Meet the Staff

Brian Jonathan Knight

Brian J. Knight

General Manager Planet Scuba Koh Tao

I have been a PADI instructor for 10 years and managing dive centres for most of that time, focusing on the business side of diving and the supply of diving equipment and compressors.

Originally from South Africa, I now call Thailand home.

Welcome to Planet Scuba. I am looking forward to seeing you under the water.

Languages: English, Thai and Afrikaans

Jason Roberts

Jason Roberts


Hi, my name is Jason but everyone calls me Brummie as I am from Birmingham, England.

I have over 3000 dives over 10 years and have been diving all over including: Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, Spain, Mexico, Honduras and Curacao.

I am one of the lucky people who love their job. I get a buzz out of teaching people how to dive and showing them the amazing underwater world.

Languages: English

Winnie R. Jakobsen

Winnie R. Jakobsen


I came to Koh Tao in 2007 “only” for 2 weeks holiday. I did my IDC June 2008, after a little detour to the Caribbean for a good 10 months. I have been living and working on “the Rock” for almost 4 years, 18 months with Planet Scuba.

I enjoy teaching and diving, I even dive on my days off. My favourite dives, for sure, are Night and Deep. I probably have around 2500 dives on Koh Tao, other places I have dived include: the Similans, Mexico, Belize (not the Blue Hole), Utila, Curacao and Gili. The Red Sea and Komodo are next.

Languages: Danish, English and a bit of Swedish.

Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper

Equipment Technician

Hello, my name is Cooper.

I have been diving now for 9 years and have dived in quite a few places around the world including Thailand, Australia, Fiji, America and Egypt.

I have worked for Planet for a little over 2 years now as an instructor, but now I concentrate more on the technical servicing side of things, which includes servicing compressors, fixing regulator’s, BCD’s, etc.

I still love to dive and my favourite types of diving are deep, wreck and night.

Languages: English