Our agency

Our agency

Philosophy

Water of Asia has a unique approach to planning diving, adventure and cultural holidays in South East Asia.

Our tours are designed so that you can enjoy the local culture, meeting the local people, visiting the best places while discovering the amazing landscapes and wildlife Asia has to offer both on land and underwater, all with an ethical and responsible approach.

Our team members are all experienced travel professionals and divers. We work with professionals we know personally and we only recommend places we have visited and enjoyed.

During our numerous diving trips around the world we noticed that divers would often travel alone leaving non-diving friends and family behind; therefore Water of Asia decided to create bespoke tours for divers which would also offer activities for their family and their non-diving friends.

Our dedicated team members are available 24 hours, 7 days a week and we guarantee a quick response to any of your queries. Our tours are mainly tailored to answer individual requirements but we also offer package tours on fixed dates.

We cover the South East Asian countries and more. We offer to take our clients to less known diving spots such as Derawan, Moratai and Timor.

Please take a look through our website and give us a chance to share our passion for travel with you.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

The Water of Asia team

 

Services

Water of Asia

The bespoke diving and cultural tours specialist.

Travelling is a unique experience that will open your mind to new possibilities.

Our tours are designed around you. Adventure, wildlife, family holiday, honeymoon, we will cater to your wishes and share our best travelling journeys with you. Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia and less known destinations such as Timor, Sulawesi, Myanmar or Nepal are part of our tours.

Water of Asia is a tour operator that operates in a responsible manner in order to respect the visited country, its population, its customs, its beliefs and religions and to preserve its ecosystem and its wildlife. In this respect, you will always travel with us as part of a small group or individually.

By working with the local community, we have built an Asian infrastructure of friends who are also our business partners. The success of our business comes from our commitment to building a positive relationship between you, these friends and the country you visit.

Water of Asia aims to provide you with the most sensational and picturesque journeys Asia has to offer.

Please have a look at our website and we hope that we will have the pleasure to meet you soon.

The Water of Asia team.

Our services

  1. We will answer your queries within 24 hours.
  2. We are available 7 days a week
  3. We are based in Asia so that we can assist you locally whenever it is necessary
  4. We offer high quality and personalized services.
  5. We give you the best value for money for the level of service we offer.
  6. We offer a 5% discount on your next trip with us.
  7. We discover new destinations every year.
  8. Buyer protection scheme, our Agency is TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) registered

Travelling with Water of Asia is the key to an authentic journey.

Our team

Nicolas:
Managing director and Diving instructor PADI : MSDT * 492874 - CMAS **
Founder of Water of Asia. After many years guiding clients on adventure tours across Asia, he and his wife started the agency in 2008 with a concept based on holidays that mixed diving, culture and adventure. Living for his passions: diving and travel, he keeps on discovering new places and on designing new tours to share them with you.

Véronique: Operations DIrector and Diving instructor PADI : OWSI * 491527
Véronique, Co-Founder of Water of Asia and Nicolas wife. She is responsible for the bookings and the administration. Her long diving experience in places such as Mexico, Egypt, Indonesia and Thailand gives her the skills to guide you through the best on land and underwater destinations. After falling in love with Asia, Véronique is now mainly livng in Thailand with Nicolas and their little boy Mathis.

Vincent: Vincent: Marketing Manager and Diver
Vincent has been living in Asia and working in the tourism industry for more than 10 years. Based in Bangkok, he knows South East Asia by heart and can also advise you on the best tourist attractions or nightlife spots in the Capital. A great problem solver, he will always find a solution in the unlikely event of a problem arising.

Jonathan: Indonesian cruises specialist and Dive Master
Jonathan knows Indonesia and its best cruise ships inside out. He is a key member of staff when it comes to find the best cruises to destinations such as Komodo, Flores, Alor, Timor and many others. He has tried them all for you and will thus be able to give you the best tips.

Jewee: Accountant.
You will probably never meet Jewee unless you should have a claim. She is our “fairy” and our administrative connection between Occident and Asia. A keen diver, she dives whenever she can.

