Principal Authors


 

(in alphabetical order)

helen V2 Helen Chambers - 'Simply The Best' (in development for 2012)

Helen is one of the Red Sea's leading dive guides and a 'liveaboard' safari specialist.  Her love for diving was originally kindled in Egypt's warm waters and after years of extensively diving the colder waters of the UK, she relocated to Egypt.

Having completed over 1000 dives in Egypt and after years of extensive local research, she has gained an exceptionally detailed knowledge of the dive sites of the region.  Now living between Alexandria and Hurghada, Helen works as an instructor and dive guide, and is an active author and conservationist.

alessandra Alessandra Figari - Mexico (in development for 2013 launch)

Alessandra Figari is a leading cave and technical diving instructor.  A quad linguist, Italian born Alessandra is based in Riviera Maya, Mexico, from where she teaches recreational sports and technical diving throughout Central America and the USA.

With a particular love for the caverns and caves of Mexico, she also regularly travels to the nearby Florida coast for the world famous wrecks.  As well as gaining an extensive knowledge of Mexican diving, she has completed over 4000 dives worldwide, and continues to travel and dive widely.

Julien Stein Julien Stein - Marsa Alam

Julien Stein began exploring the remote diving destination of Marsa Alam in 1999, when it was still a largely unknown diving region. Over many years he created detailed maps of the different dive sites in the area so that other divers could easily experience the unique nature of Marsa Alam’s marine and coral life for themselves.

Today Julien continues with his explorations of new dive sites, while also coaching beginner divers and writing articles for a wide variety of global diving magazines.
Rik Vercoe Rik Vercoe - Red Sea Wrecks, Safaga, Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada

Rik is a diving specialist and has spent many years serving his love of both reefs and wrecks as a professional dive guide and Instructor. His passion for diving has lead him to complete more than 1000 dives within the Red Sea alone, as well as diving in more than 30 countries worldwide.

An accomplished artist, his drawings of shipwrecks and reefs have gained international acclaim and a dedicated following within the diving community. Rik now lives in the UK, where he continues to feed his interest in diving and historical research.

   
   
 Technical Reviewers  
 
 stella evison

Stella Evison

Stella is an acomplished and highly experienced Red Sea dive specialist, with over 2500 professional dives in the region as a dive guide and dive-guide instructor.

She joins the team as as technical reviewer, bringing her expertise and experience of the Red Sea to help ensure the quality and reliability of information in Travelling Diver guides is kept to the hightest standards.