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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hadn't dived at all before going to crystal and I wanted to do my open water course. The staff were very friendly and reassuring and explained the course very thoroughly. My diving instructor was Andy and I can't thank him enough for being so patient and reassuring with me. I was quite nervous before starting the course, but even...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Hollie, Thank you for your great review of Crystal Dive Koh Tao and congratulations on passing your PADI Open water and advanced course. It was our pleasure having you dive with us and I am glad that you enjoyed your time here. I will let Andy know of your review and of how much you enjoyed your experience at...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friendly and professional operation which is very focussed on its student programmes. Excellent big boats and good equipment. The only trouble is that they don't really deliver to qualified divers and sites are selected for the trainees. Three trips to the "twins" out of six dives in 3 days? Cummon! I think they might have been a boat down...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Grant, Thank you for your review of Crystal Dive and for choosing us as the dive center to scuba dive with on Koh Tao, it was our pleasure having you dive with us. I am glad that you enjoyed your dives and the dive center in general, I will be sure to let our Divemaster team know of your...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crystal is everything you could want out of a dive school, everyone is friendly and the place has a really good vibe, I did my open water here, absolutely loved it, so much that I stayed on to do advanced, wreck spec and nitrox! Shoutout to Rob Morrison who was my instructor through all of this, if you want to...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Josh, Thank you for the great review and for choosing Crystal Dive Koh Taoas the place to get your PADI diving license. It was our pleasure having you with us and it is nice to know you enjoyed your time here while diving and around the resort. I will let Rob know of you review and that you truly...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently completed my PADI with Tina, Alex, Nina and Kat (a large group that was split into two for the actual diving) and it was the best introduction I could have hoped for. I was a little nervous at fist, but Tina, who was the lead instructor, had an amazing way of making you feel comfortable. She was the...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the superb review it is great to receive such detailed feedback from our guests. A big congratulations on passing your PADI Open water course and overcoming your slight nerves, becoming a scuba diver is fun but will put you out of your comfort zone slightly. I will let Tina and the team know of your great...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did my Open Water Dive Course with Steph, and it was awesome! Was the best way to end my trip- and Steph made it fun and easy to learn! Would highly recommend getting PADI certified here! Stayed in the Bungalow as well very clean and good environment.

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the great review for choosing Crystal Dive as the dive center to do your PADI Open Water course here on Koh Tao. It is good to read that you had fun on the course and really enjoyed your time here. I will let Steph know that you have mentioned her in your review and we hope...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun! Only went to complete my open water but after four days of diving I did two dives towards my advanced because it was such a good experience! Our instructor (Steph) and divemaster (Johnny) were very informative and experienced and help us with all of our needs and questions. There are also options to buy a video of...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Dan, Thank you for the excellent review and for choosing Crystal Dive as the dive center to get your PADI Scuba diving certification. A big congratulations on passing the course, it is great to read that you enjoyed the course so much that you also took a coupe of extra adventure dives afterwards. I will let Steph and Johnny...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I had a terrific experience gaining our open water diving certification with Crystal Dive shop. We were paired with instructor Sine Astad and a divemaster. Over the course of four dives over two days, we felt our instruction was clear. The location of the shop to the pier is walking distance. Plus there's a fun ex-pat vibe...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the review and for sharing your experience of diving with Crystal Dive Koh Tao, it was our pleasure having you dive with us. A big congratulations to you and your girlfriend on completing your PADI Open Water course with Sine. It is great to read that you enjoyed scuba diving and also the atmosphere around the...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a good experience! I am quite sure that all of the instructors on crystal are amazing (at least everyone I met). But I really want to give props to Nina Horne, she did a fantastic job of teaching us everything about being a scuba diver! So we paid 9000 baht for a complete course in open water...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the excellent review of Crystal Dive Koh Tao, it was our pleasure having you dive with us. Also I would like to thank you for choosing Crystal as the place to get your PADI Open water on Koh Tao, I am sure it will be the start of many exciting underwater adventures. I will let Nina...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked our open water PADI with Crystal based on their awesome reviews and we were not left disappointed. Firstly I cannot begin to explain how professional, friendly and attentive the instructors were. We had a group of 10 with 3 instructors and 2 Dive Master candidates looking after us. We did split up into smaller groups on the dives...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Matthew, Thank you for the excellent review and feedback on your experience of diving with Crystal Dive Koh Tao. A big congratulations on passing your PADI Open Water course, it is great to read that you had so much fun completing the course. I will let Tina know of your great review and that you enjoyed your time diving...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the opportunity to conclude my deep and wreck course and it was amazing! I really enjoyed the resort and all the staffs! Jessie is the best! She is so patient, always available to help!Alex was so nice and help me a lot! I had so much fun with the crystal dive team! Thank you all for all support...

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Neil D, Manager at Crystal Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Luciane, Thank you for the review of Crystal Dive Koh Tao and for choosing to dive Koh Tao with us, it was our pleasure diving with you. It is great to read that you enjoyed your diving courses and your time here around the resort. I let will let Jessie, Alex and the rest of the Crystal Dive team...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Crystal Dive offers PADI diving courses from beginner to advanced, Koh Tao diving for fun divers and the full range of PADI Specialty courses. We also offer our unique all-inclusive Scuba Diving Internships, the modern style of dive training courses all the way up to Professional Level, both PADI Divemaster and PADI Instructor. As one of the most established dive schools & resorts in Thailand, Crystal Dive has built a reputation of professionalism, first class customer service and 5 star PADI diving education. ... more   less 

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Address: Mae Haad Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Number of rooms: 150
Also Known As:
Crystal Dive Hotel Koh Tao
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
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“It's worth spending a little more and staying at Ananda Villa instead of where they place you.”
  • Beach view from the Crystal Dive's bar/restaurant post diving
theot377, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You get free accommodation with OW, AOW, Rescue courses. The bungalows and pretty good!”
666nadiah, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All beach bungalows are great!”
marianneoc, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose air condition!”
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“If possible ask for a bungalow close to the beach.”
mayowend, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
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