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Sin Som, PADI Divemaster,Scuba Ding Cambodia, Tour Dives, Sihanoukville Scuba Diving Center.

Sin is the owner of Cambodian Diving Academy, who loved to go swimming and snorkeling off the coast of Cambodia in Sihanoukville.  One day she heard a friend talking about diving and not knowing much about Scuba Diving she thought it was the same as snorkeling. Then one day she got the opportunity to try scuba diving.

Wow, the first time she went, she couldn’t believe what she experienced. To see so many fish that she could follow the deeper she went. With so much life and so many beautiful things and colours, she was so happy and relaxed in this wonderland environment it encouraged her to want more.

So, from that moment she wanted to learn how to dive...

In 2017 she had the opportunity to live in Myanmar for some 19 months which gave her the “Open Water” diving course and then moved on to the “Advanced Open Water” course. In 2020 she moved to Thailand and expanded her love for diving and completed the “Rescue Course”.

In 2021, Sin moved back to Cambodia, where she was proud to accomplish the “Dive Master” course and become the first Cambodian female Dive Master!

This has also helped Sin to understand a lot more about the environment and what we need to do to help educate and protect our fragile ecosystem.

Sin’s ambition is to help not only other Cambodians but everyone who comes to the beautiful Cambodian Coastline to learn how to dive and teach people what we need to do to help the environment. To clean our country to protect Cambodia and make it more beautiful to show people around the world that Cambodian people can do it.

James Swain

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Over 30 years of diving in Europe, Asia, The Caribbean, Mexico, and the South Pacific, James is a PADI Master Instructor and an SSI Instructor trainer. He has a passion for conservation and tries to incorporate it into his daily diving, having run projects in Cambodia, Chile, and Romania. He now wishes to create a coral regeneration project off the coast of Sihanoukville.

James believes that all divers new or seasoned are warriors that will help him to protect and clean the ocean.

James says, “My favorite thing is the Discover Scuba Diving Experience and watching participant's faces change from trepidation to wonder and to see the look in their eyes when they see the wonders in the underwater world.”

His motto is: "Keep the oceans clean, Have fun in a safe and wonderful environment."


PADI Master Instructor and an SSI Instructor Trainer in the following:

Multi-Level Diver

Underwater Navigation

Digital Underwater Photography

Night Diver

Boat Diver

Enriched Air

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Coral Aware

Emergency Oxygen Provider

Gas Blending

Emergency First Response Instructor and Instructor Trainer

Care for Children

Deep Diver

Wreck Diver

Search & Recovery

Dry Suit Diver

Fish Identification

Born in 1986 on a very small island called White Rock 30km from Sihanoukville, Punlok has spent almost all his life in around or on the ocean.

Starting out as a boat boy learning everything he could from the age of 15, at the age of 21 he was appointed his first ships captain position on a traditional Cambodian fishing boat.

In 2013 he took a sabbatical from the ocean and worked in a boat building yard were he acquired new skills such as engine installation, repair and maintenance.

In 2015 he returned to the ocean again working in varying manners as a ships captain in 2023 he met Sin and James and became a very great asset to Cambodia Diving Academy.



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