise dollars. For someone that is an experienced diver that has dived in beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

My son did a diving licence there and we were very satisfied with the staff, organisation, everything!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Really nice diving school. They got instructors for a lot of different nationalities. Reasonably priced diving courses. The standard accommodation kinda sucked though. There's no AC and in the summer months it's almost unbearable because of that. If you want to dive here and do an English course, ask for Marcos Arcal, he's a great dive instructor. Do try to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Diving here was actually quite good however the rooms!!!! The rooms!!!! There are better conditions in a North Korea prison. Our twin room contained bunk beds, but this was only the start. There was no air conditioning, just a fan which only provided a small degree of air for the top bunk. There was no hot water to shower with,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

This is a great little bar set right on the water where you can watch the sun set over the horizon while enjoying a reasonably priced drink. There's also the option to chill out on cushions on the floor, although there are tables with regular seats for those who prefer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

There are many good point to dive and many good staffs, they are knowell about the sea so much. beautiful location and kindly people. One of best diving shop in the world.

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