Ian Lockwood

30years in the industry

Ian Lockwood

Managing Director

Ian is at the helm of Allways Dive Expeditions with more than 30 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. 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

11years 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 for 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

10 years in the industry

Glen Outhred

Dive Travel Specialist

Glen rejoins the Allways Dive team after a three year sabbatical. Glen has a wealth of dive knowledge under his belt and started diving at the age of 14 when he first pulled on fins to gain his Junior Open Water certification. He has completed a Diploma of Tourism and has also been a dive instructor.

Glen’s love of diving and a passion for travel has taken him around the globe to experience destinations including the Coral Sea, Fiji, Mexico, Philippines and the Red Sea.

With his solid experience managing groups and individuals in dive travel, Glen is looking forward to receiving your travel enquiries.

Contact Glen on res@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 a 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, East Timor, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands 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

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