We’ve made our home on Koh Tao’s island paradise and we aim to keep it just that.
From our early days at New Heaven we’ve 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. Our fantastic instructors give daily lectures and take divers deeper into the ecology and characteristics of our reef.
At New Heaven, 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 with our customers’ availability. We do not hurry through skills during a course to meet a time 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 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.
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.
Specializing in relaxed diving with small groups, we offer all SSI an PADI dive courses from beginner to professional levels, and 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 look though our website to find out more…
We are dedicated to upholding responsible eco-tourism with marine conservation, safety, and quality being our main priorities. Through our coral reef conservation projects and coral reef check courses, we strive to promote sustainable business practices that will preserve this tropical island paradise so that 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, you 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 looking over the pristine Chalok Ban Kao bay.
Come discover why our customers choose this Koh Tao Dive School and come back year after year, because we are sure the people you meet here will keep you coming back as well.
In order to explore the hidden depths of the sea, we must become acutely aware of a process most of us don’t spare much thought to: our breathing. With my love of the ocean and Yoga it was a no-brainer for me to create a new course in Freediving and Yoga at New Heaven Dive School. Bringing two of my passions together and sharing them with other like-minded individuals has been a great success this past year.
Recently, NHRCP instructors Kait Harris and Pau Urgell traveled to the Maldives to work alongside the Island Livelihood Institute, educating local island communities on coral reef ecology and artificial reefs as a tool for restoration. During our stay, we learned a great deal about the restoration efforts happening on many of the islands, and were able to pass on some of our knowledge too.
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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