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Lizzie Shipley

Arenui liveaboard Komodo

By Lizzie
On: 6th November, 2019

Top Five Liveaboard Diving Destinations

  • Oman
  • Maldives
  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • Micronesia

When you set sail on your liveaboard to destinations unknown, and with a salty ocean breeze ruffling your hair, it's hard to argue with the old proverb about the journey being as important as the destination. As your skipper plots his course between the most coveted diving destinations, a…

birds eye view of house reef

By Lizzie
On: 4th November, 2019

Five of the Best House Reefs

  • Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago
  • Indonesia
  • Moyo Island
  • Maldives
  • Fiji

Coral reefs are some of the world's most colourful and diverse ecosystems, and a hidden treasure to feast the eyes upon for any scuba diver and snorkeller. But why should you wait for a boat trip from your hotel when you can access these underwater Edens straight from the shores of your…

By Lizzie
On: 11th October, 2019

Use It Or Lose It - Make the Most of Your Remaining Holiday

Did you know that us Brits have some of the lowest annual holiday allowances in Europe? And to add insult to injury, the boffins in the Original Diving Office for National Statistics (sounds dangerous) tell us that almost a third of us don't even use all of our holiday days, even though 69%…

humpback whale listing image

By Lizzie
On: 7th October, 2019

Our Top 5 Destinations for Epic Marine Encounters

From seals, to humpback whales, to hammerhead sharks. You'll want to pack a couple of logbooks for these mad marine destinations…

blackwater diving

By Lizzie
On: 24th September, 2019

Top Five Dive Sites for Blackwater Diving

  • Philippines
  • Palau
  • Hawaii
  • Pico & Faial
  • Northern Sulawesi

Ever been night diving? Blackwater diving is night diving on steroids. But rather than exploring reefs, divers are suspended in the pitch black of the open ocean. Why? Because that's when the diurnal migration (aka the world's largest migration) occurs, with countless platonic animals of the…

Louisa Fisher

By Lizzie
On: 20th September, 2019

She’s an A-Lister

  • Socorro Island
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Egypt
  • Mafia Island
  • Raja Ampat
  • Ubud & Central Bali
  • Maldives

Excuse us for a moment of unabashed self-promotion, but we're delighted to share that our Head of Diving, Louisa Fisher, has been named one of Travel & Leisure's A-List advisers. We pride ourselves on our unparalleled knowledge of diving destinations across the globe and, having…

solomon islands wreck

By Lizzie
On: 10th September, 2019

Winter Escapes

  • The Outer Atolls
  • Oman
  • Tanzania
  • Seychelles
  • Maldives
  • Philippines
  • Raja Ampat
  • Palau
  • Solomon Islands

Summer may be nearing its end, but a spot of winter sun always provides a beacon of hope once the nights draw in. And this winter's going to be a corker, from swimming with whale sharks in Tanzania to being seduced by the songs of humpback whales in Oman, mingling with mantas in the Maldives…

By Lizzie
On: 1st August, 2019

The Top 11 Dive Sites For Shark Diving

  • Cocos Island
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Grand Bahama
  • Malapascua
  • Guadalupe
  • Beqa Lagoon
  • Rangiroa
  • Socorro Island
  • The Azores
  • Maldives
  • Mafia Island

Did you know that sharks have been around for more than 400 million years? Not only do they pre-date humans but also dinosaurs, making them some of the oldest living creatures to patrol our planet. Despite this, over 100 million sharks are killed each year by human activity, from bycatch to…

green turtle

By Lizzie
On: 25th July, 2019

Last-Minute Summer Diving

  • Mexico
  • Grenada
  • Komodo
  • Mozambique
  • Philippines
  • Northern Sulawesi

Scorching one minute, torrential rain the next; the Great British Summer is about as fickle as the relationships on Love Island (only two weeks left, thank god). But rather than wait to see what Mother Nature throws at us next, we suggest trading in for an exotic new destination. From diving…

By Lizzie
On: 12th July, 2019

Top 20 Underwater Photographers: Part II

We revealed the first round of winners for our Underwater Photography competition in Part I, now after much anticipation, it's time to reveal the other images that smashed the 'original' diving photo brief, and, quite frankly, made us want to escape the city in search of some water. Pronto.

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Top Five Liveaboard Diving Destinations: The Arenui