International Leaders


Debbie Smith, South Africa

Debbie is a PADI MSDT Instructor and was instrumental in the complete setting up of top dive centers at upmarket resorts—from mapping and naming sites to full operational status—winning top international awards. Founder of an ecotourism company “Diving with sharks”, she worked in the Seychelles in conjunction with David Rowat.

Debbie is our representative on South Africa's Wild Coast, and is based at Port St. Johns. She is also a partner in Offshore Africa, which specializes in sardine run, shark diving & shark conservation. Both companies are involved in diving and shark research along the east coast of South Africa.

In 2007, she was inducted into Women Divers Hall of Fame for her contributions to diving, education & shark field research.