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PADI Open Water and Advanced Course
Phi Phi Family Diving
Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Dive short trip
Undersea Adventures
St. Ives, Cornwall/UK

Rescue Diver, Medic First Aid (MFA) and Divemaster Course
Fantasea Dive Club
Dahab, Sinai/Egypt

Working as Divemaster
Fantasea Dive Club
Dahab, Sinai/Egypt

Dive No. 100
Dahab, Sinai/Egypt

Dive short trip
Bali Coral Dive Center
Tulamben, Bali

Several dive short trips
and boat dives
Dahab Divers Lodge
Dahab + Sharm el Sheikh, Sinai/Egypt

Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) and Nitrox (EAN) Diver
Fantasea Dive Club
Dahab, Sinai/Egypt

Working as Dive Instructor
Kon-Tiki (today iQ-DIVE)
Khao Lak, Thailand

Dive short trip
Pro Dive Cairns
Cairns, Qld./Australia

Dive No. 500
Similan Islands, Thailand

Liveaboard trip on the
Chinese Junk/Phuket
Similan, Surin Islands + Richelieu Rock

Working as Base Leader
Tauch Terminal Tulamben
Tulamben, Bali


My "dive career" began in 1993 during a backpacking trip through Southeast Asia and should later on lead me and my beloved sweetheart Steffi and temporary UW assistant through numerous exciting countries with many different and fascinating dive areas. A ten year lasting journey begins...

Open Water Course, Koh Pih Pih Open Water Course
Koh Pih Pih, Thailand

  The first dives during my Open Water Course in Koh Phi Phi/Thailand were exciting but basically "just" nice and colourful.

In the following 250 dives I got introduced into the beauties of the Red Sea with its great reefs and amazing numbers of endemic species.

The two following working seasons in Khao Lak/Thailand appeared to me like a revelation. There were so many new things to discover, it was just amazing.

I could hardly keep looking up all the "new" species which I have of course not noticed during my Open Water Course years before.
  Work break..., Similan Islands Work break...
Similan Islands, Thailand

Chris & Willy, Tauch Terminal Tulamben Chris & Willy
Junior OW Course
Tauch Terminal Tulamben
But apparently everything is increasable: Bali/ Indonesia turned out to be a capital for nudibranchs and a real "City of Ghostpipefish".

Nowhere else I've seen a greater variety of species underwater as in Tulamben (except maybe at Nusa Kode/Komodo). And I guess nowhere else are more ghostpipefishes - once even 7(!) in a single dive.

After meanwhile more than 1.600 dives, always with a magnifying glass in my pocket, numerous UW Photos have been accumulated in my underwater photo archive. Some of them have even been published in the new book Nudibranchs of the World, (published 10/2007) by Helmut Debelius and Rudie H. Kuiter (therein some rare species and a few new records for Indonesia!).

  Chris, Komang Agus & Brandon Lee Chris, Komang Agus &
'Price Winner' Brandon Lee

Tauch Terminal Tulamben
Unfortunately I could never find the right time to work on an own website so far. However, now it's done and I hope I can continue developing this site in the near future. ;-)  [To-date 10/2006]

After 4 years working as a Technical Writer, during which time I have constructed this website amongst others, I have never been away from the diving completely. I rather know the dive business for about 20 years and I am looking forward now to benefit from my dive biz expertise and my comprehensive knowledge about southeast asia and the countries as a whole in order to boost my new project.

Welcome to...
Dive & Dream Tauchreisen GmbH ...nur atmen müssen Sie selbst!
                                                       (...you just need to breath!)

"Leave nothing behind but bubbles, take nothing but impressions. Or photographs... :-)"

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Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT), Specialty Instructor (5 Specialties incl. Nitrox + UW Photographer) Tauch Terminal Tulamben
Tulamben, Bali

Liveaboard trip on the
SY Adelaar from Bali to Flores/Komodo N.P.

Dive No. 1.000
Tulamben, Bali

MFA Instructor
Tauch Terminal Tulamben
Tulamben, Bali

Dive short trip
Prince John Diveresort
Donggala, Sulawesi

Dive No. 1.539
(last dive in Bali) and
return to Germany

Freezing cold dives  ;-(
Möhnesee, Germany

Dive short trip
Lagona Divers/Tropitel
Dahab, Sinai/Egypt

Dive short trip
Sea Explorers, Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort
Dauin, Negros Oriental/Philippines

Hotel and Liveaboard inspection trip for my new project
Dive & Dream Tauchreisen GmbH
Bali, Lombok and Sulawesi/Indonesia


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