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.
Simple Life’s PADI Discover Scuba Diving program includes:
If you’d like to try scuba diving in Koh Tao and aren’t sure about committing to a full course, ‘PADI Discover Diving’ is the way to go.
Under the close supervision of our experienced instructors you’ll get to explore Koh Tao’s coral reefs, right down to a maximum depth of 12M in an exciting single-day session.
And if you are keen for more, after completing the intro dive you have the option to make additional dives, or credit the experience towards the PADI Open Water Course.
We’ll meet at 11:00am, and will begin with your instructor giving a short presentation on the basics of how scuba diving equipment works along with some safe diving practices.
We’ll then pack our sets of scuba gear and board the Simple Life dive boat where we’ll head out to one of Koh Tao’s shallow coral reef dive sites. Depending on the conditions this could be the Japanese Gardens at Koh Nangyuan, Mango Bay at the North of Koh Tao, or even Aow Leuk on the East coast of the island.
Your instructor will help you don your scuba gear, go through pre-dive safety checks then we’ll enter the water. Beginning in very shallow water you’ll get used to breathing underwater, and practice a few simple scuba skills to build up your confidence.
Once that’s complete and you are feeling comfortable it’s time for the best bit; an underwater tour of the coral reef. Your instructor will guide you on a tour the corals and marine life, right down to a maximum depth of 6 metres. You can expect to see lots of coral species (hard brain & pore corals, sea whips and gorgonian fans) and many tropical fish species such as butterfly and angelfish, pink anemone fish, moray eels, wrasses, stingrays and more.
Following the dive we’ll return to the dive boat for a short rest, after which you’ll have the opportunity to make an optional second dive where we can explore even deeper to a depth of 12M, enjoy a some snorkelling, or even just relax in the sunshine on the boat.
Finally we’ll return to the dive shop at about 17:00pm.
If after the intro dive you are keen to continue, a couple of options are available. You can sign up for more intro dives the following day, or credit the intro dive towards the PADI Open Water Course. (This will take a further three days and will qualify you to dive to 18M anywhere worldwide).
Alongside the dive course we offer a choice of accommodation.
Simple Life has two resorts on Koh Tao both situated on Sairee Beach. The resorts are close to each other & we run a free shuttle service.
Here’s a run down of our accommodation options:
|Summary||Our private beach resort, with accommodation to suit all budgets|
|Location||Southern Sairee Beach, with views of Nangyuan Island & a short stroll from the restaurants & nightlife of Sairee|
|Facilities||Beach-front resort, bar and restaurant, free WiFi internet, pickup service from pier|
|Dormitory Bed||Dormitory/hostel accommodation attached to the dive school. Great low cost option to meet other travelers|
|Fan Rooms||Private fan room at a modest cost.|
|Beach Villas||Detached air-conitioned bungalows with private balcony overlooking our beach.|
|Summary||Mid range hotel rooms in a private resort setting|
|Location||Central Sairee Beach, a short walk from Sairee Village|
|Facilities||Swimming pool, bar and restaurant, Thai massage, free WiFi|
|Standard A/C Room||24sqm. TV, fridge, en-suite with hot water shower|
|Boutique A/C Room||40sqm, featuring balcony with palm grove / mountain view.|
|Superior A/C Room||45sqm, with private balcony overlooking our swimming pool.|
|Deluxe AC Room||Our best rooms. 45sqm suites situated on the top floor.|
To check availability/pricing for diving + accommodation, please complete the following form:
If you’d like to go ahead and book your place on the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, please complete the following form.
We’ll reply to you asap by email.
And once you’ve organized your travel to Koh Tao, drop us an email to let us know which ferry you’ll be arriving with; we’ll arrange our taxi to meet you at the pier.
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