THIS is Sam Jupe… 10 metres deep and diving to the rescue of a southern right whale, entangled in a long line buoy out of Beachcomber Island, Fiji, which had completely restricted the movement of the tail. Sam, a Padi Scuba Instructor from Auckland New Zealand, understood the risk he was taking in coming to the aid of the whale, however being committed to the safety and welfare of marine life, Sam knew that he needed to do what he could to help free the 12m giant, who looked to have been tangled for some time in the lines. Sam was towed behind the whale while using a blunt knife to cut the distressed mammal free, he spent over an hour in the water and was successful in removing the buoy and doing his part to ensure that this whale survived.
Sam is part of 120 kiwi “SpringBreaker’s” that have taken over Beachcomber Island in the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji with Midori NZ for five nights this week, all are living the Fiji holiday dream partying to half a dozen of New Zealand’s hottest DJ’s and musicians.
With thanks to Tourism FIJI, TourismHQ will be injecting over a million dollars into the Fijian economy this year using 100% local providers and an equally impressive marketing campaign to showcase the beauty of Fiji.