YOUR DIVE CHARTER CAPTAIN
Captain Andy Ross was raised in a military family and was fortunate enough to have lived in some pretty amazing places like the Philippines, Guam, and Hawaii. Captain Andy earned his first dive certification in Guam, and has since found his way under the waters of Honduras, Belize, Palau, Mexico, and of course the Pensacola Gulf Coast. Captain Andy’s appreciation for the underwater world eventually led him to become a divemaster, where he began learning the ins and outs of the scuba charter industry. Now a licensed captain and technical diver with thousands of dives under his belt, Captain Andy has built a reputation as an experienced charter Captain with a total commitment to the safety and comfort of his passengers.
THE NIUHI DIVE BOAT
Nihui’s premire dive boat, the Kelly Rae, is a 30 foot HyrdoCat Catamaran powered by twin Suzuki 300 horsepower 4-stroke engines. It’s a comfortable 6-pack and provides a quick, stable ride to the many available dive locations on the Pensacola Gulf Coast. We have a protective overhead canopy to keep you safe from the sun’s rays.
The Niuhi is outfitted with freshwater shower, redundant electronic systems, VHF radio with built-in DSC locating system, premium Bose stereo, fresh and saltwater rinse down, organized tank stowage, custom large dive ladder, a cabin for dry storage and changing, all required coast guard equipment, emergency oxygen and first aid kits. Water, gatoraid and snacks are provided on all dive charters.
The company is named “Niuhi” (ny-u-ee) which is Hawaiian for Tiger Shark and is the basis for many Hawaiian legends. It was named in honor of a Captain buddy of mine who, while not in the marines, still swims like one.