Raja & the Whales was founded in 2008 by Raja (Rendage Sameera Madushanka), a former fisherman who stopped fishing to dedicate his life to protect the marine wildlife in the Sri Lankan part of the Indian Ocean.
Raja and his crew – all family members – share a big love for the sea born from their close association with it from early childhood. Life on the ocean and life as surfers has given them a deep-rooted love of nature, a strong sense of conservation and the realisation of the need to protect Earth’s precious wildlife.
Safety at sea is one of Raja & the Whales’ top priorities. The crew members are officially qualified in life-saving and first-aid.