Koh Tao Island certainly brings some great characters to its shores. Over the years at New Heaven Dive School we have always been lucky in this as we have been graced to meet some of the best and this article is dedicated to one of them, Nicholas Wittering.
Nick has been working as the main New Heaven divemaster for over a year now, but his story with us goes back much further.Nick was 12 years old on his first visit to Koh tao and made his first Discover Scuba dive with me (long time ago).
Of course he came back for more, and before he was 18 he had completed the Full PADI Divemaster course. With his passion for life and love of the aquatic world it was easy for us to take Nick on as a professional diver. His skill and knowledge of leading people underwater was amazing for someone of his age and experience. Nick had learned well from some fantastic instructors,and he was sure to be a great divemaster.
Apart from leading our divers on real Fun Dives, Nick often joined with the Marine Conservation team, being a valued team leader on many occasions. With great enthusiasm and love, Nick spent all his days on Koh Tao with a smile on his face, and a step in walk, he will be missed by all here at the dive school and, i think i can say, Koh Tao in general.
I think his time on the island was summed up when he won the Mr. Koh Tao award at the last Annual Save Koh Tao Festival, and a memorable leaving BBQ where the night was spent eating, dancing and enjoy life to the right limits.
Nick goes on to continue his education in Canada, we all wish him all the best and look forward to his next visit to Koh Tao.
Love and best wishes to you Nick, from all of us at New Heaven.