Kayvon Malek

Undersea Specialist

Raised in Southern California, Kayvon has spent his whole life living by the sea. However, his passion for the ocean truly unfolded while obtaining his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz. There he majored in environmental studies and biology and began his scuba diving career. While at UC-Santa Cruz he became an AAUS Scientific Diver as well as a NAUI Divemaster. These certifications allowed him to begin working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium taking children diving in an open exhibit. He was also a research diver for various labs at UC-Santa Cruz, assisting in all manners whether it was obtaining fish samples, setting up experiment apparatuses, or taking salinity and sediment samples. Since graduating Kayvon continues to volunteer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium as a feeding show and maintenance diver and assisting with research.

Kayvon’s passion is to inspire others about our oceans and marine life in hopes that doing so will foster a desire to understand, appreciate, and ultimately protect our underwater world. He attempts to do so by showing others the ocean firsthand through diving or snorkeling, as well as through underwater photography and videography. He views underwater photography as an invaluable tool to showcase the beauty and wonder of a world that is often out of view and out of reach for most people.

Upcoming Expeditions

  • Feb 13, 2019
  • Feb 20, 2019
  • Mar 01, 2019
  • Jun 14, 2019
  • Jun 24, 2019
  • Jul 27, 2019
  • Aug 03, 2019
  • Aug 10, 2019
  • Aug 17, 2019
  • Dec 26, 2018
  • Jan 05, 2019
  • May 06, 2019

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