About us

The most experienced marine conservation team in Asia.

Who Are We ?

 

Our program leaders are some of the most experienced educators on Koh Tao. They are a dedicated group actively involved in the Koh Tao Community and anything “Eco” going on. With varying backgrounds from governmental, legal, and creative areas, they all bring unique skills to our programs.

ABOUT KOH TAO

Koh Tao is an island in Thailand located near the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand. It covers an area of about 21 km square. As of 2006 its official population was 1,382. The main settlement is Ban Mae Haad.

The economy of the island is almost exclusively centred around tourism, especially scuba diving

Koh Tao was named by its first settlers after the island’s turtle-like geographic shape. 

Jennifer Dowling

Jennifer Dowling

Jenny has been on Koh Tao for the last 11 years. Extensive training and practical experience has led to Jenny having an intimate understanding of Koh Tao’s special and unique marine ecosystem. She takes a lead role in all of Eco Koh Tao’s programs.

Simon Dowling

Simon Dowling

Simon is our resident documentary filmmaker and environmental / audio-visual specialist.

 With a background in film production, combined with extensive marine ecosystem training, Simon is a key component of Eco Koh Tao’s visuals.

Nathan Cook

Nathan Cook

Nathan Cook lived on Koh Tao for almost a decade. He now works on areas of the Great Barrier Reef that require coral restoration.

Nathan runs regular reef resilience workshops on Koh Tao for attendees to see working restoration efforts.

Dorothy Lee

Dorothy Lee

Dorothy started training with us 2 years ago, and has become an integral part ever since. She enjoys Self Reliant diving while conducting maintenance of our coral nurseries and has the ability to stay underwater for a long time on a single tank!