Monty Halls's Biography
Monty Halls was born on 5 November 1966 in Exeter.
As well as presenting TV programmes, Monty Halls is a qualified marine biologist, who has led numerous diving expeditions and is a regular contributor to Diver Magazine.
Monty Halls presented Channel Five's Great Ocean Adventures.
A taster clip of Monty Halls in action in Great Ocean Adventures can be seen from his official website.
In Channel 4's Superhuman, Monty Halls finished first out of the male contestants.
Monty Halls is an ex-Marine Officer who trained with the Royal Marines after a short stint in the Navy, where he even spent time training the guerilla army in South Africa after Nelson Mandela was released.
According to Animal Planet: "Monty Halls is an experienced diver, yes, but he is not satisfied solely with that. He not only dominates like no one else the most recondite depths of the planet, but also does it with the curiosity, affection and dedication of the marine biologist that he also is."
When Monty Halls left the Royal Marines at 29, he became a marine biologist, gaining his degree in 1999. His explorations include, in 2002, visiting the sunken city of Tamil Nadu off the coast of India, and discovering 6 temples. Scuba Travel refers to Monty Halls's book Dive: "It describes 400 dives, grading them from beginner to expert and explaining exactly what you should expect from each."
In 2009, BBC2 made a series about Monty Halls' six months as a crofter in Scotland, entitled Monty Halls' Great Escape. Monty Halls wrote a book about the experience, entitled Beachcomber Cottage. His subsequent television credits include a BBC2 series on the Great Barrier Reef.
Monty Halls and his partner Tamsyn Smith, whom he met while working for The Underwater Channel, have a daughter Isla Grace.
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