Staff

Get to know the owners, management and award winning staff of Ocean Frontiers dive shop in the Cayman Islands.
 
 
 

Staff

 

The people who make Ocean Frontiers:

To help you get to know us a little better before you arrive, please enjoy the staff profiles below - honestly, you couldn't make some of this stuff up, even if you tried! World Disco Champion, Tool Bounty Hunter, Fish Whisperer..... just to name a few. A large part of why divers love diving with Ocean Frontiers is down to the unique individuals that love diving and sharing the beauty of our coral reefs and care deeply about your safety and enjoyment.

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Stephen Broadbelt

Name: Stephen BroadbeltStephen Broadbelt in the Cayman Islands

Nick Name: Steve 

Co-founder and Partner, Steve has lived in the Cayman Islands since 1992 and logged over 5000 dives, just on Grand Cayman's East End! Steve has spearheaded the Mooring Buoy Installation program for the East End of Grand Cayman and The Shark Awareness Project. He focuses most of his time on marketing the business and further developing the property, such as phase II of Compass Point Dive Resort.  Next up he'll be working on adding a new Bar & Grill on site, to be called "Eagle Ray's".  When he's not stuck in the office, he loves to get out and help rid the Cayman reefs of the invasive Lionfish. 

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Country of Origin: England

Joined OF: Since day one. 14th February 1996

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Tell us what you did in a former life?
I've been a Dive Master since 18 and an Instructor since 20 years old- So not much before that other than school and working on construction sites.

What other places have you worked in the world?
Only Worked in the UK and Cayman. Tried to work in the US before I came to Cayman, but for some reason they wouldn't let me? Traveled to many dive destinations over the years: Hawaii, French Polynesia, Belize, Bahamas, Cozumel, Jamaica, Roatan, Turks & Caicos.....

What is your favorite marine life?
Sharp Nose Puffer

What is your favorite Cayman dive site?
Kangaroo Gorge & Roger's Reef

What do you love most about the East End?
The best of both worlds - a true sleepy Caribbean Village, but only a short drive away from the cosmopolitan West side for good restaurants and entertainment.

Tell us a random fact about yourself?
I only planned to be in Cayman for 1 year and then return to college in the UK - 24 years later I'm still here, married to a beautiful island girl and now have a little baby daughter - Never going back, sorry Mum!

What would you be doing if you weren't working at Ocean Frontiers & Compass Point?
Photographer & Writer, publishing travel guide books OR designing and building Green / Zero Carbon buildings.

What is your Super Power?
The ability to put my daughter to sleep in less than 10 minutes.


Maurice Fitzgerald

Name: Maurice Fitzgerald
Mo Fitzgerald in the Cayman Islands

Nick Name: Mo 

Co-founder and Partner, Mo has lived in Cayman since 1996 and has as many if not more dives in East End than anyone. Mo and Steve designed and built their flagship dive boat "Nauti-Cat," noted as one of the best "Day Boats" for diving in the world. Not only did Mo work his magic on Nauti-Cat, but recently put his master dive boat design skills to work on our latest vessels- Ocean Hawk and Top-Cat. Mo can be found most days getting his hands dirty and keeping the dive boats in tip-top condition, or in his spare time practicing his Kiteboarding skills.  Whatever you do, don't ask to borrow any of his tools. 

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Country of Origin: USA

Joined OF: Since day one. 14th February 1996

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Tell us what you did in a former life?
Real Estate Appraiser in Houston, Texas

What is your favorite Cayman dive site?
Ol' Wreck Head

What do you love most about the East End?
The combination of the best diving and the best Kiteboarding in the Caribbean.

What would you be doing if you weren't working at Ocean Frontiers & Compass Point?
A professional tool bounty hunter, finding people who didn't put tools back where they belong and making them PAY!

