Our Crew

With its origins in 2002, Cham Island Diving Center has grown to be the most trusted diving and snorkeling company in Central Vietnam today. Our fleet comprises 2 double decked boats for shared tours, and a speedboat for private tours. Our multilingual crew of PADI SCUBA Instructors, Divemasters and Rescue Diver rated Snorkeling Guides will show you the best of the spectacular coral reefs surrounding Cham Islands.

The UNESCO listed Cu Lao Cham Biosphere Reserve consists of 8 islands. The largest island is the only to be inhabited and is made up of tropical beaches, wild jungle and authentic fishing villages. Our day trips and overnight tours give you a unique chance to spend part of your vacation off the beaten track. The diving and snorkeling sites around the islands range from coral gardens and reefs, to wild rock formations and underwater pinnacles. This makes Cham Island Diving Center perfect for all levels of recreational diving and snorkeling. Splash down into the beauty of the underwater world with us.

The Originals

Lodo

Lodovico Ruggeri is a colorful Italian who has lived in South East Asia for 18 years. Lodo gained the first ever tourist permit for visitors to...
Lodo

Gildas

Lodo met the laconic Frenchman Gildas Fourny the following year. Gildas had been living in Ho Chi Minh City for 10 years after previously residing...
Gildas

Ivan

Ivan Zanellato met Lodo and Gildas in Hoi An in 2003. Ivan runs our snorkeling operations with assistance from our diving crew. With 10 years...
Ivan

Our International Crew

JG

Dive Instructor - France
After completing Divemaster training here in 2012, JG upgraded to Dive Instructor and returned to settle in Hoi An in 2014. He is our director of...
JG

Deano

Dive Instructor - Australia
Deano first dived Vietnam in Nha Trang, but found he preferred to dive in Hoi An. He completed Divemaster Training here in late 2010 and became...
Deano

Calvern

Dive Instructor - South Africa
Our former Divemaster Gael Monjour, who now runs our Dive Bar, persuaded Calvern to take on ‘zero to hero’ PADI Divemaster certifications in 2014...
Calvern

Karina

Dive Instructor - Norway
Karina is another of our Divemasters (2013) who upgraded to PADI Dive Instructor and fell in love with Hoi An. Previously a personal trainer...
Karina

Anton

Dive Instructor - Spain
Anton is yet another who started his PADI PRO development here as a Divemaster Trainee in 2015. He quickly upgraded to Dive Instructor. Anyone who...
Anton

Josh

Dive Instructor (England)
Josh came to us this year from Indonesia looking for a place to hone his recently acquired Instructor skills. With a background as a Lifeguard at...
Josh

Fernando

Dive Instructor (Mexico)
Nicknamed Paco and all the way from Mexico City, Fernando recently arrived here from The Similan Islands in Thailand where he was guiding on...
Fernando

Thuan

Divemaster (France/Vietnam)
Thuan likes helping people. He manages logistics on missions all over the world in his work with MSF – Médecins Sans Frontières. His new...
Thuan

Megan & Sal

Divemasters (USA)
After visiting Hoi An in 2016, Deano saw their potential immediately, and went to work talking about the possibilities of GOING PRO. Easy going...
Megan & Sal

Sylvain

Divemaster (France)
Sylvain is from Marseilles where he discovered SCUBA in the Mediterranean Sea and caught the diving bug. He moved to Danang in 2016 where he did...
Sylvain

Vietnamese Stars

Sy, Luat, Hieu, Luong, Big Manh and Manh Slim

Vietnamese Boat Crew

All from Cham Island, 15 years ago they were the youngsters of the island with a future in fishing. Today they are the best crew you could have on board. Often referred to as ‘The Boat Boys’ they are all much more than that. All certified boat captains, great swimmers, natural divers, sea lovers. The boys are always on the look-out for everyone on board and expert in assisting our dive team and snorkeling crew in all aspects. Always there for our customers and constantly joking around, we are proud to have them with us.

Thoi

Operations Manager
Thoi is the one keeping everything in order at Cham Island Diving. From an accountancy background, Thoi is ensuring the little things in life are...
Thoi

Hien

Marketing Manager
Hien runs our marketing and bookings operations in general. Hien can indeed be in two places at once but tries to be in three. Originally from...
Hien