I'm continuously grateful to be able to venture beneath the waves for my work more than most folks. But then I meet people like 'Papa', who make me look like a seasoned landluber by comparison!⠀
Manasa Bulivou ('Papa') is one of the seasoned hands from Beqa Adventure Divers - home of the world famous Bull Shark Dive in Fiji. You will struggle to find a finer ambassador for sharks and our oceans. He was instrumental in turning Shark Reef into a Marine Reserve, and has spent countless hours introducing people from around the world to the Fijian sharks - changing perceptions daily around one of the ocean's most misunderstood creatures. Nowadays his role is in feeding the sprightly juvenile reef sharks found at the 5m edge of the reef, which can only be described as the best safety stop ever!⠀
Simply put, Papa is a frickin' badass. I can't wait to return to Fiji to see him, the BAD boys, and their sharky pals again sometime soon.
Anyone else been to Fiji to meet Papa and the team (plus their big, mahoosive sharks)? 😅