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, Joanna 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 Joanna 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.
Joanna'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!
STEPH DE BUHR, SALES EXECUTIVE
Steph joined the dive community during a holiday in Bali and never looked back! After completing a degree in Environmental and Resource Management, she went on to work for an NGO in southwest Madagascar, taking her PADI qualifications up to Assistant Instructor at the same time. Diving has taken Steph around the world, but after completing her Instructor and working in the Red Sea she decided to return to the UK.
The wonderful hammerhead and silky shark encounters of the southern Red Sea were a big highlight for Steph, but it is colourful coral reefs that she seeks out the most, reminding her of the coral reefs that first captured her imagination on the Great Barrier Reef.
CONOR O'DOWDA, SALES EXECUTIVE
Whilst travelling through South-east Asia in 2013, Conor found diving in Thailand where he got his Open Water certification. On his return to England he threw himself into (cold) diving and completed as many diving courses as he could fit in. Fast forward to 2016, he turned his back on his Aerospace Engineering job and degree and left for Mexico on a one way ticket to travel through Central America. He finally settled on the island of Roatán, Honduras where he lived and worked as a Dive Instructor for 3 years.
His most memorable diving experiences have been finding the weird and wonderful creatures of the macro world in the Philippines and marvelling at the beautiful topography of the reefs of Roatán.
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 oversees our product development at Regaldive.
mohamed badr, in-country red sea representative
After graduating from the faculty of tourism and hotels in Cairo, Mohamed moved to Hurghada, where for three years he worked as a tour guide. Joining the Regaldive team in 2012, he is now responsible for the brand in Egypt and the point of contact for our clients while out in the Red Sea.
Mohamed likes travelling around the world and enjoys visiting new places, but every day he is still amazed by the magic and beauty of the Red Sea. With his brilliant local knowledge, Mohamed will help you with getting around in resort and assist you with any dive and non-dive related issues while in Egypt.
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.
For holidays which do not include flights arranged by us, your booking will be protected by our membership of ABTOT (No. 5199). The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for The Natural Travel Collection t/a Regaldive 5199, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:
1. non-flight packages and
2. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the EEA, which are sold to customers outside of the EEA.
ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if you are abroad. Please note that bookings made outside the EEA are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with The Natural Travel Collection t/a Regaldive.
In the unlikely event that you require assistance whilst abroad due to our financial failure, please call our 24/7 helpline on 01702 811397 and advise you are a customer of an ABTOT protected travel company.
You can access The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 here.
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 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.