Living the Southern Dream

Our team

Southern Dreams Diving Club is the end result of the passion of two people who have made it their dream to introduce a growing circle of friends to the wide diversity of underwater possibilities in Eastern Bali.


Ludo is French and has spent most of his life in the ocean … starting in Thailand, moving on to France, French Polynesia, the Philippines, and now the culturally dynamic island of Bali. A dive Instructor Trainer, he is also a recognized underwater photographer and videographer.

Patricia was born in Spain, but a visit to Australia and the Great Barrier Reef launched her career as a dive Instructor Trainer with experience gained in Australia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and now Bali.


Helping achieve their Southern Dream, to have their dive center in Candidasa, Bali required the support of friends and perhaps the best example is Pak Made, the Balinese founder of Impian Selatan (Southern Dream). When he closed his dive operation at Buitan, a relatively secret beach located just south of Candidasa, perhaps the thought was that the Dream had died. That’s when Patricia and Ludo decided to ensure that the diving dream continues with their guests and students. Southern Dreams re-opened its doors under Ludo and Patricia’s care and we can say with certainty that the Dream is still alive.