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Operated by Carabao Dive Resort, Koh Tao

This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification.

The SSI Open Water Diver certificate is recognized worldwide and certifies you to dive to a maximum depth of 18m (maximum depth of 12m for Junior Open Water Diver).

At Carabao Dive Resort Our experienced instructors will prepare you to be ready to dive in Open Water. Keeping safety as a priority they will make sure you have a great experience and lots of fun.

For those wanting a one on one training, we offer private courses at an additional cost. We can also arrange a different schedule for your training, so that your diving adventure will be customized right for your needs.

Please visit our website for a detailed schedule of the course.

The deal includes:

- Max. 4 students per Instructor;

- Online training materials;

- Medical insurance during the course;

- Full rental of scuba diving gear;

- Online Open Water certification; 

Special instructions:

No accomodation is included in this deal. If you would like to stay with us, please, send an email to  Our resort offers room for 2 or 3 people with fan or airconditioning and budget 16-bed shared dormitory. 

Our main languages are English, French, Spanish, German and Italian. Please send us an email ( to request the language you would like your course to take. We also avoid working with freelancers to maintain the high quality of our courses.

If you have any question, please, fell free to contact us any time.

Terms & conditions:

IMPORTANT.  You must download and read the MEDICAL STATEMENT.  If you answer 'yes' to any of the questions you must consult a doctor before you can go diving.  Please do not purchase the deal until you do this as we cannot offer any refunds to customers who have purchased a deal and are not fit to dive.

You must be 10 years old to participate in an open water course.  Please do not purchase this deal for anyone under 10 as we cannot offer any refunds once you have purchased a deal.

The Open Water Course needs at least 3 days to complete. Please ensure you have time enough to conclude the course.

All the courses are performance based, not time based. If you need more time to meet the performance requirements, you can continue the course in the next available group for an additional cost. 

The students must sign all neccesary release agreements required by their activity.  They also agree to abide by the SSI standard safe diving practice.

Instructors reserve the right to refuse students not in accordance with the Standard Safe Practices Statement of Understanding document.

Students pledge to respect their environment. No touching, teasing or harassing any aquatic organism. Gloves are not permitted for this reason.