Monty Halls - World renowned scuba diver, oceanographer and
Monty Halls is an adventurer in the finest traditions of British exploration. A former Royal Marines Officer and trained marine biologist, Monty has led teams through some of the most demanding environments on land and at sea. His adventures include discovering pre- historic settlements amid great white sharks, avoiding the bullets of poachers, and photographing a dangerous and rare crocodile underwater for the first time.
Monty won a televised competition to find the ultimate high performer in Britain (Superhuman, Channel 4, 2004). Ten high achievers including athletes, entrepreneurs, models, and astronauts were selected from 2000 applicants and then given a series of extreme tests devised by experts in human performance. After twelve tests that pushed the participants to their mental and physical limits, Monty was declared the winner.
In 2002 Monty led a multi-national team of adventurers and scientists on an expedition to South East India to discover the ruins of a lost civilization beneath the sea and in South Africa, he led an international project seeking out sites of pre-historic settlements beneath the wild seas off the Cape of Good Hope. The team found several great caverns that are likely to hold some of the secrets of the origins of mankind.
Monty has also led successful projects in Indonesia, Honduras and the Philippines. He has completed three circumnavigations of the earth seeking out the greatest encounters in the oceans. He has also led an expedition to the ten greatest shipwrecks in diving and memorable experiences included swimming with wild killer whales off New Zealand, and exploring an ancient Maori cave system. In 2003 Monty Halls was awarded the ‘Bish Medal’ by the Scientific Exploration Society for his services to exploration.
Monty is passionate about conservation particularly of the world’s reefs and shark population. He is patron of several international charities and trustee of the Shark Trust.
TV presenter Monty Halls adds his voice to the call to save our sharks from extinction. Learn more at www.saveourseas.com
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