Simon is a best-selling author and experienced speaker specialising in adventure travel and scuba diving in the Asia-Pacific.
I am a native Brit and live with my wife Sofie in Bali. I write books and magazine articles and speak on Asia, travel, scuba diving and, as you might expect, scuba diving travel in Asia and the South Pacific. I have been in the region for 35 years and spent a considerable portion of that time on the move, both overland and underwater. I arrived as a Hong Kong policeman and later became an assistant political advisor to the Hong Kong Governor before being compulsorily retired "to facilitate constitutional change," code for the handover to China. This gave me the opportunity to move permanently into the world of scuba diving and travel. Now I write and speak for a living. My book Scuba Confidential – An Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Better Diver was the second-best-selling scuba diving book in the UK in 2016 and my latest book "Under the Flight Path," recounts a journey of 15,000kms across Russia, Mongolia and China. All my books are available on Amazon and are featured on www.simonpridmore.com