|Captain Dennis Gautreau|
Captain Dennis started diving in South Louisiana where he was born and raised. He spent many years diving the oilrigs and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and sites around Florida and Mexico, spear fishing, shooting pictures and video. In the mid 80’s he became an Instructor and started traveling and living in the Caribbean and other destinations around the world. He then moved to Colorado where he worked and managed dive centers before opening a PADI Dive & Travel Center. After 5 years he sold the store and moved back to the islands, where he earned his captain’s license.
Currently Captain Dennis has a Master 200-ton US Coast Guard License. He is a Master Scuba Instructor with PADI and SSI and a First Response Instructor. Dennis also enjoys chartering sailboats around the Caribbean for work and fun. After a couple of years as relief Captain for the Aggressor Fleet, Dennis is now Captain of the BAHAMAS AGGRESSOR™. During his time off he enjoys spending it with his two grown children, family in Louisiana and Colorado and friends around the world.
|David Patterson - Captain / Instructor / Video Pro|
David is from Berwick Upon Tweed in North East England. He is our resident video pro aboard the BAHAMAS AGGRESSOR™. He is a PADI Master Instructor as well as a SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor. He has worked for the Fleet for 5 years in beautiful locations such as the Cayman Islands, Egypt's Red Sea and now again in the Bahamas. David wears many hats on board. He often acts as the Photo Pro and he also worked as a relief chef for the Aggressor Fleet and is covering instructional tasks and deck duties. The thing David loves most about his job is the sheer diversity of the people he meets each week and the fact he gets to show them the amazing sights of the Exuma Islands.
David Millard - Engineer
Dave as he prefers is from the Isle of Man which is to the west of the U.K mainland in the Irish sea. He began his work in the maritime industry aboard the voluntary RNLI search and rescue boats that patrolled the Isle of Man waters. It was during this time he was introduced to scuba by one of his crew mates aboard the rescue boat. He completed his Open Water and Advanced courses in the frigid waters of the Irish Sea where he would dive during his time off. He then moved on to complete his instructor ratings. Dave plays a vital role as engineer and is also an avid photographer. Dave looks forward to welcoming you all onboard the BAHAMAS AGGRESSOR™. He relishes the challenges and new adventures that await him along the way.
Alex Quint - Dive Instructor
Alex Quint or AQ as she is commonly referred to hails from the northeastern lands of New York City and Vermont. With an unending desire to see the world, in 2014 she traveled extensively through Central America starting out by diving Little Corn Island in Nicaragua. With that first certification she was hooked! Once returning to Brooklyn, she sold everything she owned, moved down to Utila, Honduras and worked as a DM for 7 months before becoming an instructor. Since then she has traveled through Guatemala, Belize and Mexico, worked in the Cayman Islands and is now thrilled to be part of the Aggressor Fleet. Her favorite activities underwater are taking pictures of sharks and night diving. When AQ is not working (and sometimes when she is) you can find her singing show tunes and traveling to some new destination.
James Mckinze - Dive Instructor
Originally from Buckinghamshire in the South of England, James started diving in 2000 in Cozumel, Mexico. After diving recreationally for 13 years, he decided to move away from the dreary winters days of the UK, and take the leap to becoming professional. It started with a marine conservation and Divemaster internship in the Seychelles, which quickly led to training as an Instructor and MSDT in Bali where he spent a season diving with the Mola Mola. From there James moved to the Caribbean working 2 years at a small family run dive centre in the British Virgin Islands as an Instructor, Boat Captain, Operations Manager, and Island tour guide. He then move to Grand Cayman to work at Sunset House - a hotel and dive centre and briefly on the Cayman Aggressor. He is now permanently based in the Bahamas with Captain Dennis and the crew. In his spare time, James likes to play guitar, produce electronic music, snowboard, or just relax on a beach with a nice cold Mojito.
|Chef Rob Carabia|
Rob is originally from the northeastern United States and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. After joining the U.S. Marines in 2002, he learned to dive in Okinawa, Japan when he was stationed there. He worked his way up to Divemaster, He has held this rating for over 10 years now. Rob attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Boston which is one of the most prestigious culinary institutions in the world. Rob has completed extensive training in Italy where he worked with some renowned chefs, as well working in some of Boston’s finest restaurants upon his return to the United States.
When rob joined the Bahamas Aggressor he was able to combine his two passions, cooking and diving. This is the perfect fit for him.
Rob looks forward to welcoming you all on board soon.
Marco Moroni - Relief Chef/Dive Instructor
Hailing from Milan in the north west of Italy, Marco was brought up in the small town of Varese north of Milan. He grew up free diving and swimming with his father in the lakes around his home town, it was here that he fell in love with diving & the water.
He went to culinary school in Italy and after completing his training and receiving his diploma Marco worked at some of the finest restaurants in Milan & Rome.
As diving was still his passion, he completed several levels of training and certifications including Instructor in Italy. He then worked as an instructor in Italy, Cyprus and Sudan.
Marco is happy to be a part of the crew here on the Bahamas Aggressor, he looks forward to welcoming you onboard and showing you the epic underwater sights on offer here in the Bahamas.
or Gabi as she is known, hails from the City of Birmingham in England. Prior to working in the diving industry Gabi worked as an Events Coordinator in Corporate industry. She soon realized this was not for her so she packed her bags and headed to Australia for a year and a half. In Australia Gabi had various different jobs including bar work and delivering cars to the Northern Territories. It was during one of her Australian road trips that she discovered the wonder of Scuba. Gabi left Australia and traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East. She continued to dive on her travels. After finishing traveling she worked on a Marine conservation base in the Seychelles then decided to become a dive professional and did her training in Utila. She worked in Utila after her training then moved to the Cayman Islands where she worked as a dive instructor. As part of the crew of the BAHAMAS AGGRESSOR™, Gabi enjoys ensuring our valued guests get the most for their liveaboard experience. Gabi is always smiling and ready to help.
Meet Your Crew