Who we are
Who we are
NATURAL LIFESTYLEYLE EXPRESSION
Experience Sicily and the Sea with passion
AndECO BLUE FRIENDLY philosophy
Salt must have something sacred, in fact it is found in the sea and in tears.
"Italy without Sicily leaves no image in the spirit.It is in Sicily that the key to everything is found.The purity of the contours, the softness of everything, the yielding interchangeability of the colors,the harmonious unity of the sky with the sea and of the sea with the earth.Those who have seen them once will possess them for life."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
AQUAMARINE was born from the original idea of Maya and Joseph.
Established in 2018, with the aim of promoting the cultural and artistic heritage of Sicily and all the activities related to the Sea, Sailing, the psychophysical well-being of the human being with a BLUE ECO-FRIENDLY approach.
Maya and Giuseppe are partners in life and in Aquamarine and have different professional backgrounds.
Their meeting took place on a boat, during a Yoga holiday in Sicily, edbeing both lovers of Sailing and the Sea and of living in an eco-sustainable way, they have combined their passions in the project AQUAMARINE.
Their passion and their unique professional backgrounds allow them to create and offer unique experiences at sea, proposed in an original way, organized in a professional way, always rich in cultural content and with absolute respect for the land and the sea.
In 2022, the Aquamarine brand goes international and transforms into a sailing charter & boat rental agency, based in England, dedicated to the nautical and marine sector.
AQUAMARINE NATURAL LIFESTYLE EXPRESSION ® is a registered trademark, which represents a natural, aware lifestyle, aimed at the free expression of being and in harmony with the elements of nature!
Our headquarters are in London, but we operate in Italyand in various parts of the world!
OUR PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUNDS
Maya was born in Tuscany, she has a cosmopolitan soul as a passionate traveler and researcher of Asian cultures.
She graduated in History of Art and Costume at the University of Florence, with a Masters in Fashion Design in London and New York.
From 1995 to 2006 he worked as a fashion designer in the luxury brand sector of international fashion; travels and lives between London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Asia, where he gets to know India for the first time.
In 2000, in India, he met his Guru who transmitted the Yoga of the Himalayan tradition to her and began to study classical Indian dance.
Since 2007 he has dedicated his life to spreading the Yoga, of Indian dance, mystical ways and Indian traditions.
He deepened his studies in INDOLOGY, AYURVEDA, YOGA and HOLISTIC DISCIPLINES in India and graduated in HOLISTIC PSYCHOLOGY. Maya is a 500 RYT Certified Yoga Teacher from Yoga Alliance international.
For over 15 years, she has been involved in Event planning, organization and creation of dance, yoga, Indian culture shows and festivals at an international level, continuing to live between Milan, London and India.
Maya has always traveled a lot especially in the East, but she always remains very attached to India.
Since 2018, she lives 6 months a year in India, organizing Yoga Retreats and Spiritual Journeys and spends the summer in Sicily, where she takes care of the creative direction and coordination of AQUAMARINE and where she cultivates her great passion for sailing and for the Sea!
SPOKEN LANGUAGES: ITALIAN-ENGLISH-SPANISH-HINDI
Of Sicilian origins, he was born in Palermo and raised in Milan.
Giuseppe has a wide range of skills in the marine and nautical field dating back to 1992, ranging from diving to the management of motor boats, yachts, boatsin Sailing, as a professional Skipper.
Since he was a teenager he showed interest in the element of water and at the age of 16 he attended diving courses with ARA (Self-breathing air).
In 1991 he obtained the PADI Scuba diver instructor license and began his professional career at the Zagarella village (PA).
In 1992 he took over the diving school "Barracuda diving center" on the island of Ustica, within one of the villages of the Bagaglino group.
In the same year he organizes international underwater archeology courses and the blue Olympics, during the international review of underwater activities and collaborates as technical assistance for the freediving world record of Umberto Pellizzari and Francisco Ferreira.
The Barracuda diving center operates in Ustica until 1997.
In 1998 Giuseppe worked as an international diving guide in Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Hurgada, Mar Salaam and Sudan. In 1999 he returned to Italy and began his career as a skipper working in Sicily on the Egadi archipelago, San Vito Lo Capo and the Zingaro reserve.
Giuseppe also works internationally as a skipper for the transfer of private yachts.
SPOKEN LANGUAGES: ITALIAN-ENGLISH-FRENCH
OUR PHILOSOPHY and MISSION ECO BLUE FRIENDLY
Aquamarine follows the eco-sustainable philosophy in all the activities it offers, spreading an ECO-FRIENDLY lifestyle for the sea and the surrounding environment.
Aquamarine opposes the trend that often imposes a certain adaptability, which clashes with the need to exploit everything, immediately and in excessive quantities, which causes the deterioration of our world.
Although scientific progress in the ecological field is enormous, changing one's habits in this sense is not always easy.
The encounter with the SEA arouses one of the greatest emotions that man can experience in the presence of nature, the environment that most inspires respect and water, which from an unconscious point of view reminds the maternal womb and our birth
Living ECO BLUE FRIENDLY means taking all those measures needed to pollute less, to avoid waste which not only saves us money, but also makes us decrease our quantity of "pollution” that we inevitably pour on the planet.
TO KNOW MORECLICK HERE
WHERE TO FIND US
From May to October- Aquamarine organizes SEA & SAIL EXPERIENCES in Sicily during the summer season.
From November to April- Rajasthan India, where we move during the European winter, intent on organizing YOGA RETREATS.
You can set sail with us in Sicily or join us in the heat, in one of our destinations in Asia!
OUR OFFICESCLICK HERE
TEAMS & COLLABORATORS
Manager & Coordinator
Skipper & Comandante
Balestrate (PA) -Zingaro
Castellammare del Golfo
Castellammare del Golfo
Balestrate (PA) -San Vito Lo Capo