Meet the team behind Dive Proof
We are lucky enough to work with some award winning photographers from around the world. These guys are the people behind the camera, behind the image that is on the front of your log book!
Adrienne Gittus, founder and CEO of Soulwater Productions,
is an award winning underwater photographer and
videographer based in wonderful Indonesia. She is the number one creator of promotional diving videos from the Gili Islands, to Bali, Komodo and Raja Ampat and has supplied footage to CNN, Discovery and National
Adrienne’s most enduring passion is the preservation of our oceans through
striking imagery. Specifically, the fight to save sharks and rays in her adopted
home of Indonesia. Her most highly acclaimed documentary is about Tanjung
Luar, Indonesia’s biggest fish market. ‘A Fish Full of Dollars’ has been screened all
over the world and won several awards including the ‘Best Emerging Filmmaker’
category at the Blue Ocean Film Festival.
Stanley Budiman, is co-founder and COO of ISO Indonesia, the first and only Indonesian Scuba License. Since he began diving in 2013, he has become passionate and committed to discovering more about the world beneath the sea. He has taken divers all over Indonesia, stretching from Weh Island in Aceh to the most eastern part of Indonesia, the world famous Raja Ampat. He has produced an impressive catalogue of underwater photography and has been featured several times by internationally renowned camera manufacturers.
His aim is to increase awareness that Indonesia has its own Dive License, which is especially catered for local Indonesian people. With this, he believes more people will appreciate that Indonesia is a heaven for diving, boasting beautiful corals and countless species which are native to Indonesia’s tropical waters.FacebookInstagramWebsite
Isidora and Nico are a divemaster and a scuba instructor who have logged dives around the world and have been taking underwater photos since 2010 in Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, the Seychelles, Mexico, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras and Belize. They have set out to create a one- stop information source for divers looking to plan their next holiday and share all the insights on their blog “Dive into Life”.
“There is nothing more valuable than insider tips and travel hacks when it comes to picking the next diving destination. And this is exactly why we share our scuba voyages! We hope our images inspire you to discover new places and keep a log of all the peculiar critters you see along the way!”FacebookInstagramWebsite
Lorenzo is an underwater photographer & content creator based in Tropical North Queensland, Australia. He started diving in 2002 at the young age of 13 and for nearly 20 years his diving career has taken him across oceans and continents.
He travels the world shooting ocean adventures for various brands and clients, his main goal is to inspire others to get out & explore the ocean but primarily to educate about the fragility of the underwater world and its inhabitants. With his photography he hopes to connect his audience with this environment and influence a change, aimed to preserve our oceans.FacebookInstagramWebsite
Our brand reps are people (quite often previous customers!) who love our products. They are diving regularly, putting Dive Proof log books through their paces and producing images and videos for our social media and marketing.
I am from the tropical island of Guam in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I am an avid PADI diver due to the super blue, clear, warm waters that surround the island. I am currently working towards my Dive Instructor Cert with PADI. When I am not diving (which is rare), I enjoy relaxing on the beach and hiking (also called Boonie Stomping in Guam). I am excited to be on the Dive Proof Team for a product that I love and advertising it to all the divers around me!
I have been working as a Dive Instructor in the Caribbean for the last nine years! I am currently on the island of St. Maarten (the dutch side) working as the Educational Outreach Officer for the Nature Foundation SXM. This position gives me the opportunity to spread awareness about the importance of preserving and protecting our environment! Over the years working on dive boats and liveaboards I watched first hand as the health of coral reefs everywhere continued to decline. This gave me a passion for sustainability and inspiring the next generation through nature education. I love underwater photography and my favorite creatures as the ones that are hard to find; nudibranchs, frog fish, and seahorses!
After finishing a degree in Environmental Geography, Gemma decided that the typical grad job in the city wasn't for her, so moved to Asia to chase the dream of getting paid to go diving full time. After 2 years living it up on a small tropical island in Malaysia, she's a Master Scuba Diver Trainer and an Emergency First Response Instructor who has taught hundreds of students and made thousands of dives. Gemma has a huge passion for underwater photography and loves bringing this into her classes. She has been recognised by PADI for her outstanding teaching through being awarded the highly coveted 'Certificate of Excellence' and teaches specialty courses in Underwater Photography, Deep Diving, Wreck Diving, Night Diving and Enriched Air Nitrox.
A season in Cyprus saw her working with the British Army, Royal Air Force and US Air Force training snipers, pilots, Ghurkas, paratroopers and everyone in between to dive; and culminated with a PADI Elite Instructor award. These days, Gemma is based in the UK and apart from Dive Proof, has spent time working as a Manager for Girls That Scuba and helping out with Ghost Fishing UK.
“A recurring nuisance throughout my diving career has been the soggy log book. After handing out more replacement books than I can count (and having to dry a fair few out myself), I started to wonder why no one had thought to make these water resistant… and so Dive Proof was born!”