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Silio is a PADI Instructor and the head of our Dive Team. Silio began with us in 2008 and was trained by our legendary hand feeder ‘Rusi’. His passion for the underwater world and his positive energy are a source of inspiration for dive students.
Captain Ace is one of our O.G’s who has been with us since 2011. His upbeat attitude and perpetual smile are like sunshine on a rainy day. Steady hands and guidance are what he provides as you are gearing up and getting in and out of the water.
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Nani is the Matriarch of BAD, she runs our Front Desk, Retail Shop and keeps the BAD Boys in check. Her warm and caring manner make morning check-in a breeze. If you are lucky you may meet her Bull Shark namesake on The Shark Dive.
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Ana is our Accountant, and she may have earned her Economics degree from the U of South Pacific, but her Fijian charm is 100% homegrown. Ana is Nani’s younger sister. She is as sweet as the Bull Shark named after her, and just as engaging.
Salesh is the man behind the scenes keeping BAD up and running. From fish runs to maintenance, filling tanks and mixing Nitrox, he does it all. If you run into him give him a smile and a hello, this soft-spoken gentleman is as hard working as they come.
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‘Cody’ is one of our Divemasters and Hand Feeders. Cody is an animal lover with a gentle laidback manner. He can wow you controlling the energy of the excitable reefies during a hand feed, or finding creatures on our coral/wreck dives.
Earl began as our boat Captain, then followed his underwater calling to be one of our Divemasters. He is passionate about the sharks and about exploring the ocean underworld. He also has an uncanny ability to spot elusive Tiger Sharks.
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Sydney is the head of our PADI Instructors with a personality like pure sunshine. Her patient and supportive manner will help you build skills and self confidence underwater. Syd has a degree in Marine Biology and a deep love for the underwater world.
‘Q’ is the son of our legendary hand feeder and Shark Whisperer ‘Rusi’. Q has carried on the family name with his love for sharks and the ocean. He is one of our hand feeders and also has amazing skills on the suspended bait bin.
The ocean has been a special place for Ju since he was a child snorkelling the reefs.. Ju is one of our hand feeders, but he also has some serious skills on the suspended bait bin that will leave you breathless, in the middle of bull Sharknado.
Joeli is one of our Boat Captains. Steady at the helm he brings a bit of Bula Spirit wherever he goes. Let Captain Joe give you a hand topside as you gear up and trust that he will transport you to the best dive sites Fiji has to offer!
Keni is soft-spoken, hard working and super passionate about the ocean and the sharks. You can find him donning a chainmail hood and feeding the reefies and lemons at the 10m and 4m feeding stations. Give him a cookie and watch him smile.
Mala has always been drawn to the Ocean and feels most at home aboard a vessel at sea. Shark behaviour intrigues him and his calm and self-assured nature means the sharks are always on their best behaviour around both him and you.
Sai is one of the newest members of the BAD family and he fits right in. Sai is addicted to the ocean and his positivity and can-do attitude are exactly what you need to ensure you have the best underwater experience we can provide.
David is one of the newest members of the BAD Family and he fits right in. David’s always been drawn to the beauty and the mystery of the ocean and her treasures. He has quickly made female Bull Shark ‘Topsail one of his favourites.
Think you have what it takes to be the newest member of the BAD Crew? If you are local (in Fiji) and love the ocean send us your CV and tell us why we should bring you onboard! We look forward to welcoming you to the family.
Drew is our Dive Operations Director, keeping BAD rockin’, rollin’ and divin’ on the daily. Drew is also a Master Scuba Diver Trainer, and skilled at servicing dive equipment so we are always in good hands. You will likely meet Drew at the Dive Centre, where his wit and charming but firm demeanour make him the perfect BAD Patriarch.
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Tashi is our Conservation Director, and runs the My Fiji Shark adoption program. Tashi is currently conducting research on the social behaviour of our visiting Bull Sharks. You will likely meet Tashi topside during the surface interval, where she is happy to talk about our sharks, shark behaviour, and our ongoing conservation work.
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Mike is The Godfather of BAD, and the driving force behind the creation of SRMR, numerous research and conservation projects. Having spent over two decades of his life dedicated to conservation, he is a legend in many circles. You can likely spot Mike on the boat, or in the middle of the Arena filming under a Sharknado of Bulls. If you decide to engage him in conversation during the surface interval: approach him with caution. He has a nose for BS so keep it real.