Dive Operations

Monique is originally from Portsmouth in the UK, but left with her husband Neil 15 years ago to peruse the world looking for a new home and career.  Her former trade was in historic restoration management and the decoration of old buildings, but she’s has several less glamorous jobs too – including dressing up as a Ribena Berry and a packet of frozen vegetables for shop promotions!

Being a dive Instructor is the best job in the world for someone as obsessed with diving as Monique. After her first breaths underwater, she knew her life would change forever.  The biggest decision was selling everything and leaving the UK for a new life, but that was back in 2002, and she and Neil have never looked back since.  The easiest decision was becoming a dive Instructor and passing her passion on to others.

Mon’s first trip to Koh Tao was 14 years ago, and since then she has lived and taught in some of the most beautiful places in the world, including The Similan Islands, Australia, Fiji, Mexico, Egypt, and India among others.  A full circle later here she is, part of our awesome Master Divers family! And even though she is not teaching diving at the moment, she is still passing her passion on to guests who visit Master Divers shop.