Simple Life runs two resorts on Koh Tao, both situated along Sairee Beach.
Offers a wide range, from dorm rooms to beachfront villas at the south end of Sairee Beach.
Posted Oct 6th, 2010 by Steve
Today I certified 4 more Open Water Divers here at Simple Life Diving Koh Tao. Louise, Camilla, Naomi and Sam all from England successfully completed all the Padi requirements and standards to the highest level.
The team all know each other prior to arriving on Koh Tao, so from day 1 I could tell this course was going to be a lot of fun!
On the afternoon of the first day I ran a short orientation to the PADI Open Water course to get them accustom to their new surroundings and prepare them for the coming days. The following morning the knowledge reviews where completed and quizzes passed, the guys where desperate to get in the water.We took the boat out to Aow Leuk Bay on the eastern coast of Koh Tao and spent the afternoon practicing various shallow water skills, helping the team gain their confidence and get use to being in the water. They had no problems except a little mask issue but after a couple of practices we got there and they were all ready for Open Water Dive 1.
Image: Another great sunset on Sairee Beach during the PADI course, Koh Tao
The following day after a little bit more theory on how to plan dive times and maximum depths, we packed up and headed out to Shark Island and Aow Leuk, making two 12 meter dives which the girls really enjoyed. Then on day 4, with newly certified Divemaster Joe joining us for some fun, we made our way to Twins and White Rock for two dives right down to our maximum PADI Open Water course depth of 18 meter dives. The gang did really well and enjoyed themselves a lot along the way.
With all the PADI certification paperwork completed and dives logged, Camilla and Louise decided to stick around to make their Deep Adventure dive, (one of their compulsary dives for their Advanced Open Water Course). The girls were in for a treat because we made our way to one of the best dives sites here on the gulf of Thailand, Chumphon Pinaccle. Visability was great and there was plenty of fish to see. During the dive the girls got their first taste of nitrogen narcosis, and we made it right down to almost 30M!
Thanks guys and just for you girls as promised, ‘you were the best students I’ve ever taught’.
Libby B | Hong Kong
"...was a really big deal for me considering the idea of it has always terrified me and I had always avoided trying it before. But Olivier was so reassuring...." Read more
Adam | Canada
"...initially hesitant to go through the course due to a myriad of fears. I can now say I am 100% satisfied that I did." Read more
Birgitte | Denmark
"fled the rainy Denmark ... talked that it would be good to get out and dive, but we had not planned that we would get through 22 great dives." Read more
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