Our Team

The Scubaqua team welcomes you to a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and is looking forward to showing you the beauties of the different dive sites. Although we all have our own background and personality, we have a great thing in common: we share the same passion for diving and people. Our experienced and enthusiastic team has an excellent knowledge of the area, providing you with the best possible experience underwater and above.

Ingrid is a CMAS M2 instructor and PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer.

After a few years of diving in the Swiss lakes, I decided with my husband to exchange my dry suit and 15 liter tank to a 3 mm wetsuit and 12 liter tank in St. Eustatius! Date of birth 30-12-1968 I speak French, English and German. I like Rachmaninov, to share good moments with people I cherish and to hear the laugh of my son Enzo! I do not like tomatoes in sandwiches, early mornings, dishonesty and a bad meal... Best dive in Statia the discovery of a nest of juvenile’s drumfish of a few mm!

 

Menno is a Staff instructor CMAS.CH and PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer.

I managed a dive center for 10 years in Switzerland and decided to take the plunge in St. Eustatius! Date of birth 18-05-1965 I speak French, English, German, Swiss-German, Dutch and Italian. I like to share good moments and new experiences. I don't like lack of enthusiasm. Best dive in Statia a dive on the Charles L. Brown wreck when four grey reef sharks were really interested in the school of horse eye jack fish.

 

 

 

Marieke is a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Together with Mike, I dived in all corners of the world before I fell in love with St. Eustatius. If you are not sure if diving is your thing, I take the challenge. Your big smile after you did it, is rewarding enough for me. Date of birth 19-08-1971 I speak Dutch, English and understand German. I like meeting old and new friends, cats and shoes ;-) I don't like slow internet and people who are not straight-forward. Best dive in Statia finding my first seahorse here.

 

 

Mike is a PADI Course Director

After training instructors in a big dive center for years, I started missing small scale personal diving like Scubaqua offers. My big passion is underwater photography and I’m always in to discover new dive sites. I’m also a board member of Stenapa (St. Eustatius National Parks) and represent the three dive centers on St. Eustatius. Date of birth 02-01-1970  I speak Dutch, English and German. I like positive attitudes. I don't like arrogance and discrimination. Best dive in Statia the 45 minutes encounter with a green turtle who must have thought I was her partner.

 

Vincent is a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

I always have been passionate about the underwater world. Since I did my first bubbles with my dad, I've kept on diving for fun around the world until 2011 when I decided to become a PADI professional in Thailand. I've spent almost a year there but came to Statia to run away Asians crowded dive sites. Date of birth 27-08-91 I speak French, English, and a little Dutch. I like music, underwater photography, belgian beers, motorbikes, joking. I don't like Belgian weather, alarm clocks, pastis de marseille, peppers. Best dive my first seahorse encounter in my life @ the humps.

Laura is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

It’s my first breath underwater that convinced me that diving would be part of my life. It’s to share my passion for the underwater world that I became an instructor. Date of birth 10-04-1986 I speak French, English and a bit of Spanish and Portuguese. I like happy people, air bubbles underwater, music and traveling. I don’t like lack of respect, Quebec’s winters and to eat fish. Best dive is this huge hawksbill turtle swimming right next to me during a night dive @ Chien Tong.

 

 

Christelle is a Master Scuba Instructor

After working for 13 years in France I decided to change completely my life for my passion and to become a diving Instructor. I dive since 2006 and I did my IDC in 2011. I start to work in Thailand and Egypt and after 4 years in Thailand I wanted to change of horizon and I found Statia and Scubaqua... Date of birth 28-11-1979 I speak French and English, and I understand Spanish if you don't speak to fast... I like cheese, bread, wine, traveling and animals. I don't like cold weather, Brussels cabbage, mistreatment of animals. Best dive Stenapa reef with all the turtles, rays and colorful wrecks.

Rob is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer.
It was a holiday in Thailand that made me decide that I wanted more then just snorkeling and staying at the surface while their was so much more under water. In the years that followed I decided to do a course every year but already soon after I knew that that wasn’t enough and I became a PADI Dive Instructor as a hobby back in the Netherlands. Date of birth 29-04-1978. I speak Dutch (Brabants), English and German. I like eating nice food and drinking special beers at a terrace in the sun, macro stuff while diving, traveling and watching movies/series. I don’t like people who talk behind somebody’s back, cold weather and vegetarian food. Best dive in Statia diving from “Grand canyon” to “Mushroom” and ending @ “the Humps”.

Lilian is a PADI Dive Master.
After diving in the warm waters all over the world as a hobby on holidays together with Rob, we decided to take the step to make from our hobby our work. Started on the island of Ibiza and then changed the mediterranean workfield to the caribbean waters of Sint Eustatius. Date of birth 05-11-1977 I speak Dutch, English and understand German. I like good company with humor, nice sunsets and temperatures not below 25 degrees ;) I don't like horror movies and animal abuse. Best dive in Statia was my first dive at Barracuda’s reef with two huge nurse sharks, male and female together sleeping.

Christa is a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

After my first scuba experience on the Great Barrier Reef in 2001 I was hooked. Since then I wanted to explore more and have been lucky to been diving in many places all around the world. In 2009 I became a dive master and enjoyed guiding people through the wonders of the sea. Some years later I took the challenge to become an Instructor so I could teach people how to scuba dive and introduce them to the Blue World.
Date of Birth: 24-05-1982 I speak Dutch, English, German and Pidgin and understand a little French. I like travelling, meeting new people, a good laugh, music, good food and the outdoors. Best dive in Statia: descending at Barracuda's bumping into an Eagle Ray straight away and continuing the dive seeing 8 Nurse Sharks in line. Can't beat that one!

Din is a Statia Shepard

I love hanging out at the dive center, mostly in the shade. Me and my best friend Yoke like to play with the guests from the dive center. Date of birth 20-2-2014. I like having back-rubs and my swimming lessons in front of the dive center. I don't like fleas.

 

 

 

 

Yoke is a Statia Mix

The best what happened to me is the adoption of me and my best friend DIN by my new Scubaqua buddy’s. I spend most of the day enjoying the best view from the dive center’s porch. Date of birth somewhere in 2013. I like chewing on almost everything and being walked. I don't like dog-shampoo.

  

 

 

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