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Address: 24/2 Sairee Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Koh Exist is a small company teaching coral reef and marine conservation...

Koh Exist is a small company teaching coral reef and marine conservation for non-divers and divers of all levels.Our students learn about coral ecology, Biorock technology, artificial reefs, coral and fish nurseries, reef and fish survey and much more ...Our courses include a 2 hours presentation and 2 dives on the subject the student wishes to learn.

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Enriching your diving experience!

I have met Caroline a few months ago when I just came to koh tao to become divemaster. I wanted to combine my divemaster training with learning about marine conservation. I wasn't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2013
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Ban Ko Tao, Chumphon, Thailand
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Ban Ko Tao, Chumphon, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

I have met Caroline a few months ago when I just came to koh tao to become divemaster. I wanted to combine my divemaster training with learning about marine conservation. I wasn't sure how I could combine this until Caroline came up with a special package including all her marine conservation courses. Caroline was so flexible to meet anytime next... More 

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Carotao, Owner at Koh Exist, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to create this Divemaster Intership in marine conservation for you and I hope it's going to help many other dive professionals in the future. Thank you for being a sponge and absorbing so fast all the knowledge I wanted to share with you. Good luck in your... More 

Rosario, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

I had the luck to get to know Koh Exist during my time in Koh Tao and spent 4 days learning about marine conservation with Carol and I can tell that it was a breakthrough diving experience! I am a dive master passionate of the sea and after doing this course I should add a marine eco warrior. Carol is... More 

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Thank Varimoving
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

An overwhelmingly wonderful few weeks of diving and learning. I was lucky to already have a limited knowledge of reefs from working with and keeping aquariums, but wanted some "real world" experience and I got it in spades. Caroline went out of her way to help me gain as much experience and knowledge as physically possible in my time on... More 

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Thank Henry J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013 via mobile

I did the discover coral reefs and scuba diving course with Caroline. A very well put together course combining marine conservation and diving, I cannot recommend it high enough. Caroline has a wealth of knowledge that gives the dive a whole extra level of meaning-you are not only seeing the reef, but understanding it. My experience was personal, professional and... More 

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Thank Dehoss
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

A great program which gives me much more fulfilment than just normal fun diving could. Koh Exist gives excellent courses on coral reef ecology, which totally change your world about diving. You can see more and understand more about each organisms, which makes your diving is much more enjoyable :) Moreover the restoration activities is a great addition into SCUBA... More 

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Morges
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

If you want to add an eco touch to your diving and learn about reef conservation, Koh Exist is the perfect place. Caro is very professional, and has a wide knowledge about corals and underwater ecology, that she happily shares with you. Diving with her feels very safe, is highly interesting (what you see is very different than in a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

I took the Coral Ecology and Biorock course several months ago and absolutely loved it. I learned about the coral reef ecosystems and how the biorock works. After learning about everything I then did two amazing dives on the Biorock itself where I got to see first hand how everything works.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012

Thank you very much Caroline for all the professional & amazing information about Marine conservation. It is amazing how you can broaden your horizon of underwater knowledge after just one course with her!! I can hardly recommend her courses if you are interested to discover more than just diving.

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Thank SarahBla
Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

diving with caro was a wonderful experience.....i enjoyed learning from her wealth of experience in marine life /conservation and was taken by her positive happy and delightful attitude,,a great experience diving and learning from her that i would fully recommend to any serious diver and enjoyed throughly

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Thank Peter T
Koh Tao, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

If you go diving in reefs than you will most likely not help falling in love with them. Caroline at Koh Exist will inspire you to not only love the sea, but also teach you how to care for it. Her passion for her work and love of the reefs is contagious. She teaches many courses that are related to... More 

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