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Pura Vida Diving

Ko Tao, Thailand
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Ranked #11 of 80 Activities in Ko Tao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: After 10 years on the island, we make our dream true and we want to share it with you , "PURA VIDA Koh Tao." Our new Dive Center .We offer you the... more » Owner description: After 10 years on the island, we make our dream true and we want to share it with you , "PURA VIDA Koh Tao." Our new Dive Center .We offer you the chance to feel differently the diving Fun , Real , Profesional .We do what we like ,Teaching scuba diving from beginner to professional level.Quality and Experience in English, Spanish,Catalan ,and Basque languagesVisit our Dive School PURA VIDA at Koh Tao, Thailand. « less
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

After being "shopping" for a diving school to do my open water, for a long time while in different countries all around the world, I am so glad I have chosen Pura Vida. The whole crew is just wonderful, from the owner which was spot on and super helpful from the first contact to the entire staff, specially my diving... More

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Shenzhen
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We loved the school & the whole crew! Funny, relaxed but also knowledgeable guys. Good price, but you might prefer to find your accommodation on your own (and get your PADI even cheaper), but we survived. In collaboration with nice cafe and restaurant too. Visited winter 2013 (sorry)

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I never tried diving before and I was a bit afraid. The instructors were amazing, friendly and helpful. The all experience was great!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I was looking for a place to do my advanced diving course on Koh Tao and I am happy that I chose Pura Vida. What they lack in planning and organising (they are spanish/latin american, after all) they easily make up for in good spirits and intentions. I felt very safe diving with Pura Vida and enjoyed my course very... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

lovely people, really passionate, we had an amazing instructor. GORKA!!!!!! learned pretty much and got our open water.

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I got my Open Water diving ticket with Pura Vida in June 2014. I hadn't planned to get my diving ticket before I arrived in Koh Tao but after meeting Sergei at the dive school I decided to give it a go! (I did have 3.5 days to kill). I was in a class with two other people, a Canadian... More

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Aspen
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

I did lots of reaserch when I decided to get my Open Water License. Pura Vida Diving stood out the most out of all the places that I researche. The price and reviews are what sold me. As soon as I got there I was able to start the course right away. They really accommodate to your schedule. I was... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Me and my girlfriend completed the Advanced Open water course in March 2014. The experience was great and we would highly recommend. Our instructor Mariana was highly professional and knowledgable. All the staff at the school were very friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. Their boat and equipment are in good condition and the atmosphere in the boat is very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Did the open water course with my girlfriend and absolutely loved it. The staff there are all fantastic made us feel very welcome. An added bonus: Unbelievably inexpensive. 7500 baht for the open water course is 1000 baht cheaper than anywhere else on the island and around 150 dollars cheaper than anywhere else in South East Asia. Our instructor, Billy,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I got my open water certification with Billy Bertoni and the whole experience was great. Lessons were clear and he was very patient with us, the staff was super friendly, they offered a great price and the diving was fun. Highly recommend!

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