PADI DISCOVER LOCAL DIVING
New Way is proud to be different. Find out more below...
We’re a diver’s dive shop at New Way Diving. We have your interests at heart with our varied and exceptionally affordable fun diving. We’re never over crowded, we dive sometime 5 times a day and you get to visit all of the best dive sites Koh Tao has to offer. When you dive with New Way Diving we’ve got your best interests at heart, that’s why we offer the following:
– Don’t want an overcrowded dive site?
Get to the morning dive sites first…
– Want the chance of going to the top 2 dive sites locally to Koh Tao?
We dive Chumpon Pinnacle or South West Pinnacle more than any other dive school.
– Want to dive longer?
We dive for up to one hour.
We will arrange for one of our trainees to finish the dive with you if you let us know.
– How big are the diving groups?
You will only ever dive with similarly qualified divers and always in groups of 4 or less (often less!)
– Want to dive to Sail Rock?
We’re the only company on the island that goes there religiously twice a week if conditions are good.
5.30a.m – 10.30a.m
We meet up at 5.30a.m at the dive shop and depart at 5.40a.m promptly. If you miss the taxi we will refund your dive trip or you can go in the afternoon or another morning. We’ll go to 2 dive sites with the first dive site usually being Chumpon Pinnacle or South West Pinnacle. These are a 35 minute journey from the island. The second dive is a dive site closer to the island. We usually get back to the pier at around 10.15a.m and then take our taxi back to the dive shop to complete log books. The trip includes snacks, fruits and refreshments to keep your energy levels up for the morning!
On Tuesdays and Fridays we go to Sail Rock.
11.40a.m – 5.30p.m
We meet up at 11.30a.m at the dive shop and depart at 11.40a.m promptly. If it is a Tuesday or Friday and we have gone to Sail Rock then we meet at 12.20p.m and depart at 12.30p.m. If you miss the taxi we will refund your dive trip or you can go the following day. We’ll go to 2 shallow dive sites close to the island. The afternoon dives are to training locations, however if you are fun diving we will do a drop off so you get to see more interesting fish and corals before finishing in the training area. The second dive is usually conducted at a different dive site which is not a training area. We will get back to the pier before 5.00p.m (6.00p.m on Sail Rock days) and then take our taxi back to the dive shop to complete log books. The trip includes snacks, fruits and refreshments to keep your energy levels up for the afternoon!
6.00p.m – 8.30p.m
We go out night diving every day apart from Tuesdays and Fridays. We meet at the dive shop for 5.50p.m and depart at 6p.m. We only do 1 dive at one of the local dive sites on the island. We will usually be back to the pier by 8p.m at the latest where our taxi will bring you back to the dive shop to fill in your log book. The trip includes snacks and refreshments to keep your energy levels up for the evening!
5.20a.m – 1.00p.m (Tuesdays & Fridays)
We meet up at 5.10a.m at the dive shop and depart at 5.20a.m promptly. If you miss the taxi you will not get a refund for your dive trip. This trip costs much more to run as Sail Rock is 2 hours away by boat. We usually get back to the pier at around 12.30p.m and then take our taxi back to the dive shop to complete log books. The trip includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, fruits and refreshments to keep your energy levels up for the morning!
Please note that we can only go to the best dive sites if weather conditions and visibility are good. It is not about numbers of students with us. If you are the only one and the weather is good, then you get the boat to yourself! If conditions mean we can’t go there then we go to the best dive site for the conditions. Remember sea conditions can affect where we dive, even though we are lucky on Koh Tao that we only get a few bad days of weather a year.
What's included & pricing
What you get:
4:1 maximum group size
Full Scuba Gear equipment rental (plus torch for night dive)
2 Dives or 1 night Dive
Snacks, Fruits & Refreshments
800 baht per dive
7000 baht for a ten dive package
2600 baht for Sail Rock Trips
1200 baht for Night Dives
No Deposit Required, pay on arrival.
To book contact us at, firstname.lastname@example.org