Evan started traveling with us when he was 11. He started working in Joe’s dive shop when he was 17. You could say he grew up in the scuba business. His role in our travel business was minor at first. He was our shirpa, carrying our luggage. Little by little he became more and more involved, helping plan the trips and
creating our marketing materials. As we got older, he got better, managing the on-site logistics, making sure every facet of the trip unfolded as we’d intended. While Joe and I sat with the guests and played host and hostess.
Our business thrived with the three of us working together. And then, last year, it was time for Joe and I to step aside. The partnership betweenJoeLiburdi.com Tours and Seasick Productions ended in May 2017. We entrusted Evan to with our reputation and the hundreds of friends who had traveled with us for so many years. Evan grabbed the torch and has been running at full speed with it since.
We are so proud of his abilities, his gift for detail, his service with a smile, the way he interacts with the guests and the professional and astute way he interacts with the dive operations and resort. He is good at organizing quality dive trips. We know our friends are in good hands.
Now we go on Seasick trips as special guests. And Evan still carries our luggage.
Joe Liburdi and Cara Sherman
Fortuitously back in 1999 I found Joe Liburdi’s dive shop in Irvine. In need of updating my dive gear I visited the shop. Guess who waited on me - none other than a very young and so courteous Evan Sherman! And a relationship was begun - a diving one that is! I enjoyed some of the best and exotic diving adventures on this planet with the Liburdi’s - and Evan was with our group on many of these. So when the Liburdi’s joined in partnership with Seasick Productions the superb quality of our trips were doubly enhanced!
Seasick Productions’ attention to detail, before, during, and after each trip is outstanding. I for one don’t want to be bothered planning a dive trip. It’s just too much of a hassle. Believe me before discovering Joe’s scuba shop I did make dive trips on my own. Just not the same! Thankfully under the guidance of Seasick Productions all these details are done. I just have to pack my luggage and tag along. Each destination is thoroughly investigated; airline flights are researched and recommended; details for our arrival and departures are done; and the last night parties are always lively with merriment and surprises. Traveling with Seasick Productions one absolutely gets their money’s worth! I just want to win the lottery so I can keep going and going and going! And, I gotta stop aging! LOL!
Being an avid UW photographer, I am very specific about the quality of dive locations and photo subjects in my travel selection. Evan Sherman from Seasick Productions, an accomplished UW videographer, knows how to find those locations, push the envelope safely and create unique photo opportunities with a customer first attitude.
If you are considering a dive trip with Seasick Productions...do it! Their trips are expertly planned and executed from the resorts, dive operations and safety, land excursions and many surprises that make the trips special and memorable. I have been on several trips with Seasick Productions and they have all been exquisite and to locations I would have never known of without Evan's research and most of the time, testing the waters before bringing a group of travelers. The groups of travelers have been fun, kind-hearted and even willing to lend spare dive equipment if needed. It's always great to meet people with the same dive passion on these trips. I never have to worry when my travel plans are secure with Seasick Productions!
I had such a fabulous time with you and the group in Raja Ampat. I really wasn't sure what to expect on my first liveaboard experience, and it way exceeded my expectations. Due to your painstaking efforts before we got on board, and to your wonderful way of leading the trip while on the boat, it was a pleasure from beginning to end. I'm SO glad we decided to join you and I'm looking forward to the Maldives trip in May. Being able to enjoy both liveaboards and resorts for our dive trips makes me feel like we can continue to experience the best of diving anywhere in the world, and that's really because of you alone. It's a LOT of work for us to find the best spots and do all of the coordinating, and if left to me, I could see myself slowly starting to not make the effort. You take all the work out of it, just leaving us with the pleasure. I'm afraid you're stuck with us for a long time.
I travel with Seasick Productions because I trust their expertise when selecting destinations and dive operators. I have never felt uneasy diving with them - I know they have the same standards I do.
Traveling with a group of like-minded photographers has several benefits that I certainly miss when traveling alone. More formal image reviews, or even informal ones looking through the back of each others camera housings really adds a lot to the diving. Not only do you get to see subjects you might have missed, but also get to see different styles or approaches to the same subject that you might not have ever considered.