Captain: Kristofor Olbrich
Kris was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up fishing off the local piers and beaches and had a summer job as a teenager, working as a mate on a fishing boat.
At 19, he began working as a line cook and a couple years later enrolled in the French Culinary Institute. He went on to work as the head chef for restaurants around the world, opening 6 restaurants from NYC to the USVI, Bangkok, and Hong Kong. One of his favorite cuisines is from Thailand, where he spent 5 years as a chef in Bangkok and where he taught scuba diving in Southern Thailand.
While living in St. John, Kris first learned to scuba dive and was hooked instantly. During his final open water training dive, a large dolphin swam up and did circles around him. Kris decided he wanted to spend as much time in the water as possible. He figured the best way to do so would be to become a Scuba Instructor. He worked for several years teaching and guiding dives on liveaboard boats in Thailand, Hawaii, and the Cayman Islands, and eventually worked his way up to becoming a Captain.
In New York City, he operated a private charter boat, running tours around Manhattan and to the Statue of Liberty.
USCG 100 Ton Masters Near Coastal
FCC Marine Radio Operator’s Permit
STCW Basic Training
PADI & SSI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor
Chef: Aneta Siwiec
Originally from Brooklyn, NY Aneta was raised by parents who prioritized travel – she had her first passport at two months old! Growing up in NYC she was surrounded by all the different types of cuisines available to her right down the block. This and her travels have inspired her cooking and love for food. She likes to take inspiration from the surrounding culture and environment. Onboard you will find combinations of Caribbean, Southeast Asian and European flavors. Her dream has been to one day open a restaurant (already having a full menu created for her concept since in college).
Aneta has a marketing degree with a minor in fine arts from Pace University. She has studied abroad in Australia, lived and backpacked throughout New Zealand and has worked in Denali National Park in Alaska. She has circumnavigated Manhattan by kayak, guided kayak trips on the East River, and ran the NYC marathon twice. She is also on track to become a Divemaster before the 2022/23 season. Her most exciting diving experience so far was swimming with Tiger Sharks and schools of Hammerheads in Cocos Islands.
Before joining the charter industry, she had worked in NYC for 5 years as an event and hospitality coordinator where she curated luxury travel experiences and events that went into auction throughout the US. She loves the tourism industry and being involved in creating a memorable vacation for her guests.
PADI Dive Master
10yrs experience in the Hospitality & Tourism Industry
Crew fully vaccinated