Hi, I’m Liz.
I am a marine biologist with a passion for fish and fisheries, conservation and sustainable use of resources, and basically everything under the sea. I have always been an avid traveller and adventurer and have been looking for a way to make that my day-to-day and not a biannual overseas trip. I also really like helping people.
So I escaped the golden handcuffs and set out in search of new experiences – the first of which was helping to establish formal protected areas in the Solomon Islands. During most of 2014 I was based in Honiara, Solomon Islands, supporting staff at the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology. It was a fantastic opportunity to discover beautiful and remote Solomon Islands, to get to know the people and culture. I am really going to miss my local friends… but I suspect I will be back in the Hapi Aels again some day.
I was based in Indonesia for much of 2015, working as a dive instructor in Komodo marine park, off the island of Flores in eastern Indonesia. Diving every day can be hard work, but it’s not such a tough gig to be inspected by manta rays, eyed by octopi and ogled by trevallies. Every day brings new discoveries, and Komodo offers some of the best diving in the world.
I have recently taken up a position as the Dive Manager at Walindi Plantation Resort in PNG, where I will be exploring the amazing underwater world of Kimbe Bay and the Bismarck Sea – so many pygmy seahorses, so little time…
I hope you, dear reader, will find my blog interesting, as well as useful and inspiring. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
If you’d like to know more, or would like to share some of your experiences, I’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to contact me!