New Heaven is a Koh Tao dive school with a difference. New Heaven is a family owned business, established on Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand in 1995. We were one of the first dive schools on the island, yet remain one of smallest.
New Heaven Dive School specialises in relaxed diving with small groups. We offer all SSI an PADI dive courses from beginner to professional levels, with no more than 4 people per group.
Our professional staff is able to provide a unique and personalized diving experience. So if you are looking to learn scuba diving, or would just like to join us for some fun in the sea, contact us or explore the New Heaven Dive School website to find out more.
An oasis in the middle of the sea…
We at New Heaven Dive School are dedicated to upholding responsible eco-tourism with marine conservation, safety, and quality. With our coral reef conservation projects, New Heaven Reef Conservation Program and Conservation Diver Courses, we strive to promote sustainable business practices that will preserve this tropical island paradise so it may be enjoyed for generations to come. We welcome you to New Heaven Dive School Koh Tao.
When you come to our dive school you are not only one of our valued customers, but you also become a part of the New Heaven family. We are able to offer you a more holistic holiday experience with our Yoga and Ayurvedic health classes taught overlooking the pristine Chalok Ban Kao bay.
Discover why our customers choose New Heaven Dive School and keep coming back year after year.
We made our home on Koh Tao’s island paradise and we aim to keep it like that.
From our early days at New Heaven Dive School we always put the ocean first. Our staff members are known around the island as the ones to call if there’s an injured turtle or an abandoned net. We care about our home and we hope to share this compassion with each of our students as well. We certify divers not just so they can enjoy the beautiful coral and marine life Koh Tao has to offer, but so they can be part of a global protection effort: the conservation of our oceans. This environmentally conscious mindset applies above the surface too. At our sister restaurant, Koppee, we have eliminated plastic and use silverware and stainless steel straws. We encourage our students to use reusable water bottles and say “no” to plastic bags.
For our visitors that resonate with our environmentally conscious practices and want to get more involved in our marine ecosystem, New Heaven Dive School is home to a well developed marine conservation program, New Heaven Reef Conservation Program offering certifications through Conservation Diver. Our fantastic instructors give daily lectures and take divers deeper into the ecology and characteristics of our reef.
At New Heaven Dive School we run on island time.
Who wants to be rushed during their tropical island vacation? We have no preset schedule so every day differs slightly to accommodate our customers’ needs. We do not hurry through skills during a course to meet a deadline. We want to enable both our instructors and our students to take their time to ensure both a safe and enjoyable diving and training experience.
Our small group sizes both in classes and fun dives enable our instructors to address our students’ needs individually. All of our instructors and dive masters are very familiar with Koh Tao’s reefs and marine ecosystem and have been trained in conservation diving. By sharing how much we care about our marine environment with our customers, we hope to pass on this passion and respect to everyone who comes to the school as well.
Koh Tao is known for its high level of scuba training and New Heaven is no exception, with our small group sizes and experienced instructors with multiple languages we cater for all levels of divers, whether taking your first diving course – and becoming an Open Water Diver, or more experienced divers wishing to fundive to see the amazing underwater world we have here. Being a dive school with a focus on marine conservation our divemasters are highly knowledgeable about the coral reef and marine life that Koh Tao has to offer.
Yoga classes are held daily on the decking above the dive shop looking out on the beautiful waters of Chalok Baan Kao Bay. For those who have a little longer or want to focus on the more on the yoga, we hold monthly yoga retreats at our Baan Talay Resort which last for 5 days and focus, amongst many things, on developing your own individual practice and AYP techniques.
In celebration of Earth Day, dive schools around the island came together to do a full day, in and out of water island clean up!
For centuries, people have been fascinated with the idea of being able to “breathe” underwater. Though humans dipped under the surface thousands of years ago to collect food from the ocean, over time the potential for underwater exploration, military use, and construction became obvious, and people looked for ways to stay under longer and to go deeper. There are records dating back to the 4th Century BC of Aristotle and Alexander the Great creating simple devices that let them take a few breaths under water.
As whale shark sightings become more common on Koh Tao, more and more people come to our little island in hopes of seeing these gentle giants. But how much do we really know about whale sharks?
We’re welcoming divers at New Heaven as the low season comes to an end. The sun is out and our sandy shores invite travelers from all around the world who are looking for a dose of tropical this winter.
We spend our lives in the water and we aim to give you a once in a lifetime experience with New Heaven Dive School.
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Phone: +66 (0)77 457045 or + 66 (0)91 8324800
48 Moo 3 Chalok Baan Kao
Koh Tao, Surat Thani
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