Mark 'Crowley' Russell in Wakatobi

Mark ‘Crowley’ Russell

Senior Correspondent

Crowley (known to his mum as Mark) began diving in 2000 in Sharm El Sheikh, before quitting a 10-year IT career and moving to Thailand to take his PADI IDC in 2005. He moved from Thailand to Australia and Curacao before returning to Sharm in 2009. He managed a Nusa Lembongan dive centre between 2013-14 before hanging up his instructor boots and returning to the UK. Crowley started writing a regular column for DIVE in 2010, and now looks after DIVE’s daily online content and writes regular features for the print magazine. In his spare time, Crowley’s a dedicated gamer, devoted biker, and door-opening expert for two cats.

DIVE Magazine Winter 2023

DIVE Magazine Winter 2023

DIVE’s Winter 2023 magazine is out now, taking a look at how the underwater world can bring us life-changing experiences
Why Isla Guadalupe needs shark tourism

Why Isla Guadalupe needs shark tourism

A new video from TheMalibuArtist explains why shark diving tourism at Isla Guadalupe is vital to ensure the safety of its great white sharks
Dive & Dig II Episode 3, Sunken Sin City

Dive & Dig II Episode 3, Sunken Sin City

Explore the ancient sunken city of Baia, Italy, with historian Professor Bettany Hughes and maritime archaeologist, Dr Lucy Blue
La Galigo – liveaboard diving in Indonesia

La Galigo – liveaboard diving in Indonesia

Dive more and experience more with Indonesian liveaboard diving around Komodo, Raja Ampat and Misool on board La Galigo
Bottle deposit return scheme announced

Bottle deposit return scheme announced

The UK government has announced that a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers will be introduced in 2025.
Dive & Dig II Episode 2, Ancient Greek shipwrecks

Dive & Dig II Episode 2, Ancient Greek shipwrecks

Historian Professor Bettany Hughes and maritime archaeologist, Dr Lucy Blue look into the lives of Ancient Greek sailors – and their lunches!
2022 Ocean Art underwater photography competition winners

2022 Ocean Art underwater photography competition winners

The winners of the 2022 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition have been announced by the Underwater Photography Guide.
New Shark Trust citizen science app

New Shark Trust citizen science app

The Shark Trust has launched a new app that makes it easy for citizen scientists to get involved with shark science and conservation
Isla Guadalupe permanently closed to shark diving

Isla Guadalupe permanently closed to shark diving

Great white cage diving hotstpot Isla Guadalupe has been permanently closed to tourism by the Mexican Government.
MMF confirms world-first international reef manta migration

MMF confirms world-first international reef manta migration

A new Marine Megafauna Foundation has confirmed the first international movement of reef manta rays in South Africa
#WhyCoExist video competition – win an all-expenses paid Seychelles trip

#WhyCoExist video competition – win an all-expenses paid Seychelles trip

Win an all-expenses paid, 8-day conservation expedition for two to a remote island in Seychelles in the Co-Exist Projects video competition
Dive & Dig series II – exploring the ancient underwater world

Dive & Dig series II – exploring the ancient underwater world

Historian Professor Bettany Hughes and maritime archaeologist, Dr Lucy Blue uncover the secrets of the world’s oldest artificial harbour
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