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We’ d like to introduce ourselves to you. Our names are Will and Alex and we own and operate Tokoriki Diving, an award winning PADI 5 Star Dive Centre based at Tokoriki Island Resort.

We arrived in Fiji in 1998, having spent the previous 5 years living in Egypt. Somewhere tropical after living in the desert was a nice change.

None of our adventure was planned, we simply got the opportunity to work in Fiji, and have never looked back!   

We’ ve spent the last two decades pioneering the diving around Tokoriki Island: exploring the reefs, getting to know the aquatic life, and understanding the tides, currents and seas. From the countless hours spent observing one small area of underwater Fiji has come a strong sense of ‘guardianship’ of the reef, a passion we have imbued in the rest of our team.  

In 2000 we set up the Tokoriki Giant Clam Regeneration Program in partnership with the Fiji Ministry of Fisheries. Through trial and perserverance, we have ended up with the largest collection of mature tridacna gigas clams in Fiji! This is a critically endangered species of giant clam, with our largest weighing approximately 100 kg/ 220 lb, and measuring over 1 metre/ 3 ft in length.

We are so lucky that through twenty years we have never lost our enthusiasm, always kept learning and investing. And the reason we are able to live on this beautiful island and dive in these beautiful seas is you...

We look forward to diving with you soon!

Happy, Safe Diving
— Will & Alex, 2019
Will   Will's love of all things to do with water and adventure travel, got him to Fiji and Tokoriki Island Resort in the first place.  He has an impressive knowledge of the reef ecyosystem, and Fiji wildlife in general. Conservation minded, Will has spear headed all of Tokoriki Diving's environmental policies and projects.  As Managing Director of Tokoriki Diving Will ensures that dive boats and equipment are all maintained and serviced, and that the team are formally trained in all areas of operating a dive business.  Having dived over 5000 dives in the local area and taught hundreds of people to dive, Will is an experienced dive professional.  Away from diving Will loves to popper fish for GTs (strictly catch and release), and along side Alex enjoys nothing more than spending time on their farm in Momi, Fiji.  PADI MSDT Instructor 113193  PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor: 113193  Certified Scuba Cylinder Fill Station Instructor & Operator: 29907  Resticted Master/Engineer Class 6 Boat Captain: License #13/ATT03696

Will

Will's love of all things to do with water and adventure travel, got him to Fiji and Tokoriki Island Resort in the first place.

He has an impressive knowledge of the reef ecyosystem, and Fiji wildlife in general. Conservation minded, Will has spear headed all of Tokoriki Diving's environmental policies and projects.

As Managing Director of Tokoriki Diving Will ensures that dive boats and equipment are all maintained and serviced, and that the team are formally trained in all areas of operating a dive business.

Having dived over 5000 dives in the local area and taught hundreds of people to dive, Will is an experienced dive professional.

Away from diving Will loves to popper fish for GTs (strictly catch and release), and along side Alex enjoys nothing more than spending time on their farm in Momi, Fiji.

PADI MSDT Instructor 113193

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor: 113193

Certified Scuba Cylinder Fill Station Instructor & Operator: 29907

Resticted Master/Engineer Class 6 Boat Captain: License #13/ATT03696

Alex   Hand in hand with Will, Alex has built Tokoriki Diving into a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre with an outstanding reputation. Alex's drive has motivated the team to never rest on their laurels, and always to strive for improvement.  Alex is an accomplished PADI Instructor and has done over 4000 dives in the 20 years that she's spent living the island life.  Outside of the dive arena, Alex takes care of the administration side of running a business. If you get in touch with us ahead of your arrival, it'll most likely be Alex who'll get back in touch with you.  Alex is a British/Fjiian citizen and when on her days off, enjoys nothing more than spending time with Will on their farm in Momi, Fiji.  PADI IDC Staff Instructor #464275  First Responder (First Aid/CPR): HFTA 11142

Alex

Hand in hand with Will, Alex has built Tokoriki Diving into a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre with an outstanding reputation. Alex's drive has motivated the team to never rest on their laurels, and always to strive for improvement.

