Ian Lockwood

25years in the industry

Ian Lockwood

Managing Director

Ian is at the helm of Allways Dive Expeditions with more than 25 years experience. He joined the team in the retail travel area in 1989 and quickly moved to the dive department, learning the business from the ground up. Since then he has been travelling to all corners of the earth to find the very best diving destinations for his customers, and he particularly enjoys diving with schooling pelagics and learning the history of World War II wrecks.

Ian regularly escorts groups to different diving destinations and has dived all over the South Pacific and Asia. He has also travelled extensively to South America, Europe, New Zealand and the USA.

Contact Ian on ian@allwaysdive.com.au

45years in the industry

Geoff Skinner


Geoff’s career in the dive industry started when he became the importer and distributor of Oceanic Dive Equipment in Australia in 1972, and he is a well-known face in the dive industry. His enthusiastic passion for dive travel is contagious, and he regularly escorts trips of 20-30 people to exotic destinations including the Galapagos, the Red Sea and West Papua.

Geoff has travelled extensively and it would be easier to write a list of destinations he hasn’t been to. He is an accomplished underwater videographer and has been a consultant for many film productions.

Contact Geoff on geoff@allwaysdive.com.au

9years in the industry

Abbigail Grier

Travel Administrator

Abbigail joined Allways Dive Expeditions in 2008 and is the backbone of our team. Whether it’s producing a flyer for a dive shop or ensuring that the hotels are paid on time, Abbigail is the go-to girl.

She is well-recognised in the dive industry due to her extensive travels around Australia to visit dive shops and trade shows and her bright and friendly attitude. Abbigail’s favourite travel destinations are Palau, Egypt and the Pacific Harbour region of Fiji.

Contact Abbigail on abbigail@allwaysdive.com.au


years in the industry

Lucinda Evans

Marketing Coordinator

Joining the team in May 2015, Luci is the youngest member of the Allways team. She is a lover of all things related to the ocean, growing up on the coast of Victoria only metres from the beach where most of her time was spent snorkelling and surfing. A keen traveller, Luci has spent 3 years exploring far North Queensland and further afield has travelled Indonesia, The Philippines, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Vietnam.

Having completed her Bachelor of Business with a major in marketing Luci’s role at Allways Dive Expeditions includes promotions, marketing, social media and website development. New to the diving world, she is now enjoying some of the fantastic destinations she’s been busy promoting!

Contact Luci on travel@allwaysdive.com.au

Prashun Thipaiah

years in the industry

Prashun Thipaiah

Dive Travel Specialist

Joining the team in March 2016 and well on his way to achieving his Masters degree in Tourism, Prashun is thrilled to have found his dream job. A passionate diver since the age of 15 he is now a qualified instructor.

In addition to managing a dive shop in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands he has dived Australia, Thailand, Fiji and India. He has also travelled through Europe, South East Asia, South America, The South Pacific and parts of Africa. All this and yet he still surprised us by letting us know his favourite experience was diving at South Asia’s only active volcano, Barren Island. The bucket list will sound familiar to most divers – he is itching to dive with sharks and see Galapagos and the Cocos Islands in Costa Rica.

Contact Prashun on sales@allwaysdive.com.au

years in the industry

Nikki Cairns


Our newest member to the Allways Dive team, Nikki completed her diploma in Resort Management and a Certificate Three in Outdoor Recreation, specialising in Dive. She then made the incredible move over to South Africa where she worked with a renowned Great White Shark cage dive company, diving with the gentle giants on a daily basis and leading a number of eco and whale watching tours! Following this, she worked a number of years as a Dive instructor in Melbourne. She is now turning her focus to marketing in the travel industry. She has a love for all marine life, in particular sharks!

She has travelled to a number of incredible destinations including Vanuatu, South Africa, America, Europe and Japan.

Contact Nikki on travel@allwaysdive.com.au

Claire Kilcullen

10 years in the industry

Claire Kilcullen

Dive Travel Specialist

Claire has come to Allways Dive with over 10 years experience in travel; she is a passionate diver and a lover of the sun, sea and remote islands. Learning to dive in 2011 in the Perhentian Islands, she returned the following year to complete her advanced open water. A seasoned traveller she has dived throughout Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Florida and The Philippines including a 7 month stint working and diving in Malapascua with the Threshers.

Not just a water lover, Claire has also travelled throughout Europe, Japan, South East Asia, South Pacific, USA, Peru, Canada and Mexico. Claire loves all types of diving from macro to pelagic action, and has the Galapagos Islands high up on her bucket list.

Contact Claire on res@allwaysdive.com.au

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