The Cuddle Team

Serene

Serene Pek

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SSI Divemaster Instructor

SSI Specialty Instructor

- Perfect Buoyancy

- Enriched Air Nitrox

- Dive Guide

- Equipment Techniques

- Science of Diving

- Navigation

- Night & Limited Visibility

- Wreck Diving

- Deep Diving

- React Right

- Diver Stress & Rescue

Serene lives and breathes compressed air!  She is the face of Cuddlefish - our lovely Ms. Cuddle Pek!

 

Her love for diving will inspire anyone with her passionate and cheerful outlook.  Her students say that they feel safe when diving with her due to her patience and clear instructions.  Most of all, she makes the courses fun!

On land, she is as blind as a bat, once underwater, her eyesight magically switches to "macro" mode, and can spot even the smallest marine life possible!

Shawn

Shawn Tan

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SSI Divemaster

PADI Dry Suit Diver

Cuddlefly Private Pilot

Cuddle Boat Skipper

 

Shawn is our Cuddle Bear, a gentle giant who is always smiling and ready to help!

 

A diver since 2005 - He's a strong believer in making our local waters beautiful again for diving and swimming.  His passion in diving was remarkably developed from the desire to overcome the fear of drowning!

 

A self-taught swimmer, he took the plunge at diving at Pulau Hantu as an open water diver and now specializes in helping 'wanna-be' divers to overcome their own fears and turning it into a passion.

 

If you need a reassuring and confident guide to convert your fears into the wonders in the deep sea, he's that guy!

Kiwi

Kee Wee

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SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor

SSI Specialty Instructor

- Perfect Buoyancy

- Enriched Air Nitrox

- Dive Guide

- Science of Diving

- Navigation

- Night & Limited Visibility

- Wreck Diving

- Deep Diving

- React Right

- Diver Stress & Rescue

Kee Wee or Kiwi (the fruit) as he is endearing known as is our Mr. Cuddle!

Pharmacist by day and scuba instructor most of the other times. This instructor has access to 'the' pills! You might want to befriend this cheerful and chirpy fellow very soon.

 

Always fascinated by the underwater world, when he's not talking about pills, he spends most of his time teaching others to enjoy the oceans and the amazing life found around coral reefs.

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Jocelyn Ong

SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor

Jocelyn would live underwater if she could!

 

You never have to worry about running low on air when you are diving with her.  Apart from nagging at you underwater to check your air every 15 minutes, she also barely uses any of her own compressed air and will have plenty for sharing if you actually do need some extra!

And if you need a laugh, keep an eye out for her sunglasses as you make your slow and steady ascent to the surface at the end of a dive.

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Nathaniel Soon

SSI Divemaster

Nathaniel is currently an environmental science undergraduate, who continues to use his love for storytelling to engage people with the oceans.

He completed his SSI Divemaster training in Gili Air, Indonesia at 21 and joined the Cuddlefish crew.

Aside from guiding divers, he also runs Our Seas, Our Legacy, a platform he uses for ocean storytelling.  He has since shot a first-of-a-kind underwater short-film on Brunei's reef life, which was featured on Royal Brunei Airlines' in-flight entertainment and presented to His Majesty Sultan of Brunei, and photographed and written for Marina at Keppel Bay and Asian Geographic Magazine.

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Kuan Yiou Lim

SSI Divemaster

Kuan Yiou picked up scuba diving while bored in NS, and life got much sweeter ever since!

 

His inquisitive nature feeds his passion in helping to spot many cool marine critters, so follow close for a good peep!

He's always on the look out for places to dive with kakis, so be sure to hit him up for interesting dive bucket list ideas!

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Ming Fai Choy

SSI Divemaster

Ming Fai has been an avid diver since 2015 when he signed up for the Open Water diving course alone, he's never looked back since!

 

Having just picked up underwater photography, he is always on the look out for what little creatures there are to add on to his collections.

He believes that the best part about diving is that there will never be an identical dive because Mother Nature is ever changing.

 

And whilst most divers would say "Eat.Sleep.Dive.Repeat", he sums it all up with "Live.Breathe.Beneath"!

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Kelvin Fong

SSI Divemaster 

Kelvin is the life of all parties on land and underwater!  You can always count on him to make everyone laugh.

 

Besides being a DM, Kelvin is a very experienced hair stylist and runs his own hair salon, CALEO at The Adelphi.  He is definitely the one who brings the "SEXY" to diving - check out his self cut out Cuddle T-shirt!

Jokes aside, his passion for diving shows especially when he is around new divers, he takes good care of them and is always ready to lend a helping hand.

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Shirlynn Ler

SSI Divemaster Trainee

Whenever Shirlynn is around, you will definitely hear everyone cracking up with her jokes!

A young and vivacious mum of 2 beautiful girls, Shirlynn is always looking out for everyone around her.  You can find her constantly checking up on divers on every trip.

 

You know you can count on her to bring out the FUN to all trips.  An accountant by day, this pretty DM Trainee is a hilarious character!  Don't even get her started on "naughty" jokes!

Definitely one to look out for on trips!

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Kelvin Tan

SSI Divemaster 

Cuddlefly Private Pilot

Kelvin or "Fatboy01" (his pilot call sign), you heard us right - he's not only conquered the seas, he flies too! I guess the sky is his limit!

 

If you ever meet him, be prepared for a laughing fit!  He is always ready to entertain the crowd with his quick witted and sometimes lame Dad jokes!

A pharmacist by specialization, Kelvin is also a lecturer at a tertiary institution.  He is a natural when it comes to speaking with confidence.

 

You will surely feel safe with him around, with his experience and passion towards diving.

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Jerome Burgeon

SSI Divemaster 

Jerome is our goofy French DM, just look at this photo and you'll already love him!

 

He is always keen to learn new things, his thirst for knowledge is exemplary.  Jerome has probably read enough books to fill a bungalow!

When he is not diving, Jerome is a highly accredited Agile Trainer, ask him what that means and how to pronounce his surname when you see him!

As if all these is not enough, this guy is a magician as well!  Maybe he'll whip out a trick or two if you are lucky :)

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Navaraj Rajendran

SSI Dive Master Trainee

First Cuddle Intern!!

 

Ever since he picked up scuba diving at the tender age of 10, Navaraj has not stopped going back to the seas.

 

Be it snorkeling, diving or even surfing, the ocean runs deep into Raj's childhood. To him, going into the sea connects him back to the natural world.

 

Having completed his rescue course, Navaraj decided to take the next step by going professional with CuddleFish Divers and he has not looked back ever since.

 

If u ever see a big afro underwater... It might just be Raj!!

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Zora Chen

SSI Dive Master Trainee

Cuddle Swim Instructor

Zora is meant to be one with the water, she have been flying in the pool for the past 11 years competitively.

Now she wants to fly with the sea creatures and maybe even compete with them in the sea! 

Maybe next time she will not just be one with the water but one with the sea creatures! XD

If you ever see someone drifting with the sea creatures remember to join in :)

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Bertrand Chan

SSI Dive Master Trainee

 

Ask Bertrand what he likes about diving. He’ll tell you one thing – fish. Yes, fish. Just fish. 

And really, we mean anything to do with fish. From fishing, to admiring fish in aquariums, and even pursuing a short stint in a local fish farm, Bertrand has had more than his fair share of interaction with fish. 

Right now, he has concluded that the best way to enjoy fish is to see them up close and personal, right where they live! And that is how this fishman has come to join the Cuddlefish fam.

Oh, and as for why he is botak, well...we don’t think it’s fish related.