Our Jonathan Cruiser story started in March 1992 when Sri and I, Thomas, went to the Similan Islands on our honeymoon. The stunning beauty of the islands and the outstanding diving made a major impact on us. A few years later, when we found out that Jonathan Cruiser was up for sale, we jumped at the opportunity. After 16 seasons of continuing improvements, Jonathan Cruiser is today perfectly adapted for liveaboard diving cruises.
Despite how much we love the Jonathan Cruiser vessel, its able crew is still our biggest asset. Most of them have been working on Jonathan Cruiser for 10 years or more. They are a true Team and with their experience and positive attitude, they really do make a difference.
My name is Thomas. I founded Jonathan Cruiser and still oversee the endeavour. Sri supplies Jonathan Cruiser with all the tasty food you will enjoy during your Similan trip.
Our daughter Victoria, now 17 years old and a devoted PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
Na, office manager, passionate diver and an excellent NAUI Divemaster. At least twice a season she sneaks out to the Similans with Jonathan Cruiser. Na is married to Captain Mong, they met aboard Jonathan Cruiser when Na joined as a guest. She joined the team full time in year 2000
Mong, captain on Jonathan Cruiser since 1991, which is three years before we bought the boat. With his experience and skills he is considered to be one of the best captains in the Andaman Sea. In addition to his reputation as a captain, he is also a very humble and soft spoken man, loved and highly respected by the crew.
Nuy, skilled engineer, brother to Mong and the joker in the team. He has been with us since 1995.
Tun, deckhand in charge of the compressors and always ready to give you a helping hand when you enter and exit the water. He joined the team 1995.
Mama Lek, our outstanding cook. You will be amazed by the culinary delicacies she can produce.
Our Divemaster Yay started as a deckhand in 1997, but he always showed a keen interest in diving. So in 2002, we decided to help him to become a Divemaster. It's a decision we have never regretted. He is a superb Divemaster with more than 3,500 logged Similan dives and an expert in finding small stuff no one else can find.