Yacht Charter RESPITE AT SEA By Lagoon
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Originally from South Africa, has always had an unwavering passion for sport, travel and the ocean. His first time on a boat was with his grandfather at age 3, and he can´t help but wonder if this is where his sense for adventure and exploration stems from. They do say ´the apple doesn´t fall far from the tree´. Ross moved to the UK at the age of 18 to travel Europe, go to school and start a more conventional career as a physical therapist, although this all changed while on a short road-trip in Australia. It was here that not only did he find his love for sailing, he also met Daniella and together they made it their mission to make a life out of doing what they really loved.
Ross and Dee met in the small town of Airlie Beach on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Their passion for travel, which brought them together over 5 years ago, continues to fuel their love for the tourism industry, sailing and exploring the world.
It all began at an award-winning adventure tourism company in the Whitsunday Islands (Australia). They have since chartered together in the Mediterranean and most recently the British Virgin Islands. After five years in the industry they have seen some of the most beautiful places in the world and couldn´t be happier with their lifestyle choice.
Ross and Dee create a relaxed environment onboard and facilitate the fun had by all in a natural way. They always aim to make the charter personalised to each guests needs, and this shows as no two charters are the same. They love finding beautiful new bays to explore around the islands and a little bit of spontaneity. Ross and Dee also love to entertain, whether that be with friends at home or guests on the boat. Dee´s passion for cooking paired with Ross´ story telling and personable nature makes them a strong team and great company for any occasion.
As a couple they share an interest in snorkeling, diving and marine conservation stemming from their time spent working on the Great Barrier Reef. When traveling, Ross and Dee believe a true way to appreciate a countries culture is through its food, thus are always intrigued to try new dishes. They share a love for food and although on charter Dee takes charge in the galley, Ross proves pretty handy on weeks off.
Together this enthusiastic and vibrant couple are excited to continue their journey in the charter industry and can´t wait to see what else it holds in store for them.
•RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (com endorsement)
•MCA Approved Engine Course 1 (Sept 2020)
•STCW Basic Training
•PADI Dive Instructor
•AMSA Master <24 (Australian com qualification)
•Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism
•OCR SPS Diploma in Sports Massage (LEVEL 5) Full Drivers License
Originally from the UK, Dee was brought up in the city of Bristol. Her parents had a passion for the outdoors and most summer weekends were spent at her family caravan. She fondly remembers swimming in the lake, fishing with ´paps´ and cooking outdoors around the fire, all memories that have strongly shaped her lifestyle choice today. Dee, like many of her friends, began pursuing a more traditional path of University, to study Psychology, followed by a career as a Child Psychologist. However, a one year working holiday in Australia opened her eyes to a completely different lifestyle, one which reminded her of her fondness for the water and the outdoors. Ross introduced Dee to the boating industry and she hasn't looked back since.
•Ashburton Culinary Institute Yacht Chef Certificate
•PADI Senior First Aid and Oxygen Administration
•PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
•Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene
•Recreational boat license inc. PWC
•Full Clean UK Drivers License
•Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2014)
AmmenitiesCamcorder, CD library, DVD library, DVD player saloon, Indoor audio system, iPod dock, Satellite TV, TV saloon, Wi-Fi, 15ft RIB at 50hp, Beach games, Board games, Floating mats, Kayak, Paddleboard, Tube - towable, Wakeboard, Water skis - adult, Water skis - child, BBQ, Book library, Deck shower, Fishing gear - light, Hammocks, Kosher, Special diets, Swim platform, Water maker
DivingNot Insured, Seabobs multiple, Snorkelling gear, Underwater still camera, Underwater video, 6 Tanks, 6 BCs, 6 Regulators, Dive Master,
3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.
Additional dives $25 per dive per person.