Monty Halls

Monty Halls

Broadcaster & Adventurer


A former Royal Marine, Monty formed his own expedition company and led a group of divers to rediscover a sunken city beside the coast of India, suspected to be the cradle of civilisation. On television, he was the winner of Superhumans and has presented The Great Escapes series. He’s also served as The Fisherman’s Apprentice, living and working in Cornwall for a year and has also presented on the National Geographic Channel and Discovery.


A former Royal Marine Officer and trained marine biologist, Monty has led teams through some of the most demanding environments on land and at sea. His adventures include discovering prehistoric settlements amid great white sharks, avoiding the bullets of poachers, and photographing a dangerous and rare crocodile underwater for the first time.

‘The new Cousteau’ first came to prominence when he led a group of adventurers and scientists to a sunken city off coast of India that could prove to be the cradle of civilisation as we know it today. He has gone onto circumnavigate the globe three times through his many adventures - including the search for £2,000,000 in gold bullion on a sunken P&O liner.

Monty has documented his travels in Great Ocean Adventures, shown his knowledge of medieval warfare in The Perfect Weapon and reached the bottom of a sticky issue in All About Dung. Fleeing the city in Great Escape on BBC2, he charted his experiences living in a remote area on the west coast of Scotland. He’s looked at WWII’s Great Escapes, observed wildlife, renovated a cattle-shed to make a basic home and participated in local life. Monty’s book Beachcomber Cottage accompanied the series. His adventures have also appeared on Channel 5’s Monty's Diving Mysteries and the series Monty And... where he took viewers around the world’s most fascinating underwater sites. Monty also took part in (and won) Channel 4’s Superhuman - competing in twelve tests that pushed the participants to their mental and physical limits.

Using stunning footage and pictures from his expeditions Monty is able to provide an incredible journey though some of the world's most inaccessible environments. In his presentations he demonstrates how we can learn from ecosystems and local commuinities. He reveals how other animals behave under stress, how we occupy niches within our own teams – and how best to maintain objectives in an ever-changing environment.

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