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Pura Vida Diving

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Great diving school!!

In the summer I was backpacking with a friend in Thailand and we both wanted to experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Munich, Germany
Amazing diving

We went with Pura Vida to Sail Rock and it was so amazing that we repeated an other dive with them... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marta M
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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...more
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Koh Tao, Thailand
+66 77 457 041
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the summer I was backpacking with a friend in Thailand and we both wanted to experience everthing there is in this multifarious country so we figured diving it is. Our first impression was very positive. We have experienced nothing but a friendly staff and...More

Thank FerdiUngeheuer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with Pura Vida to Sail Rock and it was so amazing that we repeated an other dive with them the next day. Super friendly staff, specially Carles, our instructor. Hope we go back again :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of three people doing all day course with the instructor Vicky. The experience is amazing and the instructor even better. She was like the perfect combination between a teacher and a friend. We suggest to everyone that comes to koh tao...More

Thank Joan V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did my open water here with Marcelo as my instructor and not only did I love the dive spots, but Marcelo is a very good instructor who takes his job seriously and is still able to make it a fun experience for the student....More

Thank Yan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Scuba Diving School Pura Vida was just perfect! The staff was friendly, helpful,arranging and kind... We really love everything. High quality people and professionals! Renato our professor was perfect!!! We strongly recommend this school and Renato Fernandes Alves, the brazilian professor. He is pedagogical...More

Thank J-m T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made the open water diver as family with our 12 year old daughter and loved it!!! Yaiza is the best diving instructor we could imagine! She knew very well what our daughter was able to do and infected all of us with the absolute...More

Thank ruyi03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the 3-day open water diving license in this diving school during my travels in Thailand and would highly recommend it! Although they are a mostly spanish speaking diving school they also have English speaking instructors. Organisation and vibes were awesome! They also organize a...More

Thank malalli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I started the open water course with Yaiza and we had so much fun. Her English was perfect and she explained all the topics during the theory lessons completely understandable. During my first dive and the first practices under water I felt save all the...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great experience with Pura Vida. The staff, the instructors, and all the other people also diving with Pura vida was creating this really cool vibe hard to find in other diving centers. It was my first time diving, and I was a...More

3  Thank Anne R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the very first time we arrived to the school we felt very well. Good people, good energy and very good professionals. Santi received us and gave us all the information we needed. They gave us the chance to stay in La Latina Hostel and...More

Thank Juanka K
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Aparna J
26 June 2018|
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Response from puravidak | Property representative |
Hello! Yes, do not worry about the rain, under the water there is not rain :)
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20 February 2018|
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Response from Santiago T | Property representative |
We are spanish, argentines, brazilians, chileans... but almost all of us speak english. So just come and have a look and feel the vibes in Pura Vida!!! pure Passion! 😉🤘
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Pablo M
22 January 2017|
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Response from puravidak | 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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