Unfortunately Hans Hansen recently had to leave us as the Manager for Kon-Tiki Khao Lak, after 3 years of working together. We would to thank Hans for this time, and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. Stepping in to take charge of Kon-Tiki Khao Lak (again) this season is Mikael Nilsson.
Mikael knows both Kon-Tiki and Khao Lak very well already, as he worked as the Base Leader at Kon-Tiki Khao Lak during the first season when the ownership of Kon-Tiki Krabi & Lanta took over Kon-Tiki Phuket & Khao Lak in 2008.
Mikael has been diving since 1989, and has been a PADI dive professional since 1992. He first came to Thailand in 1999 and worked as an Instructor for a couple of years, before moving on to working on Liveaboards at the Similan Islands for 3 years. He then went back home to Sweden and started his own Dive Center. But after 5 years in the cold the longing to go back to Thailand was too much, so he sold his Dive Center and moved back to the Land of Smiles.
He then settled down in Songkhla in Southern Thailand with his wife and now 6 year old son, and has been working on Liveaboards again during the high seasons, with the base in Khao Lak.
Kon-Tiki Thailand is very happy to welcome Mikael back in the family!