P-Dong was born on Koh Tao and grew up on the island. His father taught him to captain the family fishing boat at the tender age of 10 years old; at 17 he became a fisherman, a job he continued to do until he became the Boat Captain for Master Divers in 1996. He has been married for nearly 30 years and has 3 children.
P-Dong has been involved with the dive industry on Koh Tao since its infancy (he is also a diver!), and he has been an active participant in the placing of many of the buoy lines around the island. His knowledge of the reefs and waters around Koh Tao have made P-Dong one of the most respected boat captains on Koh Tao. He ensures the Master Divers boats are safe and well maintained to ensure a comfortable trip out to any of Koh Taos dive sites.
Master Divers is very proud and privileged to have P-Dong as their Boat Captain and part of the family.