Will's Blog

June 16, 2017

You don’t need to dive abroad…

You don’t have to go to the tropics to find colourful corals, we have them in England! These pink sea fans live in areas of strong currents and below 10m. Most commonly found in the […]
May 15, 2017

Cave Diving, Spa Style

I’m not long back from the most bizarre diving experience of my life.  Writing for DIVER magazine gives me access to some fab places, however this time I didn’t require any fins… Deep below the Grotta […]
April 19, 2017


After a fab couple of days messing about underwater off the Dorset coast this weekend working on a DIVER mag feature, I decided to “pop” over to Devon to see what all the fuss was about in […]
February 22, 2017

Vanlife and the three phases of fun.

"Vanlife" takes two forms - the first one being the kind you see on Instagram; i.e. good-looking couples having given up their jobs to pursue a dreamy new life on the road. The second being the real-life, offline version. Running out of water, squabbling with a partner, tracking down bathroom facilities and sometimes spending whole days in the van just waiting for the weather to improve. These are just some of the first world problems van-lifers have to deal with in reality.
December 14, 2016

Addicted to Iceland

I’ve literally not been able to keep myself away from Iceland this year, in fact I have to put the place up there with my top three favourite destinations of all time, alongside Canada and New […]
August 25, 2016


Kit List

  • Aqualung Titan LX Supreme reg’s
  • Hollis HD 100 wing & torch
  • Mares Plana Avantix 3 fins
  • Beaver mask

Diving Qualifications

  • HSE Part 4
  • PADI rescue diver
  • PADI self reliant diver
  • PADI deep diver
  • SSI Solo diver


Will Appleyard is a diver who has a passion for the waters of the UK and he communicates his enthusiasm through his photography and writing.

His first book – “Discover UK Diving” has become a best seller and together with his second book – “Dorset Dives” has raised awareness to many dive sites off the south coast.

Will also regularly contributes to DIVER magazine.

Will is not only an accomplished diver, but can often be found scaling heights as well as descending the depths.

His recent climbing activities have taken him from the cliffs of Portland to the summit of Mont Blanc.

Paragliding and sea kayaking also feature high on Will’s list of activities.