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. We are happy to give you an extra hand and are open to all your questions and concerns.

 

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 on Statia.

 

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 spend 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 likemusic, underwater photography, belgian beers, motorbikes, joking. I don't like Belgian weather, alarm clocks, pastis de marseille, peppers. Best divemy first seahorse encounter in my life @ the humps.

 

Dirk is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer.

I started diving in the beautiful Swiss lakes. After 10 years of diving as a hobby, I decided to become a professional and started an odyssea around the world with shorter and longer stops on the way through Spain, Egypt, Italy, Maldives and Curacao. Date of birth 06-08-1961 I Speak Dutch, English, German, Swiss-German, French, Italian and understand Spanish. I like being able to see beautiful places and meeting interesting people. I do not like dishonesty. Best dive in Statia the variety of dive sites makes Statia so beautiful. Double wreck is one of my favourites.

Louise is a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

I was on holiday with my dad when I fell in love with diving. Never thought that I would end up as an instructor, but when I heard how to became one I went for it. Now being an instructor gives me the opportunity to share and teach other people about my passion. I always wake up thinking I have the coolest job in the world! Date of birth 25-06-1990 I speak Dutch, English and German. I like snoozing my alarm, socializing, trying new things. I don't likegossiping, mosquito bites and ketchup. Best dive Chien tong wreck/night dive, this dive is absolutely amazing, so much colors and life. Best night dive ever!!. 

Bianet is a PADI Divemaster

Born in the Dominican Republic but I live on Statia for 8 years already. so you can ask me anything about the island. Since my open water certification in 2009 a spend as many hours as possible under water and now diving is my profession! Date of birth 3-6-1993 I speak English, Spanish and a little Dutch (but I understand everything in Dutch ;-) I like living on one of the most unique islands of the world and being under water. I don’t like snakes. Best dive Gibraltar in the far north of the island is just great.

 

David is a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Since I did my first dive in Indonesia, a new passion was born! When I went back to Holland there was not so much diving for me until I came in contact with a dive center who introduces me to diving in the Netherlands. That was also the moment that I decided to change my hobby into my profession and move from the cold water's in Holland to the warm in Statia. Date of birth 12-06-1991 I speak Dutch, English and German. I like travelling, Asian food, an everything is gonna be alright mentality and a cold beer. I don't like a cold shower, Dutch weather and a navigation that doesn't work. Best dive in Statia castle rock to nursing station. Great drift dive, just go with the flow and enjoy the many variations in marine life on this dive.

Crook is a mixed Statia dog and a certified swimmer.

After working as an official tour guide (both for historical city tours and Quill national park tours) for many years it was time for me to retire. Occasionally I will still guide you but considering my age I prefer to hang around the Scubaqua dive center for the biggest part of my day. Date of birth somewhere around 2007. I speak all languages. I like chicken bones, back rubs and listening to diving story’s . I don’t like rain and fleas.

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