What is your Super Power?
Finding missing tools


Lesley Agostinelli

Name: Lesley AgostinelliLesley Agostinelli in the Cayman Islands

Nick Name: Les

Lesley is our Reservations and Marketing Manager. She has been with the company over 15 years and probably knows more about the business than Mo and Steve put together ;) Lesley has many years experience in the hospitality industry and since joining OF became an avid diver.  Lesley and her reservation staff can be reached on ourdirect line for all your advanced booking needs: diving, snorkeling, car rentals, hotel/condo rentals and she's always the first to know about any special deals- 345 947 0000 (mon-fri). Or by email of course. 

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Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Joined OF:  January 2001

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Tell us what you did in a former life?
I started my working life as a Chef with the goal of traveling the world. Then decided to return to school and earn my degree, I proudly gained a 1st class honors degree in Hospitality Management all so i could get a proper office job ;o)

What other places have you worked in the world?
I worked as a Chef on the QEII so did manage to go around the world a few times, seeing most of it from a porthole. I have also worked in Bermuda at a wonderful fish restaurant, as well as in Manchester and London in the UK.

What is your favorite marine life?
Clown Fish and Manatees

What is your favorite Cayman dive site?
Grouper Grotto when the Silversides are in season.

What do you love most about the East End?
That its not George Town. The drive to East End has to be the best commute in the world. East End is so peacefully quiet and relaxing and it is a wonderful village which boost such great community spirit.

Tell us a random fact about yourself?
I love dogs and have a huge passion for animal rescue. So much so that i am one of the founding directors of CARE - Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts, a newly (2009) incorporated registered charitable organization here in Cayman. Our goals are to assist in the education of spay and neuter within the community as the humane solution to end the over population problem that exists here in Cayman. So far this year i have successfully been able to spay/Neuter over 20 dogs in the district of East End

What would you be doing if you weren't working at Ocean Frontiers & Compass Point?
Working in Italy managing my own Bed and Breakfast, preferably in Tuscany ;o)

What is your Super Power?
I can talk to the animals


Kevin Mounsor

Name: Kevin MounsorKevin Mounser Diving in Cayman

Nick Name:  Kev

After an injury plagued career in the NBA, 'Big Kev' threw in the towel on a vertically orientated future and opted for something to spend a little more time horizontal. Kevin is also the 'Kittwake King', having logged more dives on this big wreck than any other staff member at Ocean Frontiers.  Kevin is a Boat Captain and Scuba Instructor for Ocean Frontiers and can be found working on just about any trip we run. 

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Country of Origin: UK

Joined OF: April 2011

Tell us what you did in a former life?
Contract cleaner

What other places have you worked in the world?
UK and Cyprus

What is your favorite marine life?
Parrot fish

What is your favorite Cayman dive site?
Ironshore gardens

What do you love most about the East End?
Living on the beach and being away from the town area

Tell us a random fact about yourself?
Represented england in the International Student Olympics

What would you be doing if you weren't working at Ocean Frontiers & Compass Point?
Cleaning extracts and freezing my butt of in England diving

What is your Super Power?
Mind reader


Thumper the 'CEO' Dog

Name: Thumper the 'CEO' DogThe Boss in the Cayman Islands

Nick Name: Boo Boo

Country of Origin: Cayman Islands

Joined OF: November 2004

Tell us what you did in a former life?
Hang out on the streets of East End looking for scraps to fill my hungry tummy.

What other places have you worked in the world?
This is my first job and I love it. I find that even on a bad day I manage to sleep through it.

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Favorite Marine Life?
That’s a tough one, I love watching the Tarpon under the dock, and I have been known to jump in after them but I never seem to be able to catch them? I also really like the crabs and sometimes dig them up out of their hidey holes on the beach but Mummy tells me off when I do this. Crabs and Sprats and anything hanging in the shallows.

What is your favorite Cayman dive site?
Kelly's Caverns - Named after a dear friend.

What do you love most about the East End?
I love my Ocean Frontiers family who gave me a home and made me top dog :o)

Tell us a random fact about yourself?
I am suffer from Narcolepsy

What would you be doing if you weren't working at Ocean Frontiers?
Walking the streets of East End looking for my forever home.

