Author

Deborah Dickson-Smith

Deborah Dickson-Smith

Writer

Deborah Dickson-Smith is widely published travel writer and co-founder of Diveplanit.com, an online guide to diving and snorkeling in Australia and Asia Pacific. Deborah and partner Simon Mallender are passionate ocean advocates and launched this platform to encourage more people to get underwater and start exploring.

Stories by Deborah
Allan Power
In the Water News

Vanuatu Dive Trailblazer Allan Power Passes Away

Allan Power, a legend of the diving industry in the South Pacific, passed away recently in his long-time home of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu.

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Bob Halstead
Blog News

Dive Legend Bob Halstead Passes Away

The dive community lost a legend in December when prolific author and photographer Bob Halstead passed away.

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Gili islands
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Diving the Gili Islands After the 2018 Earthquakes

Lombok and the Gili Islands are bouncing back after the devastating 2018 earthquakes and are anxious to welcome visitors once again.

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soft coral
In the Water

Fiji’s Top Five Soft Coral Hotspots

Fiji offers plentiful vibrant soft-coral dives. Here are our picks for Fiji’s top five soft coral hotspots.

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New stuff
ornate ghost pipefish

Marine Species: Ghost Pipefish

Within the pipefish family, ghost pipefish are something special, and always a treat to see on a dive. Here we’ll look at four well-known species.
by Hélène Reynaud
Ashkhabad

Preserving America’s Underwater Battlefield: the Ashkhabad

This year, Scuba Diver Life and NOAA are partnering to profile 12 different ships in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. This month we’ll visit the Ashkhabad.
by Rebecca Strauss
Reef Rescue Network

The Reef Rescue Network

The Perry Institute for Marine Science is a nonprofit organization committed to protecting the oceans. To that end, they’ve created the Reef Rescue Network.
by Hayley-Jo Carr
Explorer Ventures

Explorer Ventures Adds New Red Sea Itinerary and New Maldives Yacht

Expanding into new waters, the Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Fleet adds an incredible itinerary in the Red Sea and a new yacht in the Maldives.
by Press Release