Simon has spent much of the last 17 years at sea exploring the world’s oceans as a naturalist, guide and Zodiac driver, especially the Polar regions. A former banking manager with a world list of over 5000 birds and over 65 species of cetacean, he is our only leader qualified for protective rifle use in the Arctic and is another keen photographer. He co-founded the Neotropical Bird Club and is a founder member of both the African and Oriental Bird Clubs. Simon leads the Atlantic Odyssey and the West African Pelagic voyages. He is sometimes photographed running away from Polar Bears!