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Pura Vida Diving

Ko Tao, Thailand
0862331976
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Ranked #12 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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Barcelona, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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La Rioja, Argentina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

For me pura Vida is all about the people, we tried the DSD(discover) and decided straight after we finished to continue with the SSI course which of course it got better and better, getting back to the people, the team is very professional and friendly, the take care of you all the time and make the experience just perfect! Again,... More

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Dharamsala, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Wow. I share their philosophy: keeping the costs minimal, diving experience maximal and enjoy. I got addicted to diving now. Pura vida has a group of dedicated, and passionate teachers sharing with you why they love diving. All in a good and relaxed atmosphere. Cannot wish for anything better. Groups are maximum 4 people and each is looked after. You've... More

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Semarang, Indonesia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I did my open water course with them. I am glad that I chose Pura Vida Diving because people who work there are very nice, professional and helpful. During my course I could learn from the bests. I really recommend this diving school.

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Durango, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I did my open water certification with Pura Vida. I thoroughly enjoyed the small, personal feel. By the time I left I felt like part of the Pura Vida family. All the guides were friendly, greeting me at the shop and whenever they saw me on the road they recognized and greeted me as well. My instroctor, Mario, was great!... More

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