Chris’s love for the ocean started at the age of nine when he started surfing and acquired his LA County dive certificate. At 10 years-old, he was inspired when he went on his first whale watching boat and touched a grey whale off of San Pedro (not recommended these days!). After high school, he spent six years in the US Coast Guard performing search and rescue operations and a short stint as a lighthouse keeper in New Jersey. He moved back to Hawaii where for the next 20 years he inspired people from all over the world on snorkelling, diving, big game fishing and whale watching tours on Kauai’s Na Pali coast and the “forbidden island” of Ni’ihau. Chris is a worldly, animal loving, passionate, educated and informed whale geek who has provided many people with lifelong memories and experiences. We’re very fortunate to have “Five-O’” here in Victoria, working in the whale watching and tugboat industries. Join us and experience Chris’ unique blend of education and story-telling!