Andrew grew up in the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand and it was his Father who instilled in him a love for the ocean. He has held a lifelong passion for marine wildlife and marine conservation.
Andrew’s qualifications range from a bachelor’s degree in Zoology, a postgraduate diploma in Tourism Management and Marine Science, a postgraduate diploma in Natural History Filmmaking and Communication and a STCW Master 500GT NC Certification. Andrew is an internationally recognised filmmaker with his film “Plunge of the Penguins” having featured at several film festivals including the Green Film Festival in South Korea, Ecovision in Italy, and the Tokyo Environmental Film Festival in Japan. Andrew has also skippered whale watching and dolphin swimming vessels in New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii and British Columbia and has worked as a dive guide in the Red Sea.
Before joining Aurora, Andrew worked as a Senior Lecturer at the New Zealand Maritime School, and he is excited to take on the role of Education and Enrichment Manager with Aurora Expeditions. Andrew joins us with expedition cruising experience in Greenland, Alaska, Antarctica, the Sub Antarctic Islands of New Zealand and Australia, Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, Indonesia, South-east Asia and Australia’s Kimberley region.