ADANG SEA TEAM
TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK!
At Adang Sea, our team functions more like a family, each of us working together with care and respect for each other, and a real love of what we do!
Our friendly dive crew have worked in Koh Lipe and Thailand for many years, some with over 15 years experience teaching in South East Asia.
We know the dive sites of the Taruatao National Park intimately, which enables us to make your dives more bespoke and enjoyable.
All our SSI Divemasters and Instructors work to the highest industry standards, ensuring when you dive with us, you really are diving with the best.
Our dry-crew (the non-divers) are all local to the National Park and Thailand, some having been born on Koh Lipe itself and lived here for over 40 years!
“Unity is strength. When there is team work and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”Mattie Stepanek
MEET THE TEAM….
SSI MASTER INSTRUCTOR #90749, PADI STAFF INSTRUCTOR & OWNER
Kris from Newcastle, UK is most commonly found out on the boat guiding guests or in the classroom mentoring future SSI Instructors on their Instructor Courses!
He originally learned to dive in Australia on the Ningaloo Reef and continued to dive around the world on his travels until settling in Thailand. He is the co-owner of Adang Sea Divers and also of Blue View Divers on Koh Phi Phi.
Kris’s passion is most definitely coral propagation and is the lead Instructor teaching our eco-warrior divers and team Ocean Quest Coral Rehabilitation and Propagation.
SSI & PADI OWSI #90769
Ris is from Langu, Thailand and began his SSI Open Water training with us here in 2015. He fell in love with the underwater world, and left his corporate career to come and pursue professional diving, gaining his SSI OWSI Status with us here in 2019.
Ris can be found out on the dive boat most days, teaching SSI Courses, and spreading happiness with his infectious smile.
As a talented and passionate photographer, in his spare time you can always find him flying his drone to shoot Koh Lipe and the National park!
PI NOK (LITTLE BIRD)
TRAVEL MANAGER & OWNER
Pi Nok is originally from the small town of Ranong right on the Myanmar border. She is our Thai partner and co-owner of Adang Sea Divers. More importantly however, she is our second mother, our guardian angel and the glue that holds our team together!
Based on Phi Phi for the last 20 years she runs a very well established travel agency called Phi Phi Travel Services.
As busy as she is, fortunately she manages to divide her time and her busy schedule between Phi Phi and Lipe these days so she gets to visit us quite often, which is wonderful as we would be completely lost without her!
Jo is originally from Myanmar and has lived and worked with the Adang Sea Divers team since we first opened our doors! He takes care of absolutely everything from our tanks, compressor and dive equipment, to the gardens and grounds.
Having slowly learnt to dive with us as he worked, Jo is now a proud SSI Divemaster! Jo has quickly became well known among divers in Thailand for his amazing macro eyes! He is one of a kind, and always flashing his million dollar smile!
STAFF SUPERVISOR & BENNYS’ CHEF
Nah, or ‘Super Nah’ as she is affectionately known to us, was born and raised right here on Koh Lipe. She can mostly be found making sure our rooms at both locations are being well taken care of, or at the Dive Centre organising dive and snorkelling meals for our guests and team.
As a second mother to all of our team members, Nah can always be relied upon to make us all laugh with her wicked sense of humour.
Along with her kind and loving nature, Nah is also a super talented Chef! She trained in a 5 Star Resort when she was younger, and loves to create and serve super tasty veggie and vegan treats at Bennys on the Beach.
Nee has been with us at Adang Sea Eco-Lodge since 2017 and is the wonderful soul behind making sure your room is so clean and comfortable when you come to stay with us.
Originally from Koh Lipe, Nee has lived and worked here all her life. In her free time, she loves to cook for her family and friends, and is well known to be able to lighten anybody’s day with her bright and friendly smile.
At Adang Sea Divers, we are lucky enough to have the best boat captain in the world! (Seriously!). Dang has lived and worked on Koh Lipe all of his life, and grew up learning to drive and maintain boats from a young age.
He is the main person who helps to ensure that our Speedboat stays in top nick and is alway clean, safe and fast!
Mostly Dang can be found out on our speedboat, but his second favourite spot is to hang out with the Chefs by the kitchen, having a good chat with a cup of coffee and a cookie.
TEAM LEADER AT BENNY’S
Pupy, from Hat Yai Thailand has lived on Koh Lipe full time for over 6 years, and came to join the Benny’s Team in May 2019 as she loved our ethos and family style working environment.
She can be found most days managing the front of house team with style. In her free time, Pupy loves to socialise with her many friends on Koh Lipe.
She also loves a fine dining experience, visiting restaurants on her day off, dressed to the nines and always looking glamourous.
“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.”Helen Keller