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About Tokoriki Diving and the Dive Team

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In 1999 Will and Alex arrived in Fiji after five years living and working in Egypt. They took over the dive concession at Tokoriki Island Resort and have spent the years since building a highly respected independent boutique dive operation. In 2005 they diversified to take over the rest of the boating activities at Tokoriki Island Resort. Both Will and Alex work hands on in all areas of the business and they put their success down to this. A lot of hard work has been invested into building a caring, knowledgeable dive team and an inventory of good equipment and excellent boats. Protecting and understanding the marine environment that they are privileged to enjoy is a main priority. Their philosophy is to never lose site of the personal touch, and to make the most out of every dive for every diver.

The owners

Will
  • Will
  • PADI MSDT Instructor, PADI Specialty Instructor, First Aid trained, DAN O2 Provider. Coral Cay Conservation Fish, Coral and Inverts Course certified.

Alex
  • Alex
  • PADI IDC Staff Instructor, PADI Specialty Instructor, First Aid trained, DAN O2 Provider. Coral Cay Conservation Fish, Coral and Inverts Course certified.

With over 6000 dives between them Will and Alex are highly experienced PADI Dive Instructors. Both have recently been awarded the prestigious PADI 'Certificate of Recognition for Excellence,' for outstanding customer service and professionalism in PADI Scuba Instruction. They are founder members of the Mamanuca Environment Society (MES) and actively promote best environmental practices. With over ten years experience at Tokoriki Island Resort, they have intimate knowledge of the area's reefs and species, and a love for the Fiji islands and oceans.

The rest of the team

Vili
  • Vili
  • PADI Divemaster, PADI First Aid Responder, Class 6 Skipper, Fishing Guide, Tour Guide and PADI Snorkel Leader. He is a wonderfully charismatic leader on all of our tours, being very informative and considerate as well as a lot of fun. Vili enjoys sharing his wealth of knowledge about the local islands, people and customs. He is a wonderfully charismatic leader on all of our tours, both above and below the waterline.
  • Vili’s family are the landowners for Monuriki Island, so a trip to the Tom Hanks movie island is not to be missed. Vili is also a very keen fishermen and often crews on fishing charters.
Mala
  • Mala
  • PADI Advanced Diver, Class 6 Skipper, Fishing Guide. Mala is our senior staff member, having worked for Tokoriki Island Resort for six years, and ourselves for the last seven. He has vast experience of the local Mamanuca waters in all conditions and is a truly excellent boat skipper. Mala tends to concentrate on skippering fishing trips and boat transfers.

Rara
  • Rara
  • Rara joined the team in 2010. A wonderfully cool and charismatic character who has spent his working life as a spear fisherman; spearing fish to sell to the Resorts and local villagers. An awesome free diver, Rara knows all the best local fishing hot spots. He has become a very valuable member of staff… taking Tokoriki guests on fishing trips, captaining boats and guiding on Monuriki and Village tours. Rara is a Class 6 Skipper.
Kale
  • Kale
  • PADI Divemaster, PADI First Aid Responder, Class 6 Skipper, Fishing Guide, Tour Guide and PADI Snorkel Leader; Kale is an integral and fun part of our team. He first joined us in 1999, before leaving in 2007 to explore Fiji. In early 2013 he rejoined the team. Kale's real passion is fishing and he never misses an opportunity to take guests out. He loves learning and in his time at Tokoriki and elsewhere has done numerous coral and fish Id courses, enabling him to point out the names of fish or explain about the reef ecosystem on any dive or guided snorkel. He is lovely to have around and his laugh is infectious.
Sau
  • Sau
  • Sau joins us part time and is a welcome asset to the shop, dealing with enquiries and bookings. She is often also the guide for the Village Trip. For our Japanese guests, she comes as welcome relief, as she is an excellent Japanese speaker, having studied in Japan.
Alex at the counterCrew shot


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