Matt Boyle

I am inspired by the fascinating environments and animals in our world and I hope to encourage others to protect these precious wonders.

Expedition Leader Matt Boyle

The Pacific has been Matt’s home for the past 12 years, allowing him to focus on islands and the waters surrounding their shores. His passion for underwater exploration has taken him on a remarkable journey to study the unique ecosystems that exist beneath the waves and gain a deep understanding of the ocean’s secrets. Matt is a seasoned expert in navigating uncharted waters and has logged over 6,000 dives. His explorations have taken him to places as far-flung as Antarctica, Palau, South Georgia, Madagascar, the Seychelles, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, the Falklands, Chile, Fiji, Tonga, Pitcairn, Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and more.

When he’s not working as a guide or leading technical diving expeditions, Matt can be found exploring deep reefs, searching for new shipwrecks, or tending to his beloved sailboat. His unwavering passion for exploration and discovery makes him a true adventurer in every sense of the word.

Matt’s passion, knowledge, enthusiasm, communication skills, and genuine empathy for the passengers and for the environment we traveled through immeasurably added to the value of our voyage. He is inspiring and in the future, we will go out of our way to sail on a trip that has Matt aboard.

-Jason & Cheryl R. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Matt's Expeditions

Bali to Cairns (October 13 – November 1, 2024) green arrow linking to Bali to Cairns

Experience Komodo Dragons, Whale Sharks, Birds of Paradise, and the richest coral reefs on Earth, on an epic traverse across Indonesia’s remote eastern provinces.

West Africa (April 21 – May 13, 2025) green arrow linking to West Africa

Soak in West Africa’s dizzying blend of markets, traditional dance, and music, while traversing primate-rich rainforests, scenic deserts, and remote archipelagos.

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So Misunderstood!

There are plenty of different fish in the sea. In fact, scientists estimate there may be as many as 20,000 or more species. But as humans, most of us tend to lump them into a single group—fishes. Of all the vertebrates on the planet, fishes are the most alien to our sensibilities. Lacking detectable facial expressions and appearing mute, fishes are more easily dismissed than our fellow air breathers. Expanding our understanding of fishes allows us to consider the wide evolutionary differences between fish. Did you know…a tuna is more closely related to a human than to a shark, and a Coelacanth (a small prehistoric-looking fish) is more closely related to a human than to a tuna!