Become A Dive Instructor - Make A Living With Your Passion


Become A Dive Instructor - Make A Living With Your Passion.

It is your opportunity to change your life, travel the world, meet incredible people and dive in exotic places. With our SSI Instructor course you can make this happen! At Carabao Diving Resort, we have the best and most complete Instructor course (check our schedule here), so you become a recreational diving professional.

As a Divemaster  you can become an SSI Instructor. It is an intensive 15 day course and will prepares you to teach:

  • Snorkel Diver
  • Try Scuba Diving
  • Open Water
  • Advanced Adventurer
  • Diver Stress & Rescue
  • Enriched Air
  • React Right & o2
  • Dive Guide
  • Perfect Buoyancy

After the course finishes, you will be able to team-teach with the instructors here to gain experience and certifications.


  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a certified Divemaster & Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Have a current medical exam for scuba diving signed by a licensed medical.
  • Logged at least 75 open water dives
  • Provide and maintain certification of current training in First Aid, CPR and O2

*In case you still do not have these certifications, you can also take this courses with us.

In Koh Tao is more work than SSI Instructors, so you always have the option to team teach or work as a freelance.  This is where your true adventure on the island will begin.

The price include all the training materials, training, Instructor Exam and fees.

Free Lunch, T-shirt and dormitory (dorm) accommodation.  No surprise fees involved.

                                                              Become A Dive Instructor - Make A Living With Your Passion



Do you want to live on a paradise island, and enjoy your job every day? Our 15 days Instructor Training Course (ITC)  will your dreams come true. It takes you from Divemaster to Open Water Instructor. The course will involve classroom presentations, swimming pool & open water presentations, theory and a final instructor examination.


The SSI Dive Professional Crossover program provides an orientation to SSI philosophies and procedures to dive professionals from other recognized scuba training agencies. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to conduct SSI programs equivalent to their existing qualifications in a safe and enjoyable manner.


As a Divemaster you can go to the next step, the SSI Instructor Training Course, this course provides the candidates with the knowledge and training necessary to organize and conduct entry-level scuba training courses. It is also intended to prepare candidates to successfully complete an Instructor Evaluation.

Instructor Internship

Minimum age: 18

Have logged at least 75 open water dives totaling 50 hours or more.

Intensive 14 days course

All Digital Materials are included on the price

React Right Specialty Instructor Rating for FREE

14 Days Dormitory (Dorm) Included

10% Discount on Carabao Restaurant
(14 lunches included)

20% Discount in all Dive Equipment

Need to wait 6 month from Open Water Course

SSI Crossover

Minimum age:18

Dive Professionals certified by any SSI-recognized training agency or federation

2 -3 Days Depend on your Instructor Rating

All Digital Materials are included on the price

Classroom Sessions + Confined Sessions

10% discount when you stay at Carabao Resort

10% Discount on Carabao Restaurant
(no lunches included)

20% Discount in all Dive Equipment

No need to re-teach the Instructor Course

Divemaster + Instructor Course

Minimum age: 18

Have logged at least 60 open water dives totaling 40 hours or more.

2 months DMT + 2 weeks of ITC

All Digital Materials are included on the price

Includes a night dive and a wreck dive

No Room & Board provided

10% Discount on Carabao Restaurant
(no lunches included)

20% Discount in all Dive Equipment


Carabao Diving Resort also offers

Go on fun dives

Talk to our diving experts and pick the sites you especially want to visit.  Equipment, insurance and a diver master are all at your disposal, so you can focus on enjoying Koh Tao. Ask us about the dive packages.

Speciality Dives

Maybe you're not ready for the instructor course; there are still ways to forward your scuba diving education with one of the many speciality dive courses we offer at Carabao.

Stay at Carabao

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

Eat at the restaurant

The Carabao Resort beachside/ pool side restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere with affordable eats and an amazing view. If Thailand is feeling a bit crowded to you, come hang out us with and chill.

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.


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.