Who we are
Salt must have something sacred, in fact it is found in the sea and in tears.
The AQUAMARINE association was born in 2018, founded with the aim of promoting the cultural and artistic heritage of Sicily and the activities related to the Sea, the Sailboat and the psychophysical well-being of the human being with an ECO-SUSTAINABLE approach.
READ HERE our philosophy and mission.
We offer cultural tours and guided excursions in SAILBOAT, to promote the culture, the territory, the traditions of Sicily.
Our team is made up of people with different backgrounds and formations in order to offer a rich and in-depth cultural background and skills of each discipline proposed by our association.
The founding members of Aquamarine are: Maya Devi, Beppe Kamal and in 2022 Felice also joined our team.
We are people passionate about sailing, the sea, Sicily and life!
OUR TEAM and our skills:
MAYA DEVI - Creative Director and Coordinator of Aquamarine, Owner of the Ander Sailboat, Yoga Alliance E-500 RYT Certified Yoga Teacher, Biosnorkeling Instructor, Mermaiding (Mermaid Tail Swim), Rescue Certificate and BLSD-COVID issued by ISDA. Coordination and organization of AQUAMARINE activities.
BEPPE KAMAL - Captain of the Ander Sailboat, Professional Skipper and Sailor with thirty years of experience, PADI Scuba Diving Master Instructor, ISDA Open Water Diver Instructor, Freediving Instructor. Lifesaving and BLSD-COVID patent issued by ISDA and PADI Rescue Diving Master.
HAPPY - Captain of the sailing boat Hanse 411, passionate sailor with decades of experience, open water diver.
Creative Director & Coordinator
Owner of the Ander Boat
Originally from Mayan Tuscany she is eclectic, sea lover, traveler, Free Spirit
Graduated in History of Art in Florence, Yoga teacher for over twenty years, Indian dancer and passionate about India.
He has lived in London, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, India and Asia.
He lives between Sicily, Tuscany and India, in Rajasthan, where he organizes yoga retreats and spiritual trips.
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, French, Hindi.
Captain of the sailing boat Hanse 411 "Brighella".
Originally from the province of Como, he began sailing on the lakes 40 years ago. He has been Captain of the Hanse 411 boat for a decade and has a great passion for Sicily.
He knows the west coast of Sicily well, as well as the Egadi and the Aeolian Islands, Lampedusa, Pantelleria.
Felice is also a lover of diving and swimming.
The knowledge of the sea combined with its kindness with a retro flavor and a peaceful soul are its main characteristic
Edge / hub help
Originally from Trapani.
Very young but always passionate about the sea and boats.
He attends the nautical sector and wants to train as a Skipper, under the wise guidance of Beppe Kamal.
He is a hub aboard the Ander and collaborator during the summer.
His business card is his kindness and his enthusiasm!
LANGUAGES: Basic English
Professional skipper and boat captain Ander
Sicilian doc, born and raised on the coast of western Sicily.
Passionate about everything related to the sea, professional S kipper with thirty years of experience with motor boats, yachts and sailing.
He is a diving and freediving instructor.
In 1992 he organized the Apnea world record with his Diving Center in Ustica.
He loves playing the guitar, meditation and yoga.
LANGUAGES: French, Basic English
Boat Commander Kira collaborator
Sicilian doc, born and raised in Palermo.
He has over 25 years of experience with motor boats, of which the last 7 with Sailboats.
He is the captain and owner of the sailing boat, New Optimist 38, based in Balestrate (PA).
He has been collaborating with Aquamarine since 2019, for tours and excursions to the Riserva dello Zingaro and San Vito Lo Capo.
His business card is his passion and his professionalism.
LANGUAGES: Basic English
Skipper and collaborator
Sicilian doc, born and raised in San Vito lo Capo, was trained as a skipper by Beppe.
He was born into a family of sailors and absorbed the passion for boats from his grandfather and father.
He has been a freelance collaborator and promoter of Aquamarine since 2019.
His business card is his smile and his enthusiasm!