About Stephen Tan
I was born in the Philippines and lived in the United States. Five years of which were in California where I learned to dive. After a year of getting certified, I got a housing for a Pentax SLR (film era) and Ikelite 150 substrobes.
During those years I did most of my time diving Southern California and Baja Califronia waters.
Career opportunities took me back to Asia in 1992 and eventually I moved back to the Philippines. I started a family and did not do much diving as priorities changed. I started diving regularly again when my daughter got certified 3 years ago.
I soon found myself wanting to take photos again and eventually just had to get new underwater camera gear. Digital Photography is amazing and I love that it is so easy to share and learn from other underwater photographers.
I regret that I did not re-discover diving earlier but am so grateful to be able to have done over 100 dives last year and hope to do better in the years to come as I develop my skills and passion as an amateur underwater photographer. Most of my recent diving is in the Philippines with one amazing trip to Palau last November.
I currently use a canon S90 in a Fisheye FIX S90 housing with Inon strobes and Inon add-on lenses.