Wouldn’t it be nice to take a break from the day-to-day slog for a while?

Not to get all philosophical, but in the apothecary scale of life, there's no better way to achieve a work-life balance than with a sabbatical; to put it simply, a sabbatical allows you to truly switch off, recharge and reconnect with your surroundings.

As you can imagine, organising the Trip of a Lifetime (official title) will need some pretty canny pre-planning. Should you be dreaming of a month or a year away (or, for the lucky few, even longer), and whether you're wanting to tick off the bucket list across several continents or dive a little deeper into an old favourite, our team of experts will help you meticulously plan from start to finish.

Fancy becoming the next great ocean explorer, unveiling destinations unknown? Set your sights on delving into the ocean's greatest depths by deep sea submersible off Cocos Island; or mapping out new dive sites in the Coral Triangle's best kept secrets, and so, so much more. Perhaps you want to learn a new skill in the world's best classroom - be it gaining your wreck speciality in Micronesia's Truk Lagoon or dry suit diving in Iceland's Silfra Fissure or giving back and looking after the environment by volunteering in marine conservation? Our team of experts have travelled far and wide in the name of research (tough gig) and have unparalleled knowledge to create the ultimate bespoke itinerary so that you can sit back, relax and prepare for the ultimate super sabbatical (bragging rights included).

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From organising the coolest encounters per continent to optimising your chances to encounter the bucket list marine life such as humpback whales and whale sharks and organising the practicalities back at home, we can help you create the ultimate sabbatical.


Where to go

Turtle Waving

Galapagos Archipelago

Galapagos liveaboard diving, simply the best way to dive the Galapagos Islands.

hammerhead shark in cocos island

Cocos Island

Declared "the most beautiful island in the world" by legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, Cocos Island Marine Park’s main claim to fame lies in the hundreds of hammerheads that converge in its waters.

Highlands of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

This is one of the last few genuine frontier areas left on the planet. Mention Papua New Guinea and people will probably have visions of cannibals marauding through the jungle. Well, nowadays, the only headhunters you’re likely to come across are Australian recruitment consultants on holiday, but they – and you – would be among the first people to explore what is a truly original destination.

Mount Bromo, Indonesia


Home to some of the best diving on earth, incredible landscapes and world class hotels, Indonesia is one of our favourite countries. There are some 17,000 islands to choose from but we know the very best spots to head to.

Ruins on the beach in Riviera Maya


Two different coastlines, two totally different types of diving, both offering something very special.

Diver in the Philippines


The Philippines has an incredible amount of variety in the form of WWII wrecks, pristine reefs, world-class muck diving and one of our favourites: the thresher shark.

Diving off Babeldoab Island


Located midway between the Philippines and Guam in the western part of the Caroline Islands (this eastern part is known as Micronesia), the nation's claim to fame is now its world-class diving...

Micronesia Rock Islands


The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is made up of four states from West to East: Yap, Chuuk (previously known as Truk), Pohnpei and Kosrae. Theses states make up approximately 607 islands (only 65 are inhabited) spread over 2,500km just north of the equator in the Western Pacific.

Bora Bora Aerial, French Polynesia

French Polynesia

French Polynesia is home to the iconic lagoon at Bora Bora and some stunning diving. The biggest draw is arguably large numbers of sharks but there is much more.

Fiji island aerial


Stunning soft corals, great marine life, beautiful beaches and the 'friendliest people on Earth'. What's not to like about Fiji.

Wahiba Sands, Oman


Oman has spectacular scenery, both over and under the water. And the bonus, it's relatively quiet and untouched when compared to its Middle Eastern neighbours.

Humpback whale, Mozambique


Untouched beauty along with some of our favourite dive sites. What's not to like about Mozambique?

Tanzanian Sunset


Combine great safari experiences with some of the best diving in East Africa.

Green Coastline, Seychelles


Incredibly beautiful above the waves, the Seychelles is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday off the beaten track.

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Lizzie B and India are our 'Sabbaticals' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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