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.

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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 ;-) Oh and did we mention Zaza recently became the very first female Scuba Instructor in the history of our Hapi Isles? Great stuff indeed!

Casual Staff Team

Divemasters: Nokoso Kelly, Jenorita Lamupio, Junior Ziro and Joan Sasa and our SSI Assistant Instructors George Kasa and Janita Kuanga.

Jos and Chevone

Chevone Whitaker & Jos SMULDERS - OUR management couple

Jos and Chevone arrived and are ready to meet you! We are thrilled to have them form part of our growing Dive Munda family!

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We are super stoked to welcome 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 and SSI ITC in early 2018. 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 - Dive shop manager

We tried long and hard to get senior part/old timer Sunga back on board with our Dive Munda team and we are elated that he is here now as our Manager - Sunga is Legend! 

Staff Jump on Dive Munda Dock - Mark Reid

Staff Fun