||InfoHub supplier since Dec 2005!
Base of operations: Tonga -- Number of InfoHub client requests accepted: 41
Paul Stone and Karen Varndell have been in the dive industry for a combined 22 years, having worked all over the Pacific and Carribbean, we decided to settle in Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga and create our own dive shop.
Paul also holds a 1600 tonne Ocean Master Captain's licence as well as being a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer.
Karen, herself is a RYA Costal Skipper aswell as a TDI/SDI/PADI Instructor.
Our first boat "Tonga Tango" is a custom built 8.5m rib, with diving and comfort in mind, we specialise in smaller groups - maximum of 8 divers, 10 snorkelers.
Our second boat, "DevOcean" is a 10m Island Hopper, large spacious decks and an upper flybridge, make it a great vessel for groups. DevOcean is licenced for 16 but we only take 12 divers/snorkelers out. Spacious camera area, allow all photographers the room they need.
As well as a strong and skillful passion for photography and videography which has given them a great knowledge in diving and the underwater world. We have some digital rental cameras and videos, as well as making our own videos and slideshows for people.
|Questions and Answers
Vava'u offers a vast array of year round diving for all levels and experiences.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
6 years, we built it when we arrived in Vava'u.
2. What is your company's mission?
To encourage responsible eco-tourism whilst giving tourists the most for the vacation.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Scuba diving, whale tours.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Paul Stone and Karen Stone who have worked in the marine environment for a combined 30 years, both have studied in ocean and conservation.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Whale tours from July to October, a uniques opportunity to witness close up the majestic South Pacific Humpback Whale.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?