Operating in the Indian Ocean, South East Asia and Indonesia
Aft Deck Dining
Captain Moosa has been at sea for well over 30 years. He has vast experience in navigating the Maldivian seas and has trained many who have gone on to become captains themselves. His years of experience helps him navigate the reefs and lagoons of Maldives with ease. He takes safety protocols very seriously and considers the safety of everyone onboard his highest priority. Moosa has been the Captain of SAFIRA since she arrived in Maldives. He knows more about her than anyone onboard. He has a very warm and welcoming personality and is liked by everyone onboard. Moosa enjoys fishing and clients are welcome to join him on his early morning fishing sessions.
Qualifications: Captains Training Course (Niyami) - Maritime Academy of Maldives.
Mohamed is in charge of the overall operations of SAFIRA and ensures the operations onboard are carried out as expected. He is responsible for the overall safety of the clients and crew onboard and ensures that the charter plan is followed and executed. He has worked previously on other yachts in Maldives and offers valuable experience and business insight onboard. Mohamed is able to provide details about the onboard operations at all times. Mohamed is also a certified diver.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts in International Business from University of Nottingham (UK).
Chef Hemantha brings with him years of experience serving clients across Maldives and in Sri Lanka. He has worked in numerous resorts, yachts and can prepare varieties of dishes from around the world. Chef Hemantha is specifically talented in creating dishes in French, Italian, European, Mediterranean, East Asian, Indian and Sri Lankan cuisines. He can prepare Sushi and Sashimi based dishes as well. He has previously worked on yachts specifically working with the American markets for over 10 years. His warm personality and extensive culinary knowledge ensures SAFIRA is able to provide clients with many different cuisines.
Qualifications: International Cooking Course Swiss Lanka Hotel School.
Niyaz is our resident dive instructor. His is well known in the dive community in Maldives as he was the first diver to dive during a shark feeding frenzy. He brings a wealth of experience in terms of diving and safety. He has been a diver since 2004 and has been working with clients from around the world since then. He became an instructor in 2008 and now has well over 10,000 dives under his belt. His experience as a rescue diver is an added bonus.
Qualifications: PADI Open Water Instructor and DAN Certified First Responder.
Ali has been working onboard SAFIRA for over 2 years. He has previously worked on liveaboards in Maldives as a deckhand. He is a hard worker and valuable member of our team. He is a fast learner and has been able to help out with routine maintenance in the engine room as well. Ali has a quiet personality and is liked by everyone onboard. We are actively trying to hire an engineer, stewardess and a bartender. I will keep you posted on any new permanent hires.
Qualifications: Vocational education and experience.
SAFIRA offers generous accommodations for 18 guests as well as one cabin for support staff.
Each cabin is designed to invoke relaxation with luxury custom bed sleep systems, custom luxury bed and bath linens, ensuite bathrooms with modern shower systems and full air-conditioning.
Due to her design, if unrequired, the lower deck with cabins can be closed off to ensure a more intimate experience for smaller groups.
On the bridge deck: 6 queen suites with private terraces overlooking the ocean. The 2 cabins towards the bow are slightly larger
On the lower deck: 2 twin cabins, 2 queen suites and 2 bunk bedded cabins. 3 of the cabins on the lower deck will be retained for specialist crew, the Cruise Director and as the massage room. 1 can be available for support staff if necessary.
On the top deck: Crew Quarters for all permanent crew.