Martin Enckell

Expedition Leader, Polar Divemaster & Naturalist

Martin began his career at sea 20 years ago and has been on the move since then, having stood at the Geographical North Pole seven times, spent long over a year in the Drake Passage, ten Austral summers in the Antarctic and five in the Arctic and crossed the Antarctic & Arctic Circles many times. Martin works as Expedition Leader, Zodiac Driver and Dive Master.

After learning that his father worked for Jacques-Yves Cousteau aboard the famous ship Calypso, Swedish-born Martin Enckell insisted on learning to dive right away.  His training started at the age of 12 with Israeli navy divers in the Red sea, and since that time he has successfully combined his love of travel with his love of nature.

Based for 18 months in the Maldives, but wanting to specialize in the colder waters of the world, Martin and his brother started a polar SCUBA diving program, successfully guiding diving excursions in the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands for 4 years.  Safety was always a top priority and Martin worked as safety diver on the feature film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Enjoying the contrast of the Polar Regions and the tropics, Aldabra in the outer Seychelles, Africa and Madagascar continue to pull Martin to the Indian Ocean year after year.   Still, by choice, most of his time has been spent in the Antarctic and the Arctic; along with the Canadian Maritimes, Iceland, Norway and Greenland.  In the Arctic Martin has explored both the West & East coasts of Greenland, the Canadian Arctic, Svalbard and Franz Josef Land, Novaya Zemlya, the White Sea and Sea of Okhotsk in the Russian Arctic.