Fun Dives

PADI Discover Local Diving

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 interests at heart with our varied and exceptionally affordable fun diving. We’re never over crowded, have two custom fitted dive boats, which both offer up to 5 dives a day. We also make sure to keep the Koh Tao Dive 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
Fun dives Koh Tao

Our Schedules

New Way Diving is proud to have 2 Dive Boats that allows us a huge amount of flexibility and lets us do things differently. Every day our boats go out, and below you can see our schedules:

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

EVERYDAY – 2 Dives – 06:00 – 13:00 – 2,900 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 permitted, and now offer our divers FREE Nitrox (if certified) to get the most out of their trip. We have no minimum required numbers and if you want to go, we will go.

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

We enjoy breakfast on the way out to the site, and lunch on the return journey, and anyone wishing to do so can then join us for a two more dives that afternoon.

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

If you complete one of our Sail Rock trips you will receive a 20% discount from additional trips to Sail Rock and from Sunset Night Dive combos.

*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 – 2,600 THB (Including free Nitrox if certified).

This is a staff favourite, and New Way Diving are proud to be the only shop on Koh Tao that offer this amazing combination, which now includes FREE Nitrox, if certified, to make the most of this incredible combination. Dive the best local dive sites to Koh Tao at Sunset, and then Night!

We depart at 16:00 for Chumphon or Southwest Pinnacle. The journey takes 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 ready preparing for sleep, or else getting ready for night time hunting. Expect to see numerous feeding Trevally, Big Groupers, Barracudas and more.

We then enjoy a nice dinner on the boat and descend around 19:30 for our Night Dive. Expect to see a huge amount of predatory marine life, and for those more adventurous divers, venture off the dive site for some incredible Blackwater Diving.

Due to the nature of this dive and the potential maximum depth of the site, this is only available to Advanced Divers, 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 to make sure everyone can enjoy the dive site in relative darkness and solitude. As the only shop on Koh Tao that offer this trip it often fills up quickly.

*We also offer 10% off if they have their own equipment.

Daily Morning Dives – 05.45 – 10.30

Daily Late Dives – 10:30 – 15:00

Daily Afternoon Dives – 13:30 – 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 are the deeper of the day, with usually a trip to 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 10:30 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 late session 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 know you’re on holiday, and for many people you might not want to wake up at 5am everyday, and yet still want to visit fantastic locations. This trip offer lunch on board for 100 THB additional, although if you have a specific diet you are welcome to bring your own food.

Our final session departs the shop at 13:15 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 go night diving whenever people want to go night diving. 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. Keep an eye out on our Facebook Page for specials!

  • 1 Fun Dive – 1,500 THB.
  • 2+ Fun Dives – 1,000 THB each.
  • 6+ Fun Dives – 900 THB each.
  • 10+ Fun Dives – 800 THB each.
  • Nitrox rental – +350 THB each.
  • Night Dive – +200 THB (Torch Rental).

*Please note if you have your own equipment you will receive a 10% discount on all dives.

What’s Included & Pricing


  • 1 Fun Dive – 1,500 THB
  • ​2+ Fun Dives – 1,000 THB each
  • 6+ Fun Dives – 900 THB each
  • 10+ Fun Dives – 800 THB each
  • Nitrox rental – +350 THB each
  • Night Dive – +200 THB (Torch Rental)
  • Sail Rock 2 Dives – 2,900 THB
    (Including free Nitrox if certified)
  • Sunset & Night Dive – 2,600 THB

What’s Included

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

*Please note if you have your own equipment you will receive a 10% discount on all dives

Fun Dives underwater