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Our Crew

Tony Lubner – Director

The owner of Ocean Blue Adventures and the Chairman of the ORCA Foundation. He has a great love for the sea and a passion for conservation. His hobbies include surfing, diving, and surf ski paddling.

Cell 082 880 2604

 

Jared Harding- Foundation Project Manager

Jared Harding, the ORCA Foundation manager who has loads of experience with wildlife and conservation particularly with marine birds. Jared is an avid diver and qualified marine guide. Jared received his National Colours in scouting and also spent 13 months on Marion island situated 2216 kms South. Jared was a field assistant who collected data for the department of environmental affairs and tourism.

                                                     Cell 0813779478

 

Michael Tolsma  – House Manager

Michael Tolsma is our people-loving and enthusiastic ORCA house manager and program co-ordinator. He will make everybody feel right at home and look after your comfort! Michael is also a qualified marine guide as well as a qualified diving instructor.

 

 

 

 

 

Minke Witteveen – Head researcher

Minke Witteveen heads up our research department with a master’s degree in Conservation Biology, and is a qualified marine guide. She will give you guidance during your stay and is always happy to teach you!

 

 

Teliswa Fuyani – House Executive

‘ Tilly’ is our full time house keeper who will be involved in all of the cooking and cleaning at the volunteer house. She is everyone’s mom away from mom on the program.

 

 

 

Charlie Lilford – Manager, Ocean Blue Adventures

Charlie has been living in Plettenberg Bay for many years and is one of the best fishermen in the area. Charlies has a wide knowledge of the sea and the surrounding areas. He is now in the Guinness World Records for tag and release leervis fishing. He has worked very hard on conserving and researching the species.

Cell 082 780 2984