Simon Pridmore is the author of the international bestsellers Scuba Confidential: An Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Better Diver, Scuba Professional: Insights into Sport Diver Training & Operations and Scuba Fundamental: Start Diving the Right Way. He is also the co-author of the Diving & Snorkeling Guide to Bali and the Diving & Snorkeling Guide to Raja Ampat & Northeast Indonesia. His recently published books include Scuba Exceptional: Become the Best Diver You Can Be, Scuba Physiological: Think You Know All About Scuba Medicine? Think Again!, the Dining with Divers series of cookbooks and Dive into Taiwan.
Simon has been at the sharp end of the scuba diving industry for three decades, working as a guide, divemaster, instructor, instructor trainer and instructor trainer trainer. In the 1990s, he pioneered mixed-gas deep diving in Asia, first with Mandarin Divers in Hong Kong and later through his own dive centre in Guam, Professional Sports Divers. He then moved to the United Kingdom to run a technical diver training agency there and also worked with cutting edge dive equipment manufacturers VR Technology.
Today, as well as his series of books and guides, Simon writes regular columns for a variety of magazines, including X-Ray Mag, and speaks about dive training and dive safety at shows and conferences all over the world. For more information, visit: SimonPridmore.com.