Hannah & John: Swimming with Sharks


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Whereas the world was closing its borders to vacationers, a pair of Torchbearers opened their minds to the chance they noticed earlier than them.

Hannah (@simplyhannah), 23, CEO and Founding father of Hülya Swim an eco-friendly swimwear model devoted to cleansing the ocean; and John (@johngarzaphoto), 34, knowledgeable photographer with many accolades, discovered themselves caught in Bimini, the Bahamas proper because the world started to close down because of COVID-19.

Whereas individuals fled again to Florida, their house, they determined to stay it out so long as they might on the little island. Whereas charters and public dive journeys have been at a halt John and Hannah spent their days diving with Neil Watson’s crew at Bimini Scuba Center, having fun with the Hammerheads that migrate via Bimini. Because the Bimini Scuba Constitution couldn’t function as a consequence of COVID grounding their operations Hannah and John invited Neil and his crew to enjoyable dive with them. The pair spent three weeks doing nothing however diving with the Hammerheads and capturing breathtaking content material all throughout the island.

Whereas a lot of the world was nonetheless closed, after being house for a number of months the 2 met up the place they made plans to securely journey to Tulum to hunt out the Whale Sharks. After happening a profitable and enjoyable journey with associates John was requested by many by means of social media if he would ever host one other Whale Shark journey, as he used to host many in pre-COVID. Hannah provided her providers to “tighten” and “manage issues” to make the expeditions clean crusing and a extra pleasurable expertise for all concerned. Recent out of school and being a younger entrepreneur the 2 created an unstoppable group.

Because the journeys gained a variety of attraction and a spotlight individuals questioned how they have been capable of embark on a world journey. Consider it or not, most individuals didn’t even know Mexico was open however as soon as they did their journeys crammed shortly they usually added journey after journey to the calendar.

After the summer time of touring and executing many Whale Shark Expeditions, John and Hannah determined that it was time to make issues official. Enterprise and personally. John and Hannah turned an official couple and began their expedition firm – Ocean Outcast Expeditions (@oceanoutcastexpeditions) (oceanoutcasts.com).

At present, the pair are touring to Oahu, Hawaii the place John lived for eight years. The pair will probably be main an expedition for a household that can be targeted on wildlife, eco-friendly practices, and methods to reside sustainably. On prime of that, the 2 shall be creating interactions with wildlife and marine life. Particularly, turtles, sharks, and dolphins.

With sustainability on the forefront of their firm’s mission and their agendas, Hannah and John plan to execute eco-friendly and sustainable charters aboard their new 50ft Lagoon Catamaran in partnership with PurlyBlu; an organization devoted to cleansing and saving the ocean of plastic particles. Every constitution could have full-service meals and facilities. The charters will accommodate the whole lot from the typical household with a brand new curiosity within the ocean to the avid diver eager to discover places like Tiger Beach and The Hammerheads in Bimini. The boat might be outfitted for scuba diving, free diving, consolation dwelling, crusing, and reminiscences to final a lifetime.

To remain within the loop with Hannah and John be sure you comply with them on Instagram and comply with Ocean Outcast Expeditions as properly to see the place they're on the planet and any upcoming journeys they could have. To e-book a visit or see extra info on what an eco-friendly catamaran journey might seem like go to oceanoutcasts.com or e-mail oceanoutcasts@gmail.com.

To learn extra tales of Torchbearers turning ardour into function, plus new methods to take fins on and fins off motion to save lots of the ocean, grow to be a Torchbearer at padi.com/onebillion.

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