Tim was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1972 and was educated there and in the UK.
His love of the ocean was inspired by his father Gareth, who first took him snorkeling in the Kenyan Coastal lagoons at the early age of six. He did his dive first dive with his father in Torbay, England when he was fifteen but did not take up the sport professionally until 2002. On the way to New Zealand to continue working as English teacher, he first took a short holiday in Dominican Republic where an instructor convinced him to stay and do his Divemaster course and his life’s journey changed tack completely.
He is a PADI MSDT who has worked and been diving in Kenya, Tanzania, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Seychelles, Dubai, Oman, Egypt, UK, Thailand and Indonesia. It was only in the last two years that he bought a camera and was able to record one of his passions Nudibranchs. He uses a Sony Cybershot DSC-WX1 and Canon Powershot A540. Better late than never!