Contributors to The Scuba News Asia

Bonex Scooters are the result of years of intensive development. The underwater scooters are the most compact professional scooters world-wide. The performance/weight ratio of the scooter is unbeatable. It is a perfect combination of low weight and long runtimes1 Articles

Nathan is a marine biologist, avid scuba diver and conservationist. He specialises in coral reef ecology, investigating aspects under the principal themes of marine protected areas, anthropogenic impacts and reef resilience. He has research experience in the Cayman Islands, where he investigated the effectiveness of marine protected areas, and has conducted extensive research documenting fish, benthic and sea slug communities in Southeast Asia. Some of his recent expeditions in Asia include, travelling to Bukit Lawang, Sumatra to investigate issues surrounding the palm oil industry and the effects this has on native habitats for tigers, elephants and orangutans. Furthermore, he travelled to Cenderawasih Bay, Papua to investigate local issues surrounding the food provisioning of whale sharks, and educate the locals on conservation-based practical approaches to anthropogenic impacts on the environment and subsequent effects on whale sharks. He is currently living and working in Nosy Be, Madagascar as a principal investigator for a marine conservation program. He conducts regular fish and invertebrate surveys to investigate the health of coral reefs1 Articles

Founded in 2006, we are an association of First Class Dive Operators in Egypt, Croatia, Thailand, Mexico, France, Gozo, Palau, Costa Rica and Indonesia. Our mission is Excellence Around the World1 Articles

Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman. The setting of these beautiful indigenous village-style accommodations and private marina is spectacular, with the dramatic mountains on one side and the sandy beach of Zighy Bay on the other. Tantalize your senses: feel the sand beneath your toes; listen as your sunset dhow cruise glides through waves; taste culinary delights of the region.1 Articles

Billy Jack B. Bahi-an is a Wilderness-Emergency Medical Technician, CMAS Open Water Scuba Instructor and TDI Sidemount Diver. He is also a Voyage of the Balangay Expedition volunteer crew member, a rescue volunteer and outdoor enthusiast with a passion for educating locals about safe, fun and responsible scuba diving.1 Articles

After 10 years of teaching diving, Adrienne found a new outlet for her love of the underwater world by capturing her surroundings in imagery, allowing her to share her passion with others. Traveling all over the world, from the Cayman Islands, to Fiji, Australia and Palau, and working as a self taught professional cinematographer since 2011, she founded Soulwater Productions in 2014.1 Articles

Becoming a Dive Master fourteen days before my fiftieth birthday and following my passion for the ocean, I am living my dream of owning a phinisi liveaboard in Indonesia. A phinisi is a traditional Indonesian two-masted sailing vessel whose design is said to have been copied from the Dutch pinnace vessels which were used in the area by the Dutch East Indies Company around 1600. Phinisis are still being built to this day by the Konjos tribesmen on the beaches of South Sulawesi. So it was on 15th February 2012 and following 400 years of tradition; The Carpe Diem Phinisi began to become the beautiful vessel that you see today. Join me as my vessel becomes operational in 2017 and we go on the adventure of a lifetime.1 Articles

My name is Tori Ireland, I am 19 years old and I have been bitten by the scuba bug. I was fortunate enough to grow up on the South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, which allowed my passion for the ocean to bloom and blossom at such a young age. I did my PADI Open Water course at the age of 12 in Sodwana Bay, South Africa, one of the top 3 diving spots in the World, and from the moment that I took my first breaths underwater I knew that this would be my future. My Open Water instructor was a God in my eyes and I decided that I wanted to be like him one day. The thought of teaching people how to dive and exploring the ocean on a daily basis as a career amazed me and I knew that it was my true calling. As time went by, I found myself counting down the years until I would be finished with school and old enough to begin my career in scuba diving. I was fortunate enough to have a Mother and older sister who shared my passion of scuba diving, so we did consistent yearly trips to Sodwana Bay for a week or two of diving. When graduation from High School came near, my friends frantically spoke of University plans and applying to different institutions, and I was so settled in my career decision that the end of my schooling career was stress free. When the time finally came for me to travel to Coral Divers, Sodwana Bay to complete my Divemaster course, it was quite surreal. I worked as a Divemaster at Coral Divers for 3 months and then went on to complete the Instructor Development Course and Instructor Examination in July 2016. Becoming a PADI Instructor was the truest honour I have ever experienced. I was lucky enough to gain priceless experience working as an instructor at Coral Divers, which allowed me to grow into becoming a certified Master Scuba Diver Trainer. My ultimate dream was to get a job abroad and travel with my career, and thousands of emails later, my dream came true. On the 17th of October 2016, I travelled to South East Asia to further live my dreams and it seems now that I have been bitten by the travel bug too. I have decided to share my travel and dive experiences with as many people around the World as possible.1 Articles

Scubaplex was designed and created by a small team of enthusiastic recreational divers based in Malaysia. Frustrated by the absence of a reliable, one-stop information source and booking system for scuba diving, the group decided to remedy the situation, by developing a hub where divers could connect and share, Scubaplex was spawned. With the vision of providing a free resource for divers, Scubaplex is rapidly becoming the best online stream of dive-related essentials out there. The Scubaplex ethos is summed up in one simple line. A world of diving experiences at your fingertips.1 Articles