No.1 for Boat Tours
& Water Sports in Samui
Meet the Team that Make the Difference
A family owned and focused business, the team at 100 Degrees East aims to make you feel part of our family. Our talented and passionate team are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and experience to provide you with outstanding levels of service, safety and satisfaction.
The original founders of 100 Degrees East, Ivan and Caz set up an award-winning marine tour company. Dedicated since 2003 to the highest standards of safety and service their reputation grew fast. Devastating for all, in 2019 Caz lost her strong fight to cancer which was when Roon and Cara became partners with Ivan. Ivan has recently returned to the UK leaving 100 Degrees East in the capable hands of Roon and Cara.
A Thai and English couple, part of the original 100 Degrees East team, both have over 20 years’ experience in the waters around Samui. With their two young boys, Roon and Cara are continuing the founding ethos of the company and are committed to creating lasting memories for families on our tours. Roon can be seen every day, from diving to driving, from booking to boating and from maintenance to managing.
Diving since the age of 14, Ben completed his Divemaster course with us in 2013 and became a PADI instructor in 2016, passing his IDC back home in the harsh waters of New Zealand. Ben is happiest guiding guests above and below the water, sharing his exceptional knowledge from over 6 years touring the Marine Park and Koh Tao.
The most gentle, warm and friendly person you could meet, let alone have as your guide for the day. Now graduated to the ranks of a dive professional and so dedicated to PADI and the underwater world that Chai has a PADI logo tattooed on his back. Hence his nick name is ‘Mr 007 PADI Chai’ – the 007 relates the fact that James Bond is the only other person that anyone from his village back home in the remote mountains of Burma have ever seen diving!
Clay joined our snorkel and tour guide team 6 years ago and alongside Chai forms the backbone of our Angthong Marine Park tour. You will find him to be gentle, polite, patient and tireless in making sure all our guests receive the very best attention each and every day.
Trained as a boat captain under the watchful eye of Roon, Ked has been captaining speedboats in the Gulf of Thailand for over 12 years. With his eagle eyes nothing will go unmissed with him at the helm.
Yuso is our general maintenance man and gardener at the shop. The only member of our team that doesn’t dive, snorkel or to the best of our knowledge even swim! Our Mr Fix it does however have something up his sleeve, he is an amateur (in the truest sense of the word) magician and on occasion has been known to entertain our guest with probably the worst magic show on the planet – you have been warned!
Cooking up a storm in the kitchen every morning are our dynamic culinary duo. The girls are in at 5 O’clock in the morning each and every day to prepare the very yummy Thai meals for our boat excursions. Vegetarians do not fear that you’ll be left out, as the girls do some great veggie curries – you’ll find no limp lettuce sandwiches on our boats.
As much as part of the family as our crucial boat crew, Zena and Winnie are our four-legged furry family members. Together they receive their salaries in biscuits and bonus’ in belly rubs!