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Pura Vida Diving

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Excellent Diving School

Had an excellent time diving here. Trips were well organised dives were fun with bottom time always... read more

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mckenzienotts24
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Diving with Guillermo

I did my open water diver course with Guillermo. It was a great experience. Guillermo is a very... read more

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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 today via mobile

Had an excellent time diving here. Trips were well organised dives were fun with bottom time always reaching 50 bars. Vicky from Argentina was a lovely partner to dive with and had considerable knowledge about scuba generally and also the local reefs. Even though I...More

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puravidak, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for your review and welcome to the Pura Vida Family!!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I did my open water diver course with Guillermo. It was a great experience. Guillermo is a very friendly and funny person but at the same time he feels very responsible and has everything unter control that you feel comfortable an save . He is...More

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puravidak, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for your review, we're glad to know you enjoyed the experiencie :) welcome to the family!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the open water course and it was just awesome! Great people, good instructors and a lovely atmosphere on the boat and at the bbq! Definitely thinking about going back there one day. Thanks Vicky and Letty for the amazing time and I hope to...More

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puravidak, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review, we hope you enjoyed the trip :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and me arrived to Koh Tao without really having a plan where exactly we wanted to go diving. Both of us are certified but havent been diving regularly in recent years. Wandering around city we talked to a couple of places, all didn't...More

Thank Patricia P
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puravidak, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review Patricia, we hope to see you soon :) Welcome to the familiy!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I prebooked myself in for the Open Water Diver Course. That was very easy via facebook and they waited for me to arrive and check in. Its very convenience that the diving school got accommodation on site so its easy to switch between classroom, diving...More

Thank Qui N
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puravidak, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review!! We hope you enjoyed the experiencie! :) Have a nice trip and welcome to the pura vida family!

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

I did a few fun dives with Jacobo, and it was absolutely great! He was the perfect guide - always in a great mood, and super patient when I was struggling with equalizing. Had the best time possible both on land and in the water...More

Thank Solveig H
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puravidak, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Muchas gracias de parte de todos por dejarnos un comentario, nos encanta saber que disfrutaste de la experiencia :)

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend may well be some of the few English to use Pura Vida dive school, but we are so glad we did. Absolutely magnificent time diving with the company & particular our instructor Iago. He is a fantastic instructor and a good...More

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puravidak, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you so much for your review! We hope you a nice trip! :) Welcome to the family

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We came in Koh Tao with my boyfriend in order to dive for the first time. We choose Pura Vida and we don’t regret it. It was perfect. First, the man (or woman) who takes care of you explain you all the things you have...More

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puravidak, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you so much for your review :) We're glad to know that you enjoyed your experience :)

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Having never dived before I opted for the 1 day intro dive... and I loved every minute of it!! Lucia was an awesome instructor and made the experience so enjoyable! She taught me all about the fish and was super friendly and patient while I...More

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puravidak, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you so much Frankie!! Welcome to the family :)

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I did the open Open Water Certification and the course was so good that I wanted to do stay longer for the advance one (sadly no time for it). Marco was a great instructor, helped me with my difficulty to equalize and was very patient...More

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puravidak, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you so much for your review :) Cheers

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KingAmazing
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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Albert S
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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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