Shark Schleb

So why am I up first? Because around here, sharks come first! I know it, the crew knows it, and after your trip with us – you will know it to! I am supposed to write a job description here so here goes… I swim around and around you looking absolutely amazing and fantastic… job done!

Ryan Johnson

Guide & Marine Biologist

Ryan is a renowned shark biologist originally from New Zealand. His reputation was built on 15 years of research into the hidden lives of great white sharks. His research and desire to explore and understand the marine world has resulted in him leading numerous documentary expeditions for National Geographic and the Discovery Channel throughout the world.

Heinrich van Rooyan

Senior Expedition Guide

Heinrich brings vast experience to Blue Wilderness, having worked in the diving and yachting industry since graduating in Conservation Biology from Stellenbosch University. With an unmatched passion for sharks and customer service, Heinrich ensures that all our shark adventurers enjoy both an exciting yet, highly educational expedition with Blue wilderness.

Marcus M’Sane

Skipper extraordinaire 

Marcus is one of South Africa most experienced sardine run / shark expedition skippers. During his 16 years experience, he has launched clients out of 12 launch sites throughout Southern Africa. His unprecedented expertise in reading both the environmental and biological indicators ensures that the Blue Wilderness team is always where the shark action is.

Amanda Robbins

Bookings & Sales

Amanda is the newest member to the Blue Wilderness. she cut her ‘teeth’ in the shark world as a marine research intern with ‘Oceans Research’ conducting groundbreaking research on Mossel Bay’s great white sharks. As a trained environmental journalist and shark conservationist, Amanda offers prospective guests a professional and knowledgable ‘sounding board’ when talking to us about your upcoming shark expedition.

Justin Kruger


At Blue Wilderness we are committed to ensuring that each and every shark expedition is professionally documented. Justin is our primary videographer, having taken over from his sister (Jamie) at the beginning of 2017. As a natural ‘waterman’ Justin produces our daily documentaries with unique and creative angles of shark and human swimming peacefully together.

Jamie Kruger


Jamie is our teams most experienced videographer offering great skills in both videoing and editing our wonderful sharks and guests. However, having to dedicate more time to her studies (matric), she has handed over the primary videographer position to her brother Justin. When the ‘shark bug’ gets just too great, Jamie returns to the team and reveals diving and filming her favorite creatures.


Skipper extraordinaire

Phila is Blue Wilderness second skipper who is 100% committed to safely transferring our shark guests. Hailing originally from Sodwana, Phila moved to Durban’s South coast for a new challenge in life. His commitment to skippering and is ever ready smile, lets our guests know that they are in safe and secure hands during each and every shark expedition.

Enrico Gennari Ph.D

Marine Biologist

Enrico is co-owner of Blue Wilderness and contributes through leading the research component of the company. As a passional shark academic, Enrico’s desire to learn about these elusive predators is unmatched. The citizen science data we collect is funneled to Enrico and his team at Oceans Research for analysis and academic publication.