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Tony and Jenny Enderby


Jenny and Tony Enderby

Tony and Jenny Enderby are the authors of eight books to date. Other work includes photojournalism specialising in natural history especially marine life and travel. 
Their photographs have been used in books, displays at the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre, travel brochures, websites, newspapers and magazines around the world. 
Diving trips have included many Pacific Islands, New Zealand and Queensland. Other travel has included India, England, France, Germany, Japan, China, Scotland, USA, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Singapore, Hong Kong, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.
They have dived, snorkelled, walked etc extensively around the local Leigh area and can help with any questions you may have on Leigh. They have a lovely bed and breakfast room with own bathroom and enjoy hosting guests and helping to make their visit enjoyable.
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Tony and Jenny are honorary marine reserve rangers for the Department of Conservation working at the famous Goat Island Marine Reserve at Leigh. Tony is also a First Response Medic for the Leigh Volunteer Fire Brigade.

DOC Conservation Achievement Award

Their work in promoting and educating people in the value of protecting the marine environment gained them the Auckland Conservation Award for Awareness and Education in 2006.

Tony has snorkelled since he was at school and completed a CMAS snorkel and Ocean Diver One Star Course in 1975, Ocean Diver Two Star in 1985, PADI Rescue Diver in 1987 and PADI Divemaster course recently. He has completed more than 1500 scuba dives.

He has been a member of the Conchology Section of the Auckland Museum since 1974 and is a past President and past Editor of the Conchology Section’s Poirieria magazine.

Jenny completed her PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Certificate in 1986 and her PADI Advanced Diver and PADI Rescue Diver Courses in 1995. She has completed over 1200 scuba dives and has taken school groups snorkelling and exploring the rocky reefs at Goat Island for more than 15 years. 

Books by Tony & Jenny Enderby

  •     Leigh Volunteer Fire Brigade - the first 50 years (2016) copies available $25
  •     Know Your New Zealand Fishes
  •     Spot X Walking New Zealand
  •     Spot X Diving New Zealand
  •     Spot X Fishing and Diving New Zealand
  •     A Guide to New Zealand’s Marine Reserves
  •     Diving and Snorkeling New Zealand
  •     Goat Island Marine Reserve
  •     Warkworth to the Coast – ($15)

Photographers for:

  •     Blue New Zealand by Glenys Stace – Puffin
  •     Just Under the Water by Glenys Stace – Penguin
  •     What’s on the Rocks by Glenys Stace – Viking
  •     What’s on the Beach by Glenys Stace – Viking

Photographic Awards:

Tony Enderby
2000 PSNZ Gold Medal Nature Slide and Geoff Moon Trophy
35th Los Angeles International, First Place Marine Related
1998 Los Angelos International, Honorable Mention
1996 PSNZ Silver Medal Nature slide
1995 Oceans International Gold Medal, People Under the Water
1995 Oceans International Amateur Portfolio, Bronze Medal
1995 Oceans International, Static and Plant Life, Bronze Medal

Jenny Enderby APSNZ
2007 PSNZ Nature Projected Image, Gold Medal
2006 Tranz Tasman Best Nature Slide
2004 PSNZ Gold Medal, Natural History Slide and William C. Davies Trophy
2004 PSNZ Silver Medal Natural History Slide
2000 PSNZ Bronze Medal, Natural History Slide
1998 LA 35th International, 2 Honorable Mentions
1996 NZ Amateur Portfolio, Jenny Enderby, Gold Medal
1995 Oceans, NZ Novice Portfolio, Silver Medal
1995 PSNZ NZ Nature Slide, Silver Medal
1992 Oceans, Best First Time NZ Entry