1st Captain & Engineer
Romel is a very enthusiastic, energetic, and hardworking. He started diving in 1998 in the Bahamas while he was working for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Then in 2003, he got his PADI Instructor certificate and started sharing his love of the ocean by teaching his friends and family how to dive. After working for RCCL for 10 years, he found another job in the Bahamas as a dive instructor for Stuart Cove Dive Bahamas in Nassau. And later, he became the Maintenance Engineer for Stuart Cove and worked for the company for 10 years.
In 2020, everyone got laid off, including Romel. So, when the pandemic eased up and companies started opening again, he tried looking for another job and found himself working for the Aggressor Liveaboards.
His first contract was with the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II. He fit right in with the crew and the guests love him for he always greeted them with a smile. His passion for diving made the guests comfortable diving. When the boat needs some TLC, Romel is always on top of it.
He is now with the Bahamas Aggressor where he will be staying and will call home.
Captain/Dive InstructorBorn in San Francisco, Dan knew he was destined for great things. He grew up in Maryland and California. He went to college in Florida where he decided, on a research trip to the Caribbean, that the life of a dive bum was for him.He became a scuba instructor in 2008 before he moved to Hawaii to work as a dive instructor/boat Captain.Dan enjoys traveling, American football and delicious food.
Dive Instructor/Relief Engineer
Shawn first fell in love with the ocean when he was a young lad. Growing up on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, he spent his time exploring the dunes and ultimately the underwater world at age 10. Since then, his passion for adventure and thirst for new seascapes to explore have taken him on the journey of a lifetime. He spent 3 years living in several countries throughout Central America and has since continued to travel the world while immersing himself fully in local cultures and languages.
Shawn’s love of the ocean led him to become a PADI Dive Master, and he is currently pursuing a Scuba Instructor certification as well as a captain’s license. College education provided him a degree in Marine Service Technology which has since enabled Shawn to be an apprentice to engineers aboard yachts. When he arrived in South Florida, he immediately landed a position working aboard USHER for Fleet Miami, a luxury yacht charter company. After some time away, he returned to Pompano Beach for a couple of years and continued his career as a Dive Master for local charter companies.
Recently presented with the opportunity to fulfill his travel lust once again, he has joined the Aggressor Liveaboard team. Whether you’re looking for the best (or worst) boat jokes or an unforgettable time under the sea, Shawn is certain to add an element of excitement to your journey aboard Aggressor.
Dive Dive Dive!!!
LT was born and raised in rural Wyoming on a guest ranch at the base of the Bighorn mountains, so she had an early introduction to working in the hospitality industry. She doesn’t remember learning to ride a horse and during the summer when she is home on the family ranch she revels in going out with guests and showing them all the secret trails.
She has a BS in Microbiology from MSU Bozeman and spent 7 years working in academic research in Portland Oregon before deciding to take a break and do some traveling in Central America. She always had a deep appreciation for the great outdoors and felt very comfortable in water, but scuba diving was never something she gave any real thought to until her first open water dive in 2012, in Utila Honduras. Three months later she was earning her first dollars as a PADI Divemaster! Since then, she has spent her winters working in land-based dive shops or volunteering with various marine conservation groups all over the world. In early 2020 she made the move to the live-aboard industry and spent three months on the Palau Siren before Covid hit. It turned out that the engineer on the Siren had a brother who was a captain for Aggressor so when Rodney offered her the opportunity to join the Aggressor team, she jumped at it!
She is fascinated by the underwater world and loves to geek out with the REEF books after a dive. Her favorite things are tiny crabs living in anemones, sponges and corals; if you want to spend an entire dive on a coral head the size of your kitchen table, she is your girl!
I first started cooking for others while growing up in Panama, entertaining friends and family.
My passion for cooking evolved into managing a large Fresh Food Market in Panama where I learned about using fresh ingredients and combining them in new ways.
My search to broaden my culinary skills brought me to the Caribbean islands where I explored the intricacies of island spices and flavors. For the past 7 years, I have been fortunate to serve as the chef on dive liveaboards. I am passionate about cooking and love preparing meals for guests. I enjoy the challenge of preparing for different sized groups, including specials requests.
My hobbies when I’m not in the kitchen are traveling, seeing the world, and loving life.
Lars was born in McCall Idaho. His love for the mountains was engrained in him at a young age. He grew up white water rafting and kayaking. He later moved to Hailey, Idaho where he developed a passion for cooking. He worked for multiple high end restaurants. Lars settled in as the Chef of one of Sun Valley’s finest restaurants Zou 75 for the past 15 years, 10 of which he was Head Chef. While on a trip to Honduras he fell in love with diving and the ocean which led him across the country to explore his new found love. During his free time you’ll find him reading a good book or out enjoying nature, hiking, camping, or just laying by the water.
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