Cameron was born and raised in Fort St John BC. Canada on a grain and cattle farm. He worked on the family farm until 2004, where they had beef cattle, cereal and oilseed crops. Growing up, Cameron was very active in sports such as ice hockey, volleyball, baseball and soccer.
In 2004, Cameron started up his own trucking business Done Farming Ventures. He was involved in the oil and gas industry in the Fort St John area. Heavy hauling all sorts of oilﬁeld equipment in the frozen north of British Columbia.
In 2008, Cameron opened up Fines Organic and Natural Foods. This was a small health food store in Fort St John, that gave people healthy alternatives.
In 2012, Cameron and 3 children Brock, Paige and Reid made the move across the world to settle in New Zealand. Cameron sold everything in Canada and moved across the world to expose the kids to a different environment and way of life. He believes that life is an adventure and New Zealand is one of the best places in the world for adventure and fun.
Spending five seasons on the boat have given my family and I such an appreciation for the Ocean, and these amazing intelligent dolphins that we have here in the Bay. It has taught us all how important it is to conserve our environment, and protect our oceans. Our mission is to give customers an experience of a lifetime. We want you to enjoy the privilege of experiencing the dolphins and marine life in the Bay as we have. Our mission is to decreses and eliminate the demand for dolphins in captivity. We look forward to having you aboard and meeting you on one of our trips. We are here to serve and give you the once in a lifetime experience!
Cameron has his blue belt in Taekwondo, loves kick boxing, watching the UFC, Bikram Yoga and is a Master Graduate of the Tony Robbins Programs, as well as a senior leader. He has obtained his skippers license in New Zealand, as well as extensive boating experience in Canada.
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Simon is originally from Newcastle, UK. and has spent the last 5 years in New Zealand with his partner Maddy and their dog. Simon spent 14 years in the British Military. Simon has his marine biology degree from the Bay of Plenty Poly Tech. He absolutely loves the water. Some of his interests are surfing, diving, sailing and anything that involves being in or around the water. Simon is currently working in his second season as one of the crew members for Dolphin Seafaris.
Simon is a Dive Master and has really enjoyed working for dolphin Seafaris over the last year . His sense of humour, wit , knowledge of the ocean and energetic attitude make him an invaluable member of our crew. "I have met some amazing people from all walks of life on our trips and it’s an awesome excuse to get out on the sea…. You never know what you will come across”.
Cille is from Norway but thinks of herself a citizen of the world. Having moved, studied, travelled and ventured to almost every corner of the world, she decided that New Zealand (her 14thcountry of residence) would be the ideal home for her and her family. Cille and her husband Thierry sold their tourism business in the South of France and made the move to the beautiful Bay of Plenty with their 3 young kids, Vincent, Charly and Calypso.
Cille has been a keen diver since she blew her first bubbles underwater at the age of 10 in the Bahamas. 25 years later, Cille met Thierry on the Maldivian island of Vilamendhoo where they were both working as scuba diving instructors. With quite a few dives and decades of experience between them they focus their teaching on marine conservation and awareness.
Being Norwegian, Cille is a keen cross-country and downhill skier. She has also been bitten by the running bug and has completed a few trail races and half marathons on the Mediterranean coast.
Cille loves to explore her new surroundings on foot, horseback or camping and capturing the beauty around each turn on her camera.
She has a passion for DIY, to fix and create things. With 3 active kids, there are always toys that need fixing, furniture that can be built or given a new life. When she’s not fixing broken toys, you can find her either in her garden trying to cultivate a green thumb or baking something delicious in the kitchen for her husband to sell in his food trailer.