Dive Team – Our Blue View Family!
Blue View Dive Team have been working and diving in Phi Phi for over 15 years, collectively with more than 10,000 dives in our Local Dive Sites. We have returning and long term instructors each season so know all of the dive sites and island intimately!
We had the best experience while scuba diving at Phi Phi islands and it was all because of our trainer Caroline and her dive team. I was a little nervous initially but she took extremely good care of us. She even showed us some of the best marvels under the oceans. The experience has been extremely overwhelming for me and I can’t wait for my next dive. I would highly recommend Blue View DiversTripadvisor 5* Review , Mumbai, India
Thai Dive Team!
Tae (PADI OWSI #)
Instructor, Snorkel-master, Aqualung Technician
Diving is in Tae’s blood as 14 years ago his mum ‘Ya’ became Blue View Divers first Thai female Divemaster.
Tae is from Udonthani in northern Thailand but lived in the UK for over 8 years. Tae dived with us as a child and has been working with Blue View since 2015. Starting as a snorkel guide and Aqualung Service Technician, becoming Divemaster in 2018 and PADI Instructor in our Koh Lipe shop in 2019.
Tae is now our main PADI Instructor with excellent English, speaks with a London accent and in addition can teach in Thai . When Tae is not diving, servicing equipment or blowing annoyingly perfect bubble rings, he can be found spinning poi, skin boarding or off on a kayak adventure!
Beth (OWSI #374322)
Head Instructor, Photographer, Artist, OQ Coral Trainer
In 2015 Beth came from Wales to Phi Phi to do her Divemaster course with us, and couldn’t keep away since. Beth achieved her PADI Instructors in the Philippines and dived around South East Asia and Australia since. She is our main Instructor as well as one of our Coral Propagation Trainers. When not teaching, guiding and planting coral, Beth is a talented Photographer who’s beautiful photos are featured throughout this site and on our Instagram page. Her creative painting can be seen all around the dive shop.
Follow Tae and Beth on their Instagram page @divephiphi and follow their amazing adventures around Koh Phi Phi both above and below the surface and of course in the kitchen!
Caroline PADI OWSI # 483534
Instructor, Trash Hero, Aqualung Technician, OQ Coral Trainer
Part of the dive team for many years now, Caroline first scuba dived in Australia on the Great Barrier Reef. Caroline is a bubbly instructor from Ireland who is one of the Phi Phi Island’s most experienced dive instructors with 17 years scuba diving here. Her attentive, caring and professional manner means our divers feel relaxed while learning to dive.
Caroline cares strongly about the environment and Koh Phi Phi by heading up many of our eco projects including heading the Trash Hero Koh Phi Phi chapter. Caroline is also one of our Ocean Quest Coral Propagation Trainers here at the dive centre. Additionally, she trains all of our Thai staff for free and has continued to keep the Thai Intern program running which began when the shop opened in 2006.
Thai Dive Team!
Rid / AQUAMAN!
Captain, Snorkel-master, Tanks & Compressors, Coral Team
Rid has been captain of ‘Georgie’ since 2013 and oversees all boat, compressor and tank maintenence.
Often mistaken for ‘Aquaman’ or ‘Maui’, Rid comes from Koh Lanta Noi and has grown up by the sea his whole life. Boats are part of his upbringing and has been driving since he was 6 years old with safety as his priority. When Rid is not driving, he is hiring captains who are as safe and careful as he is.
Rid loves to dive and is training to be a dive guide, having finished his Advanced r and already has been current with his CPR for years. When Rid has time, he volunteers at the Maya Bay Coral Rehabilitation Project, or fun dives around Koh Lipe. He may be your dive buddy, snorkel buddy or captain some day!
Dive Team Lipe!
Kris (MSDT #290608) – Instructor, Coral Team, Big Boss
Another long serving member of our dive team is Kris from Newcastle, England. Kris is more commonly found diving in Koh Lipe these days. Moonlighting between both Blue View Divers and Adang Sea Divers, our sister shop in Koh Lipe, Satun. After learning to dive on Ningaloo Reef, Australia, Kris continued his diving around the world until he settled in Thailand.
Thai Team! – Khanittha Jaiogok
Travel Agent, Owner, Our Thai sister
Pee Nok is co-owner of Blue view Divers and an important part of our dive team, helping things run smoothly. Not wanting to get her lovely hair wet from diving, Pee Nok is mostly found around the resort organizing dive packages and excursions for our guests.
Having nearly 20 years experience working on Koh Phi Phi in the travel industry, Pee Nok is the lady to ask for information whilst planning your holiday in Thailand. She’s even featured in the Lonely Planet for her travel expertise.
Natalie (PADI OWSI #)
Instructor, OQ Coral Trainer, Trash Hero, Eco Warrior
Natalie ‘Little Nat’ is our Eco Warrior and Mermaid on a Mission. You can either find her teaching diving on our dive boats or more likely out cleaning around Koh Phi Phi, she helps to run Trash Hero on Ko Phi Phi and has a mission to free the world from plastic.
(PADI OWSI # 292281)
Alexandra is from Alberta, Canada and was a gift from our friends at Free and Easy Traveler, when she joined our team in 2010. Alex decided that one trip to Phi Phi Island just wasn’t enough and came back for more. She has inherited the best qualities from our instructor dive team over the years, making her a fantastic instructor. Having learned to dive in cold water in Canada, Alex decided to teach diving in warmer climates! These days Alex is happily married living in Vally View, Canada although her input into Blue View is still felt today.