Yacht agents Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia has announced the additions of Dr. Andy Lewis and Pak Arief to its Dive and On-Board Vessel Support Guides team, who serve the APS Indonesia regions and clients.
Captain Jimmy Blee, of Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia, commented, “Dr. Andy Lewis and Pak Arief are now added to our already skilled and diverse team. Bringing Dr. Andy and Arief on board with APS Indonesia has just enhanced the menu of Guides and Vessel Support we already have on offer to our Captains and clients.”
He added, “Dr. Andy is one of the foremost Marine Biology experts in his field. Based from James Cook University in North Queensland, Andy spent years on boats in Indonesian waters doing research and survey work. For the owner or guests who want to know the full scientific understanding of what they see when diving and or the true and real effects climate change is having on reef systems in Indonesia, Dr. Andy is the guide for that trip.”
Discussing the appointment of Arief, Blee noted, “Arief is of home-grown dive stock. He has been guiding and diving through the Indonesian waters for the last 15 years.
“His first-hand knowledge of all the dive sites, his wonderful warm Indonesian personality and his sensitive understanding of local people and the challenges that can often arise for boats in remote areas, all contribute to making Arief the ideal individual to have on board for extended cruising.”
Blee will be overseeing both recruits in their new roles.