07 January 2011

Diving with William Tan... in Cocotinos Manado! Workshop Details Coming Soon!

Cocotinos Manado :: Once again, Cocotinos Manado and Odyssea Divers will host William Tan and offer our diving guests an opportunity to dive and participate in the workshops that William will be conducting during his stay.

From 29 January 2011 to 12 February 2011, William will be our guest resident celebrity photographer with his assistant Noldy. Dive Packages remains the same and the 1st quarter diving package promotion if you check-in on or after 6 February 2011.

If you had missed his last workshop in Cocotinos Manado, this is your chance again and this time, it is over the Chinese New Year holidays!

For more information and reservations, please drop us an email.

:: William Tan - Singapore ::

Widely recognised as a master of underwater macro photography, William Tan is a violinist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and accomplished marine life photographer. Between concert seasons, he spends his time studying and photographing marine animals throughout the Asia Pacific region. His patience and determination has resulted in many rare images such as his sequence of a male jaw fish releasing its brood of hatching eggs into the sea. Catching the extremely shy fish at the moment it is releasing its hatching eggs is quite an accomplishment.

William Tan has been fascinated with the creatures of the sea since childhood. While studying at the Johns Hopkins University (USA), much of his spare time was spent gazing at the extensive marine collection of the National Aquarium in Baltimore. A violinist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, William earned his scuba diving certification in 1994.

Thereafter, without his prized antique Italian violin, he travels extensively between concert seasons throughout the Pacific region photographing marine life for tourism organizations, dive magazines and resorts.

His most recent book, Gorontalo: Hidden Paradise, published under the commission of the Indonesian government, is a collaboration with Hong Kong's leading underwater photographers Stephen Wong and Takako Uno.