I specifically went to Koh Tao to do my Open Water Course and decided to use New Way after a friend recommended them to me. I wasn't disappointed at all! The team was both professional and fun which made the experience feel both safe and exciting. I expected the 4 days of training to feel like hard work, but our instructor (Joel) was such a good teacher that each member of my group aced the test without having to study at all in our free time. I went there initially to get a recreational diving licence, but my experience at New Way was so positive that I'm planning on doing my Advanced Course soon, and maybe even my Master Diver's course thereafter. I would have done it there and then if I'd had the time.
To finish off, feel free to request Joel if you go to New Way, he's a very easy-going guy that'll make you feel confident in your own abilities from the start. And don't be shy about emailing New Way to book a spot before going to Koh Tao. They were very patient with all of the questions I emailed them before arriving, and arranged both a pick up and drop off from the pier.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.