Meet the Crew
Here at Exmouth Adventure Company, we're a small team of individuals who are passionate about what we do and this amazing area that we call home.
We love sharing the beauty of Ningaloo Reef and surrounds with people from all over the world. We believe in the ethos of Exmouth Adventure Co, which is to be as environmentally sensitive and sustainable as practical, in order to preserve this stunning ecosystem for it's own right, and for future generations to enjoy.
The safety of our guests is paramount, and our guides and instructors are constantly undergoing training, whether it be external or in-house, to ensure their skills and knowledge are up-to-date. Our team's qualifications may include: First aid, Surf Rescue (Surf Lifesaving WA), Kayak guide/instructor (Australian Canoeing), SUP Instructor (ASI), Surf Coach (Surfing Australia).
HAL PAINE - Managing Director and Founder
Hal started Capricorn Seakayaking in 1999 and guided the evolution into Exmouth Adventure Co in 2015. Originally from New Zealand, Hal is a qualified teacher with a Graduate Diploma in Outdoor Pursuits; a sea kayak Instructor and Assessor with Paddle Australia and a SUP Instructor. When he's not running tours or slaving away in the office, you'll find him chasing the surf.
NERI GRIEVE - Operations Manager & Senior Guide
Neri joined us in 2011 and is our head guide and instructor here in Exmouth. Always up for an outdoor adventure, Neri leads some of our kayak and snorkel tours, is a SUP Instructor, Surf Coach, keen kitesurfer and all-round ocean and nature lover . Originally from Newcastle NSW, Neri now calls Exmouth home.
EL LEYEN - SEA KAYAK AND SNORKEL GUIDE
Hailing from the misty Pacific Northwest, tracing the intricate shoreline of the Salish Sea, El began kayaking in the Northern Pacific Ocean and coastal waterways. She was a part of a women's kayak racing team, but enjoyed most recreational sea kayak adventures. She is thrilled to enjoy the warmer waters and share the wonders of the Ningaloo.