Head To Head Boating

About Us

This is Derik Meintjes

Derik has been boating since his youth starting with OK dinghies, later becoming a commercial skipper conducting dive charters in Sodwana.  He spent four years in the Cayman Islands running dive charters and when he returned to South Africa he ran sailing charters in the Knysna Lagoon and Whale Watching charters in Plett and Knysna.  

In 2006 he became an Examiner/Surveyor with SASCA and SAMSA, and in 2014 he became an SAS examiner.

Derik carries a >9 meter Category A license with sail, surf and dive endorsements.

This is Tracy Meintjes

Tracy has also been boating since her youth starting with small sail and powerboats. She later started with dive charters both in Canada and the Cayman Islands.  She came to South Africa to continue with dive charters and later moved to Whale Watching charters in both Knysna and Plett.

In 2004 she became an Examiner and Surveyor with SASCA.

Tracy carries a >9 meter Category A license with passenger, surf and dive endorsements.


Both are SAMSA Approved Examiners and Surveyors (00314 and 00315) and associated with SASCA (A35 and A46).

Both provide expert tuition in launches through the Knysna Heads and surf launching in the area.

Derik is also a SAS examiner.