The Underwater Tribe Podcast

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We have started a new feature on our Social Media channels, the Underwater Tribe Podcast.  This podcast is shot in our studio with a variety of interesting special guests.  Each episode we feature a guest from a variety of lifestyles related to the diving industry.  Our guests range from  underwater photographers, free divers, conservationists, and other interesting personalities.  At the moment we are releasing one episode every two weeks across our social platforms.  The most interesting way to tune in is to watch the Underwater Tribe Podcast on our YouTube Channel

However, as many people follow podcasts as an audio format, we also have a SoundCloud account. We will attach the direct link to each Podcast here on our Podcast page.  If you prefer to follow directly on SoundCloud then we can be found at The Underwater Tribe SoundCloud.

Of course for many people the best way to listen to a podcast is via iTunes, listen to The Underwater Tribe on iTunes.  Please subscribe to receive notice as each new episode is launched.

We continue to update this page regularly with a link to the YouTube version as well as the direct SoundCloud Audio Player. We also introduce each episode on our Blog Page


Podcast #016

Nesha Ichida, 28 Feb 2020

We are happy to present our latest Podcast, this weeks special guest is Nesha Ichida.  Nesha is a young marine conservationist who is involved in many projects throughout Indonesia. She is currently based in Rote, working as the field supervisor for the Indonesian Manta Project.  Her projects include a variety of marine life such as sharks, whale sharks, and manta rays.

In this podcast, we discuss a variety of topics such as manta and shark tagging, living in remote places, her range of projects around Indonesia, and how a new generation of young conservationists are creating positive waves.

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Nesha Ichida Podcast









Podcast #015

Pepe Arcos, 30 December 2019

To close 2019 in style, we are happy to bring to our podcast Pepe Arcos, who is an underwater photographer combining Fashion and Nature in a unique artistic way. Pepe Arcos is an award winning multitalented photographer and filmmaker who explores both fine art and commercial work.  From a former career as a Graphic Design studio working for large brands, institutions, and organisations he has become a creative nomad traveling the world searching for new projects that takes him to the most breathtaking scenarios in the planet.

As a cinematographer, his works cover a wide range such as a BMW M4 commercial or the full TV series APNEIA for Canal OFF, Globo Brazil. He has also produced personal projects like the shortfilm “Pressure”, which was awarded the best short film at the International Film Festival Balinale. He regularly shoots still photography for fashion brands and editorial campaigns for different magazines.

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Pepe Arcos Podcast









Podcast #014

Sarah Lewis, 25 Sept 2019

Manta Ray researcher Sarah Lewis is the latest guest on the Underwater Tribe Podcast.  Sarah is the founder of the Indonesian Manta Project, an NGO specializing in Manta Ray research. Based in Bali, Sarah travels throughout the Indonesian archipelago for her work in community outreach and scientific research. Sarah joins us in the studio to discuss her history, her accomplishments, and her ongoing work in manta ray research.  Stay tuned at the end of the YouTube version to see a slideshow of imagery from her work.

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Sarah Lewis Podcast









Podcast #013

Aaron Gekoski, 13 June 2019

We are happy to host Aaron Gekoski in our studio for episode 13 of our ongoing Podcast series. Aaron Gekoski, Environmental Photojournalist is a wildlife photographer and television presenter who specializes in exposing the cruel treatment of wildlife. Aaron joins us in the studio to discuss how he became involved in this field. He boasts a fascinating personal history with adventurues throughout the world. Stay tuned for the images at the end to see exactly what happens in the wildlife tourism industry.

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Aaron Gekoski Underwater Tribe Podcast









Podcast #012

Alex Lindbloom, 13 March 2019

Alex Lindbloom is an American underwater photographer and film maker. For 5 years Alex had one of the best jobs as the photo and video pro aboard Mermaid Liveaboards.  He was able to amass a large library of amazing imagery during that time.  Alex discusses his favourite dive sites and encounters with us in the studio. He shares his future plans and what he is up to now that he no longer lives on a boat.  Tune in for a great 50 minute discussion with Alex!

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Alex Lindbloom Underwater Tribe Podcast









Podcast #011

Dr Mark Erdmann, 30 November 2018

Dr Mark Erdmann is the Vice President of Asia Pacific Marine Programs with Conservation International.  In a truly inspiring interview, Mark discusses his history as a leading proponent of marine conservation initiatives in Indonesia.  He gives great insight into the challenges of creating Marine Protected areas in the Indo Pacific region.  Mark explains the history of how Raja Ampat became one of the world’s top diving destinations. He also discusses what future challenges it faces.  We also discuss the current health of the oceans. Listen to hear how Mark is very positive about the future of the worlds marine environments.

