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.
The variety of different backgrounds that people joining our programs originate from is vast.
The one common theme which unites all interns is that they’re are looking for excitement and adventure, to experience life on a beautiful tropical island, learn new skills and explore the amazing aquatic realm, meeting similar people from all over the world.
Some people are using our scuba diving internships as an extended break or scuba diving gap year; it’s a very economical way to experience life in Asia, and gaining a professional PADI scuba diving qualification gives you a means to earn money whilst you travel.
For other individuals the decision to join one of our PADI dive internships is a change of career, seeking a more challenging and fulfilling line of work. This becomes especially attractive with western economies slowing, where escaping a tedious job in the West might turn out to be the best thing you can do!
Although not exclusively, a large portion of our diving interns are pre or post university gap year students from all over the globe. Taking a diving internship in Thailand is a great way to get some perspective, before returning home to make big life decisions about what direction you go in. And the skills and experiences you receive here on Koh Tao will be sure help you along the way, developing leadership, team-working, organizational and problem solving skills, gaining an appreciation of how a busy operation runs, and experiencing life overseas.
We also get a range of people from working backgrounds, either taking an extended break or planning to switch careers and work within the scuba diving industry. Past examples include city professionals, tradesmen, teachers and even early retirees.
As a recreational activity, scuba diving is neither male nor female dominated.
We see roughly equal numbers male and female people joining our scuba diving internships. This is also reflected in our full time staff of PADI Divemasters and Dive Instructors – obviously the posse changes throughout the year, but the we’re generally working with similar numbers of guys and girls. This means we have a pleasant, well balanced social environment.
Safety for solo female travelers joining our scuba diving internships in Koh Tao isn’t an issue. Firstly, Koh Tao is well set up for western tourism – there’s little crime and many young travelers so it’s a very safe place to spend time.
Secondly, Simple Life Divers has a great social crowd, so once you arrive here you’ll quickly start making friends and become part of the posse. Similarly transferring from Bangkok to Koh Tao is easy and safe, with many travelers making the same journey each day. We’ll provide you with full details.
Here at Simple Life, our dive internship candidates come from all over the world.
One of the best bits about taking a scuba diving internship is the vast variety of people who you’ll meet, work together with as part of the Simple Life team and form lasting friendships with. Koh Tao is a truly international destination and living here is a rich cultural experience.
As Simple Life Divers is English part-owned and managed, we attract a lot of customers from the UK. Other common nationalities of divers and internship trainees include Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish, French, German, Spanish and Italian, Israeli, Canadian, American, Australian, New Zealand and South African.
The mix of different backgrounds and perspectives is one of the reasons why taking a scuba diving internship in Thailand is so attractive.
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
Joe M. | Wales
"I remember thinking, wow, is that where I'm going to be spending the next 10 weeks...time of my life." 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