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.
When planning your holiday you want to be sure to choose the right PADI dive school / resort. So what’s so special and unique about Simple Life Divers?
We make a big effort to make sure everyone has a great time on Koh Tao, and enjoys a fantastic scuba diving experience. Here’s a run down of who we are and what we provide:
Long before the formation of our diving school, Simple Life existed as a beach front resort and restaurant, constituting one of the founding influences of the Koh Tao community.
Setup more than 18 years ago in the center of now popular Sairee Beach, Simple Life developed a special reputation for providing a paradise-island style experience. Value accommodation, exciting Thai and international cuisine, spectacular scenery and great atmosphere.
Times change, and Koh Tao has grown in popularity. Simple Life Resort has controlled growth in the best possible way – maintaining the core values that make Simple Life unique, whilst providing the comfort and amenities to make your stay perfect.
Simple Life Divers builds on these values delivering quality scuba diving experiences in a social atmosphere, so you can enjoy all aspects of your stay on ‘Turtle Island’.
Much of our business is a result of word of mouth.
Simple Life Diving Koh Tao is European owned and run. This means we do things properly, maintaining high standards for both quality of service and safety allowing you to dive Koh Tao knowing everything is as it should be. You couldn’t be in better hands for your PADI dive certification or dive tours around Koh Tao.
The best area to stay on Koh Tao is Sairee Beach. This is the longest beach on the island, where the majority of accommodation is located.
Simple Life operate two resorts both situated along Sairee Beach.
Our accommodation is quiet and pleasant, with everything you need close-by [direct access to the beach, restaurants, shops, bars, internet cafes, pharmacy, ATMs etc].
Whatever your budget, Simple Life Diving Koh Tao has suitable accommodation on Sairee Beach Koh Tao. Our rooms range from standard fan bungalows right through to deluxe air conditioned rooms in our new luxury hotel.
If you’re heading to ‘Turtle Island’, whether you’re diving or not, we’re happy to help sort out your accommodation on Sairee Beach Thailand.
Quality of diver education and diving safety is serious, and at Simple Life Diving we place paramount importance on making sure our school runs properly.
Our objective is to give everyone a safe diving experience, with our students qualifying as safe, confident and competent divers. If planning on taking your PADI dive certification, you’ll be in safe hands.
But that doesn’t mean we don’t have fun!
Simple Life Diving Koh Tao has a great social atmosphere. Our staff and instructors really enjoy working in diving [who wouldn’t!], which creates an exciting, dynamic environment with lots going on.
Whether you’re taking diving courses or just enjoying ‘fun dives, we’re certain you’ll have a great time.
In addition to the scuba diving, we have our own on-site bars and restaurants, so if you’re after a few cold beers and a bit of socializing, you don’t need to go far!
At Simple Life Divers we are lucky to have two great dive boats which are among the best in this part of Thailand – spacious and comfortable with onboard air compressor [equals no carrying heavy tanks], sun deck, briefing area, diver platform, W/C and refreshments – everything you need to take your dive in comfort.
Similarly our shop rental dive equipment is professional standard – all brand name gear and properly maintained.
Our dive school has three air conditioned classrooms, so any diving theory sessions are conducted in comfort, plus we have wifi in the office so you can catch up on your emails.
We have a large, well organized equipment room with attached scuba gear servicing area, so everything is kept in proper order.
When it comes to specialized diving activities, we can arrange whatever you need – enriched air [nitrox], underwater digital cameras, dive computers, dive propulsion vehicles….
Simple Life has a team of experienced diving instructors, so you’ll be in safe hands!
We maintain small group sizes, so you have plenty of contact time with the instructor, not feel rushed or uncomfortable, and qualify as a safe, confident diver complete with PADI dive certification.
With the same key staff as the day that we opened, Simple Life is a smooth running, experienced and professional operation.
Since Simple Life Diving Koh Tao was setup more than 6 years ago, many dive shops have come and gone, but we continue to deliver, continually developing and improving our dive school, teaching PADI dive certification courses and catering for certified divers.
Whatever your level of scuba diving, Simple Life can cater for you.
Not only are we teaching all Koh Tao PADI courses from Open Water PADI dive certification through to PADI Instructor, with a wide offering of specialty courses, but also provide a range of specialized diving activities.
If you’re interested in getting into photography, underwater videography or even technical diving we can sort you out.
Similarly, if you’re already a qualified dive instructor and want to advance your career prospects with PADI MSDT and PADI IDC Staff our IDC Thailand group can assemble a package to suit you.
There’s always a new, exciting challenge waiting for you with Simple Life Diving Koh Tao.
There’s a lot of different sizes and styles of diving resort out there!
Busy dive schools are able to re-invest in new accommodation, diving equipment and dive boats, so have great facilities. The problem is they can get too big becoming a victim of their own success – with big agents and expensive marketing initiatives, they attract and ‘process’ hundreds of divers per day, so the personal touch and overall quality of experience can be lost. No-one wants to feel like just another customer!
At the other end of the scale, very quiet dive shops often lack atmosphere, and have limited funds to re-invest in maintaining and improving their product. Also fuel costs become a limiting factor, so may be restrictive as to which dive sites are viable.
Simple Life Diving Koh Tao on Sairee Beach Thailand is perfectly placed to provide you with the best all-round diving holiday experience. We’re busy but not massive – so there’s a great social atmosphere and facilities, whilst keeping a personal feel to the school. We deliver a high standard of padi dive certification diver education where you’ll really get to know your instructor, quality resort accommodation on Sairee Beach Thailand and aim to ensure you have a great diving experience.
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
Malcolm M | UK
"the guys I met at Simple Life Divers were fantastic & made the scuba diving experience something I won’t forget." Read more
Just finished a wonderful PADI Open Water Course with Liam and Georgia. They did a great job learning scuba skills... Read more
Sarah from Germany and Sush from India recently completed their Open Water Course here at Simple Life Divers. The pair... Read more
Congrats to Simon from Germany on completing his PADI Open Water Course here @ Simple Life Divers on Koh Tao.... Read more
I can't explain how much fun we had with this group! Cynthia and Kimberley from Holland and Johannes from Germany... Read more