Alan Wiggs

That’s me in the floral shirt doing what I love best – taking a group to Siladen! I started diving in 1977 when I entered Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, to do a teaching degree. After spending many years snorkelling, the freedom of SCUBA diving attracted me and it wasn’t long before I invested in my first camera – an Olympus Trip 35mm film camera in an Ikelite housing, complete with a bulb flash unit that rarely worked twice in a row. From there I upgraded to a Nikonos IVA – a great little amphibious unit with excellent macro but limited to a paltry 36 exposures and thus sadly obsolete once the digital age arrived. I did some freelance photojournalism for Sportdiving magazine and published somewhere approaching 40 articles in various publications over the years. I’ve spent the last thirty years or so taking small group dive tours overseas to destinations such as The Maldives, The Philippines, Fiji; Komodo and North Sulawesi. Many of my group are dive buddies from the old days at Monash University – some of them represent 40 years of diving together – that’s a lot of dives plus a few of cocktails at sunset! I love wide angle photography and the colourful walls of Siladen are a photographer’s dream.
Alan Wiggs

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