Once you’ve taken your PADI Open Water Diver Course, your SCUBA Diving license lasts for life. However, unlike those fortunate enough to be working here at New Way Diving, most people don’t dive regularly!
The PADI Reactivate Program is designed to help ease people back into the water if they’ve been away from diving for a while and includes two dives during one day.
This refresher course recommended for anyone that has not been diving for a period of one year or more. In the afternoon session, you will revise some theory and review some basic diving skills in shallow water before progressing into a dive.
We offer a maximum group size of four students to one of our experienced divemasters, assuring that each student receives ample attention, allowing them to qualify as a more than competent diver while having great, safe fun!
If instruction within a smaller group is desired, please send us a request by messaging us and we are happy to arrange!
The Refresher Course is designed to be flexible, and we offer it as such. However, in our 20+ years of experience, we have found the below to be the most suitable, and how we usually run it…
||10:00 – 10:30
||Complete paperwork & review core information with Divemaster
||11:45 – 17:00
||Shallow Water Skills Review & 2 dives
This “review” session is designed for people to gain confidence and feel totally comfortable before they get back into the ocean. Once this refresher course is completed, you may decide to start one of our many courses, such as the Advanced Open Water Course, or try a speciality, such as Enriched Air Nitrox.
Otherwise, you can continue fun diving with us as and enjoying the multitude of beautiful Koh Tao Dive Sites that we are happy to dive daily!
New Way Diving
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Why we chose New Way Diving
With both Western and Thai owners, New Way Diving has been established for over 20 years on the island of Koh Tao offering the best service possible. With highly-experienced and qualified instructors (English-speaking) they are able to ensure that each beginner diver feels confident and safe in the water. From day one you will be in good hands and will feel guided and nurtured every step of the way, whether you’re a beginner diver or training to be a Dive Master… See over 1,000 5-star Trip Advisor Reviews for more details!
What is unique about New Way Diving?
Small Groups – Unlike some of the larger dive schools, New Way prefer a small and friendly approach. There is a maximum group size of 4 students to 1 instructor, which assures that each student receives the necessary attention.
Environmentally Active – New Way Diving are extremely active in making the island of Koh Tao a better place for creatures great and small. They host regular beach and reef clean-ups which you can get involved with while you’re there!
No Swimming Pool Learning – All of the training at New Way takes place in the sea in calm, warm shallow waters to begin with. Why spend hours in a swimming pool watching hairs and plasters float past in order to then go diving in the sea? Instead, you can start immediately in the ocean and watch the beautiful marine life from your first breath underwater!
More Dives – Because of the ‘straight to sea’ policy, New Way students leave Koh Tao with more dives than normal since there is a short diving tour after each skill segment is complete, meaning that you will finish having completed up to six dives instead of the usual four. This gives you more chance to explore the amazing dive sites around Koh Tao.
Sail Rock! – Unlike other dive schools, New Way dive at Sail Rock, the best dive site in the Gulf of Thailand EVERY DAY. This is now a standard part of every Open Water Course, weather permitting!