Matt Testoni

Matt Testoni

Matt Testoni is an underwater photograher/writer who lives in Melbourne, Australia. He is passionate about everything to do with the ocean and the creatures that call it home. It doesn't matter if the water is 4 degrees or 40 C, Matt is always excited and ready to jump in. After graduating university as a marine biologist and learning to dive in 2010, he became and instructor in 2014. Soon after, he bought his first camera and has never looked back since. Sharing the ocean and helping people understand how amazing and special it is drives him on a daily basis. Check out more of his work at his website:

Stories by Matt
Scuba Diving in the Maldives
Dive Locations Travel

Best Scuba Diving in the Maldives

The best scuba diving in the Maldives encompasses everything from big animals like whale sharks to vibrant coral reefs. Here are our picks for can’t-miss underwater experiences.

Scuba Gear
New to Scuba

Five Top Hacks to Make Scuba Gear More Affordable

With gear and travel, diving can be quite an expensive hobby. Here are five top hacks to make scuba diving more affordable for you.

Dive Locations In the Water Travel Wrecks

Diving the Wreck of the SS Yongala

The SS Yongala went down off Townsville, Australia in 1911, taking all its passengers with it. Now, the wreck is one of the most iconic dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef.

weedy seadragon
Conservation Marine Species

The Weedy Seadragon Research Project

Each weedy seadragon, endemic to the southern shore of Australia, boasts a unique spot pattern on its belly. Divers in the area have the unique opportunity to help identify them.

New stuff
Shark Feeding Dives

The PADI AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty

If you’re interested in sharks, the PADI AWARE Shark Conservation specialty course might be a good fit.
by Hélène Reynaud
meandering corals

Introduction to Meandering Corals of the Indo-Pacific

Meandering corals are often called brain corals because they form round colonies resembling brains. Learn how to tell them apart with our guide here.
by Nicole Helgason
Mexico scuba diving

The Best Scuba Diving in Mexico

We know it’s a broad category, with such a diverse range of animals and geography, but here are our picks for some of the best scuba diving in Mexico.
by Juanita Pienaar
manta bommie

Diving Manta Bommie in Brisbane

Mantas: the Maldives, Komodo, Bali, Raja Ampat…and Brisbane? That’s right, you can see mantas just offshore from Brisbane at a fantastic site called Manta Bommie.
by Deborah Dickson-Smith