Mark Healey: Healey Water Operations
Posted: 15 March 2016
As part of our desire to bring a wealth of exhilarating and unique experiences to our esteemed clients, Elegant Resorts is delighted to be collaborating with legendary all-around waterman and big wave surfer, Mark Healey and his expert team of fellow water professionals.
By working with HWO (Healey Water Ops), Elegant Resorts is able to bring a whole new depth of expertise, plus a never-before promoted raft of aquatic opportunities, to their more daring clients. Those with a sense of under-water adventure, or those harbouring a desire to take to the surf, will love the bespoke and exclusive water experiences, which only Mark Healey’s intrepid team can provide. Totally customised adventures for both families and individuals wanting to push their own personal limits can engage in unlimited options and water-based experiences. Whether you prefer to dive in the deep-blue ocean, make a splash on the surface, savour the swell, ride the waves, or simply admire the underwater wildlife, Mark and his elite team can create your ultimate aqua adventure — in a collection of dreamy worldwide locations!
Benefitting from Mark’s native knowledge, two superb packages have been suggested and expertly created around the birthplace of surfing, heavenly Hawaii. Certain to appeal to clients with a thrill-seeking streak, or those wishing to embrace their free-spirited nature, each package aims to showcase the very best of the destination of Hawaii — it’s raw beauty, volcanic dynamism and abundant water attractions — with the luxurious reassurance of superlative hotel stays. By sourcing the best luxury hotels available, we can ensure that our guests are assured of plenty of time to relax, both before and after their watery adventures — from Hawaii and Mauritius, to the Maldives or South Pacific.
Each of Mark Healey’s team has delved to unlock the treasures of the deep, has risen to the top of their sport, or explored their specialised field to an unparalleled level. With such a sea of experience in free-diving, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kite-surfing, wind-surfing, Hawaiian outrigger canoe-paddling/surfing, cage-free shark diving and spear fishing — not to mention world-class experience in conservation, photography, film-making and guest speaking — there is a plethora of skills to learn and insights to be gained. Each once-in-a-lifetime, private experience involves privileged time with Mark and his colleagues, harnessing their specialist knowledge on ocean survival, effective breathing, lung exercises, surf forecasting and meteorology, and much more. Far more than simply a dedicated surf or diving lesson, these all-encompassing, dedicated water packages are designed to glean wider aquatic knowledge whilst maximising a client’s exposure to the wonders of the waves or underwater world, geared for a total embodiment and understanding of what the ocean has to offer.
Fearless Mark Healey, and his distinguished team, are on hand to share their unique insights, enterprising discoveries and to teach key skills, no matter what your level of experience has previously been. Together, they offer unprecedented access to specialist knowledge, for a fortunate few. Free-diving champion, Shelly Eisenberg, spear-fishing champion, Kimi Werner, world champion kite-surfer, Reo Stevens, or incomparable waterman, paddling and windsurfing expert, Dave Kalama, are available to offer a fascinating glimpse into their specialist realms and their local knowledge, sharing their off-the-tourist-track locations to showcase Hawaii and her distinct islands – uniquely enhancing every aspect of these exclusive experiences. Guests are guided and urged to collaborate and tailor-make their experiences according to their preferences and passions – perhaps focusing below the water line, with reef-diving and spear-fishing, or venturing to see giant, open ocean swells pond outer reefs from a safe distance.
By sharing the joys of the ocean with the marvels and hidden treasures of Hawaii — across Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Kauai and Big Island — guests can explore marine sanctuaries, enjoy star-gazing, admire botanical gardens, see pineapple plantations, visit temples and hike to historic sites. Lucky clients can indulge their love of deep-sea fishing with a private helicopter tour to Haleakala Crater, or choose to swim with Whale Sharks and Stingrays – the ocean really is the limit! To enhance each experience still further, various global marine biologists and scientists are on offer for context and expertise, as well as award-winning wildlife photographer and filmmaker, Talon Clemow, an authority on surf media and DJ Struntz, an award-winning adventure photographer, are available to capture your progress and record your own personal visual diary — a remarkable souvenir for an incredible ocean adventure.From £42,000 per person. The price is based on two adults sharing for 14 nights, staying 9 nights at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, Maui, followed by 5 nights at Four Seasons Lanai, plus a final night at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. Terms and Conditions apply.
For further information on the tour inclusions, or to create your very own Ultimate Surf Safari or Ultimate Dive Tour experience, please contact our experts, Nick Jackson and Sally Woolley, on 01244 897 640 or visit HWO@ElegantResorts.co.uk.