|Captain Joji Tavura|
Joji has gained a vast knowledge of the Fijian waters since he obtained a Captain's license in 1991. While serving as Captain of the Nai'a for the past 8 years, he also worked part-time as 1st mate and relief Captain on the Fiji Aggressor II and III. When not at sea, Joji lives in Suva with his wife Litia and 3 daughters Buna, age 24, Selina, age 21 and Meme, age 14. His life at sea previously kept him away from home for weeks on end so today he enjoys nothing more than working for the FIJI AGGRESSOR™ where he can now see his wife and children weekly - even if only between charters. Joji's daughters still live at home. The two oldest girls go to the University of Suva studying tourism and law.
Joji's dad was a sailor. He remembers when he was 18 years old and his dad invited him to spend some time with him on the ship he was working on. Joji's dad told him as he stepped aboard, "Hold my hand son (with a long brush held in both hands), help me clean this vessel and learn the ways of a sailor because it's the best way for a Fijian to make an honest living". Soon after and for several years Joji worked on a square rig sailing yacht. They carried passengers (one to three nights) as they hopped from island to island, stopping for island visits and snorkeling. He also worked on a cargo ship for 6 years as the chief officer and Captain, supplying the islands with food and other needs. Joji learned about diving by frequently talking on the radio with other Captains who took divers to the offshore reefs. In 1987 Joji decided that he wanted to learn to dive and became certified as Advanced Open Water, Nitrox and Rescue Diver. He now has over 10,000 dives, knows the name of every living creature underwater and very much enjoys showing guests around on their dives.
Divemaster Moses Visaka
Moses has been working with the company since its inception 21 years ago. He is a loyal crew member and Dive master with vast experience in the liveaboard dive industry. Moses takes pride in his work and in making sure that guests are aware of the underwater surrounding they will be encountering before every dive during his extensive dive briefings. Moses is multi-skilled and assists the captain whenever possible.
|Chef Peni Sovakalia|
Chef Peni has been in the liveaboard dive industry for the past 17 years. He started work as crew on the dive yacht S.V. Nai’a as a deck hand in 1994 and worked his way up the ranks to become a Head Chef. In 2004 he joined the yacht M.Y. Undersea Hunter as Chef for a year of sailing around the Pacific Islands with the IMAX production team. In 2005 he rejoined Nai’a cruises as Head Chef and relieving Bosun. At the beginning of 2011 the Dancer Fleet acquired his services to work onboard the FIJI AGGRESSOR™. Peni is very creative when preparing meals and has a wide range of menus to cater both to planned meals and to guests with special dietary requests. comes to us from the Nai'a where he served as head Chef for 17 years.