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.
Our short internship package includes:
Escape to an amazing month of adventure on the tropical paradise island of Koh Tao. Scuba diving, sunset beers, spicy Thai food and a great social crowd, it’s an awesome way to explore one of the world’s most scenic destinations!
Undertake dive training from complete beginner through to PADI Master Scuba Diver (the highest non-professional rating in PADI’s diver education system), seeing amazing aquatic life, coral reefs & sunken shipwrecks, meeting people from across the globe.
If you’re not planning on pursuing diving as a profession, but instead seek a short adventure in the tropics this 1 month program is for you. Join us at Simple Life Divers; a PADI 5* dive resort situated on scenic Sairee Beach on the spectacular island of Koh Tao!
You’ll undertake dive training from complete novice through to PADI Master Scuba Diver; the highest non-professional rating in the PADI system, marking you as an expert level diver. Proceeding through PADI dive courses in sequence you’ll explore the incredible dive sites and aquatic life that surround Koh Tao.
The program packages together absolutely everything you need for an incredible 1 month scuba diving adventure, soaking up the tropical-island lifestyle of Koh Tao – one of the most scenic destinations in all of South-East Asia. You’ll get to meet and share experiences with people from across the globe in what’s sure to be the adventure of a lifetime.
Let’s take a detailed look at what’s involved:
Starting from complete beginner you’ll proceed through PADI’s diver education system in sequence. Dive training progresses in gradual steps, where our team of experienced Western dive instructors will make sure you are safe, competent and are having a great time each step of the way.
[NB, if you are already a certified diver we can give full credit for whatever training you’ve previously completed. Contact us for amended pricing].
Here’s a rundown of the courses you’ll be completing:
Your first step! Learn how to scuba dive, getting certified to a maximum depth of 18M. Includes scuba diving theory, shallow water training to become familiar operating a scuba unit, plus four open water dives exploring the Koh Tao’s coral reefs. Read more
Further your diving skills and experiences by making five more training dives which introduce you to specialized diving activities. Make a deep dive to 30M, an underwater navigation dive using a compass and natural navigation techniques, plus choose three elective dives from a wide range [night diving, underwater photography, buoyancy control, search and recovery, dive propulsion vehicles and much more). Read more:
Training steps up a gear in the PADI Rescue Diver course. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills to anticipate, prevent or deal with a wide range of diving problems both at the surface and underwater. Examples include dealing with exhausted or panicked divers, running underwater searches for missing divers and overall emergency management. Demanding, involved, but great fun and makes you a much safer and more aware diver. Read more:
You’ll next get to choose five PADI specialties (from a wide range of possible choices). These develop your diving skills and experience to expert level, pursuing areas of diving which interest you. Most specialties comprise 4 training dives during which you’ll be learning advanced diving techniques and extending your skills to the limits of recreational diving. We’ll be able to talk you through all the options so you can decide which five specialties you prefer. Here’s a brief summary of the most popular specialties:
This internationally recognized rating distinguishes you as an expert level diver, sure to hold you in high esteem wherever your future diving adventures take you.
As part of the 1 month package you can dive as much as you want.
You’re welcome to take a break between PADI courses and enjoy some non-training fun dives, (which is a great way to enjoy Koh Tao’s amazing aquatic life, get to know the dive sites and work on your navigation, whilst putting what you’ve learned into practice).
By the end of the month you can expect to have logged at least 50 dives (likely more).
The package includes absolutely all the course materials and certifications you need – there are no hidden extras.
Specifically you’ll receive:
We’ll provide you with rental of all the scuba diving equipment you require. (Mask, snorkel, shorty wetsuit, fins, buoyancy control device [BCD], regulator set, tanks and weights). All our dive gear is from leading manufacturers (Aqualung, Scubapro etc), and is properly maintained by our own in-house scuba gear technician.
(Or if you prefer to purchase some or all of your own dive gear we’ll be able to sort you out. We have access to all major brands so can help put together a package which is ideal for you).
Try technical diving with our 1 day ‘Experience Tec’ program.
Tech diving goes beyond the limits of regular scuba, diving deeper for longer. Technical diving opens up the chance to explore dives sites beyond the limits of most divers, such as deep wrecks or cave systems.
Technical diving is extreme & requires extra training, techniques and equipment; for example using multiple tanks containing enriched gas blends and performing deco stops whilst ascending to the surface.
Our ‘Experience Tec’ program lets you try technical diving equipment in a sheltered environment; twin-set (two cylinders on your back), dual bladder wing, back-plate and harness system, stage cylinders. You’ll practice technical diving drills to give you a taster of the cutting edge of scuba.
(If you enjoy the intro to technical diving we offer a full curriculum of technical diving training).
To ensure you have a comfortable stay on Koh Tao we’ll also include one month’s accommodation. You’ll get your own private room with double bed, TV, fridge and en-suite western bathroom with hot water shower. The dive shop is within close walking distance and everything you need is nearby; beach, bars and restaurants, shops, ATM etc.
We run our dive packages as a rolling program so you can arrive on Koh Tao whichever date you prefer. All we need is a bit of notice to get everything lined up ready for your arrival. (It’s best if you can book your place a minimum of a couple of weeks ahead of your arrival).
To find out more or book your place please complete the following form. (And if you have any questions, please add them in the space provided).
Patty M. | Mexico
"one of the most amazing places I've seen in my life .... Oh man, the shenanigans we got up to underwater!." Read more
Sarah O'L. | London, UK
"Amazing… I truly miss being on Koh Tao. I have printed my favourite pictures & blue them tacked up." Read more
Whitney V | Canada
"that is where I saw my very first whale shark! By far, the best day of my underwater life, possibly my entire life :) ." Read more