Contributors to The Scuba News South East Asia

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

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

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

AUS DIVING ACADEMY PADI Scuba Diving Resort Gili Air is a boutique PADI dive centre on the eastern side of Gili Air. With accommodation a restaurant, bar and beautiful views of Lombok and the volcano Rinjani, AUS DIVING ACADEMY is the perfect place to dive in the Gili’s1 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

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

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is one of the world’s leading operators of luxury hotels, resorts and spas, managing 18 hotels and resorts across 14 countries, plus 37 spas under the brand names Six Senses, Evason, Six Senses Spas and Raison d’Etre. There are a further 18 hotels and resorts signed into its development pipeline. In February 2019, Six Senses became part of the IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) family of hotel brands.1 Articles

Lee has been in the marketing industry for the last 15 years and now specializes in teaching marketing techniques to people in the scuba diving industry. He is founder of Dive Media Solutions which, in addition to providing complete marketing, media, communications and IT solutions exclusively for the scuba diving industry, also produces The Scuba News. You can connect with Lee via Twitter by following @DiveMedia