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). 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.

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.

Caro is a Open Water Scuba Instructor
After diving for a couple of years in South East of Asia, and being a professional underwater photographer and an instructor in Philippines, I decided with my husband,Rolf, that it was time for a change. He wanted me to discover Dutch Caribbean and, as soon as we arrived in Statia, I knew we made the good choice! Date of birth 04-11-1979. I speak French, English, Spanish and I can understand a little Italian. I like people with a sense of humor and honesty, and a love for life in general. I don't like people judging too easily and lies. Best dive in Statia is Stenapa because it is so full of life with the stingrays and turtles and, if you are lucky, a nurse shark.

Rolf is a Open Water Scuba Instructor
After diving for fun since 2001 I decided in December 2014 that it would be an excellent idea to become a pro and to pursue my passion. I started my professional career in diving in the beautiful Philippines and Indonesia. But remembering dive trips to the Caribbean I was incredibly happy when Caro and I got the opportunity to move to Statia and join the Scubaqua team. Date of birth 01-01-1976. I speak Dutch English and German and understand Spanish and French if you’re kind enough to speak slowly. I like honesty and humility in people, I don’t like smugness and condescending attitudes. Best dive in Statia Triple Wreck because of all the history you encounter on the sea floor.

Mitch is a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
My love for diving began with my love for travel. After a few years of working life, I finally ‘Got Smart’ and decided to ‘Chuck it All’ and I became a PADI Instructor. Now I have combined my two obsessions; I Travel to Dive and Dive to Travel! Date of Birth 22-07-1979; I speak English, a bit of Australian, a little Kiwi, and some Canadian. I like good books and good rum. I don’t like bad Karma or bad attitudes. My favorite dive in Statia – THE NEXT ONE!!! ;-)

Stacy is a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
Did my very first dive in Mexico about 9 years ago and loved it ever since then. Got my first full-time job as a Scuba Instructor in the Maldives in 2013 and it was one of the best decisions I have made in my life- left my 9-5 banking job behind. After 5 years spent in the Indian Ocean, it was time to explore the other side of the world and I found Scubaqua, where I am excited to learn new tricks and take on new responsibilities. Date of birth 23-07-1979. I speak English and Mandarin. Besides blowing bubbles underwater and marine life, I like traveling, dogs, cheese, red wine, and world peace. I don't like mosquitos and scared of cockroaches. My best dive in Statia is at Charles Brown Wreck; amazed by the view of the entire wreck from above and the large diversity of life.

Alex is a Master Scuba Diver Trainer
After getting certified as JOWD in 2000 I decided that this is what I wanted to do with my life. In 2009 I finally got certified as an Instructor and continued on to the Dominican Republic for my first instructor job. Since then I have worked in the Maldives for 7 years as well as Thailand and teaching back on the east coast in New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. I always wanted to dive and “work” in the Caribbean because of the wonderful dives I had at the beginning of my diving carrier, having discovered Statia now I realize my wildest expectations were too low... Date of birth 08-08-1986 I speak German and English... I like, driving, wine, beer and cooking. I don't like cheese, Chiwawas, working in an office or sitting on a plane. Best dive Double Wreck with the mounts of sheer Awesome-Tiny-Critterness.

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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