Founded in 1995, New Heaven Dive School is a small family run business on Koh Tao that promotes responsible ecotourism with a personalised dive adventure.New Heaven Dive School Koh Tao is SSI affiliated and offers courses from Open Water through to professional dive guide training. The classes are limited to four people per group, and courses are taught in English and Thai, however other languages are available upon request. All dive training and fun dives are from one of their two private boats. New Heaven offers a more relaxed dive experience with one trip per day leaving mid-morning. This late departure ensures less crowding at dive sites and a more enjoyable experience as divers venture to two different locations. In addition to scuba, RAID Freediving courses are also on offer. The level 1, 2 and 3 courses, as well as the instructor courses, are combined with yoga training to enhance breathing and awareness techniques.
New Heaven Koh Tao is widely known for its research-based conservation and preservation efforts and training. If you are an advanced diver, you can join one of their training courses with their resident marine biologist to learn about coral taxonomy, sharks, coral restoration, and so much more. These courses can take between one day and four weeks or internships of up to three months. All courses over one week include certifications through ‘Conservation Diver’. However, no matter which course is taken, New Heaven Dive School’s teaching approach is always ecological aware and preservation focused.
New Heaven Freediving Level 1, 2 and 3 courses, as well as the instructor courses, are combined with yoga training to enhance breathing and awareness techniques.