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Jonty Laycock: jonty@redsearesearch.org (Managing Director)


Jonty Laycock

Jonty Laycock – Managing Director and Instructor Trainer

I have degrees in mechanical/marine engineering and have received extensive training as part of an offshore search and recovery team. For the last 14 years I have been travelling extensively through South East Asia and East Africa, working in the tourism industry as an adventure resort manager and scuba diving instructor. I have also been involved in the set up and operation of marine national parks in Bunakan, Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia and, on Pemba and Masali islands off the coast of Tanzania. Since 2004 I have been living and working in Dahab, South Sinai as a scuba diving instructor. I am the course director of RED SEA RESEARCH and oversee the general operations of the course along with instructing the scuba diving modules.


Dr Nichola Fletcher

Dr Nichola Fletcher BSc (hons) PhD – Science Coordinator

I graduated from Scarborough’s centre for environmental and marine science in 2004 with a first class degree in marine biology. From here I undertook a PhD in behavioural ecology at the University of Hull completing this is 2007. I have since been working as a post doctoral researcher with the chemical and sensory ecology research group at Hull University focussing on the reproductive behaviour of the European shore crab. I have tropical field experience in both the Caribbean and Asia. At RED SEA RESEARCH I am responsible for the scientific operations of the course, running both, the marine biology and benthic surveying modules as well as co-ordinating ongoing science project.