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.



  •   My partner and I decided to get dive certified during our 2 month long trip through SE Asia. After having researched several dive centers we picked Carabao. Our trip was... read more

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  •   Absolutely loved this had a Wonderful vibe and lovely people. I did my open water course here and was so utterly impressed. My instructor was Coco who was fantastic.... read more

  •   All the people who work at Carabao are friendly, kind and amazing. The vibe is relaxed and the view is gorgeous. A true luxury to have been here.
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  •   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... read 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... read more

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  •   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... read more

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  •   It was our first experience under the sea. Xavier guided us and taught everything necessary to enjoy healthily. We feel very comfortable and cared for at all times. ... read more

  •   The carabao was our second stay on Koh Tao and when we arrived we wished we had gone straight there. My partner did a Try Scuba course here... read more

  •   The best place stay in Koh Tao. Nice apartment, beach bar, pool, and diving center everything in one place. We did the open water course Carabao diving center.... read more

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  •   Originally we wanted to stay for a couple of days. But we fell in love with this place and stayed for almost two weeks, doing almost every fun dive possible.... read more


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.