Russell was born and raised in a small fishing town on on the south east coast of England. He never considered learning to dive until he landed in Canada in 2010, upon which he promptly sold his house, left a promising business behind, and swapped cups of earl grey for double doubles.
Much more at home in cold water than tropical climates, Russell enjoys shallow dives with lots of light and marine life, or hanging in the darkness watching the underwater world unfold around him.
He's rapidly becoming known for his surface interval stews, and is never one to shy away from any baked goods (although he probably should).
Aside from diving in BC his next favourite spot is Canada's east coast - proof you don't have to travel to the tropics to see walls of colour, an abundance of marine life, maritime history, and clear water.
Russell is a natural history and documentary filmmaker, and Editor of DIVER magazine.