The friendly Regaldive team is made up of dive professionals, divers and travel enthusiasts with many years of experience between them. They are well qualified to find the perfect diving holiday to suit your needs, and are passionate about travelling and diving!
PHIL NORTH, MANAGER
Phil's fascination with the underwater world began in Thailand, where he completed an Open Water course in 2002. By 2005 he had the bug and qualified as a Divemaster before working in Indonesia, Malaysia and Egypt. Phil finally settled in Thailand, where he ran an underwater photo and video centre with his wife-to-be. He returned to the UK in 2010 and now, as Brand Manager, relishes helping others enjoys the world's best diving destinations.
Phil's diving highlight occured in Bali, where he set off on a dive with his wife to find a pygmy seahorse. Four dives later, they found their treasure, a beautiful yellow Denise's pygmy seahorse. In addition to the excitement of finding such a tiny critter, Phil also got lucky with his camera, snapping one of his best ever photos - which is now on their wall at home, providing a constant reminder of a special dive.
Joanna Charter, Sales Executive
Growing up surrounded by divers, Joanne was introduced to diving at the age of 12 and was immediately hooked. During her teen and university years she was fortunate enough to travel often, which exposed her to many aspects of the diving industry around the world. After graduating in 2014 with a BSc in Geography, she went to work in retail, enabling her to save up and pursue her love of diving.
In 2016 Joanne spent six months in Bali on a PADI Dive Master internship and completed her Instructor Development Course. This experience offered the first real taste of what it is like to work in the diving industry. When she returned to the UK, she began working at Stoney Cove as an instructor. She gained her MSDT Instructor status in 2017 and continue to teach there as often as she can.
Joanne's diving highlights include dawn dives on the USAT Liberty wreck in Bali and exciting rib dives from the West coast of Ireland.
MAT HOWELL, SALES EXECUTIVE
Mat is an experienced Divemaster with a palate for adventure. The Sardine Run remains his most exhilarating experience to date, with its exceptionally close encounters with humpback whales, super-pods of dolphins and a feisty group of dusky sharks at feeding time. You'll find him as close to the action as possible both above and below the waves; over the years Mat has been charged by a hippo, chased by a lion, stalked by a shark and stung by a Portuguese Man Of War!
Recent diving trips include the remote island of Socorro where he enjoyed some close encounters with the world's largest oceanic mantas, shortly followed by his first tiger shark and a school of hammerheads - all in one day!
CATH BATES, SALES EXECUTIVE
Cath spent 11 years as an instructor in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, where she specialised in both technical diving and conservation. It was here that she logged over 6,000 of her many dives. Her love of travel began during this time and she has explored much of South East Asia during Busman's holidays! She is also a freelance writer for the dive press and keen underwater photographer.
Her diving highlight was diving with the 'Manta Queen' herself - Dr Andrea Marshall - in both The Red Sea and Mozambique. Andrea even named a reef manta after her, as it gave her a high five in Tofo! Cath assisted Dr Marshall with taking tissue samples, conducting satellite tagging, logging IDs from individual belly 'fingerprints' and started a database in Sharm el Sheikh for the teenage Birostris population that passed through there.
TERESA BENNETT, DIRECTOR
After many years of working in travel, Teresa branched out in 2000 to form her own dive company. This has not stopped the itchy feet, so whenever possible Teresa if off exploring new destinations. She loves nothing better than to explore some of the more remote areas of the world, with a special affinity for the Pacific and their many islands.
When not negotiating with tourist boards, airlines and suppliers, Teresa overseas our product development and looks after the finances at Regaldive.
Regaldive have been organising diving holidays since 1988. We offer liveaboards and resort-based scuba diving holidays to more than 25 top diving destinations worldwide.
Regaldive’s small and friendly team offers a professional service that is personalised and attentive. Many Regaldive guests not only travel with the company year after year, but also recommend us to their friends and family.
Regaldive are committed to providing quality and value. All of our hotels, liveaboards and dive centres are carefully selected to ensure that you receive the best possible service and maximum enjoyment on your holiday.
Whether you’re interested in learning to dive in the Red Sea, diving with whale sharks in the Maldives, or diving the wrecks of Truk Lagoon, Regaldive have a holiday to suit you.
No need to worry about the small print. The air holiday packages shown on this website are ATOL protected, since we hold an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority.
Our ATOL number is ATOL 10544. This means that your money is completely safe, which leaves you free to enjoy your holiday with absolute peace of mind. Click here if you want to know more.
Regaldive have been working with responsible local suppliers for many years. We feel strongly that we have a duty to help minimise, wherever possible, any negative impacts of tourism on local communities and the environment. If managed well, tourism has great potential to be beneficial to both the countries we visit and travellers, educating people about different cultures and the environment, and contributing to local economies.
Regaldive try to work with local suppliers with the same environmental outlook. A number of the dive centres we use in Egypt and the Caribbean are able to offer the exclusive PADI National Geographic Diver courses.
The insight and training gained during this programme broadens awareness and helps gain a better appreciation of our underwater cultural heritage. For a list of PADI National Geographic Dive Centres that we work with please click here
Regaldive are pleased to have supported fundraising efforts for Project AWARE. Originally set up by PADI, the Project AWARE Foundation conserves underwater environments through education, advocacy and action and works in partnership with the diving community. See www.projectaware.org to find out more.
Marine Conservation Society
In 2012 Regaldive are proud to support the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). We feel that the conservation of our seas is vital and so we pledge to make an annual donation towards the good work done by MCS. MCS is a recognised authority on marine and coastal conservation, working on pollution, fisheries, and the protection of marine habitats and species, whilst promoting the sustainable and sensitive use of our marine resources for future generations. To find out more and join MCS visit www.mcsuk.org
Regaldive work alongside Climate Care to help repair the damage that air travel does to the environment by offsetting carbon emissions. We encourage our guests to voluntarily opt to reduce their carbon footprint by offsetting their carbon emissions for the trips they undertake. The typical charge is £9.50 to the Red Sea and £21.50 to the Maldives. Find out more about Climate Care.