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Mark Williams

About Mark Williams

Expedition Guide

Biography

Mark was brought up sailing the English Channel where he quickly developed a deep love for the ocean and a fervour for exploration. He began completing his Rescue Dive coarse in Africa and then circumnavigated the globe, without the use of aviation. This venture took him up to the Arctic, Siberia, Mongolia, Tibet and high altitude peaks in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Patagonia, to mention a few. He then sailed down to Australia and settled for a few years, using his engineering background, working as a boat builder.
 
His travels left him with a desire to share the wonders of the natural world with others. He completed his Offshore Yachtmaster licence, next working as a captain on luxury catamarans, sailing guests to remote Caribbean Islands. His fascination for marine mammals drew him to the Pacific Northwest, North America, where he now works as a captain and wildlife guide. As an avid conservationist, he shares his passion and knowledge for the ocean, inspiring others to love and protect it for future generations.
 
Whilst not guiding, he volunteers as a medic on Canadian Ski Patrol and explores the rugged coastline of Vancouver Island, kitesurfing and freediving. Some of his favourite pastimes include growing food, playing guitar, wood carving, teaching sailing and organising beach cleans, bringing communities together whilst raising awareness of plastics in our oceans.
 
After one trip to the Polar Regions Mark was hooked. He now looks forward to sharing some of his own experiences, whilst creating new unforgettable ones with you.