Noted coral reef
authority, Len is author of the Lonely Planet Diving and Wild
Discovery Guides :
Flinders Island - Tasmania,
Australia's Great Barrier Reef,
A Guide to the Kimberley Coast,
Senior author of Wild Discovery Guides Shark Bay- Ningaloo
Coast, Outback Pathways Western Australia.
Co-author Great Desert Tracks
Atlas and Guide - HEMA Maps.
Zell is the perfect person to guide you around the Australian
coastline. He has worked in and around the world's reefs for
more than 25 years and is actively involved in their protection.
in lecturing, underwater photography, videography and
maritime archaeology, he has developed numerous ecotourism
programs for tropical systems, coral reefs and islands. He
has conducted field research and educational programs in
many parts of the world, including all of the Great Barrier
Reef, Papua New Guinea, The Line Islands, French Polynesia,
Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Wallis, Futuna and Niue, the Red
Sea, Mediterranean and Caribbean. Len has also managed to
visit the remote Pitcairns and Easter Island.
He has two species of coral named after him for his
contributions to marine science. He regularly travels as a
field guide for luxury super yachts and as lecturer on
luxury cruise vessels.
Len has also appeared on Ushuaia TFN1 (France with Nicolas
Hulot), Discovery Channel, Fox Sports, Channel 9's award
winning Inside the Reef series (As talent and researcher)
and many news and current affairs programs. He has written
many papers and a chapter in a 'Coral Reef Handbook'.
Len was Chairman of Dive Queensland for two years during
which time he represented them overseas as well as
domestically, has served on the Council of the Australian
College For Seniors and chaired and been on the executive
and committee of many other organisations. At the University
of Queensland he established AustraLearn and TraveLearn and
has lectured to TAFE, university and adult educational
is currently an adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of
Marine and Tropical Biology at James Cook University.
In the field ...
Len with Nicolas
Hulot - Ushuaia Nature television presenter from France - on
location at the Horizontal Falls in the Kimberley as part of a
documentary to be shown in 2005. In October 2004 they met again
at Tijou Reef in the Far Northern Great Barrier Reef to dive Mr
Walker's Caves for sediment sampling to see if terrestrial
remains occur there - 25m underwater - also part of the Ushuaia
documentary. Specimens from 3m depth in the sediment have been
sent for dating.
TWO GONGS ...
Len Zell with his award winning books
DESERTS might be
dry fare for some, but writing a book about them has just won
Townsville academic Len Zell two international gongs.
Australia's Great Desert Tracks Atlas and Guide, a
self-drive touring guide won the International Map Trade
Association's Asia Pacific category for Book Based Product. The
announcement was made at an industry dinner at the Gold Coast
International Hotel last Saturday night.
There were six award categories on the night and a separate
award - the Graham Stanton Award for Excellence - for the best
nomination across all six categories. This award went to Mr
Zell's book which he co-wrote with veteran Australian off-road
writer Ian Glover. The book was published co-jointly by Hema
Maps and Mr Zell's own publishing arm, Wild Discovery Guides.
Mr Zell, an adjunct senior lecturer in the School of Marine and
Tropical Biology at James Cook University, has a number of other
published works under his belt including Lonely Planet's Diving
and Snorkelling Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the acclaimed
A Guide to the Kimberley Coast.
He also authored
and illustrated the handbook Roadkill which was
shortlisted this year for a Whitley Award. The Whitleys are
awarded to outstanding conservationists around the world.
Mr Zell said Great Desert Tracks was a guide for ecotravellers.
He said the book contained accurate maps and information on how
to safely navigate and stay alive in Australia's driest
Mr Zell said he had a similar book in development dealing with
the Townsville and Thuringowa region and adjacent islands ...
Townsville Bulletin Nov
BSc (University of New England) - ecology and
Honours year 2/3 complete - biology and behaviour of
MSc (James Cook Univ of Nth Qld) - Qualifying year -
CDE (Univ of Qld) - Certified Developer of
Cert IV - Workplace Assessment and Training
Honorary Associate of the University of New England
in the School of Environmental Sciences and Natural
Commercial Diving - Level 2 - restricted
Recreational Diving - PADI Divemaster 111078
Advanced First Aid - Royal Life Saving
SocietyAdvanced Resuscitation Trained AussieHost
Field Guide and Lecturer for :
- University of
- University of
College for Seniors
- TSMV Spirit of
- Elizabeth E II
- CHOGUM Press
- UNESCO - UNEP
- Orient Lines
- Lady Elliot Is
- Scuba World
- Channel 9
- Coral Princess
- TSMV Achilles
- Super Yacht
- Ketch Freedom
to/Employee of :
- James Cook
Institute of Marine Science
- Great Barrier
Reef Marine Park Authority
National Parks - Marine Parks
- University of
- Lady Elliot
- Lonely Planet
- Pisces Publications
- Great Barrier
- Has attended numerous personal and professional
programs and workshops - details available from
Please contact Len for a copy.
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