Liveaboard Directors / Dive Masters (

Sonia Goggel - Wakatobi Dive Resort Dive Master

  • Edgar Atienza - Mr. “local knowledge” in Anilao. I gave this easy going dive guide my “wish list” of macro critters to find: Spiny Tiger Shrimp, Bubblebee Shrimp, Hairy Shrimp and a baby Frogfish. He showed everything we asked for and much, much more. The next time we go to Anilao, it will be scheduled around Edgar’s availability.

Dive Locations (

Kasawari Lembeh Resort - A dive resort in Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi designed for underwater macro photographers. We love this place, people and they have the fastest boats.

  • Lembeh Resort - A Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi dive resort with the best “Critter Look-Up” website.

  • Wakatobi Dive Resort - World-class dive resort on a private island in southeast Sulawesi. Incredible house reef (do it on your own a lot). Food, accommodations boats are excellent. Operation is a little too regimented and too many big groups for our taste.

  • Aqua-Trek - A Beqa lagoon shark diving operation located on the same property as the The Pearl oceanfront resort.

Liveaboards (

The Seven Seas - Komodo, Raja Ampat and Banda Sea dive schooner. A class, well respected, operation with deep ties to the area.


Matahari Beach Resort & Spa - Relais hotel chain resort in the North-West of Bali.

  • Alila Manggis - Boutique Resort near Candidasa, East Bali (on coast, but no diving operation)

  • Alila Ubud - Boutique Luxury Resort Hotel in Ubud, Bali (inland in river valley)

Photographic Societies:

San Diego U/W Photographic Society - Established in 1961 to promote underwater photography.

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