Lucy C

Lucy C fishes for Crayfish and Paua.

Richard Kibblewhite

Richard Kibblewhite

Skipper

Richard Kibblewhite enjoys his stint behind the wheel for a few months cray fishing at Whangaehu. It is a welcome relief from the day to day business stresses, and allows him to be thinking only of tractor and boat, best launching spot, best spot for the pots, dodging the inshore swell, hunting the crustacean.

Bowen McLean

Bowen McLean

Winter Decky

“Why don’t you come cray fishing for the winter?”

“OK” was how Bo became 2014 winter decky.  Bo is enjoying the work and looking at the cliffs from a different angle, and taking some great photos when he gets a chance.

Robert McLean

Robert McLean

Boat Launcher

Rob has been the brave person for the last 4 years , and has been launcher and fill in when needed.  With nerves of steel, Rob makes sure the boat gets launched safely every time.

Ellen Kibblewhite

Ellen Kibblewhite

Decky

Ellen Kibblewhite, electrical apprentice and proud fishing person, spent her summer holiday as decky, much to the joy of her skipper father.

Ellen has the notion of one day becoming a Skipper herself, watch this space.

Paua Divers – Professional Pearl Diver

All currently diving for Paspaley Pearls and all work for Splashzone Paua diving in the summer.

Tom Hageratts

Tom Hageratts

Paua Diver – Professional Pearl Diver

Tom Hageratts started with Splashzone at the age of 17 and worked both Flat Point and Gisborne until Richard suggested it was probably time for a spot of overseas travelling, and helped him find a place with Paspaley Pearls.

Sam Kibblewhite

Sam Kibblewhite

Paua Diver – Professional Pearl Diver

Sam Kibblewhite, is another member of the family who has worked within Splashzone.  Sam a mechanical engineer, has Paua dived and cray fished with his father. After completing a Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship, it was thought he too would benefit from a plunge into the wider world.

Marc Severinsen

Marc Severinsen

Paua Diver – Professional Pearl Diver

Marc Severinsen, started paua diving with Splashzone at the age of 17, he then moved on to the Chathams for 5 years then went over to Paspaley Pearls and now dives with Splashzone in the Pearling off season.

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