Greg Watson

Greg’s working life has been one of interaction with the natural world. His first job was collecting venomous snakes and extracting their venom for use in the production of antivenoms. His time spent working as a film cameraman for a few years in the big city honed his photography skills, but the song of the snake and the call of the coral called him back to nature. Greg then worked for many years in the dive industry, as an instructor, crew and skipper. With the Great Barrier Reef as his office, he also spent time in the Red Sea, Central Pacific and in Belize. More recently, Greg has worked in the zoo and commercial crocodile industry, specialising in innovative exhibits and interactive presentations.

Here at Coral Expeditions, Greg’s articulate and entertaining presentations, delivered both on board and ashore, seek to break down large scale ecological and biogeographical concepts into bite sized insights.

Greg is an enthusiastic traveller, with a special interest in reptiles, aquatica and invertebrates and maintains an extensive photography website. He lives with his family in the world heritage rainforests of Kuranda, North Queensland, Australia.