Passion Meets Purpose

I grew up in the beautiful city of Dubai in the late ‘70’s. As with all the “Dubai-bred” expatriate population, I was raised with values, respect for others and instilled with the drive to do what my heart desires.But I always knew that I was made of a different mettle from a very young age. During our summer vacations, we would typically go “back-home” and ensure that we were in touch with our roots.

But I always knew that I was made of a different mettle from a very young age. During our summer vacations, we would typically go “back-home” and ensure that we were in touch with our roots. While my family was busy enjoying the rains and spending quality time with our “real family”; I would go out learn how to plough paddy fields, capture venomous snakes and give homes to insects I’ve never seen before. I was intrigued with the way nature and its wild children were able to touch my soul like no- one ever could.

I got my first camera at the age of 13. It changed my life. I was able to capture the beauty of God’s creation through a lens. I knew then that I always wanted to be one with Nature. But since I come from a middle-class background, I had to choose a path that would lead me to a good job and great pay. So my obvious choice was to become a Computer Engineer. So while I dreamed that I would someday travel through the world experiencing the tranquility of nature, I continued to work in some of the best Fortune 500 technology companies in the world.

But all through my 15 years in the corporate world, my voyages ranged from the rainforests of Agumbe to the Masai Mara in Africa. I started to self-learn herpetology, horticulture, ichthyology, botanical studies and a range of other nature studies. I rode horses, trained as a falconer, raised exotic birds and much much more… My thirst for the right path continued….

In 2016, I had the pleasure of meeting one of the greatest aquarists of all time, Oliver Knott and Zenqua was awarded the Best Aquascape of 2016 in the UAE. I believe that passion and purpose gives you the greatest joy. Come take that journey with me. I will guarantee one thing – you will experience serenity like you’ve never experienced before!

Keep It Flowing
Vivek Vijayan
Founder / CEO


-When Life is Loud, find peace underwater

– Author Unknown