Monty Halls is a writer, explorer, television presenter and public speaker. A former Royal Marines officer who worked for Nelson Mandela on the peace process in South Africa. After leaving the services in 1996 he pursues a career in leading expeditions. Having achieved a First Class Honors degree in marine biology, over the next decade he circumnavigated the globe four times on various projects, leading multi-national teams in some of the most demanding environments on earth.

His television career began when he won Channel Four’s Superhuman competition in 2004. Since then he has presented series and documentaries for the BBC, Channel Five, The Discovery Channel, The National Geographic Channel and the History Channel.

Among many others Monty is a patron to The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, Help for Heroes, Rugby for Heroes, Shark & Coral Conservation and is an Honorary Ambassador to the Galapagos Conservation Trust. He has also written six books, mainly on diving and the marine environment as well as "Beachcomber Cottage" for the first “Great Escape” series and “Great Irish Escape” for the third series.