Trevor

Trevor

Founder / Big Boss

Originally from north Dublin. Travelled the world and fell in love with the island life style. Opened his own dive shop in 2007 and now takes great pride in making sure all our customers receive the special treatment they deserve on their dream diving holiday.

Bear

Bear

Joined: 2009 / Manager

Left the UK in 2002, arrived in Koh Tao the same year and never really left. PADI Master Instructor. Technical diving instructor and mixed gas diver having conducted dives to over 100m / 330ft deep.

Maddy

Maddy

Joined: 2014 / Divemaster Mentor

Originally from Montreal, Canada. First introduced to diving in 2010 . Now with years of teaching experience, a PADI IDC Staff Instructor and boss of the divemaster program.

Denja

Denja

Joined: 2015 / Master Scuba Diver Trainer

From Zurich, Switzerland. A PADI Instructor since 2010. Denja has mastery of SCUBA instruction, always knowing how to get her students to feel comfortable in the water.

Aom

Aom

Joined: 2015 / Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Originally from Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, Aom has given up the hustle and bustle of Thailand’s second largest city for the tranquility of life on Koh Tao.

Barry

Barry

Joined: 2009 / Equipment Specialist & Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Barry is the in-house equipment technician, PADI instructor and speed boat captain. His extensive knowledge on equipment and the local dive sites make Barry one of the best dive leaders around.

Aey

Aey

Joined: 2017 / Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Born and bred in crazy city of Bangkok. Got a degree in computer science. Spent over a decade in Belgium and then decided to turn life 180° and found her passion in diving.

Marcel

Marcel

Joined: 2015 / Platinum Course Director

Originally from Holland, Marcel is our PADI Platinum Course Director and Specialty Dive Instructor Trainer. He achieved Platinum Status from PADI within his first year and kept it until this day – Now taught over 6000+ students he continues to inspire new dive pros.

Kaylie

Kaylie

Joined: 2014 / IDC Staff Instructor

Originally from Australia, she threw her degrees in the bin and set off on the adventure of a lifetime. She served over 2 years as a Divemaster and now inspires new divers of all levels every day.

Gal

Gal

Joined: 2013 / Head Divemaster

Gal is Sairee Cottage Diving’s very own International Man of Mystery and Head Divemaster. Thousands of dives logged. If it’s down there, he will find it on one of his daily guided guides.

Andie

Andie

Joined: 2015 / Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Born in the USA. For three years she was our full time Divemaster now a full time PADI Instructor. Loves spending her days talking about fish and showing people around the underwater world.

Lionel

Lionel

Joined: 2014 / Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Lionel served two years as a Divemaster before completing his Instructor course at Sairee Cottage Diving. He exudes patience and instills calmness in even the most nervous divers. He loves to inspire people for diving and embraces island life.

Katie

Katie

Joined: 2018 / Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Originally from Montreal, Canada her diving journey started back in 2009 on her backpacking adventure. She fell in love with diving and the charm of the Sairee Cottage family after frequent return visits. Now she’s part of the furniture.

Bobby

Bobby

Joined: 2014 / Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Gone by many nicknames since then like BJB, Bobby Bucher, at the bar Bob, on the ball Bob, Bobby green fingers, and finally “the Count”. He loves his job and teaching! his goal is to get everyone he meets to get hooked on diving!

Airies

Airies

Joined: 2020 / Master Scuba Diver Trainer

From Canada BC, she’s our newest recruit and youngest ever staff member. After she completed her Divemaster and Instructor Development course with us, we just had to have her on the team.

James

James

Joined: 2018 / Staff Instructor

Born and raised in London, England. Traded in life as a mechanic for living on an island and teaching people how to dive. His killer smile and passion for the underwater world is infectious.

M

M

Joined: 2019 / Divemaster

M is from north east Thailand and started at Sairee Cottage pool bar mixing cocktails before quickly rising through the ranks. He is now our full time Divemaster guiding our daily fun dive groups.

Our Shop Girls

Sandy & Fah

Our Captains

P Korn

P Aek

Our Golden Boat Boys

Chit

Chai

Nai

Mew