Our staff - Dive Munda is very passionate about our ocean and environment and we are actively working towards protecting our reefs and helping preserve our fragile marine ecosystems. Some of our islands are the last frontiers of untouched and unspoilt beauty and needs to be protected. Every responsible traveler visiting gives strength to the theory of sustainable eco-tourism. We strongly believe in educating and developing our local communities and people. We employ a group of 12 local dive guides (all trained by us!) and continue to develop youth within our villages.

Belinda - Photo Credit Mike Scotland

Belinda Botha

Operations Director, SSI Instructor Trainer, PADI MSDT & Owner Operator.

Brian Canon Film Shoot - Klaus Obermeyer BTS

Brian Daga

SSI DCS & Senior Dive Guide.

Grady Canon Film Shoot - Klaus Obermeyer BTS

Grady Lamupio

Boat Driver Extraordinaire!


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Joe Grenier

Snorkel guide and boat driver "with a smile"....

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Zaza Bedford

SSI Dive Guide and in charge of office matters ;-)

Casual Staff Team

Dive Guides: Nokoso Kelly, Jenorita Lamupio, Junior Ziro, George Kasa, Janita Kuanga and Joan Sasa

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Lionel hamilton

Lionel is from New Zealand but his family now lives in Noro, Solomon Islands. We are thrilled to have him in Magical Munda doing his SSI divemaster internship!

Anemone Heaven on Wildcat - Photo credit Klaus Obermeyer


We are super stoked to be welcoming Irolo back to his place of birth, Munda! Irolo will be spending his gap year from Uni with us at Dive Munda doing his divemaster internship. Irolo is the son of legendary Dave & Mariana Cooke - Dive Munda founders so needless to say we are excited and honoured - full circle indeed!


SUNGA BOSO - our senior part/old timer!

Whenever Sunga visits his home in Munda we are dying to get him on the team - Sunga is Legend! 

Staff Jump on Dive Munda Dock - Mark Reid

Staff Fun