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Pura Vida Diving

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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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Great school. Best Price

Me and my girlfriend completed the Advanced Open water course in March 2014. The experience was great and we would highly recommend. Our instructor Mariana was highly professional... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 6, 2014
Georgios M
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Geneva, Switzerland

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

Me and my girlfriend completed the Advanced Open water course in March 2014. The experience was great and we would highly recommend. Our instructor Mariana was highly professional and knowledgable. All the staff at the school were very friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. Their boat and equipment are in good condition and the atmosphere in the boat is very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Did the open water course with my girlfriend and absolutely loved it. The staff there are all fantastic made us feel very welcome. An added bonus: Unbelievably inexpensive. 7500 baht for the open water course is 1000 baht cheaper than anywhere else on the island and around 150 dollars cheaper than anywhere else in South East Asia. Our instructor, Billy,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

I got my open water certification with Billy Bertoni and the whole experience was great. Lessons were clear and he was very patient with us, the staff was super friendly, they offered a great price and the diving was fun. Highly recommend!

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La Rioja, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

For me pura Vida is all about the people, we tried the DSD(discover) and decided straight after we finished to continue with the SSI course which of course it got better and better, getting back to the people, the team is very professional and friendly, the take care of you all the time and make the experience just perfect! Again,... More 

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Venthone, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

Wow. I share their philosophy: keeping the costs minimal, diving experience maximal and enjoy. I got addicted to diving now. Pura vida has a group of dedicated, and passionate teachers sharing with you why they love diving. All in a good and relaxed atmosphere. Cannot wish for anything better. Groups are maximum 4 people and each is looked after. You've... More 

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Semarang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

I did my open water course with them. I am glad that I chose Pura Vida Diving because people who work there are very nice, professional and helpful. During my course I could learn from the bests. I really recommend this diving school.

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

I did my open water certification with Pura Vida. I thoroughly enjoyed the small, personal feel. By the time I left I felt like part of the Pura Vida family. All the guides were friendly, greeting me at the shop and whenever they saw me on the road they recognized and greeted me as well. My instroctor, Mario, was great!... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

I dived with this company not because it was cheaper but because they actually genuinely care about their customers. They were much more professional, friendly and personal then any of the other dive companies.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

I did a discover scuba diving dive and a second dive with this company. In a word excellent. Renoite the instructor was very calm and willing to show a lot more about the gear and how to set it up. He was very willing to explain what would happen and the fish. I have dived with several companies in several... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

So many diving options on the island but these guys offered great value, friendly service, a relaxed and personalised experience as well as high professionalism making them the dive operator I would highly recommend.

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