Born in Zimbabwe, Ross grew up between a 45000-acre Game Ranch and the small town of Victoria Falls, which is situated inside of the Victoria Falls National Park. Most of his earliest childhood memories were of the wildlife that was always on his doorstep, from the ever-present baboons and warthogs on the way to school to the nightly visit of the elephants raiding their vegetable garden, his affinity for the natural world has always been a central part of his existence.
Moving to South Africa's southern coastline for his High School years, his passion for nature found a new outlet in the ocean and whether it was sailing, surfing, suping or free diving and spearfishing, every free moment was spent alongside or in the Ocean. After High School he trained as a PADI Specialty Dive Instructor and since he qualified in 2019, he has dived extensively around Africa's coastline from the Kelp Forests of Cape Town to the Tropical waters of Zanzibar. He has traveled and worked extensively in the Coral Triangle in Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia as well as in the Caribbean, in the Turks and Caicos and the Cayman Islands. He now uses Cape Town as his base as he continues to pursue his passion for both travel and diving in new and exciting destinations all around the world.