 

Thailand partners

Mark: South East Asia Tour Manager
Mark he has been living in Thailand for more than 20 years and knows South East Asia by heart. He cultivates a passion for Cambodia, the arts and football and is responsible for our tours in China, Laos and Cambodia. You will learn and be entertained a lot in his company.

Kevin:Dive Master PADI Instructor : MSDT * 489528
Kevin has been travelling and diving for years, from Dahab to Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), Roatan (Honduras), the Similian islands to Koh Tao and the Chumphon National Park (Thailand). A professional diver since 2006, he is recognized in his work for his guiding qualities. Kevin loves the sea and Asia, you will be enjoying his knowledge of the underwater world and sharing his best experiences on land.

Alex: Dive Master PADI : OWSI 493191
Alexander comes from Sweden. Diving is Alex's life and you will feel his love and respect for the ocean every time he takes you with him. Alexander will share his passion for Asia and the arts including music, painting and sculpture and you will soon feel as enthusiastic as him about the local culture.

Pramot: Thailand tour guide
Pramot has been a tour guide for 20 years. He is very knowledgeable about Thailand and its history, with him you will also have the chance to experience the kindness Thai people are reputed for. With his constant smile and its helpful manners Pramot will give you a good insight into “The Land of smiles”.

Sittanat: Thai driver
Sittanat is our dedicated driver. If need be, he would take care of you from Bangkok to Katmandu! He speaks English fluently and is always very resourceful if anything unusual happens. His passenger car is spacious and secure and you will appreciate his company as well as his careful driving.

Jean Daniel: Tour guide Thailand - Laos - Cambodia
Jean Daniel is from Switzerland, he has been living in Thailand for more than 20 years. He loves Asia and he is a great motorbike enthusiast! He is a fantastic guide who will take you on great adventures, discovering the wonders of Asia. Visiting a temple or trekking through the jungle, his great sense of humor will keep you entertained in any situation.

Philippines partners

Tim: Guide and Diver
Tim is our representative in the Philippines. He lives in Anilao, a paradise for macro diving and organizes all our journeys providing the best logistics and services. A diving enthusiast with a passion for underwater photography, he regularly organizes competitions around Mabini.

Yamil: Guide and Diver
Yamil is the manager of One Experience, our favourite cruise ship for going on water safaris around the Philippines archipelago. From Mexico to Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, Yamil has been exploring the underwater world since 1995. He organises all our safaris in Cebu.

 

Malaysia partners

Guido: Dive Master and guide on Sabah
Guido is Italian, he speaks fluently English and many other languages. He will be your guide for diving trips around Sipadan. Helpful and passionate about what he does he will take you to discover off the beaten tracks places on land or underwater.

Rooney: Sabah guide
Rooney is Malaysian, he manages all our bookings for Borneo. He knows his country inside out and can recommend the best places to stay or to dive. You will rarely meet him unless you are on Kapalai or Lankayan during whale sharks season!

John: Trekking adventure specialist
John is our on land guide for Borneo, a great climber he is passionate about nature and will guide you through your tours in Sukau or Sepilok. And if you feel like it, he will take you on a climbing expedition on Mount Kinabalu.

Indonesia partners

Jérôme: Dive master and guide
Jérôme has been living in Bali for nearly 20 years. He works there living for his passion, diving and the beautiful “Island of Gods”. He will welcome you there and, with his team, will help you discover the best places and the best diving spots in Bali.

Nigel: Dive master and guide
Nigel will guide you during your journey in North Sulawesi where you will first meet him in Manado for two adventures on Bunaken and Lembeh. Nigel and his wife have been living there for 10 years and are well integrated within the local community. They will take great care of you during your stay in one of their seaside bungalows, only a few feet away from some fantastic coral reefs.

Noyman: Guide
Noyman is Indonesian, he owes a little resort lost in the Balinese mountains with an incomparable view on Mount Batur. With him you will discover Bali’s best kept secrets and trek up the island highest mountains.

Cambodia partners

Fin: Guide
Fin is the ultimate guide for discovering Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples. Cambodian, he loves his country and its history, follow him on a path of discovery listening to his tales of ancient kings and queens, enjoy the amazing experience conveyed by a beautiful sunrise on Angkor.

 

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