Linzi Trafford

Owner | D.C. Manager | PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Queen of the all things SCUBA, Linzi is our Dive Centre Manager, and occasionally moonlights on the boat as an instructor or dive guide too. Formerly a riding instructor and college lecturer, Linzi has incredible patience, having certified over 1,000 divers in her career before moving into dive centre management.

A self-professed water baby, Linzi has always had an affinity with the water. Her dad taught her to swim from the moment she could first stand, so it’s only natural she would learn to SCUBA at some point. After a few try dives during holidays to Turkey and Australia, she finally took the plunge (no pun intended!) and got certified in 2007. She’s one of a long list of local residents who visited Koh Tao for just a few days to complete the open water licence, and somehow never left!

Since becoming a diver, Linzi has made up for lost time by diving in as many different locations as possible including other areas of Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, the Philippines, New Zealand and the chilly 8 degree waters of the north east English coast! Her favourite activity is UV night diving, and she’s a fan of properly screwed in dust caps and a lover of random fishy facts….did you know that all male sharks have 2 penises?!?!


PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Speciality Instructor Ratings:

AWARE Fish ID, Deep Diver, Enriched Air Nitrox, Navigation, Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy & Wreck Diver.

Emergency First Response Instructor

EFR Primary and Secondary Care with AED, Care For Children with AED.

SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor

Speciality Instructor Ratings:

Boat Diving, Buoyancy, Computer Diving, Deep Diving, Ecological, Enriched Air Nitrox, Naturalist, Navigation, Night Diving, Stress & Rescue, Underwater Photography, Underwater Videography, Waves Tides & Currents & Wreck Diving.

SSI Respond Right Instructor

EXMED Challenging Environment Emergency Responder