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Try Diving Koh Tao

Try Diving on Koh Tao and find out what so many people are talking about! Every afternoon we offer non-divers the opportunity to experience scuba diving in the magnificent waters that surround Koh Tao island and discover if diving is something you want to continue…

New Way Diving’s Basic Diver Program Includes:

  • Half-day on the boat
  • Full equipment rentals
  • Experienced instructors and small groups
  • Briefing, shallow water skills & 1 Dive


The Basic Diver course by New Way Diving gives non-divers a chance to try scuba diving without having to commit to the Open Water Course. Your instructor will give you some basic scuba diving theory, teach you some basic diving skills and escort you on an underwater tour to a maximum depth of 12 meters.

If you like it you can do an additional dive on the same trip for only 1000 THB more.

If you love it (and most people do) you will receive credit from this experience that counts towards the first certification level – the Open Water Diver License.

The Schedule

The Try Diving experience usually takes place every afternoon, with the below schedule when possible:


Complete course paperwork and prepare your Scuba Diving Equipment. Basic Theory overview and orientation to the afternoon’s proceedings.


It’s time to head out diving! At a shallow site, your instructor will help you into your dive gear and show you how it works. We then enter the water and swim to the beach to complete some basic scuba diving skills in water deep enough to stand up in, followed by a dive to a maximum of 12m and for roughly 45minutes.

This is followed by roughly 1 hour on the boat enjoying complimentary Tea, Coffe, Water, fruit and biscuits while we change dive sites, and your instructor will check if you would like to complete a second dive of 45 minutes to a depth of 12.

WARNING – diving starts to get addictive now….since there are no skills to complete, and the first dive has already been done, most people are more relaxed and so notice more marine life and find themselves starting to really enjoy their newest sport..

What's Next

If you enjoyed your experience you can continue with the PADI or SSI Open Water Course which will then allow you to dive around the world to a depth of 18m.

Having done this experience dive you will receive a 10% discount from the Open Water Course Package of your choice.