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Pura Vida Diving

#10 of 89 Tours in Koh Tao
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Address: Koh Tao, Thailand
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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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Amazing diving school.

I went to Pura Vida to do my Open Water but I liked it so much I ended up doing my Advanced there. The school has a very nice vibe to it, good material and very professional... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to Pura Vida to do my Open Water but I liked it so much I ended up doing my Advanced there. The school has a very nice vibe to it, good material and very professional instructors. Raul Garrido was ours. He was a very good teacher, funny, very patient and dedicated. The diving spots were great and changed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My experience with Pura vida was PURA VIDA! No joke! These people took scuba diving instructing to the next level. I did not expect much since there are so many schools and it has became like a business in Koh Tao but let me tell you that this is not just a business in Pura Vida. These people do it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long time i finally decide to make my open water certificate. and don't take me wrong this more about getting the right knowledge and skills than just diving and see corals and fish. we did the four three and a half days open water SSI Certificate, and it was awesome, finally I can say that I know how... More 

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Pura Vida K, Propietario at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this review

Thank you very much our friend Fabian! We are so happy to share with you all this awesome moments. Congratulations! You are already Open Water Diver, now you might have to think about the next step! ADVANCE ADVENTURE COURSE. Thank you again to share your experience with everybody. Martin and Jessi send you a big hug. PURA VIDA More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing time doing my advanced with Pura Vida, Mire my instructor was so enthusiastic making the diving so much fun. I feel I really improved my diving skills with her being so helpful in preparation and during the dives. Such a nice team and the course and accommodation was such a good price! Thank you Pura Vida!

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Pura Vida K, Propietario at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this review

Many thanks Laura! Congratulations on your fantastic Advanced Adventure Course. It was a pleasure for Mireia and our staff to have you with us for a few days. Thanks also for the nice comment and about the price of the accommodation, it is the least we can do for you, our second family. We wish you to continue diving and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Just completed my advance certification with Marti. Awesome experience. Great team. Reasonably priced. Great diving equipment. All what you can expect from a top diving company! Thank you guys!

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Pura Vida K, Propietario at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We are a TOP diving Family. And this is because of you guys. Keep diving and Pura Vida to everybody! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

We had rain every day but diving with Santi at Pura Vida makes us remember Koh Tao with a smile! Professional and fun! 👌🏼

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Pura Vida K, Propietario at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Anton! It was a real pleassure to know the best Swedish Team. We highly appreciate your words. Kind regards guys and keep diving! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

I live in a city far away from the ocean and I dreamt all my life with doing scuba diving in the sea. I came to koh tao looking for fulfilling my dream. Talking with people across my trip, almost everyone recommended me Pura Vida Diving to do the Open Water course. In Pura Vida I met so many amazing... More 

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Pura Vida K, Propietario at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this review
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Querido amigo Jorge, tu mensaje nos llego y de verdad. Una alegria el poder compartir con vosotros tantos momentos increibles,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We visited 2 more scuba schools and we liked Pura Vida because they seemed to be proffesional. We were a little bit scared and we didnt want a big group of people so they put an instructor just for the 2 of us. Her name is Mireia, she's from Spain (speaks english too). She was the loveliest instructor we have... More 

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Pura Vida K, Propietario at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this review

Many thanks for your beautiful words. We always do reduced groups so the experience is much better for the students. It is very important for us to offer Safety, Knowledge and Fun at the same time. And as everybody know, we are a Spanish dive center (with spanish, argentine, brazil, france, chilean instructors...) but almost all of them could teach... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

If you are planning to do a diving course in Koh Tao, dont doubt doing it w these guys. They r such a great agency. Gear is great, all instructors r super friendly and profesionals!

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Pura Vida K, Propietario at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this review

Many Thanks Anabella! It was a pleasure for us to have such a nice argentine sisters in Pura Vida. The Advanced Course was brilliand and lot of fun underwater and also outside the water. Kind regards and the best wishes for you, our lovely Anabella! Pura Vida y Aguante Argentina! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

My friends and I had a wonderful time scuba diving in Koh Tao thanks to the Pura Vida diving team. Our instructors Mire and Marc looked after the 5 of us wonderfully - they taught us all the safety skills under water, how to assemble our gear, helped guide us under water while we were getting the hang of things,... More 

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Pura Vida K, Propietario at Pura Vida Diving, responded to this review

Many thanks Dennis! Happy new year Dennis and the best wishes for you! From Mire, Marc and all our staff. Pura Vida!!! More 

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