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Capt Mike Lancaster

Capt Mike Lancaster


Captain Michael Lancaster
Capt Mike Lancaster has held his US Coast Guard Captain’s license for over 25 years. His level of knowledge of local diving spots is unsurpassed. Whether your spear gun fishing, taking those great shots with your underwater camera or need to know where to find those spiney lobster, just ask and he’ll point you in the right direction. He is also a certified Naui Instructor and has over 6,000 dives logged as of 10-2012.

Chef/Capt Kim

Chef/Capt Kim

Captain/Executive Chef Kim Lancaster
Capt Kim Lancaster has held her US Coast Guard Captain’s license for over 10 years. She is also the Executive Chef on the Cee Ray and has her Bachelors of Science Degree in Culinary Management. As well, she owns her own Farmers Insurance Agency and catering company. Any special requests in the galley please let her know. She is also a Naui certified Divemaster.

Capt Thomas "Tom" Binkely

Capt Thomas “Tom” Binkley


Capt Thomas “Tom” Binkley
Capt Tom will always have a presence on the Cee Ray. He left this world for another place on 10/4/2016 in an unexpected tragic event after being out with us on our annual 3-day lobster opening trip. He hopefully is diving in the heavens above. He had a great deal of expertise and knowledge of the islands. He was a one of a kind man, and great gentleman! We love you always and forever Capt Tom, our sweetheart.

Sheldon Jones - Capt & DM/Instructor

Sheldon Jones – Capt/DM/Instructor


Capt/DM/Instructor – Sheldon Jones
Sheldon joined us in Fall of 2014. He is an amazing, attentive dive master. He finished up his captain’s license in 2015 and also became an instructor, he was a busy guy! We’re very excited and happy to have him as part of the crew on the Cee Ray.

Dive Master/Deck Master James

Dive Master/Deck Master James


Dive Master/Deck Master James Dodge
James has been with us now for approximately 3 years and is a vital part of our operations when on board. He is a certified Naui Dive Master and manages the deck providing air fills and great customer service. He is also an avid hunter and can give you tips if you’re interested in learning. As well, he is also found from time to time in the galley as Sous Chef assisting Chef Kim, he himself is excellent at preparing cuisine.

DM Mike Waters

DM Mike Waters


Mike Waters joined us as a DM in March 2016. He has a vast amount of knowledge in saving lives as his other job he is on the Corona Fire Department as Medic/Engineer. He is also one of our best bug catchers and you’ll find him looking for bugs all through the season. He’s brought up some nice big ones to say the least.

DM Brad Bender

DM Brad Bender


Brad Bender received his DM Certification with instructor Lindsay Pullin in 2015 at Deep Blue Scuba & Swim Center. He is a great asset to the Cee Ray when he subs in for us on occasion. He also knows how to pickle hard boiled eggs in jalapenos quite successfully as well which is a favorite of Capt Mike’s!

Sarah Zito - Deck Hand & Dive Master in Training

Sarah Zito – Deck Hand & Dive Master in Training


Deckhand/Divemaster in Training
Sarah started with us in Spring of 2014. She is an excellent deckhand and comes to us with a huge amount of experience in the water as she is scuba certified and also a life guard. She is working on her divemaster training and plans to be done by the end of 2015.

Kathleen Metcalf

Kathleen Metcalf


Crew Member Kathleen Metcalf
Kathleen or better known as “KAT” joined the crew of the Cee Ray Spring of 2016. She is a student at Orange Coast College in the Seamanship program and joined us through the internship program they have. Her goal is to become a US Coastguard Licensed Captain in the future. She is a certified advanced diver and has a love for the ocean that is rarely seen. She is also getting her degree as a Marine Biologist. She loves helping divers and working as a crew member for us on the Cee Ray!

Pictures from the Island

Flat as a lake

Flat as a lake


Bird Rock with Snow Topped Mount Baldy in the Background

Bird Rock with Snow Topped Mount Baldy in the Background


Beautiful Sunset

The Start of a Beautiful Sunset


Beautiful Sunset from Eel Cove

Beautiful Sunset from Eel Cove


At the Dock

At the Dock


Cee Ray Galley

Cee Ray Galley


Cee Ray Tank Racks

Cee Ray Tank Racks


Giant Black Seabass

Giant Black Sea Bass - Catalina


Giant Black Seabass at Catalina

Giant Black Sea Bass - Catalina

7 comments. Leave a Reply

  1. Michael Waters

    Great lobster opener. The crew was great as always. I think we had the record of close to 400 bugs. can’t wait for next year.

  2. Jeanette

    To Captain Mike & Captain Kim & staff,
    8-2-2015. What an amazing time we had on your boat. Great boat, great staff, great food, incredible dive sites! Everyone works hard to make sure you have the best diving experience possible. We will be back. If you have a physical handicap, the deck hands will assist you in anyway they can to make sure your on off the boat with ease!
    Looking forward to many more dives with the Cee Ray.
    Thank you everyone for one amazing day of diving

    • Hello Jeanette,

      Thanks so much for the compliments, sorry our reply is a little late, we’ve had such a busy season. We hope to see you diving with us again soon.

      Capt Kim

      • Jeanette

        Hi Captain Kim,
        No sorry needed! I understand this season was very busy, which is great! We cannot thank you, Captain Mike, Archie and staff, for your kindness!!!!!! Wayne and I had a blast diving with you and Archie

  3. Sandy Hargis

    Hey.. there were two captains on board and one of them asked me a question… but I didn’t catch his name. There were two captains on board. He was the one that wasn’t driving.. I would like to get in touch with him if I could get his email… thanks!!

    • Hi Sandy,

      What day were you on the boat, was it Saturday with Sport Chalet? Please let me know, I think it was in the galley correct?

      Thanks,
      Capt Kim

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