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Captain John Garza
USCG 100 Ton Captain
Professional Photographer & Videographer
Captain John, a long-time environmentalist, wishes to create a sense of compassion towards the ocean by infusing his passion for diving and marine exploration with images of the sea's unique beauty. John's photography has graced the covers of many well-respected magazines, advertisements, and eco-advocacy campaigns. As an avid Free Diver, Scuba Diver, and Professional Photographer, he strives to educate people about the environments of our oceans through creative outlets.
Through his next endeavor as the captain of Purely Blu, his goal is to change the way people view and interact with sharks and marine wildlife while inspiring others through his life aboard Purely Blu.
Chef Hannah Patten
Founder of Hülya Swim
Photographer & Videographer
In addition to her day job as our Chief Stew Hannah is also the founder of Hülya Swim, an eco-friendly swimwear line. Four years ago, she quickly grew tired of the overwhelming amount of plastic in the oceans and waterways. This inspired her to create a bikini line that includes recycled plastics from the ocean. The Hülya collection is inspired by Hannah's experiences with the ocean. It's integral, therefore, to choose fabric that will not pollute the ocean.
From island to island, day to night, breakfast to lunch, lunch to dinner, and cocktails into the wee hours, not only will Hannah act as your guide, but she will also act as your personal chef who can expertly prepare local, sustainable seafood. Through all of her efforts aboard Purley Blu, an eco-tourism yacht whose mission is to "Dream, Discover, Sustain”, Hannah hopes to inspire and educate guests on how to not only live their own personal life sustainably but be good patrons to the planet and ocean.
Coral (The Golden Retriever/Comfort Companion
Coral is a product of theSoutheastern Guide Dog program – an organization committed to training guide dogs for people with visual impairments. However, after she was born with a visual defect of her own, Coral was deemed a non-working dog and was adopted out to Hannah, as a playmate and friend. She now proudly serves as our sailing yacht’s mascot.
Coral is a dream dog. She just has a thirst for knowledge and is continually learning new tricks. Her favorite activity is to go for rides on the boat and to go for swims in the ocean with John and Hannah. Coral loves swimming in the ocean water, and she even catches conch
and lobster with her mouth.
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March 2023 Charter
We have not had a better family vacation. EVER. This was my husband and my second time aboard the PurelyBlu with Hannah and John. We were so impressed the first trip, that we couldn’t wait to bring our two kids back with us to share the experience again just in a new part of the Bahamas.
Hannah, John and coral (the pup) are an awesome team. They make you feel as though you are home with them all day every day. They are both incredibly talented underwater photographers, and boat keepers. Hanna is a fabulous chef, she cooks up the tastiest fresh healthiest snacks, meals and cocktails. Her attention to details is amazing. There was never a meal that had the same table setting twice. Captain John is the underwater whisper; he will put out fish bait boxes for you to get up close and personal with all underwater friends. We saw (and swam with) black tip sharks, hammerhead sharks, nurse sharks, turtles, dolphins, and an abundance of beautiful fish. We pet sting rays and nurse sharks on this trip as well!
Hanna and John’s passion for wildlife shows; they are kind, respectful and knowledgeable about the Sealife and definitely know how to show you a good time with them as well. My 6- and 8-year-old daughters were obsessed with the underwater scooters, stand up paddle boards and floating docks that they have aboard.
They provide 5-star company and 5-star service the whole time. We have already booked out next adventure with them for whale sharks, and Bahamas again in a year. We cannot wait!!!!
Thank you, Hannah and John!! We all miss you!!!!
February 2023 Charter
We spent a week aboard Pulley Blu and had a fantastic time. John and Hannah, organized a perfect week. We had a custom shark diving experience giving us memorable interactions with endangered great hammerheads, a tiger and bull shark, and the ever-present nurse sharks. Our adventures included snorkeling on a historic shipwreck and in a secluded bay, walks on uninhabited beaches, and photo ops galore. The food was customized and delicious. This is an over-the-top crew and adventure!
Thank you for the Purely incredible Bahama Blu experience.
-The Montana Millers
We spent 4 nights aboard PurelyBlu and it was not long enough! Hannah and John are phenomenal hosts (and Coral is really the star of the show)! There was so much attention to detail from start to finish. From the moment they picked us up we felt right at home. Hannah prepared wonderful meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks) that were always beautifully displayed each day. John was always willing to take us back to shore for anything we needed and adjusted the itinerary based on our mood for the day. They took us to a hidden beach, swimming with pigs, snorkeling in a cave, and to the yacht club for dinner. If you are looking for a once in a lifetime experience - THIS IS IT! We will definitely be back!
What an experience! We extended our 3 night trip to 4 because we didn't want to leave! John and Hannah were gracious hosts and instantly made us feel at home. They make an excellent team and were more than accommodating and attentive. Hannah's attention to detail and preparation of beautiful meals and drinks made the trip even more luxurious. John's knowledge and leadership made us feel safe and prepared for any adventure! Swimming with sharks, feeding pigs, cave snorkeling, hidden beaches etc. Trip of a lifetime, can't wait to come back!!!
OMG... can’t believe I haven’t written my review yet, must clearly be because I’m still living off my high from the most thought out, well planned, inspirational and mind blowing experience I had. I left Purely Blu charters with even more of an appreciation for the open ocean, the sea life we get to co- habit with and enjoy. Captain John is incredibly confident and knowledgeable of the seas that he’s exploring, and has the best partner by his side doing it. Hanna whipped up the best creative delicious treats for every meal and snack one could possibly imagine. Of course we were all super excited to meet sweet sea pup coral too, she’s just such an added love to this amazing experience. Not only did I have an unforgettable experience with my husband and friends, but booked to return in February with our children to let them explore with us all too. WHAT A TRIP, still on cloud 9!