Pacific Trip Leader
Languages Spoken: English & Indonesian
Wendy was born and brought up in Sri Lanka on a tea plantation her British expatriate family operated. As a young child, holidays were to the coast to go snorkeling (she says she learned to swim before she could walk!). A move with her family to Fiji helped her realize her dream of learning to dive and she fell in love with the ocean and all its frontiers. She worked as a volunteer on a marine project in Roatan, and qualified to be a scuba diving instructor. After teaching and guiding for four years, she moved to Indonesia to become a guide at the Wakatobi Dive Resort, which only increased her desire to head to all the amazing and remote locations Indonesia has to offer. In 2008 she helped start up a new liveaboard operation as the Cruise Director and held that job for 12 years, living a nomadic boat lifestyle and enjoying wonderful travels throughout the remote Indonesian Archipelago. Wendy has worked with a number of marine biologists, been involved in looking for new dive areas and fish species, and has now completed more than 13,000 dives. “Indonesia is an incredible place,” she says, “with both its people and nature, you can never really get enough of it.” Wendy is fully conversant in Indonesian and is passionate about conservation of the world's resources.Our Team
Wendy was so knowledgeable and fun to be with. She gave great presentations at night that I looked forward to listening to under the stars, weather permitting. I will look to travel with her again.
Playa Del Rey, CA
Wendy was friendly, thorough and knowledgeable. Wendy's ability to keep us informed and on time provided us with the ability to see and appreciate all the beauty of Raja Ampat. Her snorkeling skills were apparent as she led the group, spotted interesting creatures and features even while taking pictures for our memories.
Sun City West, AZ
We've always found Wilderness trip leaders to be excellent. Wendy was outstanding and right at the top of the leaders we've had. She was organized, knowledgeable, informative, supportive, and, when necessary, patient. She's a great people person. Importantly for a relatively long trip as this one, she was fun.
Del Mar, CA
Snorkeling Raja Ampat
Wendy is a gifted guide and in the top tier of adventure guides. Every snorkel was exciting and interesting thanks to her leadership and knowledge. She has superior warm and welcoming communication skills and was responsive and interested in everyone.
Snorkeling Raja Ampat
Wendy was a great trip leader! Enthusiastic, friendly, very knowledgeable, always looking out for us and finding large and small ways to make the trip run better.
Palo Alto, CA
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