Tooni is a qualified PADI Diving Instructor, HSE Commercial Diver, Cave Diver and RIB Skipper. She has led scientific expeditions in remote areas of eastern Africa, her adventure destination of choice; the expeditions, unsurprisingly, revolve around water and involve the use of sea kayaks – a great way to island hop.
She has travelled all over the world using a variety of transport modes: trekking for weeks in African bushland, crossing mountain ranges on a bicycle, and she is as used to boat life as she is to house life. She loves surfing and surf-skiing and is as happy free-diving as diving with SCUBA.
Academically, she has a First Class Honors degree in Marine Biology from the University of Plymouth, and a Masters in Oceanography with Distinction from the University of Southampton.
Marine conservation is of paramount importance to her. She is involved in the conservation sphere in a number of capacities, including filming, communication and education.
Tooni has worked extensively behind the camera filming underwater sequences, as a safety diver, and worked on dramas, movies and various documentaries.
She has written articles for BBC Wildlife Magazine, Dive, Diver and Canoe and Kayak, and blogs when out and about on location.
I want to explore and understand this planet. Science gives the ability to interpret, communicate and educate about the wonders of the world. Exploration and adventure inspire others to get out and see the world around them.