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Pura Vida Diving

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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...more
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All reviews spanish speaking open water course from spain amazing experience fun dives good vibes thank you very much open water and advance advanced adventure makes you feel special mention lots of fun great instructor sea life my girlfriend amazing dive swimming pool
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was only planning taking OW courses at te beginning but I had an amazing time and the funniest dives with my instructors - Renato and Yaiza at Pura Vida Diving, so I continued talking AOW courses. I randomly picked up this diving school and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Marco Antonio V, Public Relations Manager at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
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Thank you very much for the comment and for recommending us Joanne !! Renato, Yaiza as your instructors and all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amongst all the diving schools we visited to get our open water licence, Pura Vida was the one with the nicest vibe. Very friendly and inclusive crew (even though we did not speak spanish). Ask for Renato as teacher! I seriously lack the imagination on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Marco Antonio V, Public Relations Manager at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Thank you very much for the comment Cedric and for recommending us !! Renato personally and the whole family of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Real good teachers, Renato is the best. We had a real good experience with them, the vibe was really cool. Food and drinks on the boat, nice spots to explore. I recommande it for sure.More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Marco Antonio V, Public Relations Manager at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Muchísimas gracias por tus comentarios Alexis y por recomendarnos!! Renato de forma personal como tu instructor y toda la familia...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My two brothers did there open water licence and I did 6 fun dives. We had a really professional, fun and safe experience. We enjoyed our time at Pura Vida and recommand them to everyone!More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Marco Antonio V, Public Relations Manager at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Gracias por los comentarios y por recomendarnos Thierry!! Todo la familia de Pura Vida, te agradecemos enormente que bucearas con...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent experience in my first 4 dives to certify myself as Open Water Diver. Andrés García is an excellent instructor, extremely patient and professional at his jon I highly recommend Pura Vida and him as an instructor.More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Marco Antonio V, Public Relations Manager at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much Felipe, for your comments and for recommending us !! Andrés personally as your instructor and the whole family of Pura Vida, we thank you very much that you will dive with us and we congratulate you for your certification as an...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m an English speaker and realized that there were hundreds of Dive Shops on Koh Tao for every language. Someone suggested Pura Vida which is predominantly Spanish speaking so naturally I was sceptical as the full extent of my Spanish was acquired by watching “Narcos”...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Marco Antonio V, Public Relations Manager at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Muchísimas gracias por los comentarios y por recomendarnos Graeme!! Guillermo de forma personal como tu instructor y toda la familia...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to try scuba diving for the first time and I had my fun dive with Theo in French. Theo made feel at aise and safe and incouraged me. It was a really fun dive and a had a great time. therefore I decided...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Marco Antonio V, Public Relations Manager at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Thank you very much for the comments and for recommending Maria Elena! Theo and Joseba personally as your instructors and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the perfect combination between learning and having fun underwater. You can feel the spirit of the Pura Vida members doing what they love, giving you confidence and help at any time. Very professional and enjoyable course. I took my Open Water and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Marco Antonio V, Public Relations Manager at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Muchísimas gracias por los comentarios y por recomendarnos Dominga!! Andrés de forma personal como tu instructor y toda la gran...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took a open water diver course and absolutely loved it. Renato Alves was my instructor and made it even more special. It was my first time diving and he made me feel so comfortable and confident that in the first dive I was already...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Marco Antonio V, Public Relations Manager at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Thanks for the comments and for recommending us !! Renato personally as your instructor and all the great family of...More

Reviewed January 14, 2019

We took the Open Water course with Renato. It was our first time diving for all of us and we agree to describe it as a perfect experience. Renato was always patient and attentive. He managed to instill peace every single moment and showed us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Marco Antonio V, Public Relations Manager at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago
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Thank you very much for the comments and for recommending Diego! Renato personally and all that we form this great...More

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