About Allan & Kimberley


Allan & Kimberley Payard are adventure divers and explorers who have lived and worked professionally on the Great Barrier Reef for over two decades. Based on years of experience above and below the water, their art shares a unique view of the natural beauty and splendour of Australia's World Heritage listed reefs.

As dive charter boat owner/operators in the '90s, Allan & Kimberley's explorations took them and their intrepid diving companions along the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef, encompassing the seldom visited Far Northern Reefs which begin at the tip of Australia, right down to the Swains at the Southern end and far beyond to the outer reaches of the Coral Sea. Published in books and magazines around the world, their images capture the beauty and wonder of the world's largest living organism, the Great Barrier Reef.

While Allan still has salt water in his veins and enjoys working part of the year on big ships off Australia's West Coast, Kimberley has retired from the seafarers way of life and is pursuing her career as a professional artist, where her love of the sea continues to grow into new forms of artistic expression. Allan and Kimberley live in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland on a street called 'Weird Road'....

Company profile

Great Barrier Reef Enterprises (GBRE) was established in 1997 as a continuum to sharing our aspect of the reef, so that we can all gain a greater understanding of the fascinating world that lies beneath the sea. As we begin to understand nature, a new appreciation for our planet develops and we find within ourselves a vision of how each and every one of us can play a part in making the Earth a more wholesome and safe place for all Her inhabitants. It is up to us. For while humanity is our planet's biggest threat, we are also Her only hope. It is by holding this vision of possibility that our potentials will unfold and we will effectively make the difference to ensure our oceans and all our natural realms survive the new millennium and beyond.

It is the intention of GBRE to provide high quality art, images, products and service that will promote the welfare of our world's natural realms through greater awareness of the sea. Our vision of the Great Barrier Reef is dedicated to the care and preservation of our oceans and to restoring the balance of nature on our planet.

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