The Bougainville Travel, Adventure & Diving Team in Kaş, Turkey!
Phil originally hails from Manchester, England. A student of Art History and European literature, he travelled during his gap year of employment. He started doing coach tours and representative jobs in continental Europe but decided to try something alternative whilst on a break from a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Art. An adventure company offered him trekking in Turkey and he never went back!
Later he partnered with Ufuk and Tevfik to start Bougainville Travel. When not travelling, Phil is interested in photography, technology, music and football. Phil is married to Alison and has a daughter and a son. He speaks English, Turkish and French.
Ufuk was born in 1960 in Istanbul, he graduated from Bosphorus University where he began his first outdoor and guiding activities. From the earliest days of adventure tourism in Turkey until today his enthusiasm for the outdoors and his hard work in running agencies and Hotels have made him one of the most well known Agency owners in the country.
At Bougainville Travel he is in charge of Operations and Personnel. Outside the Company he continues researching untouched canyons and investigating the potential of the region. He is married and has one daughter. He speaks Turkish, French, English and German.
Tevfik is the local boy from a respected family. He was born in 1958 in Kaş as the only son of the then Mayor. He was educated in Ankara and graduated in business studies. His charm and local connections make a lot of things very easy for the company but he is best known by his many European friends for his easy manner and sharp sense of humour.
He currently looks after the Bougainville Travel Diving Boat and School. He’s married with two sons, and speaks Turkish and English.
Instructor: PADI OWSI/EFR,|
AED, HSA, TSSF CMAS 2*
Instructor: PADI IDC Staff,|
TSSF CMAS 2*, EFR, AED, HSA,
Specialties: Deep, Navigation, Night, Photography, Wreck, Buoyancy, Children EFR/AED
|TSSF CMAS 3* Gold Diver, F.R.E.E. Safety Diver, DAN Oxygen Provider, Boat Captain and Radio Operator|
TSSF CMAS 3*,|
PADI Rescue Diver
|PADI Divemaster, Rescue Diver||TSSF CMAS 3*, PADI EFR|
|Instructor: PADI MSDT/EFR/ODTÜ/SAT CMAS, Divemaster, PADI Dive Specialties: Nitrox, Deep, Equipment, Cavern, Photography, TSSF Dive Guide||
Instructor: TSSF CMAS 1*, SSI Open Water Diver|
Specialties: TSSF Guide, Dan Oxygen Provider, Dan Basic Life Support Provider
Bougainville Dive Boat, Discover Dive Outfitter,
Tea and Coffee Master
Assistant Tank and Compressor Specialist |
TSSF CMAS 3 *, PADI EFR,
Trekking-Mountain Biking-Sea Kayaking Tour Guide Team:
|Tour Leader Sea Kayak, Canyoning, Mountain Biking, Trekking||Tour Leader Trekking/Hiking Guide|
|Tour Leader/Senior Trekking Guide||Assistant Tour Leader/Camera Operator|