Indonesia has so much to offer for any type of traveler, with delicious local food, adrenaline-spiking activities, incredible wildlife, beautiful scenery, extremely hospitable locals, stunning temples and more - it goes above and beyond in every category, and if you’re a diver I can’t imagine it gets any better.

Eleanor - Original Diver

Eleanor Seagle

Original Travel Expert

I have extensive travel experience throughout Far East, Indonesia, USA and Caribbean.

My travels

Swimming with whale shark

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • I'd love to hike Kilimanjaro one day
  • Swim with whale sharks
  • Dive/snorkel the Sardine Run off of SA
  • Hike in and see the mountain gorillas
Manta ray, Komodo

Best Moments

  • Diving in Komodo and seeing a whole new underwater landscape from anything I'd seen before. Checking off so many bucket list creatures while there (mantas, mola molas, blue ring octopus, cuttlefish, devil rays, bamboo sharks, nudibranchs, ribbon eels, sea snakes, etc.)
  • Renting a moped and road tripping down the coastline of Vietnam (somehow surviving the huge highway into Ho Chi Minh at the end)
  • Renting a campervan and road tripping through New Zealand - saying yes to every single activity available (spelunking through glow worm caves in Waitomo, rafting in Rotorua, cycling through wine country, bungie jumping in Queenstown, paddling through Milford Sound - the whole trip was amazing)
  • Meeting my now husband on Gili T in Indonesia, and following him to Bali a couple days later

Toughest Travel Moment

  • Saying goodbye to friends I've met and spent amazing experiences with, not knowing if I'll ever see them again.

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • Camping along the California coast and waking up to a group of tourists standing over and taking pictures of my friends that were sleeping outside the tent. They didn't say anything, just got back in their car and drove off…

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Overhead of snorkeller on the reef

Blue Horizons - Ten Holidays for Waterculturalists

In the face of mounting challenges posed to our reefs and seas, divers have long been at the forefront of efforts to protect, preserve, and understand the issues affecting our beloved underwater ecosystems. The inclination to actively engage in local programs and initiatives while exploring…

The Family That Dives Together

There's no time like the present to book your family holiday, and we are firm believers that the family who dives together, stays together. Whether bonding with your partner, pushing your pre-teen to try new things or expanding the dive skills of your grown-up children, having built in dive…


Giant Strides in Ocean Conservation

In an age of constant knowledge sharing and over-consumption, the future often appears bleak for our blue planet, with the headlines dominated by doom and gloom. We'd like to counter that mindset and focus instead on some good news stories. While a host of issues do face our oceans and seas…

Diver entering the water

Top Dive Destinations for October

When summer holidays are in full swing, planning an October getaway might not be front of mind, but we've got a word to the wise: there's no better time. You still have time to scoop those sought-after spots while availability is plentiful. Whether you're looking for a fast flight to a…

Nudibranch & shrimp

Small is the New Big - Macro Diving Wonders

We spend a lot of time highlighting our favourite big life creatures and our top spots around the globe to send divers for close encounters of the aquatic kind. We now swing the spotlight to macro life. Polar opposite perhaps, but far from second best, and, if you aren't a macro and muck…

Manta Rays

Off Seasons (That Are Really On)

Dive travel planning takes finesse, patience and a lot of research. Navigating weather, route to destination and what bucket list creatures should be in the area at the time, all while trying to avoid throngs on other tourists as well, can be daunting to say the least. And, what often…

Summer of Giants

How do you decide where to go on your next diving holiday? Do you return time and again to a place that welcomes you as an old friend, where you annually reconnect with the same dive guides who have watched your children grow and learn to dive as well? Or, do you methodically tick off bucket…

Underwater Symbiotic Relationships

Symbiosis is defined as 'any type of close and long-term biological interaction between two different biological organisms.' There are several types of symbiosis in the natural world (and not all are reciprocal), so in honour of Valentine's Day, we've put together a list of our favourite…

Man on sailboat

Philantourism: The Best Dive Spots for Doing Good

Often, when catastrophe strikes, or a community falls on hard times, we watch and wonder 'how can I help?' Some people choose to donate money, participate in food/clothing drives, volunteer their time or open their homes. Short-term relief is just the beginning though. To truly extend a…

Oman wadi

Autumn of Extras - Dive Destinations With Excitement Above and Below the Surface

Whether you're a family of divers or a couple with contrasting interests, these destinations offer something for everyone to prep for the post-summer blues. Read on for a bit of autumn inspiration…

Just Back From... Island Hopping the Maldivian Atolls

Fresh back from two weeks of island hopping around the atolls of the Maldives, our resident dive instructor and holiday planner, Eleanor, has a few things to say about the most exhilarating dive expedition of her career ( far). From mesmerising coral heads beneath overwater villas and…

Cenote diving

Meet the Team

When it comes to detailed knowledge and personal experience, our team of expert diving holiday specialists is pretty impressive! From marine biologists and Conde Nast Top Travel Specialists, to a PADI instructor and an expert adventure traveller, we've intentionally sourced a team passionate…

Your Dive Calendar Part 1

Have you ever made it halfway into scheduling a dive holiday only to realise your dates land you directly in prime hurricane season instead of the whale shark migration you hoped to catch? No wonder flights and resorts were so affordable! Sometimes, dates and desires don't line up just how…

Hope Spots for a Healthier Blue World

When asked what her favourite dive destination in the world is, Sylvia Earle - National Geographic Explorer, marine biologist, oceanographer, author, teacher and all-around phenomenal ocean advocate - said:

Diver giving the 'OK' hand sign

20 Dive Tips for Travel

When it comes to diving, there's no better way to learn what works well than by doing it wrong first. And after years of being a professional guinea pig in both travel and diving, Eleanor - one of our diving experts - has made enough mistakes (and crucially, learnt from them) to be able to…

Top Dive Destinations for Non-Divers

When it comes to diving, people sometimes fall into two camps: the die-hard divers who will happily dedicate their entire holiday to underwater exploring, and the landlubbers who prefer to spend their time above the waves. But what happens when you're trying to plan a holiday that appeals to…

Schooling hammerheads

Amazing Marine Life Behaviours You Have to See

Coming face to face with wild animals in their natural habitat and observing their behaviours has an almost universal appeal. It's why we have such a soft spot for the likes of David Attenborough and Steve Backshaw (ask the children). But while the animal kingdom above the waves is home to…

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