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Mark Erdmann Undewater Tribe Podcast









Podcast #010

Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock, 16 August 2018

Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock are legendary underwater photographers.  Active in the diving community since the 1970s, Burt and Maurine were at the forefront of diving in Mexico. From there, adventures to the Solomon Islands, Sipadan, Komodo, and the Lembeh Strait soon followed.  Well known for their Birds Head Seascape books, Burt and Maurine helped to find many sites in Raja Ampat.  Listen to Burt and Maurine discuss tales of adventure from the 1970s to the present day.

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UWT Diving and Adventure Podcast









Podcast #009

Ethan Daniels, 13 July 2018

Ethan Daniels is a well known underwater photographer and adventure travel guide.  For more than two decades, Ethan has been exploring the Indo Pacific region both above and below the ocean surface.  Ethan discusses a variety of different topics such as snorkeling with whales, encounters with crocodiles, and his favourite destinations.  Ethan also discusses his snorkeling adventure tours and how anyone can experience the wonders of the Indo Pacific region.  Learn more about Ethan and his company at Coral Triangle Adventures

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Ethan Daniels Underwater Tribe Podcast









Podcast #008

The Bali Sunfish, 22 June 2018

Marianne Nyegaard and Jenny Karmy are on a mission to further our knowledge of the enigmatic Sunfish. With many years of research on the Bali sunfish population, Marianne will soon publish her results. Listen as Marianne and Jenny discuss sunfish tagging, scientific names, and their system of Sunfish recognition patterns. Learn more about their program and submit your Sunfish photos at

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Bali Sunfish Podcast










Podcast #007

The Jetlagged, 29 May 2018

The Jetlagged are Hendrik and Claudia Schmitt, two film makers who specialize in the creation of conservation films. Their latest production, “The Patterns of the Ocean”, is an award winning feature about the protection of manta rays in Indonesia. They also utilize 360 Degree techniques underwater to create a truly exceptional viewing experience. Claudia and Hendrik joined us in the studio recently to discuss their current projects and techniques. Discover more of their work on YouTube: Visit the Jetlagged website:

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The Jetlagged Podcast











Podcast #006

Garry Bevan, 11 May 2018

A long standing member of the diving community in Idonesia, Garry Bevan is well known character.  Starting out managing Mimpi Resort dive center in Tulamben, Garry has been involved with diving in Indonesia since the 1990s.  He is best known for spending many years running the Komodo Dancer liveaboard.  In this podcast Garry recounts many stories of his history in the industry and diving in Indonesia.

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Podcast #005

Christian Loader, 26 April 2018

A multi talented award winning photographer and filmmaker, Christian Loader has worked throughout Asia. Based in Sabah, Malaysia, Christian specializes in both terrestrial and underwater journalism.  Christian talks about his favourite stories from the jungle and the sea including “shocking” encounters with animals! Christian Loader Photography on Facebook

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 Underwater Tribe Podcast








Podcast #004

Graham Abbott, 6 April 2018

Graham is one of the pioneers of critter diving in Indonesia. With more than 20 years of experience of diving in the country, Graham knows the top spots to find the best subjects. Boasting a clientele of the top production and natural history filming units of the world, Graham discusses his memorable moments. We discuss his origins as a dive guide in Indonesia and hear stories of discovering new diving locations.

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Podcast #003

Oli Christen, 23 March 2018

Oli is a professional AIDA and PADI freediving coach who is on the leading edge of Freediving Education. He is the lead author of many AIDA education materials and was awarded by PADI for his contribution to the Freediver program. Oli is the owner of Freedive Flow on Gili Air, one of the top freediving schools in Indonesia. In this episode, he shares his educational philosophy, techniques, and insights into how to become a competent freediver. All of this can be achieved with the proper education.

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Podcast #002

Rich Horner, 15 March 2018

Viral Floating Plastic Video

Rich Horner is this weeks special guest on the Underwater Tribe Podcast. We begin with a discussion of his recent viral video of plastic floating in the waters of Bali, Indonesia. We then turn course to discuss the impact that his video has had locally and in the international news. The discussion then segues into possible solutions to this global issue. Please don’t forget to do your part locally to reduce your plastic consumption.

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Podcast #001

Serge Abourjeily, 2 March 2018

Todays guest is Serge Abourjeily from the Samambaia, one of Indonesia’s newest liveaboards. Topics covered include discussing Serge, his history, and his photography. He also discusses the many interesting locations that the Samambaia Liveaboard visits. Please watch to learn about amazing locations in Indonesia including Raja Ampat, the Komodo National Park and, a lot of information about Serge’s favourite spot: Alor! We hope you enjoy our 40 minutes of fun with Serge and appreciate his insights on locations and photography tips. Stay tuned to the end for a slideshow of his wonderful images.

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Underwater Tribe Diving Adventure Podcast