Captain Cook Cruises Fiji Marine Biologist, Mr Amos Abhishek Daniel was Tourism Fiji’s first Bulanaire for 2020 and is now hard at work at Tivua Island regenerating the beautiful Coral Gardens.
Following the success of last year’s Bulanaires campaign, Tourism Fiji launched phase two of the program by honouring Fijis true hospitality heroes. Local Bulanaires have been nominated to share the ‘Bula Spirit’ with visitors to the destination and to reinforce why Fiji is the place where happiness finds you.
Amos was nominated by Ms. Jacqueline Charlton, Captain Cook Cruises Fiji Managing Director, who said, “Amos has the big bula smile and goes above and beyond to ensure our passengers have a fun and meaningful experience in Fiji. He is also the most passionate, articulate and dedicated Marine Biologist.”
The eldest of three siblings, Amos hails from the soccer-crazed town of Ba in the Western Division. Since completing his studies Amos has been a dedicated crew member with Captain Cook Cruises Fiji and works aboard small cruise ship Reef Endeavour and at Tivua Island.
In his role as Marine Biologist Amos not only guides and lectures passengers about the ocean and sustainability, but also participates with the crew in cultural dance and activities.
“What I love most about my job is teaching guests more about the ocean and seeing the excitement on their faces when they go snorkelling or diving and can identify the various fish or coral that I have taught them about. It’s really extremely rewarding for me to be able to impart that knowledge and share that with guests.” Explains Amos.
Amos hasn’t been able to educate and entertain visitors to Fiji since the advent of COVID-19 bringing the closure of Fiji’s airport. His dedication to the environment has not diminished, though. He has been hard at work planting coral and monitoring the fish populations at Tivua Island. TC Harold caused some damage, but this period of rest from visitors has provided the perfect opportunity for regeneration of the reef. When visitors return to the islands, they will find an enthused Amos and beautiful experience.