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Lizzie Shipley

reef sharks

By Lizzie
On: 9th March, 2020

Dive Under The Radar

  • The Aldabra Group
  • Baja California
  • Solomon Islands
  • French Polynesia
  • Mafia Island
  • Fiji
  • Andros

The world's best dives: regularly topping just about everyone's bucket list, and for good reason. But the world's ocean covers a mind boggling 139,000,000 square miles, and as the world's largest playground (official title), there are endless opportunities for adventures. Whether you're a…

School of fish

By Lizzie
On: 2nd March, 2020

Ten Reasons Why You Should Become a Certified Diver

A whopping 14 million viewers were wowed by the groundbreaking docuseries, Blue Planet II, when it first aired in 2017, and people's fascination with all things ocean-related continues to grow, from Ocean Film Festivals popping up across the world to power-house brands creating fashion from…

By Lizzie
On: 1st March, 2020

Top Dive Sites in Raja Ampat

  • Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat has many names; Four Kings; the crown jewel of the Coral Triangle; the underwater Serengeti; the end of the rainbow (okay, that one was us), but no name can quite do justice to the diving in Indonesia's Raja Ampat. Home to the highest marine biodiversity on earth, descending into…

coral reef

By Lizzie
On: 11th February, 2020

Where to Dive in Spring

  • Maldives
  • Indonesia
  • Mozambique
  • Oman
  • Cayman Islands
  • Anilao
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Caribbean

Spring in Blighty: a season typified by daffodils in full bloom, the half-forgotten sensation of warm sun on bare skin and channelling The Sound of Music while frolicking through fields. But lest we forget, the British weather can be rather… unpredictable. Elsewhere, however, some of our…

jack fish maldives

By Lizzie
On: 6th February, 2020

The Top Dive Sites in the Deep South of the Maldives

  • Maldives
  • Indian Ocean

It's no secret that the glistening lagoons, atolls and channels that marble the Maldives harbour some of the best diving in the world, and yet some of the best sites remain relatively unknown. Often hailed in hushed tones as the Galapagos of the Maldives, divers can mingle with all the 'big…

bait ball mexico

By Lizzie
On: 23rd January, 2020

Where to Go Diving in 2020

  • Dominica
  • Maldives
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Seychelles
  • Komodo
  • Sudan
  • Indonesia
  • Mexico
  • Bahamas
  • Raja Ampat

Whether you're interested in learning to dive or an old hand looking to expand your portfolio of deep sea adventures; a trend-setter among your dive buddies or simply curious on where the best places to dive are this year; discover our definitive list of the best places to go diving in 2020…

whale shark oman

By Lizzie
On: 23rd January, 2020

The Top Seven Short Haul Diving Destinations for 2020

  • Egypt
  • Iceland
  • Oman
  • The Azores
  • Sudan
  • Gozo
  • Norway

Itching to get your wetsuit back on but don't want to fly halfway across the world? Fear not, as there is some incredible diving just a hop, skip and a jump from the UK, meaning you can have breakfast in Blighty and be sipping on cocktails after an epic dive by dinner (and we're not talking…

pygmy seahorse

By Lizzie
On: 20th December, 2019

Where We've Been in 2019

  • French Polynesia
  • Banda Islands
  • Little Cayman
  • Fiji
  • Northern Sulawesi
  • Bahamas
  • Oman
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Philippines
  • Maldives

21st December 2012 was supposed to mark the end of the world, according to Mayan prophecies anyway. Thankfully, we've lived to see the decade end - and boy has it been a corker. The last decade has seen the creation of iPads, Fitbits and 4G, and the first image of a black hole was unveiled.…

anemonefish

By Lizzie
On: 29th November, 2019

Off the Grid in the Banda Sea

  • Banda Islands
  • Ambon
  • Alor

Nutmeg. Flavour saviour of curries, the razzle-dazzle in puds, elixir to mulled wine... you get the gist. But have you ever considered where it originated? Introducing the Banda Islands (otherwise known as the "Spice Islands"), the sole producers of nutmeg and mace in the 17th century and…

hermit crab

By Lizzie
On: 25th November, 2019

Insider Guide: Underwater Photography

Ever been baffled on how underwater photographers snap the most minute creatures in such magnificent detail? Perhaps wondered whether the winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year were carefully planned or super lucky (or both!)? Us too, so we interviewed professional underwater…