Dive Wananavu Crew


Established in 2012, Dive Wananavu Fiji is a PADI 5-star Dive Resort and boasts a team of well trained, knowledgeable, and friendly local dive experts excited to take you to their favorite underwater dive sites.

Our team uses two custom build dive boats which ensure that our dive guests will enjoy a safe and comfortable transfer to and from the dive sites. Both dive boats are equipped with safety gear, dry storage, healthy snacks, fresh water, camera storage, and designated camera rinse bins.

Meet our team below:

Las Vota – Master Boat Captain (Class 6)

Las Vota – Master Boat Captain (Class 6)


Las grew up in the Wananavu area in the small village of Navuavua just outside Rakiraki.  Beginning in 2004 he began his climb to becoming a certified boat captain when he took his first job with Kaiviti divers as a “boatman.”  Over the next few years Las worked for various dive companies in the area as he accumulated the credit, hours and experience to complete his captain exams. When not working Las is often watching old 80′s action movies with Sly Stalone or Arnold like Predator and Rambo.  One of these days he hopes to travel to New Zealand, London England, and the USA.

Jese Ramasima (“Jez”) – Divemaster, Boat Captainv

Jese Ramasima (“Jez”) – Divemaster, Boat Captain


Jez Joined the team in September of 2014. When he’s not engaging divers with his bright smile and dance moves he likes spending time with family & friends.  Here’s what Jez has to say about his role at Dive Wananavu:

“Bula! Let’s go Diving – oh, sounds like fun!  First, I have to say that I’m very grateful to be given the opportunity to be part of the Dive Wananavu Team – Lovely!  How nice to hear the dive boat engine early in the morning and to help load the boat with gear, tanks & divers.  Everything on board? Good!  Ready to hit the green light and out we go! Beautiful & exciting!  Diving & entertaining people is what I love to do, so diving excites me because it helps me understand God’s creation through the world of fish and reefs.  It makes me happy to entertain people through diving where I can really “make it count”!  I’m happy to take divers to some of the best dive sites in the Bligh Water & I believe our guests will find it just as enjoyable and breathtaking as I do!  Vinaka!”