Meet the Course Directors


PADI Platinum Course Director/EFR Instructor Trainer #460782    

Natalie brings a wealth of international diving and teaching experience to instructor development. As a true global citizen Natalie has worked in the dive industry since 1997, in Thailand, the Caribbean, Egypt, Australia and Canada. She is excited to offer instructor candidates the opportunity to draw from her experiences and gain an appreciation for working with diverse diving audiences and cultures. 

Nat Platinum

Natalie has managed 5 Star Instructor Development Assava Dive Resort  (also owned by Bans Diving) since 2006, which offers personalized diver training to smaller groups. Individually Natalie has had the honour to have certified several thousands of divers, and although the number of people introduced to the underwater world through Assava Dive Resort has grown, Natalie’s focus has remained – quality individualized instruction.

As one of the Koh Tao's female Course Director's, Natalie is excited to share her unique experience in the industry as well as her enthusiasm, patience, and knowledge.

NatalieSummary of Qualifications:

  • Teaching Experience: 5000 Certifications
  • PADI Course Director #460782
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Trainer
  • Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer
  • EFR- Care For Children and AED Instructor Trainer
  • Wreck Specialist Instructor Trainer
  • Digital Underwater Photography Trainer
  • DSMB Specialty Instructor Trainer
  • Search and Recovery Instructor Trainer
  • Underwater Navigator Instructor Trainer
  • Night Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Enriched Air Instructor Trainer
  • Deep Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Self-Reliant Specialty Instructor Trainer
  • Sidemount Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Peak Performance Bouyancy Instructor Trainer
  • Project Aware Instructor Trainer
  • AWARE Shark Conservation Instructor Trainer
  • AWARE Marine Debri Instructor Trainer
  • AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Instructor Trainer