Dive Team Kanifushi


Hadhee

Position Watersport Instructor & Manager

Speaks Dhivehi, English

Background

Hadhee worked as a waiter and bar-captain on Bandos island resort and One & only Kanuhura, until he found his passion in the watersport.  Since 2013 he is operating the watersport center here on Kanifushi.    

Experience

2003 he becomes his lifeguard certification and since 2008 he is a watersport instructor. He gives different courses in windsurfing, Waterski, wakeboarding and Catamaran, but also snorkeling lessons on the private speedboat trips.

Interests

Volleyball, Soccer, fishing and he loves good chocolate

Mujey

Position Diving Instructor

Speaks English and Dhivehi

Background

He was living in Arnaj for more than 8 years and thought to change his carrier. End of 2012 he got his Divemaster.

Experience

After he made his instructor training he worked on Rasdhoo and joined to a liveaboard where he worked more than one year. He has been a freelance instructor on different safari boats.

Interests

Mujey loves to play football and swimming, but by diving he is in his element

Salas

Position VDST Watersport Instructor

Speaks Dhivehi , English

Background

Salas starts working as a Watersport Instructor since 2005 on Bandos, One & only Reethi rah, Four Seasons and since 2014 he join our team from Dive & Sail. He got his instructor certification from VDWS Kite surfing and windsurfing.

Experience

More than 10 years he is given training in all different kinds of watersport, especially kite surfing and windsurfing

Interests

He likes to play football but more than this he especially like Kite boarding, Windsurfing and wakeboarding

Rokko

Position service and maintenance

Speaks English

Background

Rokko used to work in a textile factory back home. He is a master in printing and drawing on t-shirts and is able to iron a waiter's shirt five times faster than any good housewife.

Experience

Since the winter of 2007, Rokko starts in Ellaidhoo were he takes marvelous care of all our house reef divers. He helps assembling the equipment and will make sure that nobody needs to carry a tank. 2014 he changed to Kanifushi.

Interests

In Bangladesh, Rokko plays soccer, cricket and tennis. He enjoys listening to music and chatting with colleagues in the staff area over a cup of tea. And if there is a party (which according to him happens far too rarely), he is there in no time at all.

Boat Crew

Position Boat Crew

Speaks Dhivehi, English

Abdulla Mufeed

Position Base Leader

Speaks Fluent Dhivehi, English, German, Basic Chinese, Italian & French

Background

PADI/SCUBA/SSI Dive Instructor and VDWS Watersports Instructor.

Born in Baa Atoll, Mufeed is brings 28 years of hospitality experience and is a proficient diver who has in-depth knowledge of Maldivian reefs. He joined Hakura Dive & Sail team in September 2015 and has been an important member of the family ever since. You will find him smiling, most often with a very easy going and approachable perspective towards diving and adventure.

He firmly believes that diving is about going and enjoying every single days experience; holding what you hope to see in your heart for each immersion. Whatever will be, will be- that is the greatest part of an adventure!

 

Experience

Mufeed has worked in many atolls throughout the Maldives in both hospitality and diving industries. He was a divemaster for 18 years before becoming a Padi Dive Instructor in 2012 with more than 15 000+ dives under his belt. He will teach you Nitrox with pleasure with any organization such as NRC, PADI, SCUBA and SSI! Take a pick!

INTERESTS: Diving (of course), Underwater photography, Deep Sea fishing and all Watersports, as well as playing Football and Rugby.

Interests

Diving (of course), Underwater photography, Deep Sea fishing and all Watersports, as well as playing Football and Rugby.

Mariam

Position Assistant Base Leader

Speaks Fluent English, French, Spanish & Armenian

Background

PADI MSDT

Mariam is a Canadian from Quebec with education & employment backgrounds in Graphic Design & Illustration, marketing, sales & managament in hotel & tourism as well as in health services industries. She has been diving for over 12 years, with experience diving throughout the caribbean coastal waters spanning from Florida down to Costa Rica. Deciding to persue her passion for SCUBA and love for the sea, she has now been teaching scuba on a professional platform from introductory entry levels up to divemasters in the central americas and caribbean for the better part of 4 years.

Experience

Having joined PADI professional status as a divemaster in 2015, she then completed her Instructor course that same year. Mariam is currently Master Scuba Diver Trainer  with over 250 certifications and over 3000+ dives, teaching specialty courses from Deep, Drift, Wreck, Nitrox, Navigation, amongst a few others. She joined the Dive & Sail Family in April 2019.

Interests

Enjoys all watersports, especially diving and freediving! Loves nature and the oceans, so conservation awareness is important to her to preserve the beauty of our oceans and reef habitats for future generations to come. She is also a painter and writer who enjoys arts and litterature as well as the adventures of travel.

Melania

Position Marine Biologist & PADI Dive Instructor

Speaks Fluent Italian, English & Spanish

Background

Melania is from Catania, the breathtaking east-coast of Italian Sicily. She graduated with honors as a Marine Biologist  with a specialisation in Ecotoxicology in 2017. Shortly afterwards, she married her knowledge of the ocean with her passion for diving and  became a PADI Divemaster in Sardinia right after University, later going on to becoming a PADI Dive intructor in the eastern basin of Mediterrean Sea in Cyprus.  Combining brains with beauty and fun in the sun, she has been a part of the Dive & Sail team since October 2018.

Experience

Melania became a PADI dive Instructor in 2017 and has over 500+ dives. She can teach Nitrox specialty  and loves teaching  fish Identitfication!

Interests

She is of course a mermaid of the sea, with profound respect and admiration for our oceans, who believes in turtle conservation projects and coral conservation research. Other interests include pizza and pasta!

Manuel

Position PADI Dive Instructor

Speaks Fluent Italian, English & Spanish

Background

From Como Region in Northern Italy, Manuel is an avid diver with a calm and collected personality that allows for enjoyable company and mentoring within great diving. After finishing his studies, he decided to embark  on a journey that would allow him to persue his passion for the ocean. With experience in  Dry suit diving, drift diving and DPV’s , he is your guy for fun times under the sea! 

Experience

Manuel started his PADI professional career as a Divemaster in 2016 in Sardinia, then going on to do his IDC internship in Dominican Republic in 2017. He has done many cold water dry suit dives in his home in Italy, teaches  NRC and PADI Nitrox courses. He also spent a season in Malaysia in summer 2018. Manuel has been a part of the Dive & Sail family since October 2018.

Interests

 Enjoys filming and editing underwater videography and has an interest in freediving. His personal likes also include  a good Gelato and Game of Thrones- Not in any specific order, but certainly combined, A plus!