Welcome to Diveplanit Travel – your personal dive travel agency. We’ll get you to the best scuba diving locations on the planet.
Not sure where you want to go? Explore our website to find your ideal diving destination by country.
Need inspiration? Our Blog presents interesting dive travel destinations and commentary on issues in the marine environment, and you can subscribe to our weekly newsletter which features new destinations, resorts, liveaboards and a bunch of great deals and specials.
Wherever and whenever you want to go diving, we’ll find the right package just for you.
So what are you waiting for? Pool’s open folks – call us now to organise your next dive holiday!
MEET THE TEAM
Simon Mallender – Team Leader
Diver and passionate eco-warrior, Simon has been diving for over 40 years.
Simon first qualified as a BSAC diver under Swanage Pier before the invention of things like occys and BCDs! Now a PADI Rescue Diver, Simon has dived the usual hotspots around our region and is always seeking out new places to dive both in Australia and throughout Asia-Pacific. An eco-warrior and video enthusiast, Simon has a keen eye for the sustainability of dive centres and liveaboards.
The idea for Diveplanit Travel came about after Simon and Deb’s first Big Excursion – to Palau, when they discovered that detailed, practical information about the rather remote destination they were visiting was harder to find than it should be, and specialist guidance from an experienced dive travel agent was the key to planning the perfect dive holiday.
Deborah Dickson-Smith – Experience Creator
Travel writer, editor, scuba girl and passionate eco-warrior, Deb took her first plunge over 30 years ago – on the Great Barrier Reef – and was instantly addicted to the underwater world. Deb has since logged over 1000 dives in Australia and overseas, with extensive experience and knowledge of diving in South East Asia and the South Pacific.
Deb has over 25 years experience in the world of publishing, and as a specialist travel writer and diver, Deb has managed to travel (and dive) through most of the South Pacific and South East Asia, and now uses these experiences to design tailor-made dive holiday experiences for her clients at Diveplanit Travel.
When Deb’s not planning dive holidays for her clients – or writing articles for the Diveplanit Blog she also writes for a number of travel publications, including Scuba Diver Magazine, Scuba Diver Life, Signature Luxury Travel, Vacations & Travel, Pacific Island Living, TrulyPacific.com and Get Lost magazine.
Jess Chrimes – Group Travel Manager
A passionate scuba diver, Jess has almost 20 years’ experience in the travel industry, across a variety of companies – most latterly focussed on dive travel and group dive travel, managing travel arrangements for a wide portfolio of dive centres and dive clubs throughout Australia. Jess has years of experience booking group trips for dive clubs and together with the team of destination specialists at Diveplanit Travel, can curate the best itineraries at the best rates.
Lucy Toulson – International Travel Consultant
Lucy is a niche markets specialist with over 10 years experience as a travel consultant working across a number of specialist travel categories including several years with ski travel specialists Travelplan.
Britt Jackson – International Travel Consultant
Britt’s love for travel and in particular the ocean began at a very young age with her family relocating to Papua New Guinea for the majority of her childhood.
Her 15 years plus experience in the travel Industry alongside her bachelors degree in tourism has made her the passionate and skilled travel agent that she is today.
A mother now she loves nothing more than opening up the world for her children and everyone who desires to see it.
Oosha Forster – Marketing Executive
Oosha is a curious traveller finding the wonder and amazement of nature and history wherever she goes. After a career break to raise her two young boys, Oosha has dived back into marketing and enjoys sharing the spectacular imagery of diving destinations to avid diving travellers. Dealing directly with suppliers, Oosha will work to describe the best features in any destination, resort and liveaboard.
Cassie Stuart – Financial Controller
Cassie brings with her 10+ years of experience across various industries. A Xero Advisor and Xero Payroll qualified bookkeeper, Cassie is very professional yet offers her clients a bright and friendly face, always happy to help with any of financial challenges, as nothing is ever too much trouble. She has a passion for process and accuracy – which is just how Diveplanit likes it.
Outside work, Cassie enjoys motorbike adventures with her friends, visiting family spread over the country.