William Tan has been fascinated with the creatures of the sea since since childhood. While studying at the Johns Hopkins University (USA), much of his spare time was spent gazing at the extensive marine collection of the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
A violinist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, William earned his scuba diving certification in 1994. Thereafter, without his prized antique Italian violin, he travels extensively between concert seasons throughout the Pacific region judging competitions and photographing marine life for scientific institutions, camera companies, underwater housing manufacturers, tourism organizations, dive magazines, and resorts.
He has collaborated with other photographers to produce two books: “Silent Symphony” and “Gorontalo: Hidden Paradise”.