Marine biologist led diving expeditions

Get more from your diving

Richard started out at Wakatobi Dive Resort in southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia as in-house naturalist during his PhD research and later became the resident marine biologist aboard the liveaboard Dewi Nusantara around Raja Ampat, Indonesia.  In 2013 Richard began to lead his own trips, which take groups of divers to some of the world’s best diving locations. The aim is for divers to get more from their diving by learning about the marine environment.  Richard gives marine life talks during these charters on various aspects of marine biology, behaviour, photography and ecology.
Richard is passionate that these trips, whilst visiting some of the planets most pristine marine environments also help to conserve them through local conservation efforts.  To this end, some of the proceeds from his trips have made significant contributions to Save Our Seas Foundation, Marine Megafauna Foundation and Conservation International, the latter awarding Richard the honour of being an Emerald Circle donor, which is ‘a special community of donors who have made a significant commitment to advance CI’s work’.  None of this would have been possible without the support of Richard’s guests, so thank you to them.  To learn more about Richard’s trips, please check out Richard’s ‘Forthcoming Expeditions‘ page for information about upcoming adventures that you can join.  Richard also leads ‘Expert Led Trips’ for British-based Dive Worldwide.

Previous Ocean Realm Images & Our Beloved Seas Group Expeditions

Triton Bay

Trip I (Dewi Nusantara) - Sorong to Kaimana: 18-27th March 2017
Trip II (Dewi Nusantara) - Kaimana to Ambon: 31st March - 11th April 2017

Alor & Wetar

Trip I (Dewi Nusantara) - Alor and Wetar: 13-24th August 2014
Trip II (Dewi Nusantara) - Alor to Wakatobi: 25th August - 5th September

Sangeang Volcano & Komodo

Muck Magic I (Damai II) - Labuan Bajo to Bima: 22-31st August 2017
Muck Magic II (Damai II) - Bima to Labuan Bajo: 1-10th September 2017


South Komodo

South Komodo (Damai I) - Labuan Bajo return: 6-16th December 2016


Dumaguete Resort Stay II

Dumaguete (Atlantis Resort): 12-21st September 2015


Dumaguete Resort Stay I

Dumaguete (Atlantis Resort): 4-10th April 2014


Fiji Resort Stay

Fiji Resort Stay (Matava Resort): 5-15th October 2013


All of Raja

All of Raja Ampat (Indo Siren group trip for Dive Worldwide): 2-12th March 2017


Northern Raja Ampat

Northern Raja Ampat (Dewi Nusantara): 16-27th March 2015


Northern Raja Ampat

Cenderawasih Bay & Ma[ia Island (Dewi Nusantara): 23rd July - 1st August 2018 & 3-13th August 2018


Special Pygmy Seahorse Cruise

All of Raja Ampat, Special Pygmy Seahorse Cruise (Arenui): 5-16th Feb 2016


Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Marine Life Cruise (Bilikiki): 12-22nd December 2015


Socorro Island

Socorro Island (Solmar V): 26th January - 3rd February 2014


Cebu Circumnavigation

Cebu Circumnavigation (Azores): 19-29th September 2015


Tubbataha Reef

Tubbataha Reef (Azores): 29th March - 4th April 2014


Galapagos Islands


Galapagos Islands (Galapagos Sky): 25th Feb - 4th March & 4-11th March 2018



Lord Howe Island

Expert on group trip with Darren Jew and Jasmine Carey

Milne Bay, PNG

Three back to back charters of MV Oceania

We at Ocean Realm Images are extremely passionate about protecting the marine environment. The focus of our trips will be to observe and photograph marine life in an environmentally friendly way, without harming or stressing animals. We want everyone to enjoy their diving, but not to the detriment of the reef and its inhabitants. Our aim is that these trips can also contribute to conserving the marine life we love, so some of the proceeds of each trip are donated to a locally relevant marine conservation organisation.