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 May 18th, 2012 by Steve
Rahim, Daniel, Aaron from Australia and Jenna, Jade and Jessica from England just competed their Padi Open Water here at ‘Simply the best‘, Simple Life Divers.
The guys rocked up here on Koh Tao for their orientation on day one. They sat and watched the first couple of Padi Open Water videos to help the guys get an insight of the course and what they could expect in the following days ahead.
The next morning we arranged for the team to meet up for 10:00am and spend some time going over some safe diving practices. This helped the guys gain knowledge covering different aspects of diving such as how pressure of the water effects the human body, the meaning of good buoyancy control and the importance of safety procedures.
That afternoon we made our way to Japanese gardens where the guys had to practice setting up their equipment and making sure everything was checked before heading into the water. The gang also had to do a 200m swim and a 10 minute survival float.
Then time to go underwater! After a briefing we headed to a shallow area of Japanese Gardens where we worked through a variety of underwater skills to get the team familiar with their scuba equipment. The guys had a little trouble at first with the mask skills but with a bit of patience and practice they started to get into the flow of things and quickly gained confidence.
The next morning we made our way to the Twin Pinnacles and White Rock, with decent visibility at both dive sites. The guys really enjoyed seeing the corals and marine life and were now full of confidence. Over the two dives the gang become more and more relaxed and really enjoyed exploring the sunken pinnacles and reefs.
On the final day we went to Koh Nangyuan for open water dives three and four. The guys had a few skills to repeat at greater depths but did really well, overcoming any anxieties present at the beginning of the course. We got to dive right down to the maximum course depth of 18M, gliding around the dive site and seeing masses of tropical life.
In the evening we all met and had some cold beers at the Simple Life Resort to celebrate the completion of their PADI Open Water Course.
We enjoyed a great few days diving – so much so that many of the group have decided to stick around for their advanced course. [Keep a look out for the next blog!]
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
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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