Federico Facchin is a marine biologist, dive master and naturalist.
Born in Italy, Federico’s passion for nature was fuelled by the surrounding environment of his youth. Growing up around the forests and fresh waters of the lakes and rivers in the Italian Dolomites, instilled in him a deep love and curiosity for surrounding nature and wildlife, especially the hidden life under the water's surface.
He ended up turning his passions into his career.
Federico holds a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science and Master’s degree in Marine Biology from the University of Bologna, Italy.
He has worked at the research department of the Oceanografic of Valencia, and as Senior Research Associate at the City University of Hong Kong. After having conducted mammal research in Spain and coral-related studies in Asia, he has become a full-time naturalist and guide, as well as a naturalistic photographer.
In 2018, he started working in Iceland as whale watching guide and Dive Master, with a short experience as a substitute teacher of science in his home country of Italy.
For the last five years, he has been travelling, working and living around the world, and this has brought him to destinations as diverse as the Philippines, Madagascar, Peru, Spain, Indonesia, Malta, China, Thailand, South Africa.