PADI Discover Scuba Diving

discover-scubaSpend an afternoon trying Scuba Diving and discover if diving is something you want to continue...



New Way Diving’s PADI Discover Scuba Diving program includes

Single day introduction to scuba diving

  • Includes all equipment rental
  • Experienced instructors and very small groups
  • Briefing, shallow water skills & a dive of roughly 45 mins
  • Option to make additional dives to 12M
  • Can be credited to a PADI Open Water certification



The PADI Discover Scuba Diving course (DSD)Diver-Buddy-Check with New Way Diving gives beginners a chance to try scuba diving without having to commit to the Open Water Course. Your instructor will show you some basic skills and take you on an underwater tour up to 12 meters.

If you like it you can do an additional dive on the same trip for only 700 THB more, if you love it (and we know you will) you can carry on to the PADI open water course.

The Schedule

The New Way Discover Scuba Diving experience takes place over an afternoon, with the below schedule when possible;



10:30 a.m – 11.15 a.m


You’ll get some paperwork done and complete a medical form, before getting sized up for with your Scuba Diving Equipment. Afterwards your instructor will take you through some very basic theory about what to do and what not to do under the water.

There will be a quick quiz at the end (which is very easy) and then you’ll be ready to head out on our boat. Make sure you have a big breakfast, or early lunch since diving burns lots of calories, and on the boat we only provide cookies, fruit, water, Tea and Coffee!

11.45a.m – 5.30p.m


It’s time to head out diving! We’ll take you to the most suitable shallow & calm dive site depending on the conditions that day. You’ll be helped into your gear by your instructor, given an overview of how it all works, enter the water and swim to the beach. Once there we shall complete some basic scuba diving skills in water deep enough to stand up in. Once completed we shall progress into a dive, gradually making our way deeper under the direct supervision of your instructor. This gives most people around 45 minutes enjoying Koh Tao's Marine Life.


After a small break we’ll usually change dive sites for your optional second dive of again around 45 minutes, and a maximum depth of 12m. Since you have already completed the skills and a prior dive, most people find that they have a lot more control over the dive, and as a result notice much more diversity in the marine life around you. It's at this point that many people start falling in love with the underwater world and the weightless freedom that diving offers.

Please note that we can only go to the best dive sites if weather conditions permit. We do not set a minimum number of people to reach certain dive sites, since we believe in providing people with the very best experience possible while they are with us. If you are the only one and the weather is good, then you get the boat to yourself! 

What's Next

If you loved the day and the experience you can count this experience towards the full PADI Open Water Course, with full credit applied, which will then allow you to dive around the world to a depth of 18m. To do this you ONLY pay the remaining amount between the cost of our PADI Open Water course and the money you already paid for your PADI Discover Scuba Diving course.






Dorm Rooms

Koh Tao has a number of lovely dorms of varying budgets. When completing the Courses with us the dorms we use are listed here.

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Mid-Range Rooms

If a dorm is not what you're looking for, but you don't want accommodation that will detract from your diving budget, then look no more... 

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Beach Huts and Luxury Villas

Time to splurge - it's holiday time! Accommodation and villa options from 3,000 THB per night and upwards.

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