TRAVELLING WITH insider divers
expert led tours
Travelling with a group of like-minded divers is more fun.
It is always better to dive in a group. You get the best deals and our own boat. We can demand a different itinerary for ourselves, optimizing it for the skill level of our dive team.
And it is more fun. We always have a great time after diving, sharing photos, playing games, or just sitting in the sunset with a cold one.
Trips hosted by experienced divers and instructors
Travel with experts, or Insiders. They will guide you, prepare the itinerary and arrange everything on site. Benefit from the knowledge of thousands of dives, may it be with your diving, your animal questions or your photography.
All trips are led by Simon Lorenz, dive instructor and photographer. But many trips are co-hosted by other Insiders, experts in their own field.
Tailor-made itineraries and unique dive experiences
There are amazing natural phenomena out there. But how to find them. Rely on the INSIDER DIVERS team to set up the best possible itinerary.
Pregnant bullsharks in Mexico, Sardine Run in South Africa, or Bumphead Parrotfish spawning in Palau - we will bring you to the right spots, at the right time.
Background presentations on animals and region
Insider Divers are scuba divers who want to understand more. We believe in the power of knowledge, and that you enjoy your diving more if you understand the background. How to sharks mate? How come all Napoleon Wrasses are born female? How does a tongue-eating parasite survive?
On all our trips we have optional presentations on the region and the animals.
Optional dive training
Need brushing up on dive skills or scuba knowledge? Learn how to use strobes in your photography? Or fine tuning your photography with a snoot?
On our trips our tour guides will do ad hoc dive presentations or teach missing skills such as NITROX, Advanced Course, Wreck Specialty. We often conduct free peak performance buoyancy training if guests want to improve.
Learn from professional photographers and researchers
Professional photographers have gone through years of training. Photography is not easy, and we have so little time to practice it on a short trip. With a pro photographer by your side your can learn.
On every trip we will host ad hoc presentations on the needs of our photographers. Macro techniques or manual basics? Wreck photography or wide angle? There will always be lots to learn, if you want to.
Or join dedicated training trips, such as a photo workshop or a photo expedition. There is always room to learn.
Underwater photography is my passion, and one of the main reasons I dive. During our trips we can really work on your photography skills. Have you struggled in the past with full manual control or strobe setting? I can help you work out all your issues and advanced your photos. On all my trips I give detailed briefings for my photographer guests on how to approach specific environments or subjects. Even if its your first time with a camera, I guarantee great results. I will check on you during the dive, to see if you want help. If you wish we can buddy up for an entire dive to you, to give hands-on assistance underwater.
While most trips are for photographers and non-photographers alike, some trips are fully focussed photography workshops, where we do daily training sessions on photography and digital editing, and set specific tasks to accomplish underwater. On below right is Stuart, a complete camera freshman at the beginning of the trip, winning the prize category behaviour!
- Simon Lorenz, Photography Trainer