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Pura Vida Diving

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Address: Koh Tao, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 86 233 1976

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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I had an incredible experience completing my open water certification at the newest Pura Vida diving center in Cholok, on the Southern cost of Koh Tao. I took the course with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sinead M
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an incredible experience completing my open water certification at the newest Pura Vida diving center in Cholok, on the Southern cost of Koh Tao. I took the course with Santiago who is fantastic! He is a natural teacher - deeply knowledgeable, engaging, and had a knack for making the classroom sessions and the dives fun. There is a... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome diving school! Great atmosphere, great people and an amazing experience. We were just 2 in a group for open water diver certificate, what is amazing, as there is enough attention spread between us. Also our instructor, Anna, was outstanding, detail oriented, serious underwater but laughing all the time at the surface - thank you for teaching us :) don't... More 

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Granollers, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Some people recommend us going to Pura Vida and I have to say that they've got reason. Since the first day all the staff was very polite and professional and the diving course was so nice. They teach you very well and they've got a lot of patience. Just one thing, they don't have a private bay as they said... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

After 3 months traveling I couldn't have taken a better option than taking the open water course with Pura Vida. I took the classes in the new office close to Chalok and my experience was awesome. The instructor - Santiago Tinoco - and all the staff working there are so friendly and so energetic that you will feel totally confident... More 

Thank Christopher W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

I had fun there, but im still waiting for the infos of my dives. My instructor told me she will send me them via Facebook, but she didnt, one month later !!!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I went to Pura vida to discover diving and I enjoyed it! Ko tao is the best place to dive and whatever your level, you'll see a lot of beautiful fishes! The dive was great, fun, and my instructor (Luis) really nice and good adviser! Great first experience of diving, I recommend!!

Thank floson1982
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

They are guys really compromised , dedicated and responsible. I have fun and i got a really personalized class with a really good instructor and a very good crew !! I enjoy a lot my time there i really appreciated all what they do for me !! Thanks Raul pichi ( the best actor )

Thank Yamlowis E
Oakville, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

First of all, I usually never write reviews for anyone, so the fact that I'm writing one for Pura Vida definitely means I either loved them or hated them. I completed my Open Water Diver's course (SSI) with Pura Vida, and everything about the course brew my expectations out of the water (pun completed intended). I took the course with... More 

Thank ndrwzheng
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

The best 4 days of our life. We had sergio (diving teacher)hè is a good and positive guy, has a lot of patience and speaks englisch verry well. Sergio has study marine biologist so he learn us a lot of the underwater sea world. We had also a assistent of sergio calls christina. She was a nice girl also with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

I was nervous about my 15 year old daughter taking her open water diving certificate. At Pura Vida Diving the staff were very reassuring & considerate of my feelings. They were very professional in all aspects of their diving classes. Small groups of maximum 4 students per instructor. Extremely careful with all students at all times. On board the boats... More 

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

Thank you and Thank you for everything..All the best !!! More 

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