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 Mar 26th, 2012 by Steve
Steve and Hayley from America, Stefan from Switerland, Ray from Scotland and the two ‘crazy Danes’, Marie and Jasmin just completed their Padi Open Water Course here on Koh Tao.
We started our with a course orientation where we chatted about what we’d be up to during the next 4 days, and watched two PADI videos to give them and introduction to some important principles. Then the following morning the guys met up for a little bit more theory and a quick review, and were then ready to get into the water.
For our first underwater training we made a shallow water ‘confined’ session, visiting the Japanese Gardens dive site north-west of Koh Tao. After showing the team how to set up their scuba unit we made our pre-dive safety checks and entered the water. We spent the whole afternoon practicing a many different skills, including regulator recovery, mask removal, tired diver tow, weight belt removal and lots of other cool skills to get the gang comfortable using scuba gear. The girls and guys cruised through the session with ease and were ready to take things to the next level.
The following day the team got their equipment packed and we jumped on the dive boat to make our way to Koh Nanagyuan, where the team were excited to make their first proper open water dive. We got to explore the coral reef right down to 12M, and had a lot of fun. After a surface interval, I briefed the team on open water dive 2 where they would put their newly learned skills to the test at greater depths. The guys handled everything with ease and after the skills practice was complete we got to make an underwater tour of the dive site, checking out the tropical marine life and, corals and boulder formations.
For the final day of the open water course and the guys final two dives we made our way to Green Rock and Twin Pinnacles with our resident underwater cameraman Olly videoing their dives. We got to explore down to 18M, navigating the spectacular giant granite rock formations of Green Rock. Some of the gang stuck around for an extra day diving where we made a 30M deep dive at the incredible Chumphon Pinnacle.
It’s been a great few days diving with a now very competent group of divers, and we hope to see you all back on Koh Tao in the future.
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
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
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
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