Polly is a published journalist, EFR Instructor Trainer and PADI Master Instructor – one of the highest accreditations in SCUBA diver training. Specializing in Caribbean marine creature identification, she also teaches a wide array of specialty scuba diving on Bequia, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
A water baby by nature, Polly grew up on the ocean-loving Isle of Wight, in England, and travelled to many countries with her family throughout her developing years. This culminated with her life changing work teaching English to young students in remote Kyrgyzstan. Returning to family in New Zealand, she discovered her love for scuba diving and started the exciting transition to be a PADI Diving Instructor.
Working first in Indonesia, Polly was determined to attain the highest accolades in diving and went on to gain invaluable experiences teaching in England, Scotland and the Caribbean. Island Divers, on the Isle of Wight, provided Polly with the opportunity to become a successful Assistant Manager and with her background in travel, she excelled at leading dive trips abroad.
Concurrently, her passion for critical writing and theoretical studies led her to gain a BA (Hons) in Visual Culture at Brighton University. Combining her interest in art with cultural and social history, she focused on developing a range of critical writing approaches to vocalize visual language. These skills helped Polly to become a published journalist in scuba diving and travel destination magazines such as Blue Caribbean and The Ins and Outs of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Polly seamlessly blends her passion for scuba diving and interest in marine identification with her exemplary talent at capturing underwater experiences in the written form.