Tim Yeo

 

A Brief Bio:

Tim grew up in tiny Singapore, where driving for more than an hour meant you would need a passport. Traveling was always his passion, but Tim became addicted to dive travel soon after he got scuba certified in Malaysia.

During Tim’s undergraduate studies at UCLA, he flew home to Singapore every summer to visit his parents for a couple of weeks. Then he would take off to a new dive destination in Southeast Asia (such as Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines) to satisfy his cravings for warm tropical diving.  As his diving addiction grew, Tim eventually became a staff instructor with PADI and an instructor trainer with SDI. After getting his instructor certification, Tim spent time teaching scuba in Malaysia and Vietnam. Tim has since traveled to over 40 countries and scuba dived off the shores of 6 continents. He is planning an expedition to dive his remaining continent (Antarctica) in 2022. Currently, Tim is the Lead Instructor at Eco Dive Center, the largest dive facility in Los Angeles, California.

Tim loves all types of diving: Wreck diving in Palau and Truk Lagoon, big animal diving in Socorro and Galapagos, beach diving in Bonaire and Malibu, muck diving in Anilao and Lembeh Straits, wall diving in Roatan and Sipadan, and reef diving in Phuket and the Great Barrier Reef.

 

Upcoming TripS:

Maldives (August 2019)
Moorea (September 2019)
Socorro (December 2019)
Truk Lagoon (June 2020)
Cocos (September 2020)

 

Underwater Camera Setup:

Olympus OMD-EM5 with Olympus PT-EP08 housing. M.Zuiko 14-42mm lens and M.Zuiko 9-18mm lens with Zen Underwater WA-100 dome port. Dual Sea&Sea YS-D1 strobes. 

 

Testimonials:

  • "I can't say enough about Tim both as a dive instructor and as a travel agent! I first traveled with him to the Red Sea in 2015 and had an amazing 7 days on a liveaboard seeing some of the healthiest coral in the world! I just got back from a trip to Palau with him and had the experience of a lifetime. Tim handled all the behind the scenes work and made it so easy to sit back, go with the flow and enjoy the pristine waters as well as the land-based portion. I would recommend going on any trip Tim has planned, you will get a great deal for your money and he will make sure everything goes smoothly! Can't wait to see what is planned for next year, I'll be on at least one trip!" - Dacotah Smith
  • "I've had an awesome time on every trip I've been on with Tim -- he's fantastic! Really good fun to travel and dive with and always puts together an A+ itinerary!" - Lizzi Sparks
  • "Tim is great. I have taken three trips with him and I can't say enough good things about him as a trip leader. He's both organized AND personable, which in my book is a winning combination in a travel leader. Tim works hard to anticipate the group's needs/wishes, and when those inevitable travel kinks/wrinkles arise he handles them with diplomacy and ease. I am always confident signing up for trips with Tim as a group leader because I know they will be organized and fun!" - Kelly Stacy

 

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