Kurumba, Maldives are excited to announce that over the past five months, have been training Miss Aishath Rizuna “Rizu”, Maldives' first female boat Captain.
Aishath Rizuna “Rizu”, Maldives' first female boat Captain
Rizu started to work at Kurumba, Maldives back in November 2011 as a Kids Club Attendant. In November 2012 she was promoted as Supervisor in Majaa Recreation. From her background, Rizu was born and raised in Funadhoo, Shaviyani Atoll. Her father is a fisherman so Rizu has sweet memories about the time when her father taught her how to swim, snorkel and fish in a traditional Dhoni boat. At the very young age of four, Rizu’s father taught her how to drive a small boat, and by the time she was a teenager she was sailing small boats in the lagoon of Funadhoo. Rizu’s father (Mohamed Nazim) curiously also worked in Kurumba at a young age thirty years ago and has been a great support to Rizu’s evolving career.

Aishath Rizuna “Rizu”, Maldives' first female boat Captain
Aishath Rizuna “Rizu”, Maldives’ first female boat Captain

We are delighted with the support of our twelve male Captains, who certainly gave her all the necessary help needed for her practical training as well as her theory course. Rizu is still developing her skills and knowledge of the Maldivian oceans, which will take some time. Whilst she will continue her role as Majaa Recreation Supervisor, these additional skills can be used in the future from time to time when guests are looking for a female crew.
Mohamed Shameem, Fleet Manager of Kurumba, Maldives commented: “Rizu is a very energetic individual and has always been very keen to become a boat captain. I can see that she has a bright future in the maritime field.”