Not only are you exploring Fiji’s #1 Dive Region, and the ‘soft coral capital of the world’ the beautiful Bligh Water with Fiji’s Premier Dive Operator, you are also doing so in the safest and most experienced hands in Fiji, and with local Fijian knowledge and culture. We are extremely proud that all of our crew are Fijian, so you get the most out of your ‘Fiji Experience’ as you ‘Dive into the Heart of Fiji’.

You’ll fall in love with our crew, but remember you can’t smuggle them home with you!

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Josh

Dive Shop Manager, RCL6 Captain, Dive Instructor

Originally from the island of Kioa, home of the Polynesians of Fiji, and now living on the outskirts of Rakiraki Town, he started diving in 2000 and his favorite dive site is Pure Magic, and loves looking for Pygmy Seahorses.

Fun fact: loves spending time underwater with a camera in hand, he’s always looking for a new model so make sure your trim is spot on and you never know, he could make you famous.

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Seci

Fleet Captain, CL6 Captain, Dive Instructor

Born and raised on Yadua Island, on a clear day you can see this small island on the horizon 50kms away almost directly north of the resort. He now resides in Nakorokula Village, and started diving in 1998, Seci knows the Bligh Water better than anyone, his favorite dive site is Gee Six, and he loves diving with sharks, especially Hammerhead sharks.

Fun fact: we call him Captain Sexy.

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Akeimi

CL6 Captain, Open Water Diver

Born in Rakiraki, raised and resides in Nakorokula Village just 9kms from Volivoli Beach Resort, he is passionate about guest comfort and safety, he might be quiet but he watches everything.

Fun fact: he loves meeting new people from around the world, chatting to them about their homeland and how things work compared to Fiji.

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Pola

 CL6 Captain, Dive Instructor, Fishing Guide

Like his nephew Josh he is from Kioa, where he was raised until 18 years of aga, before relocating to Rakiraki Village, he started diving in 1996 and knows the Bligh Water as well as anyone, with his favorite dives being Black Magic Mountain or Mellow Yellow, and enjoys all the amazing soft coral reefs.

Fun fact: he once fell head-first out of a coconut tree, knocking himself out on the beach (this may explain a lot), only to regain consciousness a little while later with a rising tide lapping over his face.

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Willo

CL6 Captain, Dive Instructor

Born and raised in Rakiraki Village, he started diving in 2009 and his favourite dive site is Black Magic Mountain, his favorite marine creature is Octopus. Willo is also a Ra Divers internship graduate.

Fun fact: the crew call him Shorty – however he is still not allowed to ride the seahorses.

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Esa

Divemaster

Born and bred in Rakiraki Village, he started diving in 2005 and his favorite dive site is Black Magic Mountain, he would love to dive with Whale sharks.

Fun fact: Esa is the company clown, our very own ‘Court Jester’ – so be aware, he will have you laughing…or shaking your head

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Solo

RCL6 Captain, Dive Guide, Fishing Guide

Born in Rakiraki, raised and resides 15-minutes away in Nakorokula Village, he started diving in 1999, with his favorite site being Mellow Yellow and loves seeing Ornate Ghost Pipefish.

Fun fact: he is not related to Hans Solo from Star Wars, however would love to meet that Chewbacca dude everyone keeps asking about.

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Jah

RCL6 Captain, Dive Instructor

Born in Rakiraki, raised and lives in Navolau Village No. 2, just 10kms from Volivoli Beach Resort, he started diving in 2019, and says his favorite dive site is Pot Luck, and loves spending time enjoying the amazing soft coral reefs. Jah is also a Ra Divers internship graduate.

Fun fact: his 1st time riding a horse, he was 12 years old, he got the horse to run, it ran right in front of the house where all the extended family was gathered, and bucked him off right onto his a%$, quickly jumping up, pretending it didn’t hurt, he then quietly slithered off around the corner out of everyone’s sight, collapsed winded and wounded, feeling very sorry for himself – this was the first, and last time, he rode a horse!

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Apenisa

Dive Instructor
Just like Seci, he was born and raised on the tiny Yadua Island, a protected sanctuary for the endangered Fiji Crested Iguana (Vokai), one of the world’s rarest and most attractive lizards. He now resides in Rakiraki Town, and started diving in 2015, his favorite dive site is Black Magic Mountain and he enjoys finding Nudibranch and Ghost Pipefish. Apenisa is a Ra Divers internship graduate.

Fun fact: at around 10 or 11 years of age Apenisa was in church with his mum, dressed in his very best Sulu (sarong), when falling asleep on the pew, his legs wide apart, and of course, he hadn’t taken the time to wear any underpants that day so the usher had to wake him in front of the rest of the congregation – we’re not sure he’s been back to that church since.

