Lizzie Shipley

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.

seahorse lembeh strait

By Lizzie
On: 1st July, 2019

Top 20 Underwater Photographers: Part I

  • Baja California
  • Northern Sulawesi
  • Cayman Islands
  • Bonaire
  • Bohol

Snapshots of time, passports to other worlds and instruments for change, photography is the most powerful tool. We might be biased, but underwater photography truly trumps on the nature scale; it allows us to explore the ocean's greatest (and still largely undiscovered) depths, celebrate its…

mobula rays

By Lizzie
On: 28th June, 2019

Original Dive Photographer of the Year 2019

  • Baja California
  • Dumaguete and Dauin

After much heated debate, a bit of argy bargy and very nearly fisty cuffs, we're delighted to announce the winner of our Original Dive Photography Competition. We challenged photographers of all levels to show us their most original diving photo, showcasing the magic of the underwater world…

By Lizzie
On: 21st June, 2019

Epic Shark Diving in the Bahamas

  • Bahamas

You might not have noticed, but the Bahamas has been popping up just about everywhere (well, everywhere underwater related, anyway). Seen an epic shot of a tiger beach slinking across a sandy bottom? Tiger Beach off Grand Bahama Island. How about a close up of a great hammerhead smiling?…


By Lizzie
On: 23rd May, 2019

World Turtle Day

  • Raja Ampat

From the patter of tiny turtle flippers as they race to the sea; to spotting an adult casually cruising through the blue; or finally seeing the determined digging of a mother laying her eggs, sea turtles are some of the most enchanting and fascinating creatures to inhabit the world's oceans.…

Crocodile swimming

By Lizzie
On: 21st May, 2019

Behind The Lens: Alex Mustard

  • Philippines

Few divers have such envy-inducing CV's as Alex Mustard. One of the world's leading underwater photographers, Alex has featured in a staggering ten different BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year books, has an MBE and has personally presented his work to the Queen. In his most impressive…