Blog

Lizzie Shipley

Bobtail Squid

By Lizzie
On: 16th May, 2019

Dive In

  • Socorro Island
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Indonesia
  • Raja Ampat
  • Philippines
  • Gozo

We need to apologise. We've been keeping a rather large, very exciting secret which we are finally able to share: our brand spanking new brochure has landed (cue gasps and rapturous applause). Diving a little deeper (literally) into our favourite destinations, discover some of the ocean's…

By Lizzie
On: 7th May, 2019

Instagram Competition: Win a Luxury Diving Holiday for Two in the Philippines

  • Dumaguete and Dauin
  • Philippines

Atmosphere Resort & Spa is, quite simply, a diver's dream. Located on the doorstep of some of the world's best muck diving in Dauin and just a stone's throw from world-class reef diving at Apo Island, divers can experience the whole spectrum of watery wonders, with surface intervals…

nudibranch

By Lizzie
On: 3rd May, 2019

Instagram Dive Photography Competition: Terms and Conditions

By entering this competition; entrants agree to be bound by these rules.

anemone fish

By Lizzie
On: 3rd April, 2019

Hot Off The Press

  • Papua New Guinea
  • Cocos Island
  • Indonesia
  • Mexico
  • Baja California
  • Maldives

We've cracked hundreds of fortune cookies, consulted the stars and searched far and wide for Doc Brown (of Back to the Future fame), yet still can't predict the next few months for Britain (or this week's lottery numbers). We can, however, give you the inside track on the latest new…

whale shark ningaloo reef

By Lizzie
On: 22nd March, 2019

Top 6 Places to Dive and Snorkel with Whale Sharks

  • Ningaloo Reef
  • Mafia Island
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos
  • Mexico
  • Indonesia
  • Maldives

As the ocean's largest fish whale sharks are found in tropical seas around the planet, making for some pretty comfortable dive conditions - unusual when diving, or snorkelling, for some of the ocean's bigger beasts. Yet despite being one of the most recognisable marine creatures, these…

Turtle Under Water

By Lizzie
On: 13th March, 2019

Top 6 Places to Swim and Dive with Turtles

  • Turks & Caicos
  • Muscat
  • Tanzania
  • Seychelles
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines

Glimpsing a green, hawksbill, leatherback, loggerhead, Kemp's Ridley, Olive Ridley or flatback on a dive can bring a smile to the face of the most stoical of divers. And while sea turtles can be found in all oceans (except the Arctic) throughout the year, here is our pick of the top spots to…

Hammerhead Shark

By Lizzie
On: 6th March, 2019

The World's Top 10 Dive Sites

  • Raja Ampat
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Rangiroa
  • Milne Bay
  • Maldives
  • Taveuni
  • Indonesia
  • The Azores
  • Cocos Island
  • Belize

The term 'bucket list' was first coined in 1941 by famous explorer John Goddard, who at the ripe old age of 15 listed everything he wanted to achieve in life. Since then, the concept has spread across the globe, evolving with each generation to include everything from milking a poisonous…

Manta Ray

By Lizzie
On: 1st March, 2019

Top Five Places to Dive with Manta Rays

  • Mexico
  • Maldives
  • Micronesia
  • Indonesia
  • Palau

Majestic mantas feature high on the priority list for many divers. The most elegant member of the ray family is equally at home gliding effortlessly in the most challenging of currents or floating serenely at a cleaning station. And with the largest brain-to-body ratio of any shark or ray,…

coral reef, Papua New Guinea

By Lizzie
On: 20th February, 2019

Where to dive in May

  • Fiji
  • Palau
  • Philippines
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Raja Ampat
  • Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Socorro Island

Our wonderful planet is made up of over 71% water which, when you tally up the average British holiday allowance (28 days in case you're interested), means you would need several lifetimes (official stat) to explore the watery world. Sadly, we don't have the recipe for the elixir of life,…

the alexa private charter, Indonesia

By Lizzie
On: 13th February, 2019

Romantic Escapes

  • Indonesia
  • Maldives
  • Tanzania
  • Oman
  • Fiji

Contrary to popular belief, not everyone celebrates Valentine's Day with Hallmark. In Wales, star-crossed lovers cement their love with wooden spoons while Japanese colleagues exchange 'obligation chocolate'. South Korea covers all bases with a day dedicated to men, women and singletons…