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Meet The Team

Anouch Instructor Buddha View Diving Centre

Anouch (France/Iran)

Anouch, the inspiring owner of Buddha View Dive Centre, is an experienced diver who also doubles as a talented underwater photographer. Anouch's love for the ocean goes hand in hand with his artistic vision, allowing him to capture breathtaking moments beneath the surface and share the beauty of the underwater world with others. As the owner of the dive school, he ensures that every diving adventure is conducted with the utmost professionalism, safety, and personalized attention. With his warm and approachable nature, Anouch fosters a sense of belonging among staff and guests alike. There is never a dull day at Buddha View Dive Centre as Anouch is always the first person to suggest an adventure and ensures that his team is just as courageous. He takes pride in creating a dive school that feels like a second home, where divers can connect, learn, and create lasting memories together. We are incredibly fortunate to have Anouch as the driving force behind our dive school. His passion, expertise, and dedication to providing exceptional diving experiences ensure that every diver who joins us leaves with unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for the underwater world.


Burak (Turkey)

Dive into the world of underwater wonders with Burak, our esteemed Master Instructor and Divemaster Coordinator. Hailing from Turkey, Burak has been a vibrant part of our Koh Tao dive community for many years. With a wealth of experience, Burak has not only trained countless diving professionals but has also delivered expertise through hundreds of training sessions. Their passion for the deep blue and commitment to cultivating skilled divers make them an invaluable asset to our team. Living amidst the breathtaking marine landscapes of Koh Tao, Burak brings a unique blend of cultural richness and international diving proficiency to our dive center. Whether you're a novice eager to explore the underwater realm or a seasoned diver seeking new challenges, Burak is your go-to guide for an unforgettable diving experience. Join us in discovering the magic of the ocean with Burak. Let their expertise and enthusiasm for diving transform your underwater adventures into a lifelong passion!


Naethan (UK)

Meet Nate the great, our German speaking English Instructor, he’s your man if anyone wants “a bottle of worta!” who loves nothing more than being submerged, deep inside a wreck somewhere around the Island


Emir / Aquaman (Turkey)

Emir is not just any scuba diving instructor; he is a true master of the underwater realm. His patience knows no bounds as he guides his students through the depths with a comforting smile. With a quick wit and a sense of humor that can lighten up even the darkest night dives, Emir has earned the affectionate nickname "Aquaman". To Emir, the ocean isn't just a place to explore; it's a second home where he feels most alive. His passion for the aqua world is infectious, inspiring all those around him to dive and embrace the beauty that lies beneath the surface.


Zach (USA)

Introducing Zach, our passionate and vibrant Divemaster at Buddha View Dive Centre. Originally from Texas, Zach's deep love for diving and dedication to sharing his expertise has brought him to the stunning island of Koh Tao. With a friendly and patient teaching approach, combined with his unique sense of humor, Zach excels at connecting with divers of all levels, making each experience enjoyable and engaging. Whether you're swimming alongside a majestic turtle in the morning or sharing laughter during pool sessions in the afternoon, Zach's adventurous spirit and warm personality will ensure an unforgettable journey. Join Zach for an enriching underwater adventure, where you'll not only enhance your diving skills but also forge lasting memories with a knowledgeable and amiable professional.

Office Manager Buddha View Diving Centre

Fon (Thailand)

Meet Fon, the indispensable backbone of our dive school in Koh Tao. As the office manager, Fon plays a vital role in keeping everything running smoothly and efficiently. Her dedication, organizational skills, and attention to detail ensure that every aspect of the dive school operates seamlessly. Beyond her administrative prowess, Fon is also an avid diver herself. Her love for the underwater world matches that of her husband, Anouch, and together, they make an incredible team, sharing a passion for diving and marine conservation. We are incredibly grateful to have Fon as an essential part of our dive school family. Without her, we would undoubtedly be lost. Join us for an unforgettable diving experience, where you'll not only be guided by passionate instructors but also welcomed by Fon's warm smile and unwavering commitment to ensuring your diving adventure is nothing short of extraordinary.


James (Australia)

Our dedicated Manager and instructor, James, has been diving for over twenty years. This experience is evident in the confidence that he oozes and his marine knowledge that cannot be beat. James' warm and friendly demeanor makes him not only an exceptional instructor but also a joy to be around. He effortlessly creates a welcoming and inclusive environment, fostering a sense of adventure and camaraderie among fellow divers. James possesses a love for the ocean and all its creatures and he loves to share this passion with others (warning: it is completely infectious!)

Chris Instructor Buddha View Diving Centre

Chris (USA)

Chris is one of our exceptional diving instructors here at Buddha Dive Centre. Chris's passion for diving is truly infectious, and his dedication to his craft is evident in every interaction and dive experience he provides. Chris's enthusiasm and patience are truly commendable. He has a remarkable ability to instill confidence in his students, guiding them through their diving journey with ease and grace. But Chris's talents don't end there. His skills as an underwater photographer are truly awe-inspiring. With each click of his camera, he manages to freeze incredible moments of marine life in their natural habitat. Combine these talents with his unique sense of humour, never-ending energy, and unmatched sarcasm, you’ve got yourself a pretty special instructor.


Callum (UK)

Meet our exceptional Divemaster, Callum, whose journey from a clueless Open Water student to a confident leader is truly inspiring. With a perpetual smile on his face, Callum now takes the lead in guiding our students on thrilling dive explorations. It almost seems like Callum has forged a secret pact with the ocean creatures, as he shares a remarkable connection with them. Turtles and rays gravitate towards him, eagerly posing for selfies, while schools of fish gather around to offer enthusiastic high-fins. Callum's innate diving talent, coupled with his kindness and infectious enthusiasm, has made him an invaluable asset to the Buddha View Dive team. If you're fortunate enough to dive under Callum's guidance, get ready for an adventure that will surpass all expectations.


Tracer (USA)

As a Divemaster hailing from the heart of Texas, Tracer brings a fresh and enthusiastic perspective to the world of diving. Passionate about marine exploration, he combines love for the ocean with the warm, friendly spirit of his Texan roots. Tracer is committed to making each dive an adventure, fostering a supportive and encouraging environment. Whether you're new to diving or seeking to enhance your skills, Tracer is here to guide you through the underwater wonders with patience and excitement.

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