With over 20 years experience diving all over the world, Marnie Laing’s knowledge of the marine environment goes beyond books. As the Founder of Sea Elements, Marnie's work covers all aspects of interactive tours and education focused on mangroves and reefs for all ages of children and adults.
Marnie based her formal education on field research conducted in Cayman. She earned her BSc in Oceanography from the University of British Columbia and her MA in Marine Science, Education, and Policy from the University of Rhode Island. She is a PADI dive instructor and has studied, researched and taught in the Caribbean for more than 12 years.
As Education Manager for the National Trust for the Cayman Islands for five years, Marnie was responsible for the development and implementation of many new education programmes including the Coral Reef Exploration Programme and created the largest sustainable seafood program in the Caribbean, Cayman Sea Sense.
Marnie is from British Columbia, Canada and she and her husband have chosen to raise their young family amongst the mangroves and coral reefs of the Cayman Islands.