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Bob Brunskill

Bob Brunskill is an Englishman with two decades of experience planning and executing diving and snorkeling excursions in Indonesia. He left the United Kingdom in 2003 in search of adventure, which led him to Thailand, where he gained his diving certification, and later to Indonesia. Nineteen years and more than 10,000 dives later, he continues to pursue his passion to explore and introduce travelers to the underwater haven of this spectacular corner of the world. "I have been working in Raja Ampat for the last two decades and it continues to surprise me," he says. "Never the same twice, mother nature always amazes me, and it is a privilege to share this special experience with guests." He is fluent in Indonesian and has a deep appreciation for the people and culture in Papua and Indonesia. Bob has played a major role in the refurbishment of the boat we use in Raja Ampat, and when he's not working on the boat and leading trips, he enjoys spending time with his kids.

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Client Testimonials

Bob's knowledge was impressive and greatly appreciated. He not only answered all our questions verbally and with follow-up reading, he welcomed diverse questions about the wildlife, the schooner, and Indonesian history. His intrepid focus when venturing out in search of sea creatures, both big and small, made the trip a true expedition. And most importantly, he was flexible with the pace of the trip to ensure that each adventure was inclusive to all of us, which made the trip a joy each day as we were able to experience each adventure together.
— Kristiana H., Nashua, NH
Snorkeling Raja Ampat
Bob's expertise and enthusiasm for snorkeling is outstanding. He is organized, flexible to needed changes in sites, attentive to our needs, and very responsive to requests. He is fun to snorkle with and his talks are very informative.
— Loretta H., Nashua, NH
Snorkeling Raja Ampat
Bob Brunskill taught us new information about the sea life, and showed us as much of the underwater world as possible. His attitude to the organization of the trip was professional, but informal. It is evident that he loves his work, loves snorkeling and diving, loves the ocean.
— Jiri K., Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic
Snorkeling Raja Ampat
The guides make it or break it for this trip. Bob was exceptional—extremely knowledgeable, personable, excited about our adventure, confidence-inspiring, and a great manager of people, places, logistics.
— Rob D., Eugene, OR
Snorkeling Raja Ampat
Bob was an outstanding leader in all regards. His knowledge of the area and marine life was amazing. He also was very adaptable to any of the guests’ needs. I felt lucky to have someone with his knowledge and experience be our leader.
— Dennis R., Bayside, CA
Snorkeling Raja Ampat
Bob is a fantastic leader. He was very attentive, knew his stuff, and made the trip really fun.
— Daria S., Bondi Junction, Australia
Snorkeling Raja Ampat
Like every trip I've ever taken with Wilderness Travel, the guide made the trip. Bob was a wonderful trip leader. It occurred to me after I got home that he had a bigger job than any leader I've ever met, since he had responsibility for the boat as well as for us. And yet he was still comfortably relaxed and fun to be with. (I enjoyed his dry sense of humor.) I asked a lot of basic questions and Bob was patient with me. And Bob is an expert on fish and coral in Raja Ampat so our evening lectures were quite interesting. I'm no naturalist; if I enjoyed the lectures, that's a big recommendation!
— Susan S., Chicago, IL
Snorkeling Raja Ampat
Bob was very attuned to everyone's safety and did a super job of keeping track of a very individualistic group. He was sensitive to everyone's needs.
— Katherine B., Palo Alto, CA
Snorkeling Raja Ampat