About Sea Môr Kayaking
Anita Daimond - Director Sea Môr Kayaking
Growing up in North Wales, I always wanted to explore my local coast by kayak. As an adult I was able to fulfill this dream and discover the different perspective that exploring the coast from a kayak gives. I particularly enjoy seeing sea birds, mammals and interesting rock formations up close.
I have been kayaking for 20 years and am an Advanced Sea Kayak Leader and Moderate Water Sea Kayak coach. I am a trained geography teacher with a degree in Environmental Science and Masters in Education.
I have been introducing people to outdoor environments and enabling them to learn about nature, landscape and heritage for over 20 years.
A fluent Welsh speaker; I deliver in Welsh, English or bilingually. I enjoy working with people and always try to ensure that I provide the best quality experience. I gain a lot of satisfaction from seeing the people I take out enjoying new experiences, learning and developing as individuals.
Sea Môr Kayaking are committed to providing value for money experiences that connect people to nature and place.
We aim to promote a culture of environmental responsibility while maximising visitor experience and enjoyment.
We believe that the beauty and special character of our coastline has been shaped by both amazing natural processes and human activity. Here in Wales, the Welsh language and culture are an integral aspect of this coastal heritage.
We aim to throw open our participants window of curiosity and genuinely hope people will take away a deeper understanding of the area as well as their fond memories.
Originally from Aberystwyth and a fluent Welsh speaker, I first moved to the mountains of North Wales in 2004 to enjoy the spectacular countryside and run a youth hostel for the YHA. A keen birdwatcher since my teens, sea kayaking adds the extra dimension of seeing seabirds from a totally different perspective.
Having managed a wide range of nature reserves and habitats for North Wales Wildlife Trust since 2011, I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the coastal wildlife of North Wales with visitors.
From migratory birds to seals and dolphins, every trip reveals new discoveries and behaviour. I also promote responsible paddling, to minimise the disturbance to wildlife that this addictive outdoor activity can cause.
I am a qualified Sea Kayak Leader and particularly enjoy the challenges of paddling in the Menai Strait.
Steve Jones Mattock
I had my first introduction to paddle sport when I was about seven years old and haven't looked back. I enjoy a wide range of water-based disciplines: canoe, SUP, whitewater and surf kayaking and of course sea kayaking too! I enjoyed some formative experiences when visiting Cwm Pennant Outdoor Centre as a teenager sea kayaking on the coastline around North Wales.
I have been working in outdoor and environmental education for nearly three decades, including work with the Field Studies Council, Clubs for Young People, Wrexham Youth Service and Bryntysilio Outdoor Education Centre. It has been a great pleasure to work with adults & young people and open a window for them on the wonders of nature and the outdoors.
I first moved to Wales to study Environmental Science at Aberystwyth University in the early '90s, going on to complete a postgraduate qualification in Countryside Management at Bangor, and, like many people who study in Wales, I stayed, rooted by the fantastic environment and a network of outdoor-minded friends.
I am a qualified Advanced Sea Kayak Leader, as well as a Level 3 canoe and whitewater coach. I look forward to introducing people to the magical landscape, heritage, water and wildlife of our coasts.