Having worked in the corporate London life for close to a decade, Jamie and his partner Zara decided to follow a different track and moved out to SE Asia to start training up into the professional leagues of diving.
With Divemaster in Malapascua and then IDC in Bali, Jamie set about travelling around the coral triangle finding the best place to work and live in. Eventually settling in Bohol for a season, he loved being able to share his passion for the underwater world and teaching people about this wonderful environment and its idiosyncrasies.
Whilst Jamie enjoyed the experience of working within a dive operation, it became abundantly clear that not all operations have the same attitude to the underwater world and its preservation and the majority of divers he worked with had a keen interest in using a partner who provided tours in a sustainable manner. It was from this realisation that DRP was born.
Since the idea came about, Jamie has been working from his base in KL to build dive tours where every operational element is assessed and considered for its environmental impact and understanding where potential new conservation projects can be created across the coral triangle.
Jamie is MSDT qualified, a coral propagation trainer and a keen underwater photographer which has seen the inception of IDREAMINMACRO – a project he runs with Zara.