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KOH TAO IS THE BEST PLACE TO LEARN DIVING
Koh Tao is the most popular place in the world to learn how to dive.
Here is a list of reasons why this island became so famous :
WATER CONDITIONS: the tropical temperature of the water and the stunning visibility all round the year make your first underwater experience absolutely enjoyable and relaxed. Being in the Gulf of Thailand Koh Tao s conditions are guaranteed to be the best to learn and improve your diving skills in a total safe enviroment.
PRICE: Koh Tao it is the cheapest place in the world to dive and to get your certification. 11,000 Baht to achieve the first level including:
- full equipment rental
- dive computer
- certification fee
- boat trips
- snacks and drinks on boat
LOCATION: Considered one of the top 10 island in the world, the landscape and the beaches on Koh Tao are absolutely stunning.
MARINE LIFE:Koh Tao offer a natural aquarium for both snorkellers and divers. The different species of colourful angelfish, butterflyfish, bannerfish and stingrays are abundant on reefs. Hard corals such as table coral, staghorn coral, mosaic and mushroom corals are predominant within this region of the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Tao provides the perfect opportunity for divers to observe the relationships that make up the marine ecosystem.
ECO FRIENDLY: Koh Tao since many years said "NO" to plastic and plastic bags. Many clean up dives and beach clean ups are organized everyday by almost all the dive schools on the island.
MORE THAN 25 DIVE SITES: Incredible variety and diversity of dive points is what make Koh Tao on the Top 10 place to dive in the world. With more then 25 dives, the conformation of rocks underwater is spectacular allowing divers with any level of experience to enjoy hard and soft corals, shallow and deeper reefs, pinnacles, caves and mor
Being able to swim and be comfortable in the water is really everything you will need to succeed this course.
|Academic Sessions:||Online Program|
|Pool/Confined Water Sessions:||6|
|Open Water Dives:||4|
|Maximum Training Depth:||18 meters / 60 feet (age 15+)|
|Suggested Duration:||3 days|
SAMPLE SCHEDULE FOR
OPEN WATER COURSE
On your arrival we will start to help you to fill out the paperwork , to register with SSI if you haven t done it yet and start your independent study of the Open Water theory. You will watch the SSI Risk Awareness videos and we will explain the schedule of your course, to prepare you for the next days.
DAY 1: 9.00 am
The first day starts in the morning with a theory lesson. You will learn about the effects of diving on your body and proper diving techniques, as well as learning about the diving equipment.
In the afternoon you will take your first breaths underwater, either in our swimming pool or in shallow water, you will learn different techniques to dive safe and to deal with different situations.
DAY 2: 9.00 am
On the second day your instructor will finish the academics with you in the morning and you will take the final written exam before going out again in the afternoon.
In the afternoon you will join the dive boat and do two Open Water dives to max. 12m. Putting into practice the skills you have learnt.
DAY 3: 7.30 am
On the last day of your course, you will go out on the morning boat. During these last two dives we take you to a maximum depth of 18m (maximum 12m for Junior Open Water Divers) on two beautiful dive sites surrounding Koh Tao. We get back to the dive shop around lunch time and you will be a certified diver.
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Carabao Diving Resort also offers
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.
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.
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.