Meet the dive travel experts
With over 50 years experience in diving and travel, our team are ready to create a tailor-made diving holiday just for you
Marketing & Product Manager
Qualified in 2001 Holly’s love of sharks has taken her to the Maldives, South Africa and many a deep reef. Always on the look out for new dive experiences her attention to detail makes a smoother-sailing difference to those complicated itineraries.
With more than 50 trips under his belt there’s not a lot John doesn’t know. He’s lost count of the number of dives in the Red Sea, the Maldives and South Africa. And then there’s the Bahamas, Grenada, Tobago, Indonesia, Palau, Guadalupe, Cocos, Socorro and Galapagos.
Having lived in Egypt for more than six years, the Red Sea is in Helena’s blood. Knowledgeable in so many areas, she’s the perfect person to ask about all things Egypt and how this classic dive destination matches up to worldwide destinations.
An Essex boy who caught the scuba diving bug while working as a holiday rep on the beautiful island of Crete, Simon has recently returned from Belize and is already planning his next trip. This is the person you want to discuss family orientated travel and resorts.
Kirsty is responsible for ticking the boxes for guest’s dream holidays, whilst making sure everything runs seamlessly. Always on hand to deliver great customer service and to hand-deliver those all important wish lists.
Executive director, dive instructor and passionate traveller, Jim has run dive companies in Egypt, Indonesia and Bermuda. With a knowledge of what makes divers happy his knowledge and experience has made Diverse unique in the dive world.
Dive instructor and photographer, Cary has worked with divers in Indonesia, Egypt and around the world. Her knowledge of photography showcases Diverse’s destinations and liveaboards both underwater and topside.
Diverse Travel is a Member of the Travel Trust Association (TTA), part of The Travel Network Group, the UK’s largest consortia of independent travel businesses. This means that when you book your holiday with us, we give you a guarantee that 100% of your money is protected against our or our suppliers’ failure, under our ATOL*. (ATOL number: T7558.)
* By law, every UK travel company which sells air holidays and flights is required to hold an ATOL, which stands for Air Travel Organiser’s Licence. If a travel company with an ATOL ceases trading, the ATOL scheme protects customers who had booked holidays with the firm. It ensures they do not get stranded abroad or lose money:
If the company collapses while you are on holiday, the scheme will make sure you can finish your holiday and return home. If the company collapses before you leave the UK, the scheme will provide a full refund for the holiday
We will provide you with additional legal protection from the TTA against us acting in a fraudulent manner, through a Stand Alone Safe Seat Plan Guarantee**.
** Should we become insolvent, in most instances your money will still be held within our Trust Account and available to pay for your holiday. If because of fraud or dishonesty the money is not there, then the guarantee is available to reimburse your loss. In some cases, your holiday may continue as the providers or suppliers have already been paid. Where you have only paid a deposit and still have an outstanding balance, your holiday may be unaffected and by paying the balance your holiday will continue as planned. Where possible, attempts will be made to ensure that you can carry on with your original holiday arrangements.:
Through our Membership of the TTA, Diverse Travel is contracted to many of the top names in travel, meaning we’ve got the buying power to bring you a huge range of specialised holidays at the most competitive rates.
With over 50 years’ experience, our team has lived and dived all over the world and hand picked the resorts and liveaboards that we offer. If you want to know the best place to learn to dive, take your family on holiday or where you can do some specialist diving, our team has all the knowledge to advise you on the perfect diving destination for your requirements.
The Dive Diaries
Insights, recommendations and dive experiences from our team
Leave home and dive into crystal clear waters before the sun sets – the Red Sea’s perfect diving destination, Sharm el Sheikh, is back! Ok
Holly Hawkins has been with Diverse Travel for 5 years. Previously at Scuba Tours Worldwide and Maldives Scuba Tours where she developed a love of