The NAD Photo Center was established back in 2009 by Mike Veitch and Simon. At the time Simon and Mike were both Field Editors for Scuba Diver Australasia, and submitting photographic works to various other magazines. We didn’t set this up on PADI Digital Photography course outlines! Mike went on to win one of the most prestigious awards in Photography – The Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year. During this time we built 2 new camera rooms which are still in use today. After several rounds of refurbishment over the years we now have 1 large camera room, and 1 airconditioned class / media room.
These days Sonja teaches the photo classes and is on hand for housing repairs such as sticking housing latches or misaligned buttons. As the owner of the resort it is not really appropriate for Simon to charge for photo classes anymore, but he is happy to give advice to those who are interested when he is out on the diveboat.
Simon also performs more vigorous servicing of cameras and housings and has completed service training for Nauticam camera housings in China.