Call us bias, but we think Koh Tao is the best place to go scuba diving in Thailand. Carabao Diving Resort is right on the Chalok Bay beach, so we can even brag about this underwater wonderland being our backyard.

We are also proud participants of SSI's Deep Blue Mission. Click here to read more about it. 

Become Scuba Certified

We offer divers a range of courses, from entry level all the way through to instructor training. Our goal is to help you to become a safe and proficient scuba diver, while making sure you have fun!

Snorkel & Fun Dive

If you don't want to include course-work in your Thai vacation, then just join us for some fun diver or for snorkeling. Koh Tao is more beautiful under water than above; you just have to see it!

Stay at Carabao Resort

Decide what underwater adventure you want at our beach-side resort and restaurant in Chalok Bar. With good food, good prices and good energies, you'll feel like you're in paradise.

What’s up in Koh Tao?


Whale Sharks Seen


Grains of sand on Chalok Bay beach


Avg Water Temperature (C)


Koh Tao has over 80 dive centers, and all of them are excited to instruct you in scuba diving. Carabao is a 5-star, SSI Dive Center with instructors from Italy, Spain, Germany, France and Chile. We aim to provide a relaxed and fun learning environment so that you enjoy learning without feeling pressured. Class sizes are small so our experienced instructors can pay personal attention to every diver. 

Carabao Dive Resort we has 3 full equipped diving boats, making regular morning trip, afternoon trip and night trips to over 25 dive sites! Courses run year-round.


The first step in your scuba diving education is the open water course. Learn the equipment and the procedures you need to know to scuba dive anywhere in the world! We offer flexible class schedules.


Improve your diving and experience more with an advanced adventurer certification. A deep dive certifies you down to 30 meters. You'll also be certified to scuba dive at shipwreck site and at night after this course!


This first aid course takes one day to complete and is a prerequisite for the Stress & Rescue course. With this course you will learn to remain calm and act effectively in front of problems.


Learn how to in front of a panic diver on the surface, find a lost diver, bring an unconscious diver to the surface and administer oxygen or even more simply, and tow a tired diver on the surface.


Becoming a Divemaster or a Dive Instructor is your opportunity to travel the world, meet incredible people and dive in exotic places.  With our SSI Divermaster program and Instructor Training Course you can have your dream job!    At Carabao Diving Resort, we have the best and most complete programs, so you can become a diving professional.

Divemaster Program

Are you 18 years old? Are you certified in stress and rescue? Do you have 40 dives logged? You could be a divemaster trainee right now in beautiful Koh Tao! Morning rush hour here is much different than it is where you are.

Instructor Course

Carabao Instructor Training Resort guarantees success for all instructor course candidates After the 15-day course finishes, you will be able to team teach with the instructors here to gain experience and certifications.

Why to Dive, Stay and Eat with Carabao

We are located in the south of Koh Tao, with a beautiful sunset and stunning view from Chalok Bay. The Resort provides a relaxed place to sleep, bike rentals, kayaks, laundry service, ferry and bus tickets, a restaurant and--of course--scuba diving! Our resume aside, Carabao celebrates a relaxed atmosphere with great people always at hand. So many of our guests and students return season after season to revisit "the chill" in Chalok Bay. There really is no place like it in the world.



  •   Me and my girlfriend just finished open water course. It was perfect! First of all our instructor Xavier Martineau was super patience, relexed, did everything with good atmosphere and was very responsible for our safety made us feel safe and satisfied the whole time. The...More

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  •   Xavier is the type of instructer and teacher you dream of having your whole life. He is knowledgeable, humorous helpful, strict and firm when needed .... and simply put - he makes you feel totally safe and in control. What more can you want when...More

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  •   We stayed quiet a long time at Carabao about 2 weeks, and it was wonderful ! We did our diving courses with Xavier and Sergio who were amazing to us, teach you well, take care of you and funny and lovely people ! The diving...More

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  •   I decided to stay at the dorm in Carabao so I cannot say anything abkut the private rooms.
    The room was clean and the bathroom as well. Enough space for 16 people and each bed has an own locker (got to bring own lock). You are provided with one towel which is only supposed to be used at the bathroom and not at the pool.
    During the day only fans are running and when it becomes night they turn on the air condition. The room is not getting too cold. The pool is not rather big and sometimes could be occupied by divers.
    The diving is great, when it is low tide you may have to walk a bit along the beach.
    The dive guides are very good trained and remind you off all the simple things you may forget.
    They go to different dive spots and share a schedule at the reception.
    Staff in general is very friendly and welcoming.

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  •   Out of all the different diving experiences I’ve had this one was the most memorable. The crew is unbelievable there are so many people from all walks of life who just want you to experience the ocean world safely and to its fullest. The instructors...More

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  •   From open water to Divemaster course!! Great experience!! 3 Boats, a beautiful swimming pool, all the dive equipment is new. I feel really safe and comfortable every time we went diving! They have Cheap accommodation if you dive in Carabao. Chris and Matteo are always...More

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  •   I stayed here because I wanted to get my diving licence. The resort is great, but the restaurant quite expensive. My diving experience was awesome. Xavier was the best dive master we could possibly wish for. Marjorie was joing as his dive instructor student, and...More

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  •   What an incredible experience. At first we were both quite nervous to learn diving; however, Xavier ensured that we were confident. We surely appreciate his patience and we would definitely recommend Carabou diving to anyone - especially with him! If you’re visiting Koh Tao, don’t...More

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  •   Been in Carabao hotel for 4 days. We been received very well. We arrived to the island and the driver was there to take us to the hotel, instead of getting a taxi and pay around 100 bath. A very nice clean room, very comfortable...More

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  •   I spent 2 weeks at Carabao Diving Resort in one of their private rooms. I got my Advanced Adventure certification and went on several fun dives. Carabao is a great place to land for a little while. The DMT program mean there are always a...More

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Contact Us with Questions, Wishes and Dreams

We are here to answer your questions about scuba diving, getting to Koh Tao and how to enjoy your time here. Even if you decide not to stay or dive with us, we still want to make sure you have all the information you need to fall in love with the island like we have.