Captain/Dive Instructor/Marine Scientist
Ben is originally from Manchester, England, but didn’t start exploring the sea until he had finished his first university degree. From then on, though, there was no going back. Ben has now logged over 35,000 sea miles and crossed both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. He holds an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean certificate and is an RYA cruising instructor. Ben is also a PADI Divemaster and his keen interest in marine life led him to return to university where he obtained a MSc in marine science from the University of York, UK. He has since worked on coral reef programs in Madagascar and Trinidad and Tobago as well as on marine projects closer to home in the cooler waters of the Irish Sea. Ben enjoys getting the students as excited about the water as he is and teaching them the skills to be able to start to navigate and explore independently.