About John Seach
Volcano Adventurer, Filmmaker, and Scientist


37 years of volcano adventures

John Seach is a volcano adventurer. Over the past 37 years John has traveled to the world's most exciting volcanoes, and witnessed eruptions during trips to more than 200 volcanoes. John's work has been featured on award winning documentaries.

John is the founder of "Volcano Live", the world's first volcano news and volcano travel website, which monitors worldwide volcanic activity.

Film and Television Production

John Seach provides professional production and travel services and advice to the film and television industry on all aspects of volcanoes. Location advice. Scientific advice. Risk analysis. Pre and post production assistance. Volcano Travel. Cultural advice.

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PhD (Astrophysics)
Master of Astronomy
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
Scuba Diving Instructor (PADI)

Life Member of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior. (IAVCEI).

Professional Services Provided by John Seach
Film and Television Production.
Volcano Photography.
Volcano Adventure Travel.
Volcano Hazard Assessment.

Film and Television
Biggest Volcanic Eruptions | Mega Disasters | Free documentary 2021
The Most Devastating Volcanic Eruptions In History | Mega Disaster | Spark 2019 Deadliest Volcanoes | History Channel Documentary 2014
Great Nature (NHK, Japan 2011)
Sunday Night (Channel 7 television, Australia 2010)
Zanskar Producciones (television, Spain 2009)
Sunday Night (Channel 7, television, Australia 2009)
CBS 60 Minutes (USA).
Ultimate Survival (Discovery Channel 2008)
In Harms Way (CW Channel, USA 2008)
Danger Hunters (Virgin 1 Channel, UK 2008)
Take me to the Edge (Virgin 1 Channel, UK 2008)
Volcano Detectives (Discovery Channel 2000)
Japanese Television - Channel 6, television, Tokyo
Mornings with Kerri-Anne (Live Channel 9, television Sydney)

ABC Radio (Australia)
BBC TV, BBC Radio (UK)
Radio stations worldwide, including USA, UK, Europe, Australia, Ireland, Caribbean ...

United Nations
Land Rover
Tetra Pak
China Airlines
Virgin Airlines (Australia)

Volcano Adventure Milestones
1) First person to abseil into active crater at Yasur Volcano, Vanuatu, while the volcano was erupting. Filmed for an award winning Discovery Channel documentary.
2) John's expedition was the first to the summit of Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Iceland during the 2010 eruption.
3) First scientist to climb to summit of Chaiten volcano in Chile in 2008 after the worlds largest rhyolite eruption in 100 years. Made 2 visits to the volcano in 2008.
4) Guided helicopter pilot to summit landing on Marapi volcano, Sumatra (9500 ft), followed by a solo descent off the mountain through tiger infested jungle (2008).
5) First scientist to reach the largest eruption in the world in 2005 at Manam Volcano, Papua New Guinea.
6) Reached lava flows at Mayon volcano, Philippines 2006 after evading military roadblocks.
7) Free-climbed 240m into the crater at Ambrym Volcano to study the lava lakes.
8) Entered the evacuated town of Toyako Onsen during the April 2000 eruptions of Mt Usu, Japan, and evaded military roadblocks.
9) Rare eruption observations at remote Tinakula volcano, Solomon Islands (1989-90).
10) World's most experienced observer of Ambrym volcano, Vanuatu, one of the world's most active volcanoes.
11) First person to climb into active crater at Gaua Volcano, Vanuatu.
12) One of the first people to climb to the summit of Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, Tanzania after the large eruptions of 2007-2008.
13) In 2009 visited Central Island volcano in northern Kenya, a rarely visited active volcano in the world's largest desert lake.
14) In 2009 climbed to the summit crater lake at Ambae volcano, Vanuatu a rarely visited active volcano.
15) In 2009, made rare visit to lava tubes of Suswa volcano, Kenya.
16) In 2000 made the world's most comprehensive study of gas ring formation at Mt Etna volcano, Italy.
17) In 2000 made a close approach to 800 m high lava flountain at Mt Etna Volcano, Italy.
18) In 1999 made the closest approach ever to Stombolian eruptions inside the summit crater at Mt Etna volcano, Italy.
19) Climbed to the summit of Krakatau volcano, Indonesia (2000).

Adventure Tours

John provides unique tours to the world's most active volcanoes.
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Film and Television

John Seach provides professional services to the film and television industry with many years volcano filming experience worldwide.
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