Our guides are certified and trained
Robert Torelli and Blue Water Explorer Ltd are proud of their local Tongan guides. These guides are all live for spearfishing and are competent spearfishes and free divers. They have completed the necessary first aid and also free diving recovery course from “One Ocean International”.
Sione Makaafi (John)
Sione Makaafi Leatala (but known simply as John) is our next most experienced guide and is widely regarded as Tonga’s best spearfisherman. John is a deep and experienced spearfisherman who is also a licensed whale swim guide. John is trained in first aid and is also a licenced skipper. When John is not working at Blue Water Explorer Ltd he is spearfishing to help feed his extended family. John has an outgoing nature and is fun to be around both in the water and back on land.
Vaea Muni Kama
Our youngest guide/photographer/deckhand is the ever popular and equally competent Vaea Muni Kama. Vaea is a great spearfisherman who has a special passion for underwater photography and video production. He works as our team photographer and enjoys guiding and deck hand work when required. Vaea spends time away from work practising spearfishing and is also heavily involved with the International Christian Assembly Church in Tonga tapu.