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.

Diaan Grobbler

Senior Expedition Guide

Diaan brings vast experience to Blue Wilderness, having worked in the diving industry in South Africa and Mozambique since 2002. With an unmatched passion for sharks and customer service, Diaan 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.

Amy Kroon

Customer Services

Amy is one of the newest members to the Blue Wilderness family. Hailing from Graaff Reinet, Amy recently graduated as Dux and Head Girl. Her deep passion for animals and wildlife led her to Blue Wilderness, where she runs our bookings and client services part of the company.

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.