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Open Water Diving Course for Toby, Paulina & Aude

Posted March 16th

Paulina (US), Toby (originally from the UK) & Aude (Canada) are going through their PADI Open Water Diver course here [...]

Open water dives at Chumphon Pinnacles off Koh Tao

Video: EPIC Final Open Water Course Dive at Chumphon Pinnacles

Posted March 13th

Instructor Rodrigo rounded off Nicolas and Pataraporn’s PADI Open Water course in Koh Tao, making an amazing dive at the [...]

Magnus' open water diving course in Koh Tao

Open Water Diving Course in Koh Tao for Magnus & Maj

Posted March 12th

Magnus and Maj have joined us here at Simple Life Divers for their PADI Open Water Diving Course! Running the [...]

PADI advanced dive course in Koh Tao

PADI Advanced Dive Course for Olivia & Jeanne

Posted March 5th

Olivia and Jeanne from Germany have spent the past few days taking the PADI Advanced Dive Course with Instructor Shelley [...]

PADI Discover scuba diving in Koh Tao

Happy Birthday & Discover Scuba Diving in Koh Tao

Posted March 4th

Instructor Isabelle was joined by Freya & Ric who came along to try scuba diving in Koh Tao! The pair [...]

Open water diving course in Koh Tao

Video: Nicki & Conor teaching Koh Tao Scuba Diving Course

Posted March 4th

PADI Instructors Nicki (Germany) and Conor (UK) were busy in the pool this morning running the PADI Open Water Diver [...]

PADI open water diving course in Koh Tao

Paula & Martin’s Koh Tao Diving Course – w/ VIDEO

Posted February 28th

Donning scuba gear and into the water for the first time, this morning Paula and Martin are making the shallow [...]

PADI advanced diving course in Koh Tao

PADI Advanced in Koh Tao for Belen

Posted February 27th

Image: Heading out to the dive boat aboard Simple Life’s longtail. Belen has joined us on Koh Tao for her [...]

Honeymoon scuba diving course in Koh Tao, Thailand

Honeymoon in Koh Tao & PADI Open Water Course

Posted February 22nd

How to celebrate your honeymoon in style? By taking the PADI Open Water Diver Course together in Koh Tao, Thailand [...]

Koh Tao scuba diving course

Sunshine, Showers & Scuba Diving Courses :)

Posted February 19th

Yesterday it chucked it down with rain like we haven’t seen in ages. Torrential cats & dogs, rivers appearing where [...]

Underwater photography dive as part of Koh Tao PADI advanced course

Underwater Photography Dive in PADI Advanced Course

Posted February 19th

Nico (Netherlands) and Luka (Germany) have completed their PADI Advanced Diver Course with instructor Karl here on Koh Tao. The [...]

Koh Tao diving course

Petra, Maaike & Bas make Koh Tao Diving Course!

Posted February 19th

Pictured: Koh Tao Diving Course; Instructor Isabelle with students Petra, Maaike & Bas plus assistant Aaron. For the past few [...]

PADI discover scuba diving upgraded to the open water diver course in Koh Tao.

Bei makes PADI Open Water Course after trying scuba diving!

Posted February 18th

PADI Instructor Jenn has been busy taking Bei through the PADI Open Water Diver course. Initially unsure about whether she’d [...]

Night dive of the PADI advanced course in Koh Tao

PADI Advanced in Koh Tao: Night Diving

Posted February 6th

With the sun setting on Koh Tao, instructor Sig took a group out for a night dive on Sairee Reef. [...]

Koh Tao PADI open water skills briefing

Videos: PADI Open Water Diving Skills

Posted January 30th

Beautiful weather this morning with bright sunshine and pan flat ocean off Sairee Beach, Koh Tao. This morning instructors Wayne [...]

Koh Tao PADI discover scuba diving

Sig starts teaching! Discover Scuba Diving for Ahmed & Marion

Posted January 30th

Sig has embarked on the next phase of his dive career! Having qualified as a new PADI Instructor in last [...]

PADI discover scuba diving in Koh Tao

Alexis & Franco upgrade from Discover Scuba Diving to PADI Open Water

Posted January 29th

Alexis and Franco from Santiago, Peru have just completed the PADI Open Water Course with instructor Rodrigo! The couple actually [...]

Koh Tao scuba diving course skills

Video: Diving Skills in Koh Tao PADI Dive Course

Posted January 28th

Fun afternoon in the swimming pool today, with two groups of PADI Open Water Divers taking their shallow water skills [...]

