Who are we?

We’re a small collective of dive professionals with a passion for diving and travel exploration.

 

Why choose Us?

Because in short, we know what we’re talking about. We focus on destinations that we’ve personally visited, dived, travelled and really taken time to understand. We hand pick our local partners and work closely with just a select few who we feel meet our belief of what makes a great dive holiday.

 

What do we think is important?

Personal service, care and attention to detail. You’ll notice this from the moment you make contact. You’ll be assigned a consultant who will handle your holiday from start to finish. You’ll get a 24hr contact number so if you really need us you can reach us.

 

What next?

Get in touch. Just give us a few minutes on the phone or if you prefer by email and we’re confident of providing you with positive first and lasting experience of working with us to create a diving holiday that’s just right for you.
 

The Team




Maggie Russell
Tour Leader

Maggie joined the team in 2013 and has since lead tours to Raja Ampat, Sulawesi, Maldives, Komodo & Alor. With a passion for underwater photography and weird and wonderful marine life Maggie loves to explore remote parts of Indonesia. maggie@divesafariasia.com


Bernita Lewin
Operations Manager

Bernita is our supreme trip leader, manager of operations and all round logistics super star. She worked as a dive guide and instructor in Asia for 5 years, clocking up thousands of dives before joining our team.  Look out for big smiles and bags of enthusiasm when on tour with Bernita. bernita@divesafariasia.com  



Ben Stokes
Co Founder

Ben dived and travelled around the world for 10 years before setting up Dive Safari Asia, working as a dive guide and instructor. Still trip leading, still diving and still loving life, just from south west of England, not Asia! ben@divesafariasia.com


Sarah Kemsley
Co Founder

Sarah carried a set of scuba equipment around the world for many years before returning to Blighty to set up Dive Safari Asia with Ben. She loves nothing more that scrabbling around the black sand slopes of Indonesia looking for weird marine life. sarah@divesafariasia.com


Us 2
 

‘At Dive Safari Asia we love being a part of your travels. Taking a piece of inspiration from an idea to an exciting experience is why we adore what we do. 
 
We launched in 2010, following 9 years working as dive guides and instructors in locations across the Caribbean and the Middle East, to the south Pacific and most extensively, Asia.

 

During a trip with family members we came up with the idea of leading groups to off the beaten track locations. Starting with a single tour in Northern Sumatra we’ve now expanded across the Asia Pacific region.
 
Our range of experiences now includes guide based tours and tailormade holidays throughout Indonesia, Philippines, Micronesia, Maldives and Papua New Guinea.

 

To this day we continue to immerse ourselves in some of the world’s finest diving regions, for us experience is everything’.

 

Ben Stokes & Sarah Kemsley
Co Founders.

What our clients say...


  • No negatives all positive, we had a great time. Both resorts where up to your usual high standard with some really good diving I especially enjoyed seeing some of the weird stuff on the muck dives. Bernita was great company and highly professional in her organisation of the group and dealing with any minor problems. Please pass on my thanks to her for a superb holiday. Dec 2016
    S Robinson - Dec 2016
  • A truly excellent trip! Probably my favourite so far..The reef/macro diving in PG was exceptional and I thought every dive offered something different. Sangat was a different level in terms of location and diving. Just amazing. The last day diving was one of the best I think I've ever had - both wrecks were spectacular and having a beer on the boat on the way back made a great way to end the trip. I think we all enjoyed the amount of diving inside the wrecks which we haven't done too much of previously.
    M Fox - Nov 2016
  • Many thanks for organising a fantastic trip to Komodo Resort,had a great time with some great diving. Lovely resort/accommodation, can't praise the staff highly enough,from the cleaners, restaurant/office staff right up through the boat boys to the dive guides, all were fantastic people and I include the bossman Antonello in that always happy to assist with any issues/problems anybody may have had.
    N Lovick - Sep 2016
  • We had a fabulous time, amazing diving and a great company. Bernita is brilliant, - professional, friendly, helpful and a great fun to be with. We really enjoyed her company and appreciated how well she looked after us all.
    G Elfimov - Dec 2016

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