Shark diving and big animal adventures


big animal and wildlife adventures


Whale Shark Encounters in Mexico
Salmon shark diving in Alaska
Great hammerhead shark diving
Beluga Whale Diving
giant manta dive at Isla Socorro
humpback whale diving
oceanic whitetip shark diving
killer whale orca encounter
Dive with Great Whites, Sevengill Sharks, Makos, Blue Sharks, 5 species of Catsharks and Spotted Gully Sharks in False Bay, South Africa.
sardine run diving
sailfish diving
Tiger Beach tiger shark diving
adventure expedition diving schedule
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Andy MurchAndy Murch

Big Fish Expeditions Founder and Trip Leader.


Born with an insatiable thirst for adventure, Andy has racked up an impressive list of achievements including: award winning photographer, marine conservationist, writer, journalist, explorer, dive instructor and submarine pilot.

Between guest trips, Andy scouts out new destinations and new big animal encounters to add to Big Fish Expedition's growing selection of world class adventures.


To see more of Andy's shark and ray images, please follow this link:



Andy Murch diving with tiger sharks

Laura McCollLaura McColl

Big Fish Expeditions Office Manager and Co-Trip Leader.


Laura will likely be one of the first people that you correspond with at Big Fish Expeditions. She does a great job of looking after all the details that make Big Fish Expeditions run smoothly.

With Andy, Laura also co-leads many of Big Fish Expedition's guest trips.






Laura McColl snorkeling wth whale sharks in Mexico.

Terry SteeleyTerry Steeley

Big Fish Expeditions Trip Leader


Terry is a talented, award-winning British photographer and digital-imaging expert with a passion for big animals, adventure and a love of the ocean. He was awarded the prestigious title of 2015/16 Underwater Photographer of the Year.
Before transitioning to full-time photographer, Terry worked as an ĎAdobe Evangelistí delivering seminars and training to photographers worldwide. Highly respected, his enthusiasm, energy and commitment are limitless making him perfect in the role of Big Fish Expeditions Trip Leader.

Learn more about Terry here:


Terry Steeley photographing crocodiles in Mexico.

Simon SpearSimon Spear

Big Fish Expeditions Trip Leader


Simon is a professional underwater cameraman, filmmaker and ocean advocate with a definite weakness for all things big and toothy.
He has worked on a wide range of broadcast and cinema productions and has received numerous awards for his work including multiple awards for cinematography from the International Wildlife Film Festival.
Knowledgeable and approachable, he is always willing to share his experience and advice to enable you to get the best possible results from your images and videos while on our expeditions.


Enjoy some of Simon's work here:




Simon Spear diving with scalloped hammerheads.

David ValenciaDavid Valencia

Big Fish Expeditions Trip Leader


Dave is an outgoing photographer, marine biologist, and ocean conservationist. He has worked on liveaboards around the world for more than 12 years and uses his global perspective advocating for the ocean through his photography. Dave's images have appeared in Sport Diver Magazine, The Undersea Journal, Shark Diver, Diver UK, and more. Most recently Dave's images have been presented by PADI as the 2016 Bluewater Series certification cards in order to create awareness about ocean life in Mexico. Dave's generous and patient nature, as well as his infatuation for big animals, makes him an excellent addition as a Big Fish Expedition Leader.

You can read more about him at


David Valencia diving with mantas at Socorro Island








Snorkel with Japanese Giant Salamanders

American crocodile diving




Socorro Diving  Report 2018


Andy Murch Trip Leader

Andy Murch


Andy Murch is a fanatical big animal diver.

He has photographed and dived with more sharks than most people on this planet and he's very good at it.

Andy's images and shark stories have appeared in hundreds of books and magazines around the world from titles as varied as Canadian Geographic, Scuba Diving, FHM, Digital Photography,  and the Journal of Zoology.

Andy is the Creator of the ever expanding Shark and Ray Field Guide on


When not running big animal expeditions or on photographic assignments, Andy lives and dives on Vancouver Island, Canada


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Predators in Peril

Andy is also the driving force behind the PREDATORS IN PERIL PROJECT which shines a spotlight on many endangered species of sharks and rays that are largely overlooked by mainstream conservation groups. Predators In Peril is entirely funded by Big Fish Expeditions.


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Predators in Peril Project