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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

I did the open water dive here after signing up at their desk in Ko pha ngan. I could tell this company was more heavily a business compared with the other smaller diving companies on Ko Tao, but I still decided to go with them. I was not disappointed. The resort is huge and has everything you could ask for.... More 

Thank 930briank
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Our stay at Ban's was really nice. First of all, Koh Tao is a great place. It's the perfect place for someone looking for relaxation, partying, or both. Two of the people in our group dove through Ban's and had a great time. The resort is right on the beach and it's close to the main part of the island.... More 

Thank rand_traveler14
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Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Mixed feelings about our stay here. Other than most of the visitors we didn't do a diving course here so will judge it on the overall vibe, Room and food/service We had a room up the hill. Comfy bed, big room, nice big shower and lots of storage space Staff at the hotel is ok, bit lazy though. We saw... More 

Thank Kai S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Ban's in April while my boyfriend did his Advanced OW - we were in a private double fan room with shared bathroom. The room was totally fine - clean & had a TV with movie channels which was a bonus! It is a little stuffy with the fan but completely bearable. The shared bathroom was like a... More 

Thank fataliegarlic
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

I think it is worth to pay some extra money for the A/C rooms when going scuba diving here. We got 'upgraded' for free the first two nights, but the difference with the fan room we were in the last two nights was huge. The fan rooms are very basic when compared to the more luxurious A/C rooms. The diving... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

Having stayed in many different hotels around the globe, from shacks to 6 star hotels, I feel like I can definitely write a review for this place. Ban's Diving Resort's main attraction is definitely its affordable, awesome, and safe Diving School. The Hotel offers room deals within the different diving packages. Fair enough. The problem is neither the diving nor... More 

Thank ErikToroMusic
Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2015

I did my english open water advanced course in with Anthony Griffiths. Even though i am not a native speaker it was a 1000 % worth taking the class with him. We had the most professional and hilarious time. The dives were stunning and i always felt like i was in save hands!!! I can highly recommend visiting Bans diving... More 

Thank Sakullit S
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

It's worth splurging on the upgraded room, it is significantly nicer. The staff is lovely, super helpful. Onto the scuba... My sister and I have never gone scuba diving before and I have a bizarre fear of depths that I thought would always keep me from it. After a little persuasion we signed up for a Discovery Dive, a day... More 

Thank Rachael C
Ko Samui, Thailand
1 review
Reviewed 27 July 2015

After much personal research and lots of conversations with tec divers from the UK, Egypt and around south east Asia I choose to do my tec instructor ratings with Jeff Glenn at Bans dive resort. From the get go the knowlege, experience and enthusiasm that Jeff portrayed throughout the training was second to none, Massive thanks also to all the... More 

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Trim, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

During my backpacker trip round South East Asia, we opted to do the PADI open water diving course with Bans. We arrived and the bad complex is like the centre of koh Tao. The four of us stayed a four bed room and opted to upgrade to AC for an extra 200TBH each a night. (The AC was actually leaking... More 

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Ban's Technical Diving is operated out of Ban's Diving, Koh Tao, Thailand. Ban's Technical Diving is an award winning DSAT, BSAC, ANDI Technical Instructor Diving Facility. The only Tech Center on Koh Tao (and one of few in the world) that offers DSAT Technical Diving Intructor Courses. Deep Wreck Diving, Cave Expeditions.-Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Gas Blender, Compressor Operator, Rebreather, Equipment, Emergency Oxygen, Technical Decompression Diving, Cave, Cavern......... ... more   less 

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Address: Haad Sairee, Koh Tao, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Price Range: ₹ 2,590 - ₹ 6,273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ban's Diving Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Ban`s Diving Hotel Koh Tao
Bans Diving Hotel
Bans Diving Ko Tao
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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Koh Tao
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
#5 Best Value Hotel in Koh Tao
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