New Way Diving
New Way Diving
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
New Way Diving Sairee Beach is a chilled place, where you can learn to dive with PADI or SSI from absolute first-timer to professional. We keep everything as relaxed as possible to make sure you make the most out of your diving holiday. As the only shop on the island that offers trips to Sail Rock every day, as well as having up to 5 different departures each day for 2 dives per trip, we are confident we have something to offer for everyone, whether certified or looking to learn! Our extremely varied schedule looks like so; 06:00 - 10:30 - Sail Rock (every day) - 2 dives, Breakfast, Lunch and Soft Drinks 06:00 - 10:00 - 2 x Local Dives 10:30 - 15:00 - 2 x Local Dives 13:00 - 17:30 - 2 x Local Dives 15:30 - 21:00 - Sunset & Night Dive trip (Mon, Thurs, Sat) - 2 Dives, Dinner, Soft Drinks and a beer for the return. Established for over 20 years we are also local experts in the area, so if any help is needed please feel free to contact us!
Koh Tao, Thailand
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Yovel M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I went for 3 fun dives and had the best time ever! The instructors were amazing and very caring ( especially shoham and constantin) will definitely come back again next time
Written 6 March 2024
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marcelo alejand... a
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
school, and I have also recommended people to do the course to other friends with New Way, while I was doing it! But after finishing the course, my experience was that I have been scammed! They charged me for the entire course, Around 300 USD at the time, and after finishing the course and completing the practical and theoretical tests, they never sent me the certification, and they have not passed the theoretical exams on the Padi website either! Today, years later, when I want to continue with the next level, advanced course, I contact them again to get what I had paid for and done with the school! and after talking on Instagram for almost a week, since it is difficult for them to really understand what my claim is, they tell me that they are no longer a Padi school and that they are SSI, that they are going to stop talking to me and that they are not interested what I am demanding of them. This is my experience with New Way Diving! Try not to take the course with this school! You will be scammed like I am! Disgusting and sadly!!!
Written 28 January 2024
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Draym
18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This shop is a bit odd, I'm not sure how the dive master/staff are managed. It seems more like experienced fun divers diving for free while taking a group with them than real underwater guide employed by the shop.

We did a trip to Sail Rock.
Our dive master had a camera+gopro and was always looking for nudies or others to take pictures of without consideration for us, our time and our experience. The only thing he shown us, was baracuda and big fishes that we already saw by ourselves. There is 3 events that made me really frustrated:
- the DM stopped to take a picture for many minutes and we were just waiting behind him, he took multiple picture with/without light, checking the size with his hand, snapping data like depth and time etc.. for at least 3/5 minutes we waited for him.
- then a few minutes after, we met another group, and our DM stop their DM to show her his picture, drawing stuff on his book for another min. You know the worst? he didn't even dare to show us the took in picture nor the picture itself!
- for the second dive, we stopped for safety stop, he gave us the red line, and went back to the reef checking for stuff while we were left there doing the safety stop without any diving computer. Yes we were in vision range, BUT that's the first time my DM leave us during a safety stop.

All this to say, that our DM was just here for his own fun dive or something. We paid for a service that we didn't receive.

Be aware that this shop ask you to wash and clean your equipment when you go back to the store. No staff for that, and i guess the DM are paid so little that they don't think it's their job. So don't be surprised if your equipment has issues, it was cleaned by non-professional.

Equipment: My regular had a small leak on the cable joint, and my BCD was missing the bottom air release line.
The boat was average, not too many place to rest but it was not crowded for my trip so it was ok.

really unhappy with the service during the trip. It simply feels your are going to dive with experienced divers that are here because they got a free trip + a few bucks.

2500bt was not worth the trip with this DM.
Written 26 May 2023
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昶羽 陳
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Joe, who served as the diving leader during my Koh Tao diving expedition, is unequivocally exceptional. In his role as my mentor, he skillfully led me into the mesmerizing depths of the underwater world. There is no question that I will revisit New Way diving in the coming days!

Additionally, Chalee, my dedicated snorkelling leader. He diligently ensured my safety and guided me to the delightful experience of swimming alongside sea turtles. Chalee truly revealed the most spectacular facets of KohTao snorkelling. I am immensely grateful for his assistance.

Love New Way Diving so much!
Written 23 May 2023
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Lieven
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
We booked 10 fun dives with New Way Diving.

Simon Darq was our dive master and that turned out to be a great experience.
Keep up the good work Simon !

New Way Diving: we will be back in the future.
Written 9 November 2022
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Borut B
Celje, Slovenia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
We were referred to New Way from Crystal Diving center as they did not do Sail Rock boats at this time. The atmosphere in the dive shop is great. Even tho at first we only wanted to do Sail Rock we later decided on Nitrox (me and wife) and Advanced course (just me). Shout out to Patrick S. who was our dive instructor. We felt safe and well taken care of throught the dives and I got some great advice while doing my advanced couse. Price/performance wise they might be the best on the island (we looked around and did some dives with another shop aswell).
The owner of the shop P'Pan is super friendly and always smiling. She even cooks all the food for the Sail Rock trips (it was delicious!).
We were PADI certified for OWD, but atleast at the time of writing this review, SSI had a much better app and the course material was great and really understandable with in-app reviews. So if you are PADI dont be afraid to switch to SSI.

Overall I would recommend New Way Diving especially if you want to avoid feeling like just a number in another dive shop.
Written 24 September 2022
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Philip P
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I was diving with Pookka almost 20 dives and every single one was a pleasure! Had a lot of fun, saw many amazing things and she made delicious coffee for every dive :) Pookka really cares about her customers and tries to make the dive special. We also did a cleanup dive which I really enjoyed. Overall an amazing experiencing diving with her.

Also the staff at the diveshop and the boat were very friendly and nice and the atmosphere on the boat was always super good!

I will definitley come back and dive more! :)
Written 22 August 2022
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Kritiker
Düsseldorf, Germany84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Had such a great time with new wave! Got the opportunity to visit 2 of the best dive sites around koh tao (chumphon Pinnacle and sail rock..). Gong my instructor made me feel at all times absolute secure and comfortable. His knowledge and passion about diving are enormous. Big thanks again for the possibility to dive and learn from you! Can only recommend new wave,
Helpful, reasonable prices and extraordinary Crew!

Will be back to dive there again!
All the best!
Written 19 July 2022
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Martín M
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
Even if the weather conditions were not the best, under the water we found a good visibility. I made a couple of dives. Our instructor was Pooka. She was very professional and funny explaining the dive sites and creating a nice atmosphere between all divers we were. If you come to Koh tao, don't hesitate to book with them and choose if you can, Pooka to dive with you. You will have for sure a great time.
Hope to see you soon again .
Khop Khun krap
Written 12 July 2022
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Patrice C
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
So unsafe! Inexperienced dive masters. Poor equipment in need of service. One of the worst diving experiences of my life.
Written 5 May 2022
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