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
Great Barrier Reef Heroes
Conservation

Great Barrier Reef Heroes

Like all the world’s coral reefs, the Great Barrier Reef is under threat. But the world’s largest living organism has some Great Barrier Reef heroes on its side.

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Sharks Have Friends
Marine Species

Do Sharks Have Friends?

Thanks to the media, many people think of sharks as monsters of the deep. But a new study has found something surprising: just like human beings, sharks have friends.

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coral trees
Conservation

Coral Trees on the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is under constant threat from pressures of all sorts. But some passionate individuals are doing what they can by helping to grow more-resilient corals.

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Dugongs of Si Kao
Conservation

Saving the Dugongs of Si Kao

The decreasing dugong population in southern Thailand forced the locals there to do something about it. Saving the dugongs of Si Kao has become a team effort.

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New stuff
Back-Roll Entry

Training Fundamentals: Perfecting Your Scuba Back-Roll Entry

The scuba back-roll entry should be as easy as falling off a boat, but what’s the best way to prepare and enter the water using a back-roll entry?
by Marcus Knight
Yasawa Islands

Scuba Diving in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands

Fiji has a reputation as the friendliest country in the world and offers some fantastic diving. The Yasawa Islands are some of the best of the best.
by Guest Author
Lonely Whale

Conservation Spotlight: Lonely Whale

In this series of articles, we’ll profile conservation organizations focused on ocean protection. Today we’re chatting with Emy Kane from Lonely Whale.
by Hélène Reynaud
Ocean Ramsey

Women in Diving: Ocean Ramsey

Our new series focusing on the achievements of women in diving starts with Ocean Ramsey, marine advocate.
by Hélène Reynaud