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“Best introduction to diving.”

Carabao Diving Center
Ranked #50 of 105 Tours in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Carabao Dive Resort is a pioneer of Koh Tao diving. Offering a relaxed style and small groups, in the beautiful bay of Chalok. Direction to our diving boat in front of our Hotel beach We speak and teach in English, French, German and Spanish.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed August 8, 2013

When I went to Thiland I knew my girlfriend and I would wind up going to Koh Tao. After a visit to a tourist centre we had our accommodation and course booked with Carabao. Couple weeks on we arrived.

When we arrived we were picked up by a driver who took us to the resort which happened to be positioned right at the beach! Super friendly reception staff greeted us and sort us out with a room that happened to be best we had in Thailand, included in the price of the course (which happened to be competitive anyway) ! We even had an extra bed in case we get fed up :P

The safety measures seemed to be robust with optional insurance and a medical questionnaire. Having been in doubt I have been driven by the resort driver to the medical centre for an assessment.

The course itself was great. Our instructor Dan was ever so helpful and ready to answer all questions. He made it impossible to fail! He covered all learning styles! We had 4 other students along with us on the course which allowed for a much more personal experience.

The dives were conducted safely and most importantly they were heaps of fun!

Lastly, on our last night we went for a Korean BBQ with a few very pleasant people to include Dan which was a cherry atop the cake!

Thank you for amazing memories!

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank Marek U
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We did our SSI open water course at Carabao center and are very happy we did this. We had an instructor in our own language, good equiptment, friendly staff, good food and rooms.
After our open water course we stayed 2 days longer to do also our Advanced course, which was a very nice expierence.
They picked us up from the port and brought us back the last day, which was all very nice!
So thanks again to Dan, Jessy and the rest of the team for our nice time at Koh Tao and our introduction into diving.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank dvantricht
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Absolutely amazing time...good atmosphere, great people and amazing dives..enjoyed the whole time so much.. I can just recommend carabao to everybody. best place for a fun time and meet the best diving instructures.. super excited to come back one day for the next dives and the advanced one:)!!!

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank Yannic R
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

A great place to do your divers. Friendly and helpful staff that speak many languages so communication is easy. We did not stay there but looking back it would of been a good idea. They go to great dive spots and are in walking distance from great local restaurants and stores.

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank Melissa D
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Carabao was a great pick, once we arrived and jumped off the ferry we were bombarded by dive shop people trying to get us to come stay with them, which we opted to walk past, once we made our way through we started talking to a nice thai lady who told us about Carabao and gave us a ride up to the resort. Once we got there and figured out our dive plan (8,500 Baht with room), we got settled in and started our dives the next next. Our instructor Freddy was a really cool and helpful dive guide that showed us some really awesome stuff under the water and the made the experience fun for me and my friend and the other 2 people in our group, visibility was great every day. Ko Tao was overall awesome!!

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank Mike V
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