Alex Arnold – Master Instructor

Alex is a  PADI Master Instructor #466079.

He has been diving for 14 years, 12 of which he has been an Instructor. He received the Master instructor Rating in 2005 and currently holds 14 different specialty instructor ratings. He has lived and worked in  Nuweiba, Sharm el Sheikh, Similans islands, Germany, Malaysia and has now returned to Koh Phangan, Thailand and opened his own dive shop. Alex is a Level 2 TDI close circuit re-breather diver and avid videographer. He is one of the most experienced Instructors on the island.


Dave Arnold – Course Director

Dave is currently the only full time Course Director working full time on Koh phangan , he is also a Tec Rec Instructor. Dave started diving 15 years ago and has followed a professional career for the last 8 years. Dave has dived all over the world and is one of the most experienced instructors at Sail Rock. Dave has a passion for deep technical diving. David is the training manager for sail rock divers and he heads up the IDC team.


Rachel Arnold – Staff instructor

Rachel is a Staff Instructor since 2003 & EFRI Instructor.

She has also completed her TDI Technical deep diver and extended range diver courses. She has spent the last 10 years of her teaching career in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. She came over to Koh Phangan when she got married in 2007 and set up the dive school with her husband Alex in June 2007. She is the backbone for the daily operations for Sail Rock Divers.


NUI – Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Nui is Sail Rock Divers Thai partner and One of the first Thai Instructors on the island. He has lived and worked on Koh Phangan all of his life. Nui has a lifetime of local knowledge. Nui has been a professional diver for nearly 9 years and still enjoys guiding and teaching.


Russia – IDC Staff Instructor

Evgeniy or Russia to his friends is fluent in Russian, Bulgarian and English and is the latest addition to the Sail Rock IDC team after recently passing his IDC staff instructor course. Russia  has been diving for many years & he has dived in many places around the world and has vast experience in different climates. Russias passions are for photography and videographyand teaching instructors