Ross is what some may call the ultimate expert in adventure on the Great Barrier Reef and tropical North Coast of Australia. While he grew up exploring the mountainous coastline and marine life, his passion for the wind drove him as a teenager to be an early pioneer in kitesurfing along Cairns’ northern beaches. Needing to conquer bigger feats, he followed in his dad’s footsteps and took up hang gliding and has been taking to the skies for over 20 years when not on or under the water. An avid diver, spearfisherman, kitesurfer, hang glider, photographer and now skipper has made him the perfect guide for guests and scientists exploring the remote GBR coast and what Ross calls his “backyard”. He believes in expanding upon every opportunity to blend individual amazing experiences into one big ultimate adventure. Ross has run Aroona Luxury Boat Charters as manager and skipper since its inception in 2011 and has successfully made it the most sought-after tailored experience on the Great Barrier Reef. He is also devoted to advancing research through his access to these remote reef areas. Ross has long-running collaborations with scientists on minke whale migrations and behaviours, shark movements, nautilus populations, seagrass monitoring and coral assessments from Cairns up to the Torres Strait.
Dr Dean Miller specialises in travelling the world to research and film animals in the most remote, inhospitable and interesting corners of our planet to excite and inspire
After eight years at University studying Marine Science. His work has taken him from the tropics to the poles, reefs to rainforest, ocean depths to mountaintops and everything in-between. He has walked with polar bears, dived with tiger sharks, lived with seals, come eye to eye with whales, marched with penguins and flown with eagles. There is no adventure too great or small when you’re trying to save the species of our planet!
John is one of the most respected professional sports photographers in the world. THE internationally recognized name in surf photography and staff photographer for Kiteworld magazine. JB lives on the legendary North Shore of MAUI. Ocean, Earth and MND ambassador.
Bretto has been kite surfing since 1999 when he brought one of the first ever leading edge inflatables or wipika kites that ever came into Australia
Steve is an accomplished and highly regarded chef. Steves is a pioneer of his industry and his passion, enthusiasm and cool demeanour have placed him at the top of his profession.