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Monty Halls’ Marine Defender

Divers dream vehicle

WE thought we’d give you a closer look at the modifications that have been made to Monty Halls’ ‘Marine Defender’.

The idea is that one vehicle can carry all of the diving and film equipment, as well as serving as a mobile basecamp and dive centre in remote, off-road locations.


Has a winch and protetcion underneath


Awning rolls out of the side


Diving air tanks can slot in nicely into the metal drawer on the left. Water tank connects to a hose to wash down kit and crew


A sliding table comes out of the rear to rest 200kg of kit on

Monty will be driving the Marine Defender to track the Sardine Run in August 2015.

About the author: Dan Tye

Dan came up with the idea for Adventure 52 after meeting so many like-minded people who love all kinds of adventure activities. He started out as pilot in the RAF, has worked as a ski instructor and has spent the past 12 years as an editor and journalist for motorcycling, aviation and adventure magazines.