Shannon Hunter-SSI DCSI/SSI Apnea Instructor/PADI MSDT/Respond Right 1st Aid Instructor - Owner of Buccaneer Adventures Niue Dive.
10 years and nearly 5000 dives down and I still remember my first breaths. It was a cold rainy East Coast Australia winter day, zero vis and the sea was rock 'n' roll! All this and I was still hooked! I have been instructing now for 8 years and still love it. My career has taken me to some amazing locations for both employment and leisure, having worked in Cyprus in 2006/2007 and again last year, Sardegna Italy in 2007 and in Scotland (though after diving here I took a job at a heated pool complex!). In 2008 I started my own Dive Center, Buccaneer Divers, and ran it successfully until handing the reigns over and selling up to begin my new adventure here in Niue. I love freediving and find the silent world addictive. In 2009 I competed in the Australian Deep Water Challenge and broke an Australian record for UFC freediving. I have a passion for the water which sent me into marine conservation. On the Gold Coast (Australia) I ran the "remove shark nets" campaign, and was in charge of the Seashepard Gold Coast office for 6months. I have always had the belief that any day above ground is a good one, but any day underwater is a GREAT one.
Krystal Hunter- Divemaster- Owner of Buccaneer Adventures Niue Dive.
I was taught how to dive in 2010 and i was instantly hooked. In this short time I have travelled all over the world to experience new and exciting dive destinations and have met some amazing people along the way. In 2011 me and my Husband Shannon moved to Cyprus to manage a dive shop, I was working in reception and learning how to run the store while Shannon took out the divers to experience the underwater world. I fell in love with the dive industry and immediately wanted to become a dive professional so I could get out of the office and be in the water everyday, helping people to make their first bubbles. Now a Dive master I get to take divers on underwater tours to experience Niue's magic, I couldn't imagine a better job in the world.