APS Indonesia is happy to announce the extension of their already skilled and diverse team by welcoming Dr Andy Lewis as On Board Support Guide and Pak Arief as qualified Dive Guide. The two come from vastly different backgrounds but both bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to the APS team enhancing the already extensive menu of guides and vessel support services offered to clients.
Dr Andy Lewis is well recognised for his expertise, at the forefront of his field in marine biology. Hailing from James Cook University, North Queensland with a PhD in coral reef ecology Andy has spent many years on boats travelling the Indonesian waters doing research, conservation and survey work. Dr. Lewis is CEO of the Coral Triangle Foundation which aims to raise awareness of the ecological and social value of the Coral Sea and Eastern Triangle and its approach to the sustainable management of the reefs.
We welcome Andy as part of the APS team and his willingness to share his passion for coral reef protection which we are proud to have as part of the company’s core values. He joins us not only to share his dedication and educate our team but will share his expert knowledge of the Coral Triangle with clients and yacht owners to provide an exceptional yacht guiding service especially for those looking to understand more scientifically of what they are seeing when underwater and the true and real effects climate change is having on reef systems in Indonesia.
Dr Lewis will often team with Pak Arief, APS expert Dive Guide to offer clients his first hand knowledge of dive sites throughout Indonesia. Locally born, Pak Arief has over 15 years experience diving in the regions. Andy says, “Arief, is of home grown dive stock. His wonderful warm Indonesian personality and his sensitive understanding of local people and the challenges that can often arise for boats in remote areas, all contribute to making Arief the ideal individual to have on board for extended cruising”
We as a team look forward to servicing and supporting any new boats coming to Indonesian waters with the addition of our new Dive Guide Pak Arief and On Board Vessel Support Guide Dr. Andy Lewis. Their support and skills will extend our strengths as a team to offer more services and enhance our clients experience when visiting the region.