Meet The Team
Founder & Owner
Cal is a Marine Biologist, conservationist, 100 Ton-Captain, dive master, certified free diver, lifeguard, and overall ocean enthusiast
He started Deep Blue Eco-Tours to change people's perspectives about sharks for the better and share his love for the ocean with people.
"I love this job because we are able to have a positive affect on the ocean, the sharks, and people's lives. There is nothing like hearing people say that they just had the best experience of their lives knowing that they will go home with a newfound awareness and care for the ocean.
I also love just being on or in the water because it is the greatest feeling of connection I feel with the earth and everything/everyone living in it".
Co-Founder & Marketing Manager
-Marketing/Journalist Degree, Environmental Science Minor focused on Marine Life, Creator of Compass Travelers Brand and Deep Blue Brand
Kasey specializes in travel journalism, marketing, and environmental studies.
Has worked with Pacific Edge Magazine, Flux Magazine, Hawaii Magazine, Netflix Series 100-Foot Wave, Semester At Sea, and more.
Passionate about making a difference in the world and encouraging people to become more growth mindset based, eco-friendly, and community-based.
Shark Safety Diver, Marine Biologist & Professional Photography
- BS marine biology, research assistant for coral restoration and research, freedive certified and scuba certified, open water life-guard certified
"I love this job for so many reasons but the main reason is watching people actively change their perspective of sharks and further educating the public about shark safety and shark's role in the ocean. I love the peace and awareness that comes from diving with sharks and being able to share that experience with other people is truly special"
Shark Safety Diver & Marine Biologist
-BS Marine Biology, AAS Biotechnology, Open Water Lifeguard Certification.
"The thing I love most about my job as a shark safety diver (besides spending a generous amount of time in the water with sharks, constantly learning from them and observing their behavior) is being able to spread awareness and educate people on an everyday basis on the importance of sharks and their viral role in the ecosystem. Seeing our customer's perspectives shift throughout each tour is extremely rewarding in itself and I truly believe that we can’t protect what we don’t understand or care about. Changing the image of sharks is extremely important moving forward if we want to protect our oceans and the health of our planet and I’m so stoked and honored to be able to share my passion and knowledge with our customers from all over the world."
Shark Safety Diver & Professional Underwater Photographer
-Certified ER nursing assistant, certified NASM personal trainer, open water lifeguard, USA gymnastics safety certified
" I am passionate about taking photos and videos of wildlife and showing people the beauty of the animals in their natural habitat and the importance of their role in their respective environments."
Accomplishments: 1st place in Wildlife category Honolulu Magazine
Partners/Affiliates: Project Hiu, 4Ocean
Shark Safety Diver, Professional Photographer & Marine Biologist
-Studying marine bio BS at UH, lifeguard certified, advanced open water scuba certified
"I am passionate about swimming with sharks, diving, surfing, hiking, underwater basket weaving, and conservation.My favorite part of my job is seeing guest's perspective of sharks change and how stoked they are on sharks after the tour."
Shark Safety Diver & Marine Biologist
-Student at UH Manoa studying Marine Biology. She is currently assisting with shark research which consists of shark tagging and assisting with Manta Ray Research.
"I have lived near the ocean my whole life having grown up in Okinawa, Japan, and here on Oahu. I love all things outdoors …hiking, freediving, swimming, surfing, and going to the beach. I have loved sharks since the age of 10 and have been diving with them since then. My dream is to continue to research sharks, dive with sharks and educate others on how beautiful these predators truly are!"
Shark Safety Diver
-Open Water Lifeguard, First Aid/ CPR Certified, Emergency Oxygen Training, Blood-borne Pathogens Training
Studies/ Major: Fire Science and Emergency Medical Technology, Hawaiian Studies.
"I am passionate about surfing, freediving, canoe paddling, marine life, cliff jumping. I love this job because it overall educates others about the importance of our ocean and the marine life in it. It personally helps me become closer to the ocean and marine life. Also helps others who don’t have much experience with the ocean have respect for it. Including the land and the environment across the entire world. Be more aware of the positive/ negative impact that humans make on earth."
Professional Underwater Photographer & Shark Safety Diver
"I started doing photography when I first moved to Hawaii, 6 years ago. I love working with Deep Blue because it combines my passions for the ocean, wildlife, and photography. Capturing moments makes them last a lifetime and that is so rewarding!"
Kai graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy as USCG 3rd Mate Unlimited and 100 ton Captain!
"This Job has allowed me to further my connection and love for the ocean. It has given me the opporunity to share some incredible moments, educate others, and promote conservation for the ocean and those who call it home. I am lucky to be apart of a special team who are motivated to make a difference!
-Retrieving Masters of Business Administration in Digital Marketing!
-"I am passionate about being in nature. I love to hike, surf, dive, travel, and encourage others to start making a difference to protect our planet. I love my job because I get to be creative to encourage and educate others on how important sharks and our overall oceans are!"