Finalist: Lifetime Achievement Award
Tony is a diving instructor, underwater naturalist, public speaker and educator on all things marine. He has made a life-long commitment to sharks and champions these magnificent creatures to raise awareness of the critical role they play in maintaining healthy oceans.
His passion for marine protection and shark awareness has seen him come face to face with some of the ocean’s most feared predators. Most notably his encounters with great white sharks in South Africa and tiger sharks on the Sunshine Coast, where he lives. Tony has devoted his life to the protection of local habitats and species, and to educating people about the wonders of Australia’s native wildlife.