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New Heaven Dive School

#54 of 103 Tours in Koh Tao
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48 M.3, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Innovative & exciting conservation

I spent two weeks as an Intern part of the conservation program at New Heaven. It was such a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Darragh C
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Amazing <3

I had never tried diving before, and was a bit (very) fearful going into it. I did the open water... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Josefina E
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An oasis in the middle of the sea…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…
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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48 M.3, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I spent two weeks as an Intern part of the conservation program at New Heaven. It was such a surprising joy and learning experience. All the team is extremely friendly and I really couldn't reccomend it more to anyone who has an interest in giving...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had never tried diving before, and was a bit (very) fearful going into it. I did the open water course and the super qualified and patient trainer + two helpers were so amazing and really calmed my nerves. I ended up enjoying the dives...More

Thank Josefina E
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newheavendiveschool, Manager at New Heaven Dive School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are so happy and proud of you for challenging your fears and doing the course. Seing how you relaxed over the days was very rewarding for me. And that you on your last day of Open Water got to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a fantastic time with New Heaven’s conservation team. They were friendly, informative, and professional. I’m so pleased I got to learn a bit about marine biology and it felt immensely satisfying to help out in the conservation projects such as the EMP, and...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

I honestly cant say a bad word about New Heaven, or even a mediocre word for that matter. The owner/boss and staff were welcoming, friendly, approachable, helpful, and attentive, even before you sign up for any diving or programs. I am a big fan of...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

we enjoyed 8 dives over 4 days with New Heaven, Joel was our awesome dive leader! Very relaxed atmosphere, would consider staying at the accommodation on the beach next time.

Thank Karen A
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The New Heave Reef Conservation Program is an excellent way to get real experience in field based marine conservation. The staff are very pleasant, and the entire team builds a family and welcomes you in as a new family member, no matter how long you...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We stayed two weeks at new heaven. If you wanna take a room there ask for Seaview bungalow 4 (it's the closest to the sea and you will wake up with the sound of the ocean every morning). Fun diving with new heaven was great....More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This review includes the Marine Conservation project as well as staff and equipment at the New Heaven Dive School. February 2018. To give elements of my feedback some context, I will provide some information about myself: I am a 48 year old professional working in...More

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cmscott187, Manager at New Heaven Dive School, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Hello, I am the manager of the Reef Conservation Program. Unfortunately I was not there at the same time as you, as I am back in the States for a while. However, I am glad to hear that, for the most part, my staff and...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I spent the entirety of January 2018 with New Heaven Dive School, getting my SSI Open Water and SSI Advanced Adventurer certifications, then volunteering with their reef conservation program. You just fall in love with the place. Everyone there is so kind and passionate, and...More

Thank Jessica E
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newheavendiveschool, Guest Relations Manager at New Heaven Dive School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for joining us, your love for the ocean, and your help in protecting our reefs. We hope to see you back here for more diving and conservation work. Perhaps next visit you can join the Free diving course :) It was a pleasure...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Went there with limited diving experience, the instructors were organized and ready to get started first day. Instructors were patient, careful, and great in sharing knowledge about diving, the region, and the best places to eat. We would highly recommend this group and instructors, really...More

Thank Yeon Jung J
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newheavendiveschool, Guest Relations Manager at New Heaven Dive School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Hi, Thank you very much for joining us for your Open Water! We hope we'll get the chance to welcome you back in the future. Happy diving!

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Brandon R
19 February 2018|
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Response from newheavendiveschool | Property representative |
Hi, the turtles are normally fed around 10.30am, but sometimes the feeding time might need to be changed depending on our conservation teams schedule. You're welcome to come and see them any time during the day. Best regards
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XeViLop
9 August 2017|
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Response from newheavendiveschool | Property representative |
Hello , we prefer to certify with SSI , but we can also certify with PADI, although the cost is 1000 baht more. If you are not clear about the similarities and the differences between these two agencies we would be happy to... More
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