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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

All diving instructors and dmts were really good at what they do and very experienced. Couldn't have asked for more enthusiastic teaching. Had a great time, definitely recommend it. Accommodation that comes free with the course is not the best, quite run down but don't know about the more expensive accommodation. Diving school is in a great location.

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Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Bans Diving Resort is one of the larger diving certification and accommodation package resorts. I must say I had a beautiful wake up every morning, looking out from the top floor over the canopy and to the ocean. Below my room was the pool which ads a nice touch to the lush garden feel of the courtyard. I believe we...

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New York City, New York, USA
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Go here to learn how to dive and get PADI/advanced certified. They get the job done and while I heard that the quality/level of attention varies by teacher and course, it was just fine for me. Teachers Michael and Santi were excellent and I really trusted in them. That was most important. Santi is hilarious and basically runs all of...

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Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

I came to Koh Tao for the last two weeks of a three month backpacking trip around SE Asia to learn to dive, and Ban's came highly recommended via word of mouth. I was apprehensive about diving, but I can honestly say that of all the experiences ive had so far this one is easily at the top. Nothing compares...

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 July 2015

A phone is provided in the room, but no 24-hour operator. If you need assistance after 10pm, you will need to walk around the resort looking for some resort staff who can understand you and assist. Your best chance is Fishbowl Restaurant by the beach, as even the reception is closed by that hour, and many of their staff don't...

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Red Deer, Canada
Reviewed 6 July 2015

The food at Ban's restaurent was just delicious. We sat outside so we could watch the sunset and it was completely worth it! The wait time for meals was long but we were in no hurry! We got our money's worth for sure!

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Considering how inexpensive many hotel options are in Thailand's shoulder seasons, we hesitated over the price of Bans. But we went ahead and booked, trusting the Trip Advisor reviewers in whom we have buckets of faith. We were not disappointed. We liked everything about the place. Following advice, we booked a superior room, which was up the hill from the...

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Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Ban's for two nights and it was awful. Terrible staff, they could not care less, ignored you. The grounds were littered with broken ACs, old mattresses and rubbish. While staff could be seen all over sitting on their phones. Very poorly maintained resort! They couldn't even be bothered showing us to our room. The room they showed...

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dublin, ireland
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Stayed here for two nights and did the Discovery course while here. Can't remember our instructors name but he like to call him Jon Snow :) - he was amazing, really patient when we were a bit scared and really funny! Our rooms were lovely, the air con and wifi were the best out of all our hotels in Thailand....

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Yuyao, China
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Ban originally don't have a good reputation as to instructor to students ratio. But I think much have changed. When I was there, they enforced maximum instructor to students ratio. I chose this school after walking from the pier uphill and talked to almost every diving schools along the way. I have no trouble choosing this school due to its...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $51 - $128 (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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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Koh Tao
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
#5 Best Value Hotel in Koh Tao
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