For those of you who have ever been aboard one of our liveaboards or have done business with Oktavia you are sure to at least have had some form of contact with Karin who was our Operations Manager and Bernie who was the tour leader on M/V Oktavia (as well as backup for when Karin wanted to head out on the boat).
Karin joined the crew in 2009 and has been a valuable member of the team putting in the man hours and making sure everything ran smoothly for our customers and staff. Karin has now spread her wings and has sadly left us to venture into a new territory in the UAE. She has taken up a position as Sales & Marketing Manager with Divers Down (her boyfriend Paul's dive shop) in the UAE where she will undoubtedly be an asset. We wish her all the luck with her new appointment and hope she'll come back to visit with us and maybe come aboard M/V Oktavia as a customer for a change.
Bernie also joined Oktavia in 2009 and has been a master in his work with us, if you have met Bernie you'll know what we mean. He has just finished his last trip with us on the 16th December and will be heading back to the UK, with his girlfriend Stina, to spend Christmas with his folks before embarking on a new journey. Stina and Bernie have yet to decide where they are going after the festive season but we wish them well and again hope to see them in the near future.