ABOUT US

THE TEAM

PT Waow charters is a swiss owned company based in Bali.
We operate two vessels: MSY WAOW and WAOW SEAFARI.
We provide water based activities such us diving, snorkelling and cruising on the most luxurious boats in Indonesia in their category. Our mission is to deliver a unique experience and outstanding service in the safest way possible.

ANDREW LAUGHLIN

Andrew Laughlin, the director of PT Waow Charters in Bali

He is the director of PT Waow Charters in Bali. The globetrotter of the oceans and of life. One of the youngest dive instructors at 20 in 1988.

He spent his first professional years working dive shops, charter yachts and island resorts from Australia to Asia, to the US and the Caribbean. Becoming a skipper in 1994 he then went on to captain dive vessels around the world. During several years in Geneva, doing something different than wearing a wetsuit, he created an English School for banking employees which was very successful and was then sold once the novelty soon wore off.

Wanting to return to Australia after 12 years of globetrotting he founded Blue Ocean Marine, company specialized in the project management of yacht builds, refits, deliveries and vessel importation. Once hearing of Michel’s project he put his hand up immediately to be involved and was the project manager concentrating on the technical and commercial development of Waow from 2008 to 2012. Andrew is a PADI Master Instructor, MCA Master of Yachts and holds a Diploma in Marine Studies.

Andrew now shares his time between the Bali office and working as one of our onboard Cruise Directors and trip leader on WAOW SEAFARI when needed.

FABRICE ABBEY

Andrew Laughlin, the director of PT Waow Charters in Bali

Fabrice is a half German and half Togolese national. After spending 10 years in the European corporate world, he followed his call to move back to Bali and follow his passion: diving.

He is a PADI dive instructor since 2005, owns a sales and marketing masters degree and is passionate about working with people. He is now in charge of our diving catamaran WAOW SEAFARI in Bali. Next to that he also one of our 3 cruise directors on board WAOW.

When Fabrice is not on or in the water he spends his time in our Bali office and enjoying life on the island of Gods.

WULAN SANE

Andrew Laughlin, the director of PT Waow Charters in Bali

Wulan is our Indonesian fairy godmother who has always been able to open doors we never thought we could get into.

She has been involved in the WAOW project from the beginning, including the entire building and development project.

Originating from Padang Bay in Bali, she comes from a traditional Hindu family and always reminds us on what day we should be blessing the boat, the crew, or simply embracing life. Wulan works out of our Bali office and handles administration, accounting and logistics. She is Andrews’ right arm and has been from the beginning. Wulan now shares her time between the Bali office and working as one of our onboard Cruise Directors.

ERNA MASTINI

Andrew Laughlin, the director of PT Waow Charters in Bali

Erna was born in West Java to a Balinese father and Javanees mother. She grew up in the beautiful city of Yogyakarta and that’s also where she did her university degree in International Relations.

Moving to Bali in 1999 she worked in retail for Apple before moving into the diving world. After completing her diving course she started working at Atlantis and then Blue Season in Marketing.

Erna has now found a more permanent home at Waow and works in the Bali office. She does logistics for both Waow and Waow Seafari and marketing for Waow Seafari.

Erna enjoys diving, cooking and fine vegan dining.