What is your Super Power?
I can run faster than a gazelle when there is a fishing boat going by.

What do you love most about the East End?
Sitting at the end of the dock at sunset and waiting for a fishing boat or jet ski to come past so I can chase it along the shore line, its great!!!


Derrick Duffield

Name: Derrick Duffield Dez Duffield Diving in Cayman

Nick Name / Alias: Dez or Dezza, Durk 

Dez is one of our PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and also works as a dive guide on our boats.  You'll find him either teaching a Nitrox or Self Reliant dive class, crewing the boats and all around delivering the Green Short Service with a friendly smile. 

What is your country of origin: England

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What did you do in a former life?
Truck driver for DHL, truck driver for Toyota, compound/test driver"

Other places you have worked?
England

What is your favorite marine life?
Sharkies and rays

What is your favorite Cayman dive site?
Snapper hole

What do you love most about the East End?
It's pretty, it's quiet and the diving kicks ass compared to the west side!

Tell us a random fact about yourself?
My favorite pastime is to compete in European banger rally's! Buy a car for under £100 paint a silly theme on it and race around Europe hoping you make it to the other end!

What would you be doing if you weren't working at Ocean Frontiers & Compass Point?
On the road again, driving big trucks, on my own probably somewhere cold and lonely.

What is your Superpower?
I have a Bottomless belly!


Lois Hatcher

Lois Hatcher -  profile coming soonlois-hatcher


James Snelgrove

 Name: James Snelgrove
James-Snelgrove

James works as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor and Boat Captain at Ocean Frontiers. He can be found running dive boats and treaching diver certification classes. 

What is your country of origin: UK

What did you do in a former life?

Packed parachutes for 2 years at the weekends and taught Aikido Monday to Friday. Jumped out of planes and off high objects for fun in my spare time. Got into a little trouble with the police in Croatia for parachuting from one of their high bridges....
Decided that sitting around empty hangers waiting for clouds to clear or wind to drop was not my thing so moved to Spain to become a professional diver.... that was in 2010. 


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Other places you have worked? 
Spain, The UAE, Oman, New Zealand, Nicaragua

What is your favorite marine life? 
Sea Urchin 

What is your favorite Cayman dive site?
Dragons' Lair - I was born in the year of the dragon so I am biased

What do you love most about the East End?
The fact it feels like the Caribbean. No shiny glass and concrete office blocks here....just brightly coloured wooden houses, chickens, dogs and a refreshing wind to kill the heat.

Tell us a random fact about yourself? I was brought up a pack of wolves. (Kind of) My Mum was a breeder of German Shepherd Dogs and at any one time we had a minimum of 5, maximum of over 20 including puppies. The adult dogs adopted my sister and I as their own and that probably explains a lot about me.

What would you be doing if you weren't working at Ocean Frontiers & Compass Point?
Working out how else I could avoid having to return to living and working back home. I really like teaching so maybe teaching English in 3rd world countries?

What is your Superpower? 
I can make rum disappear in the blink of an eye.


Debbie Wragg

 Name: Debbie Wragg - profile coming soonDebbie-Wragg

Britney Ouellette

Name: Britney Ouellette

Country of Origin: Canada 

 

Jon Barron

Name: Jon Barron

Country of Origin: United Kingdom 

 

 

Evan Verreault

Name: Evan Verreault

Country of Origin: Canada 

 

Chantalle Blume

Name: Chantalle Blume

Country of Origin: Canada 

 

Jodi Kirchman

Name: Jodi KirchmanJodi Kirchman in the Cayman Islands

Country of Origin: Cayman Islands

Joined OF: September 2002

Jodi is a native born Caymanian and East Ender. Jodi wears many, many hats, from Master Cook preparing food for the Divers Night Buffet, Grilling Fresh Lionfish after the Lionfish Hunt, driving the courtesy shuttle to pick up divers, checking in guests at Compass Point and just about anything else you can think of.  Jodi is an active diver and knows East End above and below as well as anyone.  Be sure to stop by and see her for a chat with a real 'local girl'!