Wilfred Chivell

Wilfred Chivell

About Wilfred

Wilfred is the owner of both Dyer Island Cruises & Marine Dynamics. He is also a qualified skipper. He grew up in the area and has been a spear-fisherman and wreck diver for over 20 years. He took part in gruelling offshore boat races in the early nineties.

Wilfred is very passionate about conservation, and therefore started the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (www.dict.org.za) who manages all the conservation projects, including the African Penguin housing project and the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary. He has a long relationship with conservation and has worked with the South African Cultural History Museum, Maritime Museum and South African Museum in Cape Town; and the Shipwreck Museum in Bredasdorp.

Wilfred has a vast amount of knowledge and is very familiar with the Dyer Island area. He has also worked with top marine wildlife photographers as well as scientists specialising in whales, dolphins, seals and seabirds. He has also visited the Prince Edward Islands as a member of the bird team to do counts on penguin and albatross colonies. Wilfred also assisted an international team with the tagging of Cape fur seals at Dyer Island.