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GREATEST DIVING EXPERIENCE IN KOH TAO

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?

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BEST PLACE TO GET SCUBA CERTIFIED IN THE WORLD

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.

OPEN WATER

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.

ADVANCED

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!

REACT RIGHT 

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.

STRESS & RESCUE

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.

CHANGE YOUR LIFE, BECOME A DIVE PRO!

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.

 

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  •   Just certified as an Open Water diver with Xavier and it was amazing. Felt confident to dive in the sea after the theorie and confined water training. Thanks to the whole team!

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    6/18/2019
  •   Whilst me and my family were planning our trip to Thailand, we decided that we should use the opporunity to get our diving certification. After a quick google search, we were adviced that Caraboa is one of the, if not the best school on Koh Tao.

    My sister and me got taught by 2 great instructors, Cynthia and Gustav. Their teaching was really great, and easy to understand. The staff of Carabao were also really understanding, and helped us to pick the best choices for our own prefferences. I hope to come back next year to do my adventure dives!

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    7/18/2019
  •   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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    6/30/2019
  •   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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    6/18/2019
  •   The Resort is nice, the rooms are comfortable, with A/C or fan, brand new restaurant and such a good vibe, from everyone! About the diving experience, they have everything you need to have a great underwater experience. The diving equipment is almost new and in...More

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    5/19/2019
  •   Carabao was an amazing experience for us. We took our Open Water and Advanced Open Water here. The people at Carabao are awesome. Big thanks to Xavier Martineu and Björn for great instructions and teaching. Will never forget this place.

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    3/23/2019
  •   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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    4/27/2019
  •   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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    4/07/2019
  •   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. More

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    6/30/2019
  •   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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    1/30/2019

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.