Alex is an accomplished PADI Instructor and has done over 4000 dives in the 20 years that she's spent living the island life.

Outside of the dive arena, Alex takes care of the administration side of running a business. If you get in touch with us ahead of your arrival, it'll most likely be Alex who'll get back in touch with you.

Alex is a British/Fjiian citizen and when on her days off, enjoys nothing more than spending time with Will on their farm in Momi, Fiji.

PADI IDC Staff Instructor #464275

First Responder (First Aid/CPR): HFTA 11142

Save   Such a fun, encouraging and caring PADI Instructor. He loves to 'high five'. We've known Save since he was a young boy. His father Koli, worked alongside us 20 years ago as a PADI Divemaster. Save has the accolade as being Yanuya Island's first PADI Instructor, a tremedous achievement, reflecting the man and PADI Instructor Save is.  PADI Instructor OWSI # 489896  Resticted Master/Engineer Class 6 Boat Captain: License # 1803  First Responder (First Aid/CPR): HFTA 10589  Certified Scuba Cylinder Fill Station Operator

Save

Such a fun, encouraging and caring PADI Instructor. He loves to 'high five'. We've known Save since he was a young boy. His father Koli, worked alongside us 20 years ago as a PADI Divemaster. Save has the accolade as being Yanuya Island's first PADI Instructor, a tremedous achievement, reflecting the man and PADI Instructor Save is.

PADI Instructor OWSI # 489896

Resticted Master/Engineer Class 6 Boat Captain: License # 1803

First Responder (First Aid/CPR): HFTA 10589

Certified Scuba Cylinder Fill Station Operator

Kristian   PADI MSDT Instructor and Marine Biologist, Kris joined our team in 2019. He is a keen conservationist with a specialism in mega fauna. His favourite species of shark is the silvertip. He is an experienced Instructor with 5000 dives under his belt. Away from diving, Kris's passions are dogs and motorbikes. Originally from Wales, but now a Fiji citizen, Kris has made Fiji his home.  PADI Instructor MSDT#327253  EFR Instructor #327253  BSC Marine Biology  MSC Environmental Biology, Conservation and Rescource Management

Kristian

PADI MSDT Instructor and Marine Biologist, Kris joined our team in 2019. He is a keen conservationist with a specialism in mega fauna. His favourite species of shark is the silvertip. He is an experienced Instructor with 5000 dives under his belt. Away from diving, Kris's passions are dogs and motorbikes. Originally from Wales, but now a Fiji citizen, Kris has made Fiji his home.

PADI Instructor MSDT#327253

EFR Instructor #327253

BSC Marine Biology

MSC Environmental Biology, Conservation and Rescource Management

Kale   Know Kale, know his laugh! Kale is always goofing around. He is perhaps Tokoriki Diving's most 'all round' guy. Kale has done several thousand dives and is an accomplished PADI Divemaster. He loves to learn, and has an impressive knowledge of fish, corals and invertebrates. Kale's family are Yanuya Island fishermen and he too has the genes. Along side Sam, Kale captains many of the fishing trips as well as takes the position of 'Guide' on our excursions.  PADI Divemaster # 489307  Resticted Master/Engineer Class 6 Boat Captain (Full): License # ME6273  First Responder (First Aid/CPR): HFTA 11135  Certified Scuba Cylinder Fill Station Operator

Kale

Know Kale, know his laugh! Kale is always goofing around. He is perhaps Tokoriki Diving's most 'all round' guy. Kale has done several thousand dives and is an accomplished PADI Divemaster. He loves to learn, and has an impressive knowledge of fish, corals and invertebrates. Kale's family are Yanuya Island fishermen and he too has the genes. Along side Sam, Kale captains many of the fishing trips as well as takes the position of 'Guide' on our excursions.

