Meet the team

Our experienced team of Dive Professionals all have over 10 years of diving experience or have completed their training at Phoenix. Our team includes the most experienced SSI instructor in the world, one of the top Instructor trainers in south-eat Asia and instructors who are happy to teach SSI & PADI courses in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Danish, German and Thai.


Claus was recently awarded by SSI for being their most experienced instructor in the world. He has been with Phoenix Divers since it opened and brings over 20 years of diving experience to the job. Claus is originally from Malmo in Sweden and is happy to provide diving courses in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and English.


Neil is the head of our SSI 5-Star Instructor Training Centre and has trained most of our instructors. He is one of our most experienced instructors and uses that experience to provide divers the highest quality Instructor courses as well as SSI crossovers from other diving agencies. Neil is originally from Scotland but has lived on Koh Tao since 2001.


Nui is one of the most experienced Thai instructors in the country. He has worked at Phoenix for five years and his patience and his incredible sense of organisation make him an awesome person for a teaching job like instructing underwater.


Alex comes from Belgium so he can teach diving in French and English. He always spends his days around the shop even when he isn’t working, so that way he is always ready to lend a hand with customers if needed. He is an amazingly efficient worker and loves his job above everything which makes for very happy customers.


Our other Thai instructor Yanuphon, also known as ‘F’ can always be found around the divecenter either upstairs servicing our equipment or taking a nap in one of our classrooms. F worked as a divemaster at Phoenix for three years before doing his instructor course giving him a wealth of experience.


Carlito doesn’t just speak 4 languages and make incredible Pasta, he’s also very good at teaching people to dive. Come and join the fun with Carlito in English, Italian, Spanish or French!


Instructor Shaz used to be a teacher providing her with both teaching skills and patience. Our resident American is most happy when she’s in the water teaching specialties like deep, wreck and nitrox.


Even after 9 years of instructing Israel is still extremely passionate when it comes to diving. This flamboyant Spaniard can teach in English and Spanish and is happiest when night diving. His hobbies include football, table tennis and pool, but he’s not really very good at any of them.


Rory worked as head divemaster at Phoenix for over year, gaining a wealth of experience before he recently took the next step to becoming an instructor. This Englishman is ready to share his passion of diving with the world and always puts in the extra hours to make sure his students become confident, capable divers.


Rock climbing Instructor back in Canada, Scuba diving Instructor here at Phoenix! In between his students in the picture, he has been here for almost a year and got all of his certifications at Phoenix. Super friendly and patient with every single student.


Our manager and fearless leader is always happy to help. He makes sure the dive shop runs smoothly and is the one to go and see if you have a problem. He has been with us for over a year and comes from not so sunny England. James has also completed his professional training at Phoenix and occasionally goes diving if he manages to wake up for the morning boat!


Mara is our dive-control specialist (assistant instructor) and head of our dive master team. She has been with us for over two years and is happy to assist instructors, conduct scuba reviews, discover scuba dives and lead fun dives in either Italian, French or English.

Divemaster Team

Our elite divemasters are eager to fullfil any and all of your fundiving needs. Having completed their professional training at Phoenix, all are very knowledgeable about our beautiful island and its many dive sites. They will be happy to lead your fun dives in either French, Italian, German, Thai or of course English.