Craig is a peripatetic marine professional. Dive instructor, marine biologist & ships captain, for over twelve years he has been involved in marine research and education throughout the Indo-pacific. Particularly the Northern Great Barrier Reef, the Kimberley, south-east Asia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. In recent years his work has seen him travel further a field and he has now added the Americas to his bow. Already having a background in Coral Reef Ecology, Craig studied Zoology at James Cook University, Cairns; and while doing so maintained an active input into expedition tourism. As an undergraduate he was employed as a research project coordinator for the biology department under the senior zoologist.
Feeling that his knowledge of Australian wildlife was purely academic, he became a wildlife keeper working with many native Australian species including crocodiles, snakes and cassowaries. Writing a number of public education presentations on topics such as wetlands, reptiles, jellyfish and conservation, Craig developed his lecturing skills and became recognized as a regularly cited author. He is credited on a number of scientific papers, has been published in a variety of magazines and has co written and edited several natural history works. Post studies saw him involved in coral, jellyfish and conservation research, before going on to work for several years in the Northern Territory and the Kimberley on a number of endangered species.
In 2003, he established a marine expedition services company, sevare, which was designed to bridge the gap between tourism and conservation. Craig is based in tropical northern Australia, where he is still actively involved in conservation research. He has family and homes in England and Singapore where he is fortunate enough to spend some months each year. His greatest passions in life are travel and biodiversity conservation and so his company motto is ‘first class travel putting nature first’. He spends much of the year travelling to remote parts of the world in search of, sadly, rare animals with like minded people who share his passion for nature and travel, and he goes out to sea as often as he can.