MONICA VOLPIN, Membership Secretary & Online Content Editor

Updated: Aug 16

In 2001, feeling that I needed a change of scenery, I decided to leave my career in marketing and set off on what was initially planned to be a year travelling the world. I landed on the gorgeous Caribbean island of Roatan, with its amazing coral reef (the second largest in the world after Australia’s), and immediately fell in love with the place. I stayed for four years and became a Divemaster, an underwater scuba diving guide. In one of the dives, I met my future husband Mike and in 2005, I swapped the warm waters of the Caribbean for the damp English winters.


I now work in PR in the asset management field. I am also involved with a number of UK charities, for which I have developed their websites and helped with content.


I have not given up on my scuba diving, and Mike and I try to do it as often as we can, wherever we are in the world. I am also a keen photographer, both underwater and on land.