New Way Diving

New Way Diving address

New Way Diving, 24/2 M 1, Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, 84360 Koh Tao, Thailand

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New Way Diving description

New Way Diving basic informations

We are a small dive center in Koh Tao, Thailand specializing in small groups. We are also the early birds of the island leaving at 6 am for our morning dives guaranteeing you will be the only divers on site. Join us for some amazing dives around this beautiful island.

Here at New Way our philosophy is simple, we’re the first boat on the dive site because our customers always come first. We do this not just by getting you to the dive sites before the crowds but also by providing a safe comfortable and of course fun environment for you to learn to scuba dive. Whether you are a beginner on your PADI open water course or learning to be a PADI professional, you will enjoy developing new skills and confidence with our team at New Way Diving. Here at New Way you get to see the best dive sites Koh Tao has to offer like Chumpon pinnacle, Southwest pinnacle, Shark Island and of course the best dive site in the gulf of Thailand - Sail Rock.

Our goal is to give you a personalized touch when you dive with us. New Way Diving has a maximum group size of four people. We do our confined training sessions in the ocean near the beaches of Koh Nang Yuan, Aow Leuk or Mango bay so you get to see fish from your first breaths underwater. We are one of the few dive shops that regularly go to Sail Rock ( 3 times weekly) so there’s a good chance you’ll be lucky enough to finish your 3rd and 4th dive of the open water course or do your deep dive of the advanced open water course there. Click on the link below to see why we love this dive site so Way Diving stands out for our personal approach. From the moment you set foot in our PADI 5 Star dive shop you will become part of our family. You will feel welcome. You will feel comfortable. We have a multi-lingual team but we try to teach in English as much as possible. All your training materials are available in your language, but to give you the most options in your future diving, we recommend learning in English. We can provide you with an instructor who speaks your own language and speaks English fluently so you can switch and change when required.

Our service doesn’t just stop when you get out of the water. We employ PADI Instructors and Divemasters that want to socialize and share their knowledge and experience about the island. Our staff will spend their free time with you, exploring the island, seeing a view point, or grabbing a beer with you once you come back to our little ‘temple’ of diving after your day out on the water.

What we offer

2 dive boats

pick up service from the pier

in-house NITROX

guaranteed trips to Sail Rock

New Way Diving was established in 1994 in a coconut shack on the beach. Our owner Peepan, is one of the few inhabitants of Koh Tao that was actually born on our tropical island and We’re confident that she will show you our little paradise in her own way. Welcome to the family!

Languages spoken: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Thai

Facilities and services: Dive boat, Dive shop, Equipped classroom, Free Nitrox, Gear storage lockers, Nitrox available and On-site reef

Free cancelation

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Dive courses

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Improve your skills

PADI specialties




Improve your skills

PADI Reactivate - 1D

Price: from 61 USD

Standard name: Scuba tune-up

Dive course length: 1 day / about 2 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

PADI Reactivate minimum experience

Min. Experience: Open water diver

Minimum dives: 4

Minimum divers age: 15

Dive course description: A scuba diving license lasts for life, however, unlike those fortunate enough to be working here at New Way Diving, most people don't dive regularly. The PADI Reactivate program is designed to help ease people back into the water, and includes 2 dives. It is recommended for anyone that has not been diving for a period of 1 year or more. During the afternoon session you will rehearse some theory and review some basic diving skills in shallow water before progressing into a dive. New Way Diving offer a maximum group size of 4 students to 1 of our experienced divemasters, assuring that each student receives ample attention, allowing them to qualify as a more than competent diver while have great, safe fun! If smaller instruction is desired, please request on the email and we are happy to arrange!

 Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

Included

Included:

  • Theory review with your divemaster
  • Shallow water skill rehearsal
  • 2 dives
  • Includes all equipment rentals

PADI EFR and Rescue Diver - 4D

Price: from 381 USD

Standard name: Rescue diver

Dive course length: 4 days / about 3 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

PADI EFR and Rescue Diver minimum experience

Min. Experience: Advanced open water diver

Minimum dives: 9

Minimum divers age: 12

Dive course description: The PADI Emergency First Response Course and Rescue Course is arguably one of the most fun courses you undertake. It is designed to stress you as an individual, to simulate actual Rescue Scenarios. By doing so, the core principle of the course is reinforced - protect yourself before all others. Any issue that occurs to you during a rescue scenario only adds to the amount of people that then need to be helped. The Emergency First Response Course is PADI's version of a First Aid course. If you already have this, then you do not need to complete it, but bring evidence of your existing qualification. Otherwise this takes place the first afternoon of the course, with the remaining 3 days focusing on the Rescue Course itself. New Way Diving offer a maximum group size of 4 students to 1 of our experienced instructors, assuring that each student receives ample attention, allowing them to qualify as a more than competent diver while have great, safe fun! If smaller instruction is desired, please request on the email and we are happy to arrange!

