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Pura Vida Diving

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Koh Tao, Thailand
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About Pura Vida Diving
After more than 10 years on the island, we made our dream come true and we would like to share it with you: PURA VIDA Diving! We offer to 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. High quality and experienced instructors in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan and Basque languages. Visit one of our two Dive Centers PURA VIDA at Koh Tao, Thailand.
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Ganesh! wrote a review Jan 6
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Review of: Baptism
Been trying to get open water diving course since a while and happy to say finally did it and glad and super happy to have done at Pura Vida Koh tao, with an amazing guy Renato Alves and now I'm SSI open water diver. He is such a nice, happy, always smiling and happy to assist and should I say funny at times in such a short time of 3days can easily say we became friends. So if you thinking about doing your dive course in Koh tao hit this buddy up, you won't be disappointed he is gem. Look forward for more dives to come in the future.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Natasha D wrote a review Dec 2020
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Review of: Baptism
We had an excellent time diving in Koh Tao with the Pura Vida team. We had a group of us doing the Open Water course and another group doing the advanced junior adventures. The theory classes were very professional and clear, understandable, heavily focused on necessary information including safety and skills. The dives were well planned and our abilities grew as we dove. The sea life in Koh Tao is abundant and beautiful. Our teachers, Renato and Santiago spent a lot of time introducing the dive sites and the sea life to us, other than the diving technique. This made for a very enjoyable trip for us of precious memories built together as a family. Renato and Santi were clearly experienced, and shared their passion for diving with us generously. We will certainly return.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Silvia R wrote a review Nov 2020
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Review of: Baptism
We had a great experience with the Nitrox 32 online course! Our instructor, Renato, was extremely helpful explaining us all the course content and answering our questions, being available always, even considering the time difference (Spain-Thailand). We already had a great experience in the past in Pura Vida Kho Tao, and we expect to be able to come back very soon! Thanks Renato!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from puravidakohtao, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pura Vida Diving
Responded 2 weeks ago
So now, as Nitrox diver... what are you waiting for to come diving with us!??!? Thank you so much to trust us for your online course. We always do our best, it doesnt matter if is here in Koh Tao or online. We hope to see you soon diving with us here around Koh Tao!!! Pura Vida Silviaaaa
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WNnetto wrote a review Nov 2020
Reading, United Kingdom70 contributions19 helpful votes
Review of: Baptism
My husband and I did the Advanced Open Water Course with Renato and it was amazing. Renato is an excellent instructor and we felt very comfortable and safe with him. He speaks Portuguese, in addition to Spanish and English, which was good for us since we are Brazilians. The equipment and boat were very good and the crew very nice. We had an amazing time and I fell much more confident in my diving adventures now. We'll be back for sure.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from puravidakohtao, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pura Vida Diving
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much guys. Your words mean a lot for Renato and us. We always try our best, even in this hard year. So we are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We would like to dive with you again, guys!! Pura Vida!!
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Josef Greenhalgh wrote a review Nov 2020
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Review of: Baptism
I did the level one freeediving course with Mariano in January but couldn't leave a review at the time because I had recently left a review for a scuba diving course at PV. Mariano was an exceptional instructor, he's really passionate and knowledgeable about the sport and gave me a great start to freediving. Highly recommend doing the course even if you've never tried freediving before!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from puravidakohtao, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pura Vida Diving
Responded 2 weeks ago
MARIANO = FREEDIVING. We love Mariano too. He is the freediving Maestro in Pura Vida Diving Koh Tao. Always calm, relax, smiling, with the best vibes and give you the enough confident and safety to go under the water with just one breathe!!! We love his passion too. Thanks for your words and we hope you continue freediving our friend!! Pura Vida!!!
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