Our Sea Urchin Roe diver, Chris Theodore, has been diving the waters off the South East Coast of Australia ever since he was a little boy and has now been diving commercially for over 25 years.
Chris comes from a large family of divers, who have been diving along this coastline since 1960. His father, Chris Snr, was a successful Abalone diver who introduced his three sons to diving at a very early age.
Chris Snr would take his boys out on many of his diving trips, allowing the boys to jump in beside him and learn first hand what it took to be a great diver. Those early experiences diving with his father and the knowledge and expertise that was handed down, made Chris the diver he is today.
Regarded as one of the best Sea Urchin divers in Australia, Chris's dedication to premium product and freshness, combined with his knowledge of the best spots to dive, set Chris apart from other divers.
On any given day Chris will search between Ulludulla in NSW, to Mallacoota in Victoria and spend at least five hours under water sourcing the best Sea Urchins. Typically Chris would average around 200kg an hour of live Sea Urchins.
With the processing plant located on his property at Tomakin in NSW, Chris is able to deliver his premium grade Sea Urchins, within hours, while also overseeing all quality control. This means Chris can deliver the freshest and most premium Sea Urchin Roe products in Australia the same day.
Chris's love for the ocean extends further then diving. If the ocean is too rough, Chris will probably be seen surfing some where along the coast with his three young kids and wife, or fishing with his mates. Always in the ocean, Chris is a true waterman at heart.