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Pura Vida Diving

#3 of 96 Tours in Koh Tao Features Animals
Koh Tao, Thailand
+66 77 457 041
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Experiencia inolvidable

Una gran experiència, con un instructor (Rai), que hizo que fuera aun mas inolvidable. Gracias... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marcel G
Berlin, Germany
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Best diving school

The open water experience with Pura Vida has been the best. Very good atmosphere, both with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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After 10 years on the island, we made our dream come true and we want to share it with you: PURA VIDA Diving! We offer you the chance to feel differently all the fun, real and professional diving experience. We do what we love, teaching scuba diving from beginner to professional levels. Quality and experience in English, Spanish, Catalan and Basque languages. Visit our Dive School PURA VIDA at Koh Tao, Thailand.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Una gran experiència, con un instructor (Rai), que hizo que fuera aun mas inolvidable. Gracias!! Great experience, with an amazing instructor (Rai), who made it even more unforgettable!!

Thank Marcel G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The open water experience with Pura Vida has been the best. Very good atmosphere, both with the staff and the diving partners. And mostly with Sandra, our instructor where classes and dives were the funniest.

Thank EnricPB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have never tried scuba diving, Pura Vida is the best way to jump into this world, especially in Koh Tao. Partnership, easygoing, good vibes and lovely community to learn this fascinating experience! I strongly recommend the instructor Sandra: powerful, cheerful and close to...More

Thank Gerard P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed advancing my scuba knowledge and capabilities with Pura Vida. My instructor Aaron was very passionate and thorough. I enjoyed the night dive the most.I recommend this school for anyone with an interest in exploring the deep. Great staff and good vibes. Don't miss...More

Thank Javy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My experience at pura vida was all that I had hoped for and more! The staff is sooo lovely and the instruction is relaxed and fun while being very thorough at the same time. The courses are priced very fairly (including the dorm room, which...More

Thank leahsteiger
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As someone with a fear of deep water, the open water course was a bit daunting. However my diving instructor Alfonso was beyond amazing, not only did he help me face my fears, he calmed me down in the water which resulted in me completing...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a one day diving course, our teacher was Silvia and it was great! Learned a lot in one day!! The crew was also really nice, everyone super friendly.

Thank Paula A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a Fantastic experience...i can only recommend this school to everyone. took my Open water and Advanced certificate here, these guys are super prepared and friendly...will make you feel confident from the first dive and you will gain all the necessary skills very quickly!...More

Thank giuseppebucca
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Pura Vida does it again 😁great vibes & excellent service! We came last years & my daughter Angel did the open water, so this year at age 16 she did the advanced course & it was a great experience. First she did a refresher course...More

Thank diosa_sleem
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

A great experience and with an amazing team, Santiago and Letty put in 110% to make the course thorough and very in depth academically and on the practical side. It was also an absolute pleasure to see what a vibe is transmitted by all the...More

Thank Rafael M
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Pablo M
22 January 2017|
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Response from Pura Vida K | Property representative |
Hello Pablo! We used to certify both. Padi and SSI, but now we just do SSI. As you know, they accept each other so the dive centers and the students are choosing SSI because the best prices, standards, digital kit, etc... More
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Albert S
30 June 2016|
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Response from Pura Vida K | Property representative |
Siempre es recomendable reservar si vienes a Pura Vida, ahora que hemos abierto nueva escuela en el sur de la isla tienes 2 opciones a elegir que son muy demandadas, las mejores playas de la isla o las mejores puestas de Sol... More
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Dwinetta R
16 August 2015|
Response from Pura Vida K | Property representative |
Easy , just sent us a mail to our gmail !!