A Scuba Diving Resort, with an experienced team of SSI & PADI Instructors & Divemasters at the worlds leading SSI Diamond Instructor Training Center, a BSAC Center of Excellence and a 5 Star TDI Instructor Training Facility. With a fantastic 50 room beachfront location to the northern more tranquil end of Sairee Beach, a selection of 16 poolside & beachfront bungalows, a 16 room private guesthouse & one 5 bedroom family villa with private swimming pool set in a quiet location just a 5 minute walk from the beach and our beachfront Dive Resort. Big Blue Diving Resort offers a beach side bar and restaurant with a large purpose built swimming pool for confined water skills. Offerring all diving courses from beginner to instructor with Asia's leading certifying PADI & SSI Scuba Diving Instructors.
Big Blue Pro comprises of our very experienced 6 man Training team responsible for the welfare & professionalism of all our Divemasters in Training & our Dive Instructor Candidates. Led by the worlds most experienced SSI Instructor Trainer Simon Garrity, all our "mentors" are both SSI & PADI Staff Instructors. These guys also maintain the integrity of the rest of our Dive Team by ensuring that all PADI & SSI standards are adhered to. At Big Blue Pro we also offer PADI IDC's with Guillaume Fargues, an ex Big Blue Diving Instructor and now the PADI Course Director at the largest PADI Instructor Development Center in South East Asia with Bans Diving.
Big Blue Tech. Awarded the highest Tech Instructor certifier with Tech Diving International for 2016 these guys are the best Instructors in the Industry, led by Andy Campbell, a world reknown Dive Machine! With our own dedicated Tech boat Big Blue Tech are responsible for training all our Specialty courses and ensuring all our Nitrox tanks are filled and at the ready. The team at Big Blue Tech teach Sidemount Diving, Nitrox, Deep & Wreck Diving &they also organise our Diving expeditions throughout Asia with annual trips through Big Blue Dive Club to amazing often unexplored wreck dives throughout Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philipines & soon will be launching our first trip to China.
Big Blue Freediving. Previously regarded as glorified snorkelling for adventurers Freediving, Apnea Diving or Breathhold Diving is the fastest growing water sport in the world right now and has been for a few years, and with very few Freediving centers in existance, Big Blue Freediving is fast becoming one of the worlds leading and most succesful breathhold training facilities. With a dedicated boat especially for Free Divers our Freediving branch has been operational now for over 5 years and for the past 3 years has been run by Rakel Calderer, one of Koh Tao’s most respected, highly motivated, trusted and multilingual Freediving instructors.
Big Blue Movies has 4 of the most talented & creative moviemakers on the island with prior experience in film making, & professional photography. We are your first stop if you are looking to break into the underwater videography business. With regular internship programmes available, & since the popularity of such documentaries as the BBC's Blue Planet, we have employment opportunites readily available, such is the demand for Underwater videographers these days. With our own in house Video & Photo editing equipment and studio & media making facilities Big Blue Movies, led by the legendary Billy Cloud, has in a very short time come a very long way.
Big Blue Conservation. Led by our own in-house Marine Biologist, Rachel Linarts, the BBC is a non for profit enterprise who organise many raffles, fundraisers & the annual island Swim for Sharks event generating financial contributions for the Koh Tao Animal Clinic, the Save Koh Tao Group, Sea Shepherd & Shark Guardian. This Eco arm of Big Blue offer eco-internships and has since its conception won various Environmental Achievement Awards from PADI, Project Aware, Greenfins, SSI & BSAC for Responsible Tourism including waste water treatment, Reef & Beach clean ups, & observing, complying & implementing sound ecological diving practises.
Drift by Big Blue is our high street retail outlet located in the center of Sairee Village specialising in snorkelling & Scuba equipment, & fashionable Beach & divewear including a huge selction of our very popular Big Blue Diving T-shirts. Managed by the very experienced Robin Holloway, with over 10 years managing Scuba retail stores in Thailand, Drift is the main retailer on the island for leading brands like Sharkskin Rashsuits, Mares, Scuba Pro & Aqualung dive equipment, Suunto Computers, Feelfree Dry bags & our number one best seller Go Pro Cameras. Drift is in fact Koh Tao's leading Go Pro distributor for cameras & all Go Pro accessories,
One of the longest-established dive centres on Koh Tao, Big Blue Diving, Big Blue Tech, Big Blue Dive Club, Big Blue Pro, Big Blue Freediving, Big Blue Movies & Drift by Big Blue is quite clearly your all in one 'One Stop Shop' and definitely one of Koh Tao's most popular & very best. We look forward to seeing you here soon.