About KBA Marine

About KBA Marine

Our Story

In view of the growing demand of compliant commercial diving services for diving projects in Singapore, KBA Marine Services Pte Ltd (KBAM) provides a range of subsea services for the inland/inshore marine and construction industry sectors. By introducing this service, KBAM will be setting new standards for commercial diving services in Singapore whereby only procedures, equipment and trained divers certified under Singapore National Recognised training requirement of ISO 29990:2010 Standard or equivalent are engaged for any project tasks.

About Us

KBAM is part of the KB Associates Group, with a significant focus on delivering subsea commercial diving services for the inland/inshore sector. KBAM delivers underwater inspections (Security/Paint/Class Approved In-Water Surveys/Collision & Grounding), hull cleaning, propeller polishing, blanking & plugging, welding & cutting, cofferdam installations and marine construction inspection, repair & maintenance (IRM) services and many more.

Lead by a team of qualified and experience specialists who have in-depth knowledge in understanding clients’ requirements and delivers high-quality class-approved solutions on schedule. KBAM continues with the quality service backed by KB Associates Group.

KBAM’s Strategic Framework

which underpins its business model, is defined by its mission, vision and value statements.


To be the preferred diving company for inland/inshore underwater inspection, repair and maintenance in Singapore and the South East Asia region.


To provide safe, professional and cost effective services by optimising the use of manned and unmanned underwater operations.



Workplace safety is the responsibility of everyone - Know Safety • Behave Safely • Act Safely • Maintain Safety


A shared commitment by everyone with a common goal to strive for mutual trust, respect, and effective communication.


Our quality of services will exceed our customer’s individual expectations.


We will be a leader for the development of safety, quality and industry initiatives.


Starts at the most senior level of management from start to finish of each project.


Creating good relationships with clients and customers to achieve corporate and personal development.

Company Team

Richard Tan
Richard Tan
General Manager

Mr. Richard Tan has been appointed as the General Manager of KBAM to spearhead the new service initiative. Previously a naval officer, he has held Lieutenant Colonel, who has held various commands of Singapore Navy warships as well as Commanding Officer of the Naval Diving Unit. In the last 25 years, Richard owned and operated one of Singapore’s largest and experienced commercial inshore diving company where he was responsible for planning, management, supervision and post operation underwater operations. It covered a broad range of underwater ships husbandry (UWSH) operations for both naval (ships, submarines, auxiliaries) and commercial ships, and also civil engineering work (marine).

He is very experienced and competent in determining and formulating standards, risk management and processes (underwater operations). He also networks regularly with Classifications Societies, Ships Staff, Maintenance Authorities, OEMs and Regulatory Authorities to keep abreast of the industry standards and developments. Richard brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to KBAM and aims to position KBAM as one of the leading diving contractors for the inland/inshore sectors in the region.

Richard Heng
Richard Heng
Operations & Logistic Manager

Richard’s role involves coordinating the diving teams for the suite of underwater services that KBAM provides, acting as the liaison for Logistics, Finance, Human Resource, Management, Medical, Environment and Legislations (both national and international industry standards). He aims to provide a safe working environment for the diving team, engaging in an ethical, safe and environmental correct practices that are aligned with the organisation’s business objectives.

Carlos Kennerley
Carlos Kennerley
Diving Technical Authority

Carlos was previously in the Royal Marine Commando’s (UK) for six years until moving into Commercial Diving in 1991.

He has worked extensively as an Air/Saturation Diver and Diving Supervisor mainly in SE Asia in the Construction and Inspection & Maintenance fields. In 2000 he took up the position of Project and Yard manager for a Singapore based Diving Company. Carlos has obtained the IMCA Part 1 & 2 - Air and Saturation qualification and PERTAMINA (PHE) Area Authority and Risk assessment training.

He then moved into the IT industry as a Corporate Email, Network & Security consultant spending 3 years with a BP Joint Venture in Algeria and Dubai. He has a Diploma in Computing and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE) with a Cisco CCNA Computer Networks Certificate.

In 2009 he returned to the Diving industry as an OCM and Oil Company Diving Representative for the national oil company of Indonesia, Pertamina Hulu Engeri.

Herrman Bin Mohd Ali
Herrman Bin Mohd Ali
Sales Manager

A seasoned sales and marketing professional in the local marine and offshore Oil and Gas industry, Herrman has successfully negotiated and delivered underwater projects ranging from inspection, repair and maintenance of mobile offshore drilling units to inland ship husbandry. Having worked with global clients such as Maersk, Seadrill, Transocean and Shell, Herrman has accumulated a wealth of experience in delivering the best solutions for all forms of subsea works. Herrman’s vision with KBA marine is to successfully develop the sales and marketing team and be the partner of choice for the local marine and offshore oil and gas industry.


Michael Tan
Michael Tan
Diving Superintendent

 Coming from humble beginnings as recreational open water diver, Michael Tan has recently been certified as a HSE Saturation diver, off the back of being an HSE Air Diving Supervisor for 7 years. Having gained extensive experience in the offshore and inland commercial diving projects across Asia as well the Middle East, he brings a wealth of knowledge to KBA Marine in multiple commercial diving projects ranging from the simplest task of Ship Husbandry all the way to complex projects such as installation of underwater fiberglass pipeline installation. Michael’s goal in KBA marine is to revolutionise the local diving scene and brings it to greater height both in terms of safety and diving procedures. 

Raden Rosli Bin Mohamad
Raden Rosli Bin Mohamad
Diving Supervisor

Raden Rosli has more than 20 years of commercial diving experience, of which he has six years of experience in a supervisory role of the inland and offshore sectors. Having worked onboard multiple DP Vessels, oil rigs and platforms for clients such as Shell, Exxon Mobil and Petronas, Raden will no doubt brings a huge wealth of experience in class diving knowledge and protocols, rescue and diving work procedures, as well as upholding high safety standards in accordance to local Ministry of Manpower’s legislations and IMCA guidelines. Raden’s Number 1 priority in joining KBA Marine is to ensure that we are committed to be the best inland/inshore diving company with a strong emphasis on safety that complys with local and international guidelines set.