About Us, Specialised Marine Services
South Africa's leading Water Safety and Marine Logistical specialist
Marine Scene began operations in 1999, with Grant and Michèle Spooner at the helm, responding to a need within Cape Town's developing film and television industry for professional technical support on all marine scenes being filmed in our many aquatic locations. Our dynamic crew set a new course in the winter of 2000 to include high-profile marine sporting events with our involvement in the first official Red Bull Big Wave Africa contest which continued annually until 2008.
This enabled us to further develop our unique skill sets as well as our vast capabilities and resources. Grant held the position of Marine Operations Director for the contest, managing a Water Safety Team that the renowned American water safety expert Shawn Alladio rated as "the best in the world". His name is now synonymous with boat based extreme surf operations in Africa and there is nobody more experienced to pilot a boat into position in the huge seas off our coastline.
Marine Scene has since been the official water safety and marine logistics service to numerous high profile events in our waters including the Volvo Ocean Race, the Global Challenge, the Red Bull Flugtag, the World Surf League J-Bay Open and the World Triathlon Series. A passion to protect our oceans and coastline has also led us on a journey involving education, training and eco-tourism where we have found outlets to share our vision of marine conservation and sustainable utilization of our marine resources.
From 2001 we have offered coastal tours on customized power boats, the only company in Africa to cater for single excursions for large groups on these types of vessels. We now offer a bouquet of exciting Marine Adventures; unforgettable coastal experiences for local and international tourists, corporate team development and incentive travel groups.
Safety-conscious, commercially insured and fully compliant with all SAMSA regulations, we also pride ourselves on our professional and competent staff, with their intimate understanding, experience and local knowledge of both the notorious Cape of Storms and the diverse marine wildlife found in and out of the water. In recent years the commercial maritime sector has also benefited from Marine Scene's impeccable work ethic, stringent safety standards and capable marine logistical approach.
By coordinating our highly skilled crew, state-of the-art equipment and vessels; professional teams and support services are mustered for short-term operations, supplementary contracts and emergency situations. Marine Scene has worked in the Seychelles, Maldives, France, Italy, Mozambique and Mauritius. Part of an extensive international network of industry players, we are able to facilitate and manage marine operations anywhere in the world.
A truly world class outfit whose cutting edge expertise, service excellence, all-hands-on deck approach and sense of "can do, will do" is sought after by a range of industries who seek professional specialists with the highest standards.