Captain Name: Ahmed Niyaz Adam
Captain Nationality: Maldives
Number of Crew: 10
Name: Ahmed Niyaz Adam Position: Captain
Born in Maldives, Captain Niyaz has vast experience in navigating the Maldivian seas and has trained been a captain for the past 5 years.. His years of experience helps him navigate the reefs and lagoons of Maldives with ease. He takes pride in his role and strives to ensure clients have memorable experiences during their charter. He has a very warm and welcoming personality. Niyaz is friendly and approachable and well liked by everyone onboard.
Name: Mohamed Shuailam Nasheed
Position: Charter Director/ Manager onboard Mohamed was born in Maldives and spent his childhood in and around water. He 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.
Name: Mohamed Rilwan Position: First Mate
Rilwan is one of the most experienced crew onboard. He has worked onboard several yachts over the years and has brought with him a lot of valuable experience onboard. He is very particular about safety standards and will ensure clients are safe at all times. He has dealt with many different boats
and is capable of solving problems and calm under pressure. His vast experience and knowledge is much needed onboard. He is well respected by the crew.
Name: Lasantha Gunasekara Position: Chef
Chef Lasantha brings with him years of experience serving clients across Maldives and in Sri Lanka. He has worked in numerous resorts, yachts and hotels. Chef Lasantha 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 in Maldives and is well trained and capable of providing the best dishes. His warm personality and extensive culinary knowledge ensures SAFIRA is able to provide clients with many different culinary experiences
Name: Mohamed Mansoor Position: Chief Steward
Mansoor is one of the most experienced crew onboard. Born and raised in Maldives, Mansoor joined the military service and served until 2014. He worked in several luxury resorts in Maldives. His love for the ocean drew him towards the yachting industry and eventually to SAFIRA. He is very calm
under pressure and has shown his ability to find solutions in difficult situations. He brings a wealth of experience in regards to security awareness, fire and rescue and disaster management. On his free time, he likes to keep fit and enjoy’s spending time with his family.
Name: Sanjaya Rathnayeke Position: Steward/Barman
Sanjaya is one of the stewards onboard. He will be the first person to greet you and will be at your service throughout the charter. He has previously worked in resorts in UAE as well as in other luxury resorts in Maldives. He is friendly and will make sure your stay onboard SAFIRA is a memorable one. He is passionate about providing exceptional experiences for charter guests. Sanjaya is a qualified barman. He will be ready to prepare cocktails for you in the evenings and serving you some of his creations during the charter. He looks forward to serving you onboard.
Name: Ahmed Mohamed Position: Deckhand/Stew
Born and raised in a small island in the North of Maldives, Ahmed comes from a family of sailors and grew up in and around boats. He is very energetic and likes to keep himself busy at all times. He enjoys keeping busy and likes to be involved onboard. He is starting out in the charter industry and intends to gain experience and move up the ranks. Ahmed like to stay active and enjoys paddle boarding and swimming during his free time.
Name: Rasika Chandana Position: Assistant Chef
Rasika is the assistant chef onboard. He is responsible for helping the head chef with the preparation of all meals onboard. He has worked as a chef onboard several boats in Maldives. His has many years of experience and knows many different cuisines. He is particularly passionate about baking and is a very good pastry chef as well.
Name: Ali Mohamed Position: Deckhand
Ali has been working onboard SAFIRA from the beginning. 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.
Name: Ahmed Abdul Samad
Position: Dive Master/Snorkeling Instructor
Ahmed or Ammadey as he is known is the divemaster onboard Safira. He has been diving for the past 22 years and has over 10,000 dives under his belt. He knows the dive spots and will be able to guide clients to the best spots based on the seasons. His experience ensures clients are in good hands.
Position: SPA Therapist
The SPA Therapist is recruited from a pool of professional experienced therapist to deliver SAFIRA’s exceptional Aceno Spa services. It’s not always guaranteed to be Lina – but she is one of our favourite.
Name: Aminath Hasna (Anyu)
Position: Yoga Instructor/Junior Stew (Optional extra)
Anyu is the yoga instructor onboard Safira. She has worked as a yoga instructor at many luxury resorts and brings with her a wealth of experience. She trained as an instructor in India and has over 7 years experience with different types of yoga. She likes to conduct sessions in small groups. As well as being a yoga instructor, she has also worked as a photographer and creative director for several studios and design houses in Maldives.