Argo's Captain is Gareth Stephens, a qualified Open Master 4, Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 and Divemaster.
Gareth has over 26 years of marine experience, starting his marine career in 1991 as a deckhand. He was Master/Engineer of Undersea Explorer, a pioneer in diving and research expeditions in North Queensland in the early 2000s. Gareth left the the tourism industry in 2005 to pursue a marine career in mining in Western Australia, operating a successful towage vessel for many years. He returned to Cairns in 2015 and commenced working as a Master on various vessels while also working for JCU Cairns as a Causal Boating Officer.
Gareth joined Argo in December 2016 and is responsible for all vessel operations and sales.