Simon Pridmore


Simon Pridmore is the best-selling author of a trilogy of books for divers: Scuba Fundamental: Start Diving the Right Way, Scuba Confidential: An Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Better Diver and Scuba Professional: Insights into Sport Diver Training and Operations. He is also the co-author of Diving and Snorkeling Guide to Bali and Raja Ampat and the Diving and Snorkeling Guide to Northeast Indonesia.

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: