Customer Service is our Passion
Diversion Dive Travel is a dedicated team of dive travel agents, all experienced divers with detailed destination and travel knowledge to cater to the individual needs of our clients.
Our passion for diving and first-hand experience of most of the dive destinations we offer enables us to provide specialist travel services to scuba divers.
We have selected the best dive liveaboards and resorts for your tropical dive holiday, in destinations like Micronesia, Maldives, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Cocos, Galapagos and many more.
To experience an excellent personalised service when planning your next dive trip just send us an enquiry, or give us a call.
Meet the Team
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Simon Mallender
Team Leader and 'Fixer'

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.

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Deborah Dickson-Smith
Dive Experience Creator

Travel blogger, social media diva, scuba girl and passionate eco-warrior.
Deb’s relatively new to diving, having gained her PADI Advanced certification just six years ago. But in that time she has logged over 400 dives locally around Australia and overseas. Her favourite dive site so far is Perpendicular Wall on Christmas Island.
Deb has over 25 years’ experience in the world of travel publishing, working on titles such as Australian Geographic, DMAG, Holidays With Kids and Cruise Passenger.

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Bettina Schmidberger
International Travel Consultant & Dive Travel Expert

Bettina got her PADI Open Water certification when first travelling to Australia in 1993. For the past 20 years, she calls Cairns and Australia home. She is passionate about diving and travel and has explored many of our featured destinations. Among her favourite dive spots are Indonesia, PNG, Palau, Fiji and the Solomons. Bettina has over 27 years experience in the travel industry, from her humble beginnings at Frankfurt Rhine/Main Airport to selling dive travel to remote and pristine destinations around the world. Bettina specialises in making your dive travel dreams come true – no itinerary too big or too small. Why don’t you contact her to find out for yourself?

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Dirk Werner-Lutrop
'Special Projects' Manager and Dive Travel Expert

Dirk lived and dived in Papua New Guinea in the 1990's where he became addicted to diving. Since then he has dived all over Southeast Asia, Indian Ocean, Micronesia, Fiji, Solomons.