This exciting expedition reveals the natural beauty of Queensland. You'll visit some of Queensland's most celebrated parks, learn about life in the rainforest from the KuKu Yalanji people, and search for nocturnal wildlife including long-tailed pygmy possums, northern leaf-tailed geckos, and bandicoots.
Expedition Leader / Marine Biologist
Brad was born in Sydney, Australia and has lived for the last 20 years in North Queensland, on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. In 1996 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in marine biology and zoology at James Cook University, Townsville. With the Great Barrier Reef serving as both playground and laboratory, Brad has developed an intimate knowledge of how complex reef systems work. Brad began his career aboard expedition ships as marine biologist in northern Australia in the late 1990s and since then, his passion for the underwater world has taken him to a wide range of exotic destinations such as Fiji, the Maldives, Indonesia, Bermuda, and Hawaii. He also has a strong interest in terrestrial fauna and his experience with Aboriginal cultures of northern Australia has provided meaningful insights into how indigenous cultures interact with their natural environment. An accomplished scuba diver, underwater photographer, and experienced boat handler, Brad has a passion for interacting with nature and sharing his knowledge with travelers.
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Brad's Upcoming Expeditions
Wild QueenslandJuly 8 — July 17, 2020
Best of the Great Barrier ReefJuly 14 — July 28, 2020
Join this exciting expedition that reveals the underwater wonders of the legendary Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, alongside marine biologist and expedition leader, Brad Climpson. Enjoy daily snorkel and dive excursions to explore pristine reefs far from the tourist track, come face-to-face with massive potato groupers at Cod Hole, and with luck, swim with curious minke whales.
Melanesia, Solomon Islands & VanuatuSeptember 10 — September 27, 2020
Stretching from New Guinea to Fiji, Melanesia encompasses thousands of islands and a rich variety of cultures. On this voyage you’ll discover remote island communities where ancient traditions are preserved and visits from outsiders are few and far between. You’ll also explore Melanesia’s marine world—a pristine haven for three-quarters of the world’s coral species and an astounding 3,000 species of fish.
Ultimate Maldives: A Snorkeling & Diving AdventureApril 22 — May 5, 2021
Cruise through the lesser-visited southern Maldives aboard the luxurious 26-guest diving live-aboard, Emperor Serenity. With two snorkel or dive options daily, you’ll search for whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, manta rays, and dolphins among the stunning underwater topography.