Farewell Big John

Sunday February 17, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the retirement of John Muatini – or as he was affectionately known – Big John.

John (pictured in between Captain’s Mala and Lepani) worked at Tokoriki for 17 years! He usuall…y drove the glass bottom boat and looked after snorkellers on Tokoriki’s complimentary daily snorkel trip.

He is a wonderful man – kind, caring, bright and hardworking – we shall miss him greatly.

We had a lovely farewell BBQ for John on Saturday night; there was lots of singing, dancing and story telling, all washed down with plenty of kava, hot dogs and ice cream.

It’s not all sad however, John has retired to the neighbouring island of Tavua, so we shall still see him from time to time.



Illustration of Red tooth triggerfish