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Simple Life Talay & Divers Resort

Hotel category
3 Star
Rooms
18
Wellness/Spa
NO
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • Lovely seafront location neighboring a shopping area
  • Luscious garden, a well-equipped terrace and outdoor pool
  • Easy access to the beach with stunning snorkelling site
  • Lounge bar with beautiful sunset views, offering tropical cocktails and fresh fruit
  • Bespoke pool for scuba diving training
  • Nearby dive sites offer the chance to view seasonal whale shark visits and eagle rays

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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 100% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking

Cancellation fee

CANCELLATION / NO SHOW
1. Peak Season (15Dec-30Apr, 1Jul-15Sep): 100% charge (Non-Refundable)
2. High Season (1 May – 30Jun):
Cancellation 30 days before arrival: Charge 1st night Stay
Cancellation after 30 days prior to arrival: 100% charge
3. Low Season (16 Sep – 14 Dec):
Cancellation 21 days before arrival: Charge 1st night Stay
Cancellation after 21 days prior to arrival: 50% charge

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Resort Description

Simple Life Talay & Divers Resort occupies a prime location in Koh Tao, just 500m from Mae Haad Pier.

It can be found surrounded by luscious gardens and includes an on-site restaurant, serving a delicious combination of Thai and western cuisine.

The resort even opens up onto a private stretch of white sand, providing the ideal place for relaxation.

All rooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include free bottled water, safes, and showers. En-suite bathrooms are supplied with free toiletries.

Explore diving around the Simple Life Talay & Divers Resort

Best dive sites in Koh Tao

Chumphon Pinnacle – This is one of Koh Tao’s most famous dive sites and is located within reach of Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. This well-known dive site features a series of stunning granite and coral encrusted pinnacles which are home to batfish, giant grouper, travelly and giant schools of barracuda and snapper. The occasional whale shark and manta ray also visit. Look for plateaus rich in anemones of all different colours, branching corals, sea whips and barrel sponges. HTMS Sattakut Wreck – One of Thailand’s premier wrecks, the 48 metre/158 foot HTMS Sattakut, which started out as the USS LCI -739, was sunk on 18 June 2011 in about 30 metres/100 feet of water near Koh Tao. The Landing Craft, Infantry (or LCI) was one of several amphibious assault ships deployed during WWII. The artificial reef is home to dense schools of fusiliers and yellowtail barracuda as well as groupers, trevally, moray eels and blennies. This is one dive site which continues to thrive year after year. South-West Pinnacle – Explore a series of rock formations ranging from 4 metres / 13 feet to 30 metres / 100 feet and discover breathtaking carpet anemones in brilliant greens, pinks and blues, with their cavalcade of pink anemone fish. The crevices and ledges among the pinnacles are hot spots for snappers, emperor and harlequin sweetlips. Leopard sharks and whale sharks are occasional visitors to the site, which is home to large schools of snapper, yellowtail barracuda and fusiliers. If you are interested in critters then scorpionfish, stonefish and other bottom dwellers can be found here too. White Rock – This site features two rock pinnacles separated by a narrow sandy channel fringed with a series of ledges and steps. On the current exposed sides of the pinnacles, the fan corals are a definite highlight. Look closely in the recesses and holes in the pinnacles which are often home to moray eels, cleaner shrimps and other reef fish seeking shelter. Other reef life which divers can expect to see here include sea snakes, porcupinefish, passing turtles, Moorish idols and a range of butterfly fish and angelfish species. Shark Island – This dive site is best known for its incredible variety of marine life. It features a wall, pinnacles and a coral garden abundant in colourful soft corals. On the deeper edges of the site it is possible to see passing pelagics such as whale sharks, reef sharks and leopard sharks. The coral garden guarantees a range of marine life including moray eels, angelfish, scorpionfish, pipefish, nudibranch, crustaceans and great macro critters.

What to see

Whale sharks do cruise into the deeper pinnacles of Chumphon and Southwest. While you can be lucky at any time of the year, there are more sightings in April and May. The reefs inhabitants include many colourful reef fish, some interesting macro critters and nudibranch, morays and bluespotted ribbontailed rays. Turtles are seen on Koh Taos reefs but not in the numbers its name might suggest. Koh Tao triggerfish are legendary for their antics, so keep your eyes open and your wits about you. Over the years, the barracuda have learnt to hunt using divers’ torch beams as assistance so night dives can be very exciting.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Simple Life Divers is an award-winning PADI 5* dive school, in operation for 15+ years
  • Two trips daily for certified divers, rotating round all of Koh Tao’s best dive sites
  • Small groups and experienced dive guides
  • Wide range of courses from beginner level to instructor and beyond
  • Two great dive boats, training pool, dive shop and air-con classroom

Description

Simple Life Divers is an award-winning PADI 5* Dive Resort situated on Koh Tao, Thailand.

Operating under western management for more than 15 years, the dive center offers great dive crew and top-quality facilities, including two custom-built dive boats, which rotated around all the best dive sites surrounding Koh Tao.

The dive center itself has a superb location, within close walking distance of all the attractions of Sairee Beach - the main focal point of Koh Tao. And if you're learning to dive, you'll benefit from experienced instructors teaching small groups, alongside use of the air-conditioned classrooms and dive training pool.

The dive center has intimate knowledge of the best local dive sites and regularly heads out to Chumphon Pinnacles, Green Rock, Southwest Pinnacle, HTMS Sattakut Wreck, Red Rock, Laem Thian, Shark Island and many more. 

Marine life is extensive and on a dive you get the chance to see tropical reef fish like butterfly and angelfish, moray eels, sea snakes, stingrays, turtles and even sharks. Some Koh Tao dive sites even offer a chance to view seasonal whale shark visits and eagle rays.

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Cavern Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Technical Diving Courses

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Thai

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Sunset Cruises
  • Cooking Classes

Food & drink

  • Beer And Wine
  • Buffet
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services
  • Yoga

Facilities

  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Equipment For Kids

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Thb)

Good for...

  • Solo Travellers

Conservation/Environment

  • Marine Conservation Program

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Pool/Snooker

How to get there

Arrival

  • There is no airport on the island; the closest one is in Ko Samui
  • You will need to catch a ferry to get to Koh Tao
  • You will be picked up from a taxi of the resort at the pier
  • The driver will wait at the mai pier sala between the Lomprayah and Seatran piers; check the Simple Life sign
  • Check in time is at 13:00

Departure

  • Check out time is at 11:00
  • Once you have checked out you can take a taxi to the pier

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