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 Divers is a vibrant, exciting PADI Dive Resort on Koh Tao’s popular Sairee Beach and is a great place to take a scuba diving internship and enjoy a few months of tropical island paradise.
Here are some of the things which make Simple Life special:
Dive schools come in all shapes and sizes, especially here on Koh Tao which has become one of the top destinations for scuba diving in South-East Asia.
Simple Life Divers is a medium sized PADI dive school, and is in the best position to give you a fantastic time during your scuba diving internship.
We’re busy and have a constant stream of certified divers and PADI students coming through the shop, so you’ll be sure to meet lots of people from all over the world, have the opportunity to take on real responsibility and get lots of hands-on experience of working as a dive professional. Once you qualify as a PADI Divemaster or Dive Instructor, if you plan to stick around and work on Koh Tao many openings for paid work are available in the shop (see post-dive internship options in Koh Tao), and we have a policy of trying to employ our best ex-trainees.
Simple Life has a friendly and fun atmosphere with lots going on and a great social scene, plus the continuing success of Simple Life Divers means we’ve been able to reinvest in developing great facilities (see below) and offer a wide range of training.
On the other hand we’re not too big. Our experienced western instructors stick to teaching in small group sizes (see below), and we make sure everyone learns lots and has a great time diving on Koh Tao.
In recognition of our achievements and development, Simple Life has been accredited as a PADI 5 star Instructor Development Dive Resort. What that means is that Simple Life operates to very high standards laid out by PADI, and is able to provide all training from beginner right through to PADI instructor and beyond.
A couple of years back, Simple Life Divers was recognized in PADI’s annual member awards as a finalist in the Diver Acquisition Award category for outstanding commitment to the scuba diving industry. We then followed that up by wining the award at the following year. Watch this space for more accolades to come… 🙂
Simple Life has a perfect location, near Sairee Village in Koh Tao’s most popular area – Sairee Beach. Everything you need is within close walking distance – many bars and restaurants, shops, ATMs and internet cafe’s and of-course the beach itself.
Most short term tourists choose to stay on Sairee Beach, so there’s a lively atmosphere, exciting nightlife and plenty to keep you occupied.
At Simple Life Divers we have team of experienced team of PADI scuba diving instructors, most of whom have many years of teaching experience behind them. We stick to running courses in small group sizes which means everyone who takes PADI dive training with Simple Life will learn lots, and qualify as a safe and competent diver.
The is especially important for our Thailand scuba internships – you’ll get lots of contact time with the Simple Life instructors and will be learning from people who have done the job for many years.
Simple Life Divers operates with the same western management as the day we opened back in 2003.
Simple Life is committed to high standards of service and safety, demonstrated through our excellent safety record. Since opening we’ve trained tens of thousands of divers and have never hand a serious diving related incident. The dive shop is consistent and smooth running, and we have proper systems in place to control all important aspects of our operation.
Since opening the dive school well over a decade ago we’ve gradually grown and improved our facilities to the high standard we’ve reached today. Simple Life now boasts:
2 Dive Boats: Our dive boats are amongst the best in this part of Thailand. We dedicate one to diver training and the other to fun diving tours so everyone gets the best possible service. Both dive boats are large and spacious with onboard compressor (so no carrying heavy tanks!), working deck for gearing up and upper sun deck for relaxing on the way to dive sites and during the surface interval.
Swimming Pool: At Simple Life resort we have our own swimming pool, perfect for shallow water training. Especially when you get to the professional training phase of you dive internship (Divemaster or Instructor courses) the pool is ideal for working on your scuba diving skills, getting them up to demonstration standard.
Bar-Restaurant: Even before the dive shop was formed, more than 15 years ago Simple Life first opened as a bar restaurant, and became one of the best spots on Koh Tao to spend time. Times change and things have progressed from the ‘simple’ shack on the beach – but the important thing is that Simple Life still retains the values which made it popular in the beginning. Our bar restaurant serves great Thai and Western food, and has a mouth watering BBQ each evening. It’s a great place to hang out, socialize and enjoy a few beers with the other divers and is an important part of the Simple Life experience.
Rental Equipment & Servicing Area: We have 30 sets of well maintained scuba diving equipment for rental day-to-day customers and over 100 scuba cylinders out on the dive boat. This is all quality, brand named equipment (Aqualung, Technisub, Seac Sub and Saekodive, with Luxfer and Catalina cylinders). All our scuba gear is maintained by our properly trained staff, in our specially built servicing room.
We also have a spare compressor at the shop, which we use to cope with demand at busy times of year, plus to blend nitrox (enriched air) for nitrox certified divers. Whilst you’re here you’ll have the opportunity to both learn to dive with nitrox, and you can even take the DSAT Gas Blender course and learn how to mix breathing gases yourself.
Staying safe is the most important thing when scuba diving, and we’ll make sure that you clearly understand all the PADI training that you receive and act as a safe and responsible diver.
But we also remember why people get into scuba diving – to have fun! The tone of both our dive internship programs and the dive shop in general is to enjoy ourselves whilst staying safe.
Our team of PADI instructors, Divemasters, interns such as yourself and day-to-day customers makes a great social crowd where there’s always something fun going on.
Once you get to Koh Tao for your dive internship you’ll be sure to settle in quickly, make lots of friends and become part of the Simple Life team.
During the daytime we’re out on the boat scuba diving, or are busy working through other parts of your internship such as shallow water skills sessions or diving theory.
In the evenings Koh Tao comes alive – sunset beers and tasty Thai food, late night partying on the beach – there’s always something going on [see Koh Tao nightlife].
Brad R. | UK
"I'd rate Koh Tao 100 out of 10. It’s the most relaxing yet exciting place to stay & you could stay forever." 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