CONTINUE YOUR EDUCATION
WITH A SCUBA DIVING SPECIALITY

 

NIGHT DIVE

EXPERIENCE FOR THE FIRST TIME THE THRILL TO GO DIVING AFTER THE SUNSET, LEARN TO COMUNICATE WITH NEW SIGNALS FOR THE NIGHT DIVE, CHECK THE FLUORENCY OF THE PLANCTON

WRECK DIVE

GET THE CHANCE TO SEE THE MOST POPULAR WRECK ON KOH TAO, THE HTTMS SATTAKUT BATTLESHIP.

PERFECT BUOYANCY

MASTER YOUR BUOYANCY SKILLS LIKE A PRO, TRY DIFFERENT SWIM TECHNIQUES , USE YOUR LUNGS TO CONTROL YOUR POSITION UNDERWATER.

FISH IDENTIFICATION

RECOGNIZE AND TRY TO FIND THE DIFFERENT SPECIES AND FAMILIES OF FISH, LEARN EVERYTHING ABOUT THE ONES YOU LOVE THE MOST

UNDERWATER NAVIGATION

IT IS VERY CHALLENGING TO DON T LOSE THE ORIENTATION UNDER THE WATER, THIS DIVE WILL MAKE GROW YOUR NAVIGATION SKILLS BY MASTERING THE USE OF A DIVE COMPASS, LEARN TO READ THE NATURAL REFERENCES, USE FIN KICKS AND ARM SPAMS TO MEASURE DISTANCE ON A DIVE SITE.

DEEP DIVE

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE BEING 99 FT ( 30 M ) UNDERWATER ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA ? CHECK THE LIGHT TRICKS AT THIS DEPTH AND SAFETLY PLAN YOUR DIVE BELOW 18 METERS.

ENRICHED AIR NITROX

The SSI Enriched Air Nitrox program will teach you how to safely plan and dive with enriched air mixtures of up to 40% oxygen. Diving with enriched air can increase your no-decompression limits, increase your safety, and reduce the required length of your surface intervals when compared to air. You will earn the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox 32% or 40% certification after completing this program.

 

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver if in-water training is included
Academic Sessions: Online learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: Optional
Maximum Training Depth: Optional
Suggested Duration: HALF DAY
Specialized Equipment: Knowledge Program

PHOTO & VIDEO

This program teaches you the skills needed to dive with an underwater camera, and provides the in-depth knowledge and experience required to properly use, maintain and store your equipment. Our goal is help you capture your amazing underwater experiences. You will earn the SSI Photo & Video Specialty certification.

 

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver if in-water training is included
Academic Sessions: 1 Session
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: 2 - 4
Maximum Training Depth: Optional
Suggested Duration: 2 Days
Specialized Equipment: Camera

 

NIGHT & LIMITED VISIBILITY

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive at night or in limited visibility conditions. Some of the ocean's most amazing creatures only come out at night, so your dive doesn't have to end when the sun goes down. You will learn how to enter and exit the water, use specialized equipment, and how to communicate and dive with a buddy at night or in limited visibility. You will earn the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility Specialty certification after completing this program.

 

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: Online learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: Varies by age
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

INDEPENDENT DIVING

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive without a designated dive buddy. You will learn about self-reliance, proper equipment maintenance, and the special considerations and rescue techniques required to dive independently. You will earn the SSI Independent Diving Specialty certification after completing this program..

 

Minimum Age: 18
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver in water training is included
Academic Sessions: 1 Session
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: 2 Dives
Maximum Training Depth: 30 meter
Suggested Duration: 2 - 3 days
Specialized Equipment: Knowledge Program

DEEP SPECIALTY

Many exciting dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving puts you at risk. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will give you the ability to safely and comfortably plan and conduct dives beyond 18 meters, and is a prerequisite for some advanced training. You will earn the SSI Deep Diving Specialty certification. after completing this program.

 

Minimum Age: 15
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: 1
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: 3
Maximum Training Depth: 40 meters / 130 feet
Suggested Duration: 2 DAYS

UNDERWATER NAVIGATION SPECIALTY

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably navigate underwater during a dive. You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distance, basic navigation patterns and how to leave and return to a designated point. You will earn the SSI Navigation Specialty certification after completing this program.

 

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: Online Learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: Varies with age
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

PERFECT BUOYANCY

Do you want to increase your buoyancy control, minimize your breathing gas consumption, or move effortlessly above the ocean floor? The SSI Perfect Buoyancy program teaches you the skills and techniques needed to maximize your dive experience, increase your comfort in the water, and get the most from your equipment. You will earn the SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty certification.

 

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: Online Learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1+
Open Water Dives: Optional
Maximum Training Depth: Optional
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

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.