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Meet Our PADI Dive Shop Staff

KoroSun Dive is a Family Owned and Operated Business of over 14 years standing, with the owners diving almost daily. The KoroSun Dive Family is proud to be able to share some of the best diving in Fiji with our guests and we share a passion to explore our underwater world and to help you have great fun above water experiences too.  Come and meet us...first here on our website...then in person!!


Colin Skipper:

Our Leader is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT), Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor  (also SSI & NASDS Instructor Certified), Boat Master, founding Owner/Operator of KoroSun Dive & our in-house stand up/sit down comedian!

Colin (aka Skipper Skipper), originally a Kangaroo, came to Fiji over 12 years ago on a working holiday. Then, despite having never been to Savusavu, Vanua Levu, he took leave from his job as the Vice Principal of an Agricultural College, packed his life in cardboard boxes, and headed back to Fiji to buy a business and become a Director of KoroSun Dive. A few years later he was dive certifying then marrying his Kiwi Marketing and Promotions Manager!

Colin, now a long time Fijian citizen, is totally committed to a life of Fiji diving - teaching diving, guiding diving and living in Fiji. After being a diver for over 38 years and being a dive instructor for over 23 years, Colin has nearly 20,000 dives under his belt and has been averaging around 600 dives per year for the last fourteen years, Colin continues to enjoy his working/teaching/playing, all which involve meeting people, sharing his passion for diving and often striving for the ultimate underwater photo.

Favourite Saying: "Let's go diving!"


Janine Skipper:

"Mom/Mum/Mummy/Na" of the KoroSun Dive family, Janine (aka J-9) is Marketing Manager and Co-Owner/Operator of KoroSun Dive, Dive Guide and Very Personal Assistant to the boss, especially since marrying him on July 4th 2011 (Losing our Independence Day!).

Janine is as equally committed to Fiji as her husband Colin is.  She was a Kiwi non-diver and ex-secondary Head of Department school teacher on arrival in Fiji 2007. She fell in love with the place, fell in love with the dive instructor, bought a house and never left! She took the plunge early on and became a diver and a while later also became a Fijian citizen. Viti is home!

Janine is sometimes kept busy with paper-work, being behind the computer replies etc, but she  spends some time under the water too. She doesn't see what she does as working, she calls it "Playing in Paradise!"

Favourite Saying: "Awesome!"


Steven Pickering:

Currently on an extended holiday in the USA, Steven (aka Scuba Steve) is a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI). After coming to work with us as an unqualified diver back in 2011 Steven, who has been free-diving almost since birth, has now achieved a personal and career goal in becoming a Dive Instructor. He gained an Elite Instructor Award in 2015. And to celebrate has now gone on holiday...until further notice!

Sir Stevo

*** And the sign said "Long-haired freaky people need not apply." So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why. He said "You look like a fine upstanding young man, I think you'll do." So I took off my hat.  I said,"Imagine that. Huh! Me workin' for you!?!" Whoa-oh-oh!! (Lyrics courtesy of 5 Man Electrical Band)

Favourite Saying: " I love my job!!!"

Laisiasa Suliwaliwa:

Father of 4 littlies, Lai (El Capitane) is our Boat Captain and general all round good guy. Lai has a lot of experience in many areas of hospitality & customer service and loves people & the sea. In Lai's words, "When you book a spot diving or snorkeling with KoroSun Dive, you'll find out we love all and serve all & we help ever and hurt never."   Gotta love Lai. We do!!

Favourite Saying: "Oh Yeah!!"

Mr T (Jitoko Kaitoga): Welcome Home as a PADI pro!

Captain Trevor  Barrack: Although boating is a passion his favourite activity is fishing. Welcome aboard Trevor.




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