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Address: Koh Tao, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 86 233 1976
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After 10 years on the island, we made our dream come true and we want to...

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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My experience in Koh Tao was the best during all my trip in Thailand thanks to PURA VIDA ❤️ the energy and the passion of the instructors is incredible, all of them stole my heart... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Nataliatrimino
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My experience in Koh Tao was the best during all my trip in Thailand thanks to PURA VIDA ❤️ the energy and the passion of the instructors is incredible, all of them stole my heart with their joy. My teachers were Carmen and Acorán, they gave me confidence in the water, they were patient with me, they were such a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came to kho Tao to get my open water diving certification and I choose Pura Vida, it was near my hotel and very good price. It was very nice experience, I really recommend Pura Vida Diving, the monitors were fantastic and very friendly.

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Thank aichatou1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Ko Tao to get our Advanced diving certification and we're delighted to do this at Pura Vida. We felt that overall the staff was very friendly and the diving school felt very familiar. I particularly felt that our diving instructor - Jose - was excellent. He is knowledgeable, professional and attentive.he is very passionate about his profession... More 

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Thank Diana D
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a diving school in koh Tao was difficult, with so many to choose from. Luckily we were suggested pura vida diving from some people we met on our travels. My girlfriend was nervous about diving, as it was her first time and we were doing our open water. Our first instructor Filipe made our experience very enjoyable, so... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming to Pura Vida was one of the first stops on our (me and two friends) trip to south east asia. We wanted to get open water certified so we could dive everywhere. Pura Vida was not only an amazing experience but we learned a lot. You have your own instructor for the course so it makes it great for... More 

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Thank Mel N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking at diving with a different company when some fellow Canadians recommended this diving company to us and are we ever thankful. The staff is so friendly and accommodating, we showed up the day before we wanted to start and they made everything work for us. Since it was such short notice we were able to experience a... More 

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Thank LeRae F
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it was my first dive, and we done a fun dive that consisted of getting to no the equipment and 2 dives in two different locations. I was with my cussin and his partner. it was just us 3 in the group and the instructor. Our instructor was Faferg Elcoloreador, we just called him phillipe though. He made it so... More 

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puravidakohtao, Gerente at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this review

All the best , Thanks , thanks and pura vida forever !! More 

Nizhnevartovsk, Russia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We've got here Open Water Certifications and a few fun dives. It's was more than just "good". Positive: + Very friendly and easy-going stuff. + Patient instructors + Quiet atmospehere, good organisation + Cheap price for qood quality Negative: - There is no opportunity to get PADI certificate, only SSI.

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Bilbao, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a professional team that is going to make your experience unforgettable, Pura Vida is your diving School! I did my Advanced level certification with Felipe! The weather and the underwater visibility I had was not the best, but Felipe make my enjoyed all our dives and the different exercises you must do for Advanced certification.... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I had a refresh lesson with Santi " El Sevillano" in this diving school. Since the beginning the attention was fantastic and they gave me all the information I needed to know. The experience was amazing as I had the best teacher ever! Santi is absolutely great. You can feel his passion about his job and he was with me... More 

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