Our dedicated team here at the New Heaven Reef Conservation Program has always consisted of talented, passionate marine conservationists and biologists from all over the world. Each member brings with them a different dimension to the program and offers their support and insight into their expertise. The common thread between all of us is the passion we share for our planet's oceans, so join us and dive into our world.
Kirsty - Program Manager
Kirsty is a marine biologist that arrived to Koh Tao in 2015 for a 3 month trip. She was an intern, a member of staff and now manages the program. She specialises in Sharks and Sea Turtles, loves Octopus and hates ending a dive.
Mati is a marine biologist that like those before her, came to the program first as an intern and then returned later as a staff member. This italian born instructor specialises in Coral Disease, has a hatred of Trigger Fish and a profound love of Box Fish.
Vincent "Vinny" came to the program as a student in December of 2022, he extended his stay with us to become an intern and has since been helping to create a new database for our data collection. This french man loves Eagle Rays and Octopus and thinks the Titan Triggerfish is ugly.
Devrim, "Dev" has been with the NHRCP since the beginning together with Chad and is dedicated to the preservation of Koh Tao's marine ecosystems.
Devrim is the lead conservation instructor, manager of our New Heaven Dive School and an AYP teacher and avid yoga practitioner and freediving instructor.