Meet the Team

Alistair Bygrave

Alistair Bygrave – Founder

As a keen photographer, Alistair’s foremost passion revolves around both topside and underwater photography. Having graduated with a degree in Marine Biology with Oceanography from the University of Southampton, marine conservation continues to take a primary role in his interests. Qualifying as a PADI OWSI in 2009, he also has experience working as dive and science staff at various conservation projects in Indonesia, as well as conducting research and survey dives around the world. Since graduating Alistair is now employed as a training Deck Officer in the Merchant Navy, studying at Warsash Maritime Academy.

Simon Hilbourne – Founder

Simon has been interested in the underwater world from a young age. His passion for the ocean stems from watching his parents scuba dive in Sri Lanka whilst he floated above on his body board. As soon as he started scuba diving himself he was hooked and immediately took his PADI Divemaster and Instructor courses in Australia when he turned 18. Currently undertaking a master’s degree in marine biology, Simon’s focus has moved towards ecology and conservation of shark species. He recently presented his research on whale shark seasonality in La Paz, Mexico to the European Elasmobranch Association in the Netherlands. Whenever Simon gets the chance he loves to jump back in the water with his camera and document the amazing underwater world.

Simon Hilbourne