Get more from your diving
Richard personally leads trips to some of the worlds best and most interesting dive destinations. With his background in marine biology and as a widely published underwater photographer, his marine life dive trips will help you to get more from your diving through lectures aimed at broadening your understanding of life beneath the waves.
Have you ever wanted to swim with whale sharks, learn about the private lives of pygmy seahorses or swim amongst the fishes on the world’s most pristine coral reefs? On Richard’s trips you can dive with a marine biologist, and do so from the comfort of the most luxurious resorts and liveaboards with a small number of like-minded divers.
Our beloved seas
Dive Expeditions with Dr Richard Smith & Wendy Brown
Since 2014, Richard Smith and Wendy Brown have been leading ‘Our Beloved Seas’ scuba diving expeditions for divers interested in learning more about marine life and exploring some of the best on and off the beaten path scuba dives the oceans have to offer. Wendy’s exhaustive knowledge of South East Asia’s dive sites gets us to the best locations to explore the region’s diversity, whilst Richard gives marine life talks so people can learn and appreciate fully the amazing creatures and ecosystems we encounter.
Richard and Wendy are both passionate about conserving the world’s seas and for each of their trips donate a percentage of the proceeds to a different conservation organisation that they feel are doing great work. In 2019, they donated over £2,800 ($3,800) to various marine conservation organisations. Some of the beneficiaries over the years have been:
Conservation International (with whom we are registered ‘Emerald Circle Donors’ for their high level of support), Save Our Seas Foundation, Project Seahorse, Galapagos Conservation Trust and the Marine Megafauna Foundation.
AMAZING! Richard is able to make scientific talks hugely entertaining. I learnt so much, and every dive after the talks I found myself on the hunt for the new critters I had just learnt all about. Brilliant!