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
best shore dives in Sydney
Dive Locations Travel

Best Shore Dives in Sydney

While it’s famous for topside attractions, there are worthwhile stops beneath the water in Sydney as well. Here are our picks for the best shore dives in Sydney.

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sea turtles
Conservation Marine Species

Saving the Maldives’ Sea Turtles

Biologist and veterinarian Dr. Claire Petros is on a mission to save the Maldives’ sea turtles and explains why we need hospitals, not hatcheries.

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Komodo diving
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Diving Komodo: A Complete Guide from North to South

Komodo National Park is famous for dragons, swift drift diving and abundant marine life. Here’s our definitive guide to diving Komodo.

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Vanuatu wreck dives
Dive Locations Travel Wrecks

Five Fantastic Vanuatu Wreck Dives

The SS President Coolidge isn’t the only great wreck dive in Vanuatu. Here are our picks for five fantastic Vanuatu wreck dives.

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New stuff
best shore dives in Sydney

Best Shore Dives in Sydney

While it’s famous for topside attractions, there are worthwhile stops beneath the water in Sydney as well. Here are our picks for the best shore dives in Sydney.
by Deborah Dickson-Smith
Dive into the Pink

Dive Into the Pink Announces Winners of Third Annual Photo Competition

Nonprofit organization Dive into the Pink is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Think Pink underwater imaging competition.
by Rebecca Strauss
dangerous dive sites

Training Fundamentals: Dangerous Dive Sites

Scuba accidents are thankfully relatively rare. However, some places have reputations as dangerous dive sites. Why? Should we be diving them?
by Marcus Knight
U-85

Preserving America’s Underwater Battlefield: U-85

This year, Scuba Diver Life and NOAA are partnering to profile 12 different ships in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. This month we visit the U-85.
by Guest Author