Jeffrey Durup was nominated as a Tourism Hero by Alain St. Ange, the former minister of Tourism for Seychelles.
Mr.Durup launched his scuba diving excursions from the Island of La Digue in early 1973. Jeffrey Durup in his first boat ‘La Belle Caroline’ used to organize diving excursions for Poseidon Diving Groups for German visitors when tourism was on its infancy. Many of these visitors from the 70′ had been returning to Seychelles as long-time friends over the years.
Mr. Durup is a firm believer for Seychelles to be friends with all, enemies with none.
He constructed his own small hotel on the island offering a homegrown ambiance and feel.
He operates the Durup Interisland Cargo Services ensuring that the island’s tourism industry is always kept alive as he assured their reprovisioning virtually every day of the week.
Mr. Durup just turned 80 years and remains dedicated to travel and tourism
Jeffrey Durup built a business in his desire to help his fellow islanders. An outspoken person who defends what he believes in. He is reputed to know the seas in and around Seychelles as no one else. No weather, no matter how rough, would deter Jeffrey Durup from making a planned voyage.