Fun Dives

Certified Diving on Koh Tao

New Way is proud to be different since we feel this offers all of our customers a better experience. Find out more below…

We’re a diver’s dive shop at New Way Diving, and we have your best interests at heart with our varied and exceptionally affordable fun diving.

We’re never over crowded, have two custom fitted dive boats, and offer up to 5 dive trips per day.

We also make sure to keep the Koh Tao Diving Sites as varied as possible, meaning you get to visit all of the best dive sites Koh Tao has to offer, rather than constantly visiting the same ones.

Some of what we consider our key benefits are as follows;

  • Dive in Peace – We get our customers to Koh Tao’s Dive morning dive sites first.
  • Dive Longer – New Way Dive up to 1 hour and have 15 liter tanks available if needed
  • Dive Later – You’re on holiday! We have 1 boat that departs at 10:30 everyday for 2 dives
  • Dive the best – With two boats we go more places and guarantee Sail Rock EVERY DAY.
  • In House Nitrox – we are one of the few places on the island offering Nitrox for those extra long dives and added safety
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Our Diving Schedules

New Way Diving is delighted to have 2 Dive Boats since it allows us a huge amount of flexibility and lets us do things differently to everyone else.

Every day our boats go out, and below you can see our schedules:

Early Bird Dives – 05:45 – 10:00

Lazy Dives – 10:30 – 15:00

Daily Afternoon Dives – 13:00 – 17:30

Night Dives on Request – 18:30 – 20:00

Each morning we depart at 05:45 from the shop and head out for two dives.

Our morning dives is usually the deeper diving of the day, usually with some dives at either Chumphon Pinnacles, Southwest Pinnacle, Shark Island, the HTMS Sattakut Wreck, Hin Wong Pinnacle, Green Rock and similar.

We usually return to the shop around 10:00 allowing for either an early lunch before our afternoon trip, or else leaving you to enjoy the rest of your day on Koh Tao.

Our Lazy Boat departs at 10:30 and likewise usually heads to some of the more interesting dive sites around the island, including Chumphon Pinnacle, Southwest Pinnacle, Shark Island etc.

We

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know you’re on holiday, and many people still want to visit fantastic locations but also have the option to wake a little later than usual. It’s also very popular with diving families since it is possible to drop the kids at daycare, complete 2 dives, and collect them from the school at 4pm.

Our final session departs the shop at 13:00 for two dives.

These dives are generally at the shallower dive sites around Koh Tao, such as Japanese Gardens, Aow Leuk, and Mango Bay.

Depending on your experience we often offer certified divers the opportunity for a drop-off dive, so that you have a longer one way dive into where the boat is moored.

We also go night diving whenever people want to go night diving.

For this we depart the shop at around 18:30 depending on the time of year, and head to one of the many dive sites around Koh Tao.

On top of all this, keep an eye out on our Facebook Page for specials!

  • 2+ Fun Dives – 1,000 THB each.
  • 4+ Fun Dives – 10% Discount
  • 10+ Fun Dives – 20% Discount
  • Night Dive – +200 THB (Torch Rental)
  • Nitrox rental – +350 THB each.
  • Single Dive Premium +500 (if only completing 1 dive on a trip)

*Please note dive prices are based on 2 dives per trip
**If you have your own diving equipment you will receive a 10% discount on all dives

Sail Rock – the Best Dive in the Gulf of Thailand.

EVERYDAY – 2 Dives – 06:00 – 13:00 – 2,600 THB (Including free Nitrox if certified).

Join us and discover the best dive site in the Gulf of Thailand.

We are the only school on Koh Tao that GUARANTEE going to Sail Rock EVERY DAY of the week, weather permitting.

We also offer our divers FREE NITROX if Nitrox Certified to get the most out of their trip. We have no minimum required numbers, so if you want to go, we will go.

We depart at 06:00 and journey 1.5 to 2 hours to reach Sail Rock. Once there, we complete 2 dives where you can expect to see schooling Big Eyed Trevally (in the hundreds of thousands), numerous Barracuda, Giant Groupers and perhaps the elusive Whale Shark.

We enjoy breakfast on the way out to the site with lunch enjoyed on the return journey, with an arrival to Koh Tao pier of 1pm.

From then on you can easily take the Lomprayah Catamaran or other ferry at 14:45 or 15:00, or else join us for a two more dives that afternoon.

Breakfast, Lunch and Soft Drinks and provided on all these trips.

*If part of a 4+ Dive Package price will be reduced by 10%
**If part of a 10+ Dive Package price will be reduced by 20%
***Please note if you have your own equipment you will receive a 10% discount on all dives.

Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday – 2 Dives – 16:00 – 21:00 – 2,200 THB (Including free Nitrox if certified).

This is a staff favourite, and New Way Diving are happy to be the only shop on Koh Tao that offer this amazing combination.

We also provide FREE Nitrox for Nitrox Divers to further enjoy this incredible combination of 2 dives at the best local dive sites in Koh Tao!

We depart at 16:00 for Chumphon Pinnacle or Southwest Pinnacle with a journey time of around 45 minutes.

Once there, we complete our first dive, the sunset dive. This is usually an incredible dive since the marine life that makes this site so amazing all moves in towards the Pinnacle in preparation for sleep, or else getting ready for night time hunting.

Expect to see numerous feeding Trevally, Big Groupers, Barracudas and more.

After the first dive we enjoy a nice dinner on the boat and descend around 19:30 for our Night Dive.

During this dive you will witness a huge amount of predatory, hunting marine life. For those a little more adventurous, your Divemaster may offer your the chance to venture off the dive site for some unusual Blackwater Diving.

Due to the nature of this dive and the potential maximum depth of the site, this is only available to Advanced Divers and beyond,  or those completing their Advanced Diving Course with us.

We also advise booking this in advance since we limit the number of divers to 25 and do not exceed this.

This number took a lot of trial and error to get to, but we found that it allows everyone to enjoy the dive site in relative darkness and solitude.

As the only shop on Koh Tao that offer this diving trip it often fills up quickly.

*If part of a 4+ Dive Package price will be reduced by 10%
**If part of a 10% Dive Package price will be reduced by 20%
***Please note if you have your own equipment you will receive a 10% discount on all dives.

What’s Included & Pricing

PRICE

  • ​2+ Local Dives – 1,000 THB each
  • Sail Rock 2 Dives – 2,600 THB (Including free Nitrox if certified)
  • Sunset & Night Dive – 2,200 THB (Including free Nitrox if certified)
  • 4+ Fun Dives – 10% Discount
  • 10+ Fun Dives – 20% Discount
  • Night Dive – +200 THB (Torch Rental)
  • Nitrox rental – +350 THB each
  • Single Dive Premium +500 (if only completing 1 dive on a trip)

*Please note dive prices are based on 2 dives per trip

What’s Included

  • Full Equipment Rental
  • Local Guide
  • 4:1 Diver to Guide Ratio
  • Free Insurance
  • Tea, Coffee, Water, Biscuits and Fruit

*If you have your own diving equipment you will receive a 10% discount on all dives

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