On October 31, 2012 in Ragga Crew
Once again we are immensely proud to watch our very own, home grown, Shane Anderson put on his Raggamuffin shirt to Captain and officially Tour Guide out on our Hol Chan Marine Reserve tour today.
Shane has been with Raggamuffin from as far as I can remember, picking up all the dirty work, learning the operation of the boats until he was allowed to become a deck hand. For the past three years he has spent many of his weeks up and down the coast of Belize’s inner reef on our Placencia tour. It is during this time he has learnt to Captain from our smallest boat Ragga Gal to even our largest Ragga Queen.
At the beginning of this year he grew tired of no ‘Tour Guide Training Courses’ being held on Caye Caulker and in frustration he commenced the course by himself, studying the books Chapters and taking his exams with the Belize Tourism Board by taking himself to San Pedro time for each and every exam. Shane passed all of his exams first time, a accolade that can be proud of as most do not achieve this (other than our very own Kevin and Jacob three years ago!!) – which is a measure of this man’s dedication to his path!!
As if this is not enough of a reason to be proud of Shane. For the past month Shane has spent each day of October (when we have been closed) renovating, refurbishing and painting Ragga Gal. It has taken longer than we expected but truthfully the workmanship on Ragga Gal in the end is above anything we have seen on her before – Shane has, as with every aspect of his life, given much hard work and dedication to the job at hand.
Today Ragga Gal and Captain Shane have set sail on their first tour together with Shane as the Captain and we are immensely proud! Well done Shane – this is just what you have worked so hard for!!