About us

Our First Dive Shop

Our First Dive Shop

New Way Diving is a small, family type of shop where everyone shares a single passion – diving. This is reflected through the quality training that we provide and our offering the greatest range of dive sites found on Koh Tao.

Established in 1999 in a little Coconut Shack on Sairee Beach, New Way Diving has developed over 20 years as the island has grown, and our passion has ensued throughout.

Our 20 years of history have allowed us to create a shop that is diving and customer focused. This approach assures that all of our New Way Family retain their interest in Scuba Diving, which is then reflected in our great training programs, Divemaster Courses, and dive tours, all of which are offered in a maximum group size of 4, meaning lots of personal attention.

We also do all our training in the sea, in sheltered bays found near Koh Nangyuan, Aow Leuk, Mango Bay and other places that offer swimming pool-like conditions. We all agree this is much preferable to a swimming pool since you immediately start your adventures with tropical marine life!

New Way First Dive Boat

Our First Boat

In addition, our passion means that you really get to dive the best of the Gulf of Thailand. We are the only shop on Koh Tao that guarantee Sail Rock, as long as the weather permits, and you can complete your dive training there. We do not require a minimum number to run this trip since we don’t want to ruin your holiday – if you want to dive Sail Rock, then we offer you Sail Rock with no last minute cancellations unless weather prevents it.

We also offer Chumphon Pinnacle and Southwest Pinnacle for Sunset & Night Dives, and are the only shop to do so. On top of this, we work hard to vary the daily dive sites in order to make sure that every day you dive with us there’s something and somewhere new to discover.

What we offer

Want to know more? Contact us now and see how you can join our little diving family!