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Carabao Dive Resort

#36 of 91 Tours in Koh Tao
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Address: Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Phone Number:
+66 77 456 402
08:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Carabao is one of the first dive centers that opened on Koh Tao. It's a...

Carabao is one of the first dive centers that opened on Koh Tao. It's a medium sized scuba school with small groups and a great atmosphere. We speak and teach in English, French, Dutch, German and Spanish.

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Fabulous staff, great location!

I read some reviews about this place before we arrived mentioning poor staff and out-of-the-way location. These must all be out of date, because we stayed four nights and every... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kirsty M
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I read some reviews about this place before we arrived mentioning poor staff and out-of-the-way location. These must all be out of date, because we stayed four nights and every staff member was friendly, very helpful and charismatic! They really made our stay fabulous. The hotel is also just off a main street with at least 20 restaurants, cafes and... More 

Thank Kirsty M
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is awesome. It's on the south side of the island so it isn't quite so noisy and busy. Very peaceful and relaxing with lots of restaurants and stores nearby. There is a restaurant attached to the resort as well. Tom was our dive instructor and he is the man. I wouldn't want to learn from anyone else. You... More 

Thank Sam M
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got the chance to pass my Open Water at Carabao with top instructor Xavier! Really nice guy, dedicated to his passion and with a contagious enthousiasm to dive, we had a really great time and some good laughs ;) We saw a lot of amazing underwater sea life and definitively looking forward to diving again, keep learning more about marine... More 

Thank Gabriel D
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great week in Carabao ! It was a pleasure to learn diving, especially with Xavier, one of the instructors. He is awesome, he shares his passion for diving with the heart and makes you being confident in all circumstances! If you want to learn diving in Koh Tao, it is the place to go!

Thank Clemen1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here 5 nights in a decent room located at the end of the first floor with a beautiful view over the bay. As a lot of recommendations say not to stay here, we expected the worst. But definitely not. The room was clean and spacious. The bathroom was okay, but 100 honest, it could need a renovation. Just... More 

Thank ChristopherB9HI
CARABAODIVING, Guest Relations Manager at Carabao Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi ChristopherB9HI, Thanks for your lovely review. Regarding your comments on the bathroom and towels, I have passed this on to our housekeeping team and they will look into it. We are coninuously looking for ways to improve and to create a better stay for our customers. I think the pool must have just opened whilst you stayed as now... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great resort as well as dive school!! Not the same as the common dive schools in Sairee Beach. You'll go to easy going places without hundreds of divers around. Did the open water course with Xavier., He was very well experienced, patient and a funny instructor. Definitely will do the advance course later here.

Thank NilsJan B
Munich, Germany
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Between the idea to stay at this place for a diving license and the first unit in the pool past only a few hours. With some previous knowledge I could finish the open water diving license in only 2 days. For another fun dive I could decide over night and attend in the early morning. Rarely seen so flexible places.... More 

Thank thebino
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I wanted to do the Open Water Diving certificate in Koh Tao. Someone recommended us to stay at Carabao as the instructors were very professional and friendly. I was actually a bit concerned about my ears (as when I dive my ears hurt and I cannot equalize them all the time). Our instructor, Xavier was a very... More 

Thank Léa Q
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Someone in Bangkok recommended me Carabao and I'm glad I went there. Very experienced instructors, serious learning with fun moments and all in a quiet resort with a beautiful view of Chalok Bay. Came for the Open Water Diver and ended up doing the Advanced course as well.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Started with my open water and loved it so much because of the staff and experience I got that I carried on with my advanced course. staff members are brilliant and the dorms are comfortable and clean with a beautiful view. Would definitely recommend to anyone

Thank Chelsea R

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