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!

Madeleine, Australia

The talks enhance the diving experience and encourage new interest outside the obviously spectacular! Friendly, approachable organisation
Martin, UK

We joined Richard’s group tour in Fiji and found the whole experience to be enjoyable and very informative. We can highly recommend any future tours.
Maurice, Australia

Richard manages to explain lots of scientific detail in an entertaining and amusing way and makes finding the endemic fishes a real achievement on a dive – even when they’re not the most exciting fish on the reef.
Kate, UK

Thank you Richard for a great holiday, and for sharing all your knowledge with us!
Heath, USA

Richard’s talks greatly improved my diving as I was able to find/discover small critters and know what I was actually seeing! Thank you!
Rachel, UK

Rich’s talks were an added bonus to the trip. Very clear, informative and although I have been diving for years I learnt new information. Encouraged lots of discussions within the group and made one more aware of reef creature’s behaviours.
Mary, UK

A great experience to share our diving with Dr Richard – an inspiration, who gave another perspective to my view of the ocean realm.
John, UK