One of the key things that we pride ourselves on is a professional team of incredible dive guides and critter spotters. Derek and Parman are our main Bali Dive Guides and are both very experienced working with photographers and non photographers alike. Although they are both originally from North Sulawesi, they have been dive guides in Bali for many years and know the area well. They were both brought up diving in the North Sulawesi destinations of Bunaken and the Lembeh Strait and therefore have been trained very well to work with photographers. As a photography oriented diving outfit, we need guides who can work well with our demanding customers and both Parman and Derek know exactly what to do. However, the service that they provide, in conjunction with out helpful team of drivers, extends far beyond finding the hardest to find critters. Not only will they gladly carry your gear in and out of the water for you, they will always clean and store your gear at the end of the day and have it set up and ready the following day.
Parman is originally from North Sulawesi, Indonesia but has been based in Bali for more than 5 years, leading diving safaris all over the island and teaching PADI Scuba Diving classes to all levels of divers. One of the most sought after dive guides for underwater photographers, Parman has an amazing ability to find all of the wonderful critters that has made Bali such a popular spot of critter divers. Working at a slow and easy pace throughout a dive, Parman often finds many new subjects that even experienced divers have never seen before!
Derek is originally from the province of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. He has been working with the Underwater Tribe for several years and is one of our top critter spotters favoured by underwater photographers. Always ready with a big smile and friendly manner, Derek is eager to help with any request our guests have and he anticipates people’s needs before they do! Specializing in finding the tiniest critters on the reef, Derek also has a knack for spotting Mola Molas during the right season in Bali.