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Included

Included:

  • Emergency first response (1st aid) course
  • Padi rescue diver course
  • Padi materials & plastic certification card
  • Includes all equipment rentals

PADI Divemaster - 60D

Price: from 1,114 USD

Standard name: Master scuba diver

Dive course length: 60 days

Minimum Experience is requested:

PADI Divemaster minimum experience

Min. Experience: Advanced open water diver

Minimum divers age: 18

Dive course description: The PADI Divemaster Course with New Way Diving offers you the chance to leave your office life behind, and gain the ability to work around the world for the largest and most recognized certification agency in the world - PADI. This will allow you to work around the world to a depth leading people on dives, assisting with students in training, coordinating Dive Shop logistics, and even conducting some courses individually. We run the course over two months, with most people completing the course in around 6 weeks. During this time, other than completing up to 5 dives every day, we run each intern through more in depth diving theory, shallow water skill developments, Deep Diving and Navigation workshops, as well as have you assist with multiple students in training. Part of the beauty of joining New Way Diving for this course is that all this training takes place with our experienced Western Instructors in small groups to assure each candidate receives adequate attention and time to improve on their Divemaster ability. You will be assigned a mentor when you start, who's job is to be your main reference. However, due to the nature of our shop, and the fact that all our Instructors teach courses of every level, you will become involved with every instructor and Divemaster, and become more like a part of the New Way Diving Family.

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Included

Included:

  • 2 months of unlimited diving
  • All padi materials
  • Individually catered course for each dmt
  • Includes all equipment rentals




PADI specialties

PADI Deep Diver Specialty - 2D

Price: from 220 USD

Standard name: Deep diver

Dive course length: 2 days / about 4 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

PADI Deep Diver Specialty minimum experience

Min. Experience: Advanced open water diver

Minimum divers age: 15

Dive course description: The PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course can be taken by anyone holding the Advanced Open Water License and any level beyond and allows you to dive around the world to a depth of 40m. The PADI Deep Diver course is another extremely popular specialty scuba course. Why? With the Open Water Course you get certified to dive to a depth of 18m, while the Advanced Course allows you to dive to 30m. Often there is a lot that can still be seen in the recreational depth limits, and so adding this extra 10m of depth is a huge benefit to exploring many of the dive sites around the world. It is also of benefit to anyone that has a Wreck Specialty, since it allows you to get further inside the wreck when penetrating. During this course you’ll learn the additional safety considerations involved with deep diving, simulate emergency decompression, and experience Nitrogen Narcosis stronger than ever before. Over the period of classroom sessions and 4 dives, you’ll; Learn about colour changes from depth Learn more about Nitrogen Narcosis Simulate Emergency Decompression If doing this course over a Monday, Wednesday or Friday, you can complete your 40m dives on our Sail Rock trip for an upgrade fee of 1,600 THB, making very little reason not to Dive the best dive site in the Gulf of Thailand. New Way Diving offer a maximum group size of 4 students to 1 of our experienced instructors, assuring that each student receives ample attention, allowing them to qualify as a more than competent diver

 Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

Included

Included:

  • Padi deep diving license - dive to 40m worldwide
  • Padi online manual & plastic certification card
  • 4 dives focused on deep diving considerations
  • A 40m dive with simulated decompression

PADI Enriched Air Nitrox - 2D

Price: from 168 USD

Standard name: Enriched air diver

Dive course length: 2 days / about 2 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

PADI Enriched Air Nitrox minimum experience

Min. Experience: No previous education required

Minimum divers age: 15

Dive course description: The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Course can now be taken as part of the Open Water Diver Course, and any level beyond. This recent change was introduced after the numerous safety advantages of diving with Nitrox were realized. The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because Scuba Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver. During this course you’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional scuba dives, you’ll; Discuss Oxygen Exposure Analyze Cylinder O2 Contents Learn how to pair your Dive Computer New Way Diving are the only Dive Shop on Koh Tao that visit Sail Rock 3 times per week, which is the best dive site in the entire Gulf of Thailand. For 1,600 THB you can upgrade your course and use your 2 free nitrox dives to make the best of this incredible dive site. New Way Diving offer a maximum group size of 4 students to 1 of our experienced instructors, assuring that each student receives ample attention, allowing them to qualify as a more than competent diver while have great, safe fun! If smaller instruction is desired, please request on the email and we are happy to arrange!

 Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

Included

Included:

  • Padi eanx diving license - recognized worldwide
  • Includes all equipment rentals
  • 2 free nitrox dives for no additional charge
  • Padi online manual & plastic certification card

PADI Wreck Diver Specialty - 2D

Price: from 220 USD

Standard name: Wreck diver

Dive course length: 2 days / about 4 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

PADI Wreck Diver Specialty minimum experience

Min. Experience: Advanced open water diver

Minimum divers age: 15

Dive course description: The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course can be taken by anyone holding the Advanced Open Water License and any level beyond. This is mostly a result of the increased depths at which wreck diving can be done. For instance, if you dive at a wreck in 15 meters of water, and penetrate the wreck for 10 meters, essentially you will have reached a depth of 25 meters. The PADI Wreck Diver course is another extremely popular specialty scuba course. Why? Wrecks of all description provide an insight into some history. Imagine touring a museum, except underwater!! All wrecks have some history attached to them, whether a decommissioned WW2 Shipwreck sunk intentionally as an artificial reef, or a newly discovered missing submarine. Another reason is that the return to nature of these structures is incredible in itself. It is surreal to see something designed for such glorious purposes now being used as a reef system that becomes home to an abundance of marine life great and small. This in turn leads to the third reason wreck diving is so popular - the abundance of marine life found on them. With so many places for marine life to hide and reproduce, this creates amazing nurseries, which in turn brings in larger predators who are happy for the abundant feeding ground. During this course you’ll learn responsible techniques for diving and observing shipwrecks, as well as learning more about how to spot potential hazards, safe wreck penetration, and additional equipment considerations. Over the

 Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

Included

Included:

  • Padi wreck diving license - penetrate wrecks worldwide
  • Padi online manual & plastic certification card
  • A penetration dive with reel deployment
  • Includes all equipment rentals

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3 dives + box lunch (long distance)

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