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Tuks

RCL6 Captain, Divemaster

Born and raised in Rakiraki Village, he started diving in 2020, his favorite dive site is Instant Replay and he loves finding and spending time with Turtles. Tuks is also a Ra Divers internship graduate.

Fun fact: at around 10 years of age his dad came back to the village after a day of fishing and had a very large Titan Trigger fish, and for those who know, these things have very big and strong teeth, so the ever inquisitive Tuks decides to touch them with his finger, unfortunately for him the fish was still alive, and needless to say there was lots of yelling and crying as the fish was attempting to have its last meal, before becoming one itself.

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Etika

Boatmaster, Divemaster

Born in Lautoka, was raised and lives on Nananu-i-Ra Island, less than 2kms directly across from the resort, he started diving in 2015 and his favorite dive site is Black Magic Mountain, he loves looking for Ghost Pipefish. Etika is a Ra Divers internship graduate and is also Josh’s brother.

Fun fact: champion coconut tree climber.

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Suliana

Divemaster

Born and raised on Matuki Island, 179kms SE of Suva, in the Lau Group, she now lives in Rakiraki Town, and started diving in 2022, her favorite dive site is Mellow Yellow, and she loves finding Frogfish. Suliana is a Ra Diver internship graduate.

Fun fact: she’s also a ‘kick-ass’ rugby player, and represented the Ra Province, you’ve been warned, so tackle her with caution.

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Jese

Divemaster

Born and raised in Rakiraki Village, and started diving at the beginning of 2022, his favorite dive site is E-6, arguably Fiji’s most photographed, written about and famous dive site, and he enjoys finding Nudibranchs. Jese is a Ra Divers internship graduate.

Fun fact: one of the naughtiest kids in his primary school classroom, and on more than one occasion brought his poor schoolmistress to tears, so any teachers amongst you, now is the time for some karma or long overdue pay-back

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Bloss

RCL6 Captain, Divemaster

Born in Lautoka, raised and resides in Rakiraki Village, he started diving in 2019, with his favorite dive site being Golden Dreams, and he loves the macro critters. Bliss is a Ra Diver internship graduate and is also Tuk’s brother.

Fun fact: Bloss loves meeting new people from around the world and learning interesting things about their countries

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Kelera

Divemaster

Born in Suva where she spent her first 5 years before relocating to Rakiraki Town where she now lives, she started diving in 2022, her favorite dive site is Mellow Yellow, and her favorite marine life is the Leaf Scorpionfish. Kelera is a Ra Divers internship graduate.

Fun fact: sent into town early one day to pick up some flour for mum to make dinner for the family, she got caught up with her friends and spent way too long wandering around, not returning home with the flour until after 8pm, to a very hungry family – we understand she had trouble sitting down for a day or 2 afterwards.

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Sam

Intern and dive legend in the making

Born and raised in Nadi until 8 years old, and then relocated to Rakiraki Village.

Fun fact: one of his household chores is to provide fish for the family, and whilst spearfishing at night he has had several close encounters with ‘sharky-the-taxman’ coming to claim their piece of fish – so far all fingers, toes, feet, and hands are all accounted for thankfully.

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Iliesa

Intern and dive legend in the making

Born and raised in Suva until 5 years old, and then relocated to Navolau Village No. 1, just 13kms from Volivoli Beach Resort.

Fun fact: loves to entertain, perform and dance for people, and creates a fun party vibe

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Tex

Intern and dive legend in the making

Born and raised in Rakiraki Village. Tex is also Tuk’s & Bloss’s brother.

Fun fact: as little kids his big brothers used to ‘set him up’ when it was bath time, so he would run away and get in trouble with their dad – once you get to know this family, you’ll never stop smiling.

Ra Divers Support team

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Sunil

Senior mechanic, valve servicing, visual inspection and hydrostatic cylinder testing certified, regulator service technician

Born in Ba, brought up Nagoro until he was 7 years old, where he then moved to Naria, just 5-minutes from Volivoli Beach Resort.

Fun fact: if it’s broken, he can fix it + his son is our Finance Manager and his daughter our HR Manager.

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Nirbhay

Senior compressor operator, valve servicing, visual inspection and hydrostatic cylinder testing certified, regulator service technician, Open Water Diver

Born, raised and resides down the road in Naria, just 5-minutes from Volivoli Beach Resort.

Fun fact: quite possibly the hardest working person in the team, and pumps around 59,000,000 litres, yes 59-million liters of nice clean diving gas each year to keep everyone nice and safe, that is equivalent to filling around 25-olympic size swimming pools.

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Monish

Mechanic and compressor operator, valve servicing, visual inspection and hydrostatic cylinder testing certified, he is also an expert welder

Born in Rakiraki, raised and resides at Ellington, just 5-minutes from Volivoli Beach Resort.

Fun fact: he has the sharpest haircut in the company.

Ready for an exceptional dive experience? Book now and dive the Bligh Water with Ra Divers