|Captain Lauren Hill The resident Kiwi aboard the CAYMAN AGGRESSOR IV™. Lauren was born and raised in New Zealand, and in true Kiwi style she has a love of adrenalin sports and mother nature. It’s not surprising that she found her way into the Diving World. Lauren worked her way up to being a Padi IDC Staff Instructor and ended up managing a 5 Star Dive Centre in Wellington NZ for a couple of years. She relocated to the Cayman Islands eight years ago and jumped aboard the CAYMAN AGGRESSOR IV™ back in 2009. Since being in Cayman Lauren has honed her skills and passion to become an impressive underwater photographer and videographer. Working onboard the CAIV for the past 6 years, she obtained her 200 Ton Yacht Masters License back in 2012 and for the next few years Lauren was 2nd and relief Captain. Mid 2014 Lauren got promoted to Captain. She still loves to dive, take photos and video, look after guests and show off the Cayman underwater world.|
|Captain Niall Lawlor|
Hailing from Limerick city Ireland via London England, Niall returns to Aggressor Fleet after a few years hiatus, having previously spent 11 yrs with the fleet. Niall is reunited on deck with his younger brother 2nd Capt Alan. The brothers spent several years together on the Truk Aggressor and North Sulawesi Aggressor. Niall also worked on the Solomon Islands Aggressor with a brief stint on the Palau Aggressor and Tahiti Aggressor. He was also a part of the Aggressor team that took the Discovery channel to Bikini Atoll for a shark week special in 1999. Niall is back where for him it all started, having learned to dive in the Cayman Islands in 1991 and worked land based for several years before traveling the world Aggressor style.
Captain Alan J Lawlor - Alan is 2nd Captain, relief chef and instructor. Originally from Ireland where he completed his chef schooling before later deciding to switch careers to diving. He became an Instructor in Cayman in 2000 and worked for day boats for a few years. He then spent some time working as a Chef/Instructor aboard both the Truk and Sulawesi Aggressors. Now back in Cayman, Alan still enjoys the mix of diving and cooking. While diving he enjoys talking photos and shooting video. He also has recently become a father to a son.
Kingsley Grant is our incredible, very popular gourmet chef. Kingsley trained and worked at many of the top first class restaurants in his home town of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. As an ambitious, young man he saw his opportunity to move ahead when he joined the Royal Caribbean cruise line as “Chef De Parti”. After several years of traveling the world he landed on the shores of Grand Cayman and knew this is where he wanted to call home. He joined the CAIV in 2010 and will pamper and amaze you with the culinary delights that he puts in front of you on a daily basis! We are very happy to have in on our team! Yum Yum
Rodel or Dell, comes to us from across the globe, a far away land.. the Philippines, Manila. He is no stranger to the Cayman Islands as he worked here for many years in construction and engineering. He returned to the Philippines for a few years, working as a Mechanical Technician and spending quality time with his lovely Wife and Four Children! We are very privileged to have Rodel back in the Cayman Islands working with us on the CAYMAN AGGRESSOR IV™. He is our amazing Engineer, and a brilliant dive guide. Having learned to dive since being with us from 2014. His favorite past times are Skyping with his Family! Playing basketball and of course now Scuba Diving!
Ty Neiser Originally from Kelowna, BC, Canada. Ty’s scuba story starts back in 2005… and the classic line, there was a girl… who inroduced him to the world of Scuba Diving. Little did he know that he’d fall head over heels in love (not with the girl!) After being a recreational diver for 2 years he decided to make a career out of it and has been teaching since. He’s worked in Australia, parts of Canada, and has lived and worked in the Cayman Islands for the last four years. Looking for a change of pace, Ty joined the CAYMAN AGGRESSOR IV™ team in Dec 2015. He’s always ready for hearing and sharing adventure stories with guests and crew alike. His interests are water and land based physical activities from wakeboarding to snowboarding, hiking, camping and having naps under shady trees.
Coming to us all the way from Kecskemet, Hungary. Violettta started diving in 2003 and spent many years diving exotic locations from the Red Sea to Indonesia to the Galapagos. She spent many vacations on Liveaboards! Her passion for diving and the underwater world led her to Mexico where she became an instructor and a Cave Diver. She stumbled across the CAYMAN AGGRESSOR IV™ while on vacation here in Cayman, and thought “that’s what I want to do!” She recently joined the crew here in February 2016. Violetta loves animals, training dogs and parrots, and experiencing new close encounters underwater. Her new best friend is Fin the nurse shark here in Cayman. Violetta is a keen photographer and looks forward to meeting a wide variety of folks here on board. Her other interests are kite-surfing, skiing, motorsport racing, hiking, traveling, meeting new people, and salsa dancing.
Aubri comes from the east coast of the USA where diving and the water has always been a part of her life. Certified at the young age of 10, she spent many summers diving and traveling with her family and on liveaboard summer camps where she developed her passion for diving and life at sea. She decided then that her dream job would be on a liveaboard and got her first job at a dive shop filling tanks at 16. After many years of working for various dive shops, going to college, and traveling she finally decided to join the Aggressor team- starting first in Belize and then coming here to Cayman very recently, Feb 2016. Aubri is learning photography and is also one of our new videographers on board. Besides Scuba, Aubri is also a Freediving Instructor, surfing enthusiast, and an avid hiker and traveler.