Pam worked in the diving industry while studying a Bachelor of Science, and ended up managing a dive school before starting her own business; offering diving, whale watching and yacht charters. She eventually bought her own boat and was later awarded the boat based whale watching license for Durban area, which is still in operation today.
She has participated in several marine research cruises, dabbling in everything from satellite tagging dolphins and sharks, to coral reef transects and fisheries stock assessment. She also contributed to reef fish guides, published a Sharks and Rays mobile app. and a Dolphins and Whales mobile app., and wrote several scientific papers.
Pam hails from Durban, South Africa. On her time off, she leads customized tours in Africa, and runs a website of her photos