Patrick was born in Germany. Since a young age he has been fascinated by water and its organisms. He kept and bread tropical fresh water fish in his tanks slowly turning into a fish nerd. At the age of 15 Patrick learned to dive in the Cayman Islands. Ever since he has been fascinated by observing underwater life in its natural habitat. Five years later in 2001 he followed his calling and trained to become a Diving Instructor. From then on the unique reefs of the Red Sea became is second home.
Mesmerized by the sheer beauty of tropical coral reefs Patrick wanted to understand this ecosystem in depth. He graduated in 2010 with a Master’s degree in Behavioural Ecology at the University of Vienna, Austria. Since then he has done behavioural research with Primates and with several fish species in the laboratory as well as in the field. Patrick has also worked for nine years in the education department of the Zoo Vienna and carries a great general knowledge on the animal kingdom.
In his line of work as a Diving Instructor and Naturalist Patrick has guided more than 1500 dives and countless days snorkelling around the world e.g. Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, Seychelles, Mozambique, Palau, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Burma and Maldives. Through this great variety of experience Patrick has developed a decent knowledge on water currents and reef topographies in order to find superb conditions for water activities. With his excellent eye for the underwater fauna he never misses to spot aquatic highlights.
It’s his passion for nature and the environment that leave the people he encounters deeply enthusiastic about the topics he shares with them.