Rosanne has been living, working and playing on the water all her life. This passion for life at sea saw her moving from lifeguard and scuba diver to working as mate and master on various types of offshore commercial vessels. As Captain her expertise spans years working in the fisheries industry (shrimping and long lining) as well as the oil and gas industry (running offshore oil supply vessels). Wanting to make a difference she took those skill sets to research vessels, working with the Nature Conservancy and the Florida State University. She owned and operated Panama City, Florida based dive boat Tropical Sun from 1990-2005. She is a NAUI instructor and has been a working scientific diver with both Florida State University and the Smithsonian Institute scientific diving programs. She is dedicated to keeping the waters we work and play in alive and thriving. Rosanne; “Conservation is my responsibility especially since I make my living at sea. I support organizations that protect, preserve and restore the marine ecosystem.”
Sonja originally hails from the Netherlands, while her husband and family were stationed in Guam she instantly fell in love with SCUBA diving. She has been a PADI/SDI dive instructor for over 20 years. During this time she has worked in the dive industry as an independent dive instructor, manager of the oldest dive shop in Panama City Beach and in recent times brought Florida State University’s AAUS scientific diver program back to active status. She loves to travel and has led many overseas trips with dive groups. In Sonja’s words “I love to teach, travel, learn about new cultures and open peoples eyes to the beauty of the aquatic world”.