Staff

The members of the Scuba Bula dive team are all highly experienced professionals (PADI Divemasters or higher). All staff are trained Emergency First Responders, Emergency Oxygen Providers and Hazardous Marine Life Injuries First Aiders and qualified boat captains. All are renewed and insured with respective training agencies; PADI, SDI/TDI and DAN. Everyone is fun, friendly and patient.

Samuela Wainimokomoko (Scuba Sam)

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider

Emergency First Responder

PADI Hazardous Marine Life Injuries First Aider

Approximately 12,000 dives

Sam has been working on the Navula Barrier Reef since 1975 first as a boat master and then as a diver. Sam was the founder of Scuba Bula and today is still an owner and director of the company.

Diving Credentials

PADI Divemaster
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor
PADI Project Aware Specialty Instructor
PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor
PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor
PADI Drift Diver Specialty Instructor
PADI Multilevel Diver Specialty Instructor
PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Instructor
PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty Instructor
PADI Night Diver Specialty Instructor
PADI Search & Recovery Specialty Instructor

Adam Hewitt

PADI Master Instructor

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor

Emergency First Response Instructor

DAN/PADI Hazardous Marine Life Injuries First Aid Instructor

Approximately 10,000 dives

Adam has been diving since 1986 and working as a professional diver around the world since 1993. Adam is one of the owners and directors of Scuba Bula.

Diving Credentials

PADI Divemaster PADI Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor
PADI Assistant Instructor PADI Multilevel Diver Specialty Instructor
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Instructor
PADI Medic First Aid Instructor PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor
PADI Boat Diver Specialty Instructor PADI Dolphin/Atlantis Rebreather Specialty Instructor
PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Instructor PADI Ice Diver Specialty Instructor
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor PADI Drift Diver Specialty Instructor
PADI Night Diver Specialty Instructor PADI Altitude Diver Specialty Instructor
PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty Instructor
PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty Instructor PADI Equipment Specialist Specialty Instructor
PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Instructor
PADI Project Aware Specialty Instructor PADI SMB Diver Distinctive Specialty Instructor
PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty Instructor PADI Search & Recovery Specialty Instructor
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor PADI Digital Underwater Photography Specialty Instructor
PADI DSAT Tec Gas Blender Instructor (Inc. Trimix) PADI DSAT Tec Gas Blender Instructor (Inc. Trimix)
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer PADI Hazardous Marine Life Injuries First Aid Distinctive Specialty Instructor
PADI IDC Staff Instructor PADI Master Instructor
EFR Care For Children Instructor EFR CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor
TDI Advanced Nitrox Instructor TDI Decompression Procedures Instructor
TDI Extended Range Instructor TDI Nitrox Gas Blender Instructor
TDI Advanced Trimix Diver TDI Advanced Gas Blender Instructor
SDI Solo Diving Instructor SDI Boat Diving Instructor
SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor SDI Computer Diver Instructor
SDI Altitude Diver Instructor SDI Buoyancy Instructor
SDI Shore and Beach Diving Instructor SDI Computer Nitrox Instructor
SDI CPR1st Instructor SDI CPROX Instructor
SDI Search and Recovery Diving Instructor SDI CPROX1st AED Instructor
SDI Deep Diving Instructor SDI Research Diving Instructor
SDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Instructor SDI Underwater Navigation Diving Instructor
SDI Drift Diving Instructor SDI Underwater Photography Instructor
SDI Dry Suit Diving Instructor SDI Underwater Video Instructor
SDI Equipment Specialist Instructor SDI Visual Inspection Procedures Instructor
SDI Ice Diving Instructor SDI Wreck Instructor
SDI Marine Ecosystems Awareness Instructor SDI Night-Limited Visibility Diving Instructor
SDI U/W Hunter and Collector Instructor
DAN Oxygen Provider Instructor DAN Hazardous Marine Life Injuries First Aid Instructor
H.S.E. Diving First Aid H.S.E. Part 4
H.S.E. Compressor Operation and Management H.S.E. Specific Hazard Oxygen Resuscitation
ANDI Gas Blender ANDI Service Technician
ANDI Oxygen Administrator ANDI Complete Safeair Instructor
IANTD Advanced Nitrox Diver IANTD Inspiration CCR Diver
SSI Open Water Instructor SSI Specialty Dry Suit Diving Instructor
SSI Specialty Boat Diving Instructor SSI Specialty Wreck Diving Instructor
SSI Specialty Night & Limited Visibility Instructor SSI Specialty Deep Diving Instructor
SSI Advanced Instructor RYA Level 2 Offshore Powerboat
RYA VHF Certificate SCSPF Dive Guide (Turkish Underwater Federation)
NDiver Service Technician Poseidon Service Technician

Apisai Botevou

PADI Divemaster

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider

Emergency First Responder

PADI Hazardous Marine Life Injuries First Aider

Approximately 9,000 dives

Api has been working on the Navula Barrier Reef since 1988 first as a boat master and then as a diver. Api joined Scuba Bula in 1996 and is a steadfast member of the team.

Diving Credentials

PADI Divemaster

Carrie Thurston

PADI Rescue Diver

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider

Emergency First Responder

PADI Hazardous Marine Life Injuries First Aider

Carrie is the Dive Centre Office Manager.

Diving Credentials

PADI Rescue Diver
PADI Oxygen Provider
EFR CPR/AED/First Responder
RYA VHF Certificate
RYA Level 2 Offshore Powerboat
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