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
Conservation

Divers Spearhead Koh Tao Marine Conservation Efforts

Koh Tao in Thailand is one of the world’s busiest dive destinations, and its popularity has had an impact. But divers have found a way to pitch in on Koh Tao marine conservation efforts.

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Maldives Underwater Festival
Conservation Dive Locations Shops & Resorts

Maldives Underwater Festival Celebrates Whale Sharks, Turtles and More

A recent festival at LUX* South Ari Atoll resort in the Maldives celebrated whale sharks, turtles and more.

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Wolf Rock
Dive Locations Travel

Wolf Rock: Australia’s Newest Pelagic Dive Site

This new dive site off the Queensland coast is red-hot. But what makes Wolf Rock so special?

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Munda Wrecks
Dive Locations Travel Wrecks

Diving Munda Wrecks and Reefs

Diving Munda wrecks and reefs in the Solomon Islands, has something to offer every diver, from marine life to a fascinating slice of WWII history.

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New stuff
Brook Peterson

Photographer Spotlight: Brook Peterson

In this ongoing series, we’ll chat with prominent and up-and-coming underwater photographers. Today we highlight Brook Peterson.
by Guest Author
stocking stuffers

Top Nine Scuba Stocking Stuffers

Here are our picks for the top nine scuba stocking stuffers for the good little diver on your Christmas list.
by Beth McCrea
healthy ocean

Healthy Ocean, Healthy Business

Whether we can attain a healthy ocean is a topic much in the global spotlight. What is the true value healthy oceans and why is it so important we strive to protect them?
by Guest Author
Tawali dive resort

Scuba Diving in Papua New Guinea: Tawali Dive Resort

Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea holds some of the country’s best muck diving, and Tawali Dive Resort has access to it all.
by Rebecca Strauss