The professional training at Ban’s is headed by 2 highly experienced Course Directors. Natalie and Guillaume will guide you through your Divemaster and Instructor courses sharing their knowledge, developing your skills and overall shaping you as a dive professional.

NatalieNatalie Hunt – Platinum PADI Course Director /
EFR Instructor Trainer # 460782

Nat Platinum CertNatalie, who celebrates 20 years as a PADI dive professional, has taught diving to over 3000 travelers who were excited to change their lives here on Koh Tao. In addition to her Course Director role at Ban’s Diving Resort, she is the dive centre manager of our sister company, Assava Dive Resort. Natalie offers you a true passion for the underwater world, enthusiasm for quality diver education, and unparalleled experience from which to draw upon when she guides you through professional diver training.

She considers herself to be a global citizen having worked in Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Egypt, and Thailand, which has allowed her the opportunity to gain an appreciation for several cultures and diverse diving environments.


guillaumeGuillaume Fargues – Platinum PADI Course Director /
EFR Instructor Trainer #482749

G Platinum CertGuillaume took his first dive over 20 years ago in the cold waters of Northern France. Before becoming a dive professional, he was working as a marketing consultant. After a few diving holidays, his passion for the underwater world and travelling grew. He decided to quit his job, packed his diving gear and a pair of boardshorts and headed to Thailand.

For over 5 years, he worked as an Instructor on Koh Tao and trained many students from Open Water Diver to Divemaster. As a PADI Course Director, Guillaume has been running the IDCs at Ban’s Diving Resort for the last 8 years.
When he is not teaching IDCs, he is often seen on the boat ready to jump in with his sidemount unit.

Thoughts from Our Past Students

  • I did my PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) at Ban‘s Dive school with Natalie Hunt and Guillaume Fargues on Koh Tao. Their huge Knowledge and Experience in conducting IDC Courses made it easy to learn a lot and enjoy the very practical Lectures and Workshops. We learned a lot about Dive Theory and Practice on a very professional Level with main focus on how to teach and conduct Dive Courses on our own. During our IDC we had a lot of fun and enjoyed Read More
    Philip Weiss - PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
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