Dave & Desiree hail from South Africa and are both qualified RYA Yacht Skippers and have sailed on the east and west coast of South Africa. Sailing is a passion of theirs, as is diving, cooking, entertaining and having a lot of fun.
On the diving side, Desiree is an Assistant Instructor, enjoys underwater photography and is an avid conservationist. Dave is an Instructor who can teach 28 specialties all the way up to assistant instructor and he enjoys introducing people to the underwater world. Both have been on marine biology courses and have a good knowledge of the amazing creatures inhabiting the Caribbean underwater world. They are also Scuba Rangers Instructors and can introduce children from 8 to 10 to scuba diving in controlled environments.
Both Dave & Desiree have a wealth of experience in the hospitality and entertainment industry which collectively have made them a very good team. They create a relaxed and warm atmosphere, and having raised 4 children together, also have lots of energy to keep their younger guests well entertained.
Desiree is a gifted chef and besides owning a well known seafood restaurant in the renowned diving area of Aliwal Shoal, she has also managed others. She is adept at creating dishes from many parts of the world, having traveled to most of these countries, from Italian pastas to mouth watering Indian Curries, Thai stir fries to South American ceviche and more. Desiree is also a qualified nutritionist and owned a popular health shop.
They have a motto - "Arrive as guests - leave as good friends". Dave & Desiree look forward to welcoming you aboard Quest in the Virgin Islands.