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About us

MIKERAPU

Our dive centre is named after our founder, Mike Rapu.
Mike was born and raised in rapa Nui where he became a great freediver and an expert in spearfishing. In 1989 he established his dive center in Hanga Roa o Tai which became one of the most importants dive centers in the island and one of the most popular of Chile.

After several sporting achievements he beat the southamerican freedive record in 2000, descending to 71mts, during 3 minutes and 48 seconds. The same year he was named “best national athlete” in the area of marine sports, by the circle of Chilean journalists and travels to Cuba to train with the great master of deep freedive Deborah Andollo. In La Habana he beats his own record, descending to 79mts deep. Nowadays Mike Rapu keeps making of his passion his lifestyle and he continues doing what he loves the most: diving and guiding the visitants that come to discover the incredible submarine biodiversity of Rapa Nui, one of the best destinys to dive in the world


MIKE

Staff

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Gonzalo Hayden Hahn

Manager
OWSI # 336066
Ecotourism Management.

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Denis Belli

Administration and Receptionist
Rescue Diver
Hotel Management

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Alberto Ortiz

OWSI # 346985
Engineer in Ecotourism and Expeditions.

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Taiana Roloff

OWSI # 359646
Hotel Management

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Tomas Berndt

OWSI # 279450

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Catalina Frazier

Fotógrafa Submarina
Rescue Diver
Underwater photographer, Actress.

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Bruna Fornazier

Snorkeling guide, Actress.
Rescue Diver

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Rene Herrera (El Cape)

Boat Captain.

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Jose Teao

Boat Captain.