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
New Shark Dive in Fiji
Dive Locations Travel

New Shark Dive in Fiji at the Yasawa Islands

There’s a new shark dive in Fiji at the Yasawa Islands, and even those on a Discover Scuba experience can participate.

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Cook Island
Dive Locations Travel

Scuba Diving Cook Island, Australia

Turtles, mantas and leopard sharks await when you’re scuba diving in Cook Island, Australia, just beyond the theme parks of Queensland’s Gold Coast.

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Manta Sandy
Dive Locations Travel

Dive Site: Manta Sandy in Raja Ampat

Manta Sandy in Raja Ampat is a legendary dive site. What makes it so special?

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Scuba Diving Christmas Island
Dive Locations Travel

Scuba Diving Christmas Island

Known as “Australia’s Galapagos Islands,” scuba diving Christmas Island means an experience rich in biodiversity.

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New stuff
Scuba Diving in Southern Mozambique

Best Scuba Diving in Southern Mozambique: Part I

The best scuba diving in Southern Mozambique offers everything from excellent macro dives to encounters with mantas and whale sharks.
by Guest Author
unique animals to scuba dive with

Unique Animals to Scuba Dive With

We all love sharks and rays, but if you’re looking for something a little different, here are the most unique animals to scuba dive with.
by Chris Vyvyan-Robinson
Reefbox

ReefBox: The World’s First Subscription Box for Divers

Our inner geek, always fiending for new scuba gear squealed with delight after recently stumbling on ReefBox, the world’s first subscription box geared toward divers.
by Beth McCrea
Microscopic Plants

Diving into a World of Microscopic Plants

Whether you’re swimming with big animals, macro critters, or in coral gardens, you’re also diving into an entire world of microscopic plants called phytoplankton.
by Beth McCrea