|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.
|Matt Rutledge - 2nd Captain|
Born in the U.K., Matt studied Marine Biology in Queensland, Australia, and has worked for twenty years as an diving instructor, underwater camera man, research assistant and Captain in Australia and worldwide. In addition, Matt is a qualified Diver Medic, hyperbaric chamber operator and holds U.K. Maritime Master licenses. After years onboard private super yachts, he joined the Aggressor in 2016. Matt loves sharks and the scorpion fish family. He is passionate about coral ecology and interested in the science of diving. Matt feels most at home at sea but when he is not diving he divides his time between the U.K. and Switzerland.
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.
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.
Caitilin hails from Terre Haute, Indiana - “The Crossroads of America.” While studying French and Linguistics at Indiana University, she enrolled in some scuba courses for fun.
It was her scuba courses that showed her diving was a “Crossroads to the World.” Upon concluding her studies, she headed to Mexico where she completed her Divemaster and Instructor programs. To gain experience in the industry she accepted a position in Atlanta at a full-service dive center teaching everything from entry level to professional level courses. In 2015 the world was calling again. This time it resulted in a two-year adventure as a Divemaster / Instructor working all over the east end of Grand Cayman.
Caitilin joined the BAHAMAS AGGRESSOR™ in 2017. For her, the “LiveAboard Lifestyle” is all about the variety that comes with living and working on a yacht. Her favorite job on board is still showing her guests the amazing sights, and diversity found diving in The Bahamas. When she is not working Caitilin enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Meet Your Crew