Meet Chris, Reef Divers Coordinator at Cobalt Coast Resort
“Life is good,” according to Chris from Dunedin, New Zealand, who comes from a family of adventurers who have moved all over the world in the last 20 years.
While working as a schoolteacher in Oman in the Middle East after college, he chaperoned a group of students training to be open-water divers. When he got into the water with them and saw giant honeycomb morays, leopard sharks, and giant cowtail stingrays, he was hooked.
Chris is in the water whenever and wherever possible. He’s been free-diving with pods of dusky dolphins, listened to the songs of humpback whales while underwater, and even named a newly identified great white shark “Tomahawk” after a Project AWARE FinathonTM off the southern coast of New Zealand.
Chris’s only love greater than his love for the sea, marine life, and teaching diving, is for his long-time dive buddy and new fiancé, Olivia, who is also on the staff of Reef Divers at Cobalt Coast Resort.