PADI discover scuba diving try dive in Koh Tao, Thailand

PADI Discover Scuba Dive in Koh Tao – Try Diving

Posted January 25th

Wonderful afternoon out on the Simple Life Divers’ boat. Igor, Laurane and Juliette made the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program [...]

Koh Tao PADI open water dive course

Koh Tao PADI Open Water Course

Posted January 24th

Congratulations to 5 new PADI Open Water Divers here at Simple Life divers, Koh Tao. This has been a truly [...]

PADI deep, wreck and nitrox courses in Koh Tao

PADI Deep, Wreck & Nitrox Specialties with Isabelle

Posted January 23rd

Yvan (Canada), Cutter & Hunter (USA) have completed their PADI Deep, Wreck and Enriched Air (Nitrox) Specialties with instructor Isabelle. [...]

Koh Tao PADI open water diving course

Koh Tao PADI Diving Course for Max, Kristyna & Fabienne

Posted January 15th

Image: Final dives of the PADI Open Water Diving Course in Koh Tao, Thailand. Congratulations to Kristýna Mertová (from Talinn, [...]

Skills of PADI Rescue Diver course in Koh Tao

PADI Rescue Diver Course for Cutter, Hunter & Alexandria

Posted January 9th

Instructor Lucas & Master Scuba Diver Trainee Conor were in action today running the PADI Rescue Diver Course for Cutter, [...]

PADI open water confined diver skills

PADI Diving Courses in the New Year

Posted January 7th

Lots going on here at Simple Life Divers this morning. With the Full Moon Party just a couple of days [...]

Dive propulsion vehicles (DPV) in Koh Tao

Dive Propulsion Vehicles (DPVs) in Koh Tao

Posted December 30th

Image: Karl and Maurus cruise the Koh Tao dive sites with DPVs This festive season instructor Karl has been busy [...]

Tim makes the PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao

PADI Open Water Dive Course for Tim

Posted December 12th

Pictured: PADI Instructor Nicki and Tim during the Open Water Diver Course. Following a brief hiatus, instructor Nicki has been [...]

PADI sidemount diving course in Koh Tao

PADI Sidemount Diving Course for Team China

Posted November 28th

Pictured: Team China preparing their sidemount diving rigs Team China’s Instructor Blake is busy running sidemount diver training here at [...]

Koh Tao PADI dive course

Jake, Daniel & Willis’ Koh Tao Dive Course

Posted November 16th

Pictured: Instructor Zac with open water students Jake, Daniel & Willis alongside Divemaster trainee Bailee Jake from Leicestershire, Daniel from [...]

Koh Tao PADI diving course

Chris & Josie start PADI Diving Course in Koh Tao

Posted November 15th

Pictured: Chris and Josie from Canada with Instructor Rodrigo Swapping frosty Toronto for sunny South-East Asia, Chris and Josie from [...]

German open water diving course in Koh Tao

Team Germany back in the Water | PADI Open Water Diver Course

Posted November 14th

Following a couple of quiet days whilst the Full Moon Party was taking place on Phangan, the crew are back [...]

Koh Tao PADI open water diving course

Tom’s PADI Open Water Diver Course

Posted November 8th

Pictured: Tom during the final dives of the PADI Open Water Course. Over the past few days Tom from Bedford, [...]

Learn to scuba dive in Koh Tao

Maarten, Nicolette & Karen Learn to Scuba Dive before Full Moon

Posted October 14th

Guided by Instructor Steve and assisted by Divemaster in Training Sze Sze, Maarten, Nicolette and Karen have been learning to [...]

Padi open water diving course in Koh Tao

Open Water Diving Course for Louisa

Posted October 11th

With near perfect diving conditions and the Gulf of Thailand as flat as a lake, this afternoon Louisa made the [...]

PADI open water course skills

Gwilym & Aaron Take to the Water | PADI Open Water

Posted September 4th

Under the expert guidance of instructor George, this afternoon Gwilym and Aaron embarked on their first underwater session of the [...]

PADI open water course skills

Open Water Scuba Diving Skills

Posted September 3rd

Following a couple of days of drizzle, the weather and diving conditions have brightened up here on Koh Tao 🙂 [...]

Learn to scuba dive with turtles in Koh Tao, Thailand

Learning to Scuba Dive. With Turtles!

Posted June 1st

Some days are simply fantastic! For the final dives of their PADI Open Water Course new divers Rachel, Laurence and [...]

California PADI Open Water course

Team California! 6 New PADI Open Water Divers

Posted April 18th

A perfect morning out on the Simple Life dive boat as 6 girls from California qualified as PADI Open Water [...]

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