PADI Divemaster # 489307

Resticted Master/Engineer Class 6 Boat Captain (Full): License # ME6273

First Responder (First Aid/CPR): HFTA 11135

Certified Scuba Cylinder Fill Station Operator

Sam   An excellent Boat Captain and all round nice guy. Quite frankly he’s our man when it comes to transfers, captaining dive boats and taking guests fishing. With experience of ‘all weather’ boat driving that started from childhood, graduating professionally for USA Survivor and now Tokoriki Diving, Sam puts safety first always and keeps our boats looking clean and tidy.  Resticted Master/Engineer Class 6 Boat Captain: License RME6 1356

Sam

An excellent Boat Captain and all round nice guy. Quite frankly he’s our man when it comes to transfers, captaining dive boats and taking guests fishing. With experience of ‘all weather’ boat driving that started from childhood, graduating professionally for USA Survivor and now Tokoriki Diving, Sam puts safety first always and keeps our boats looking clean and tidy.

Resticted Master/Engineer Class 6 Boat Captain: License RME6 1356

Epeli   There is so much involved in the preparation of equipment and boats prior to a dive trip. It takes a full team at least 1 hour of busy, hard work to get a dive trip ready, so that when you turn up the boat is clean and fueled, the equipment carried and stowed safely, your dive accessories all put out ready for you to grab and go!  You have Epeli to thank for that.  Epeli is currently a trainee with Tokoriki Diving and we love his infectious personality and smile.  He is from Yanuya Island Village and is Sam’s youngest brother.

Epeli

There is so much involved in the preparation of equipment and boats prior to a dive trip. It takes a full team at least 1 hour of busy, hard work to get a dive trip ready, so that when you turn up the boat is clean and fueled, the equipment carried and stowed safely, your dive accessories all put out ready for you to grab and go! You have Epeli to thank for that.

Epeli is currently a trainee with Tokoriki Diving and we love his infectious personality and smile. He is from Yanuya Island Village and is Sam’s youngest brother.

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Testimonials

Many of our diving guests independently choose to review Tokoriki Diving on TripAdvisor .   We are humbled by the beautiful comments people have made about their experiences of diving with Tokoriki Diving. Here are a selection of our recent favourites:

Beautiful Diving, Wonderful People - Will and Alex are an English couple who run a world class dive centre that combines local knowledge, expertise, beautiful dive sites and a real passion for conservation. They have been at Tokoriki for many years, so they know everything about where, when and how to get the most from diving in the area...
— Toby M & Family, UK
Best Diving Ever!...Tokoriki Diving is a PADI 5 Star centre and it shows - everything is safe, proper procedures followed, and diver to dive professional ratio is very good...I can’t sing their praises enough, they are so passionate about the dive experience and it shows in everything they do - we loved our dives with the Tokoriki Diving team and I would recommend them to anyone considering diving in Fiji.
— Beth and Gary, USA
Having not dived since obtaining my Advanced certification in 2009 and having an aversion to returning, I had no intention of diving...However when we met and and chatted to the staff at Tokoriki Diving, I decided to try again with no pressure or expectations to succeed. After a comforable complimentary pool refresher, we ventured out and I loved it. Fantastic staff, calm, informative and attentive to my initial anxiety. Would recommend to all. Exceptional. Thank you for giving me back my scuba joy.”
— Bella K, Dublin
I feel extremely lucky to have completed the open water dives for my PADI certification with Tokoriki Diving - not only because of being in beautiful Fiji, but also because of this amazing dive shop. From start to finish, the process was professional perfection.
— Janine W, USA
Tokoriki Diving are true to their ‘no touch’ policy on the reefs for themselves and their guests, and are very respectful of their environment. They don’t disturb wildlife, or bend the rules to lift a rock or pick up little critters for tourists...We really appreciated this and it made our experience much more enjoyable.
— Esme, San Francisco

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