Kelvin Murray FRGS
Director, Expedition Operations
Kelvin has explored, dived and guided on every continent, every ocean and many seas. His clients have included expedition companies and scientific researchers, wildlife charities, National Geographic photographers and the BBC Natural History Unit and he has worked on a variety of vessels from sailing yachts and schooners to Ice Class 1A Super expedition ships.
Over-wintering with the British Antarctic Survey, he managed the UK scientific diving program throughout the extreme environment of the Antarctic winter. Kelvin has led exploratory diving expeditions throughout Svalbard, to the worldís largest fjord system in East Greenland and the Antarctic wildlife paradise of South Georgia. As Expedition Leader, Kelvin has led numerous logistically complex trips involving diving, mountaineering, kayaking, camping, hiking, photography, filmmaking, endurance racing and helicopter operations.
Whether hiking with reindeer, watching killer whales, lecturing on walrus or lounging with penguins, his enthusiasm for nature in all its forms is infectious. Kelvin is a specialist in marine mammals including polar bears, with which he has had some memorable encounters. Previously, Kelvin was Education Officer for the Whale and Dolphin Conservation and has spent twenty years studying these animals. He collaborates with Dr. Sylvia Earle’s SEAlliance Foundation to contribute images to the Ocean layer of Google Earth in a drive to secure Marine Protected Areas worldwide.
A former Survival & Marine Instructor with personal knowledge of extreme environments, plus extensive educational and outreach experience, Kelvin now acts as Special Consultant to Blue Abyss. This project is creating the world’s largest and deepest research, training and development pool, with a particular interests in ocean research, human spaceflight and space exploration.