Name: Mark Shandur
Job title: Owner
Having qualified as a scuba diving instructor over 20 years ago, Mark founded WWDAS in 2004, with a range of diving, sailing, and cruising yachts throughout Asia and the Pacific. He is a very respected member of the team and has a wealth of diving knowledge which he happily passes down to us all.
Mark has an incredible sense of adventure and finds pleasure in beautiful things. It is no wonder he has chosen the Komodo itinerary in Indonesia as his favourite. Drenched in beauty and such variety, it is an itinerary that you will never cease to be amazed when scuba diving in Indonesia. Here are Mark’s memories of his experience on this itinerary.
Here’s why Mark loves Komodo Indonesia…
“My favourite itinerary is Komodo, Indonesia, because of the amazing diversity and variety of diving and marine life you can see and experience on one itinerary. During the first half of the trip, you get to dive the clear blue water, with amazing colourful critters, highlighted beautifully against the dark sand, of the shallow water of the active Sangeang volcano.
Then the next day you might be seeing the hunting giant trevally, blacktip reef sharks, and tuna at castle and crystal rock. Inquisitive dolphins are no strangers to these dive sights either. As you move south then the dive site Shotgun does exactly what it says on the tin.
Drifting at 4-5 knots between islands as the tides change is an exhilarating experience. The trip is then crowned off with some of the most amazing dives in the cold, green waters of the savu sea in the south. Here we get to visit Cannibal Rock – probably one of the best macro dives in the world where the rare Rhinopias can be found together with a plethora of the most colourful nudibranchs you’ve found. When you’ve had enough of macro diving then it is over to Manta Alley to see these amazing creatures feeding and playing in the plankton-rich water. All in all one of our best and most diverse itineraries.”
Mark Shandur, Owner
“From beginning to end, each dive briefing, each meal, each and every interaction with the crew and the awesome diving, the level of professionalism was top notch! Shout-out to Ann and the ENTIRE crew from the Indo Siren.”
Shawn B – Trip Advisor
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Photo credits: Martin Graff, Olivia Jahraus/Petra Brummel, Dan Orr, Nautilus Liiveaboards