General Diving Info
Diving with Cpt. Keith as a certified PADI Divemaster
All guests must be certified Open Water divers as a minimum and have dived within 12 months prior to charter. Otherwise, a refresher course is required before diving (can be completed on board).
Koru carries the following scuba gear:
8 x 80lb aluminium tanks
4 x ScubaPro Level BCD's (2 Md, 1 Lrg, 1 Sml)
4 x Scubapro Mk2 Regulators
4 x Scubapro Genesis SPG Console (depth, pressure, compass)
60lb of soft weights
Masks and Fins
Koru does not carry wetsuits or dive torches. These, along with additional tanks, BCD's, regulators, masks, fins etc can be rented at Client expense. Please liaise with your Captain to organise any rental gear required ahead of time Cpt will facilitate the rental and delivery of equipment to the boat prior to charter with a local dive shop. Alternately, guests can bring their own gear (so long as service history within 1 year provided).
Diving Costs information
Included on board at the below additional costs:
$60 per person per dive
$85 per person per night dive (torches and wetsuits not included)
James had his first sail in 2015 in Hartlepool U.K. where there is a small yacht club and regatta community of private boaters whom he crewed with for fun as a hobby. In 2017, James decided to quit his office job and become a professional Yacht Captain. Since then he has chartered and sailed on the eastern approaches of Costa Del Sol, the Aegean, the Ionian, the Adriatic, the Lycian coast of Turkey, the Windward and the Leeward isles of the Caribbean!
James loves exploring new places especially bay stops in secluded anchorages and is always looking to find the spots that magazines don’t tell you about! He has a passion for Free diving and Scuba Diving. James says the underwater world is full of amazing experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life!
Captain James loves to stay active and busy but also understands the need to relax. Chilling by the beach, having a drink at the bar and watching the beautiful sunset is a great way to recharge the mind!
Cara was born and raised in Edinburgh. Growing up traveling through Europe in a van with her parents, she always loved the idea of living on the road. After studied an arts degree she left Scotland to explore the globe. Moving to Australia and getting her first job in a kitchen there was no turning back, she began her journey cooking across the world. In 2017 starting her yachting career and qualifying as a Scuba Diving instructor in Honduras, sailing became her full-time life. Traveling across 60 countries, and sailing in some untouched and remote corners, including Tahiti and Fiji, the British Virgin Islands has always had her heart.
Cara passion for food sparked from creativity, adventure and culture. She loves to bring in elements of local culture, and produce into her dishes, and get creative with flavors, plating and table scaping! Cara is a nutritionist and loves to make sure her food is as equally nourishing as delicious, as well as making sure we are eating sustainably and protecting our planet. Her favorite thing about living and cooking on a yacht is that you can catch something fresh and get it straight on the grill, it doesn’t get much better than that. Spending every day on the water, whether it is above or below sea level, is what keeps that smile on her face! She’s now spent two seasons on the islands and doesn’t plan to leave anytime soon.