Dear visitor,

Being a true "water rat" you could always find me on and in the water. After about 30 years of snorkeling I eventually went under water in 1999. Since then I try to spend as much time as possible underwater !!

I had caught the scuba virus directly and had to dive during every holiday. In addition, I noticed that it was important to keep your skills sharp, and I immediately followed one after the other PADI course.

When I did all of the "standard" courses, I started the professional PADI path in 2008, and I became a DiveMaster..

By now I'm a Staff Instructor and I have lots of fun to teach dive trainings, but I also enjoy telling the students as much as possible about what to see and do in the underwater world.
Over the years every diver develop preferences for diving areas and dive types. I'm no exception and it was mainly the larger fish that caught my attention in the first years (drift dives with big fish, such as those in Kandu's or on the thila's in the Maldives are still among my favorites).

In the meantime, the smaller creatures of the reef, which you find during "muck" diving in Asia, also caught my interest..

This is also triggered by the fact that I'm crazy about underwater photography, this gives you a different perspective on a lot of (macro) things. Furthermore, can you can always wake me up for a night dive.
In a broad sense, I developed a preference for coral seas in recent years because the enormous biodiversity does amaze me every time, mainly because you can find something new around every corner and behind every piece of coral.

Because I share this with my partner Marielle (she's a DiveMaster), it's never been a problem finding a nice (diving) holiday destination for us. We have been one or more times in Malaysia, Indonesia, Yap, Palau, Maldives, Thailand, Seychelles, Mauritius, Oman, Cape Verde, Kenya, South Africa, Mozambique, Tobago, Mexico, Cuba, Egypt, Spain, Bahamas and The Netherlands.
During every course I share my experiences on traveling and diving in these areas with pleasure.



My scuba diving credentials:


Special PADI credentials:
  • IDC Staff Instructor
  • EFR Instructor

Core PADI PRO credentials:

  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • Assistant Instructor
  • DSD Leader
  • Divemaster

DAN credentials:

  • DAN Oxygen Provider
  • DAN Advanced Oxygen Provider
  • DAN AED Provider
  • DAN HMLI - First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

PADI Specialty instructor credentials:

  • Boat Instructor
  • Digital Underwater Photography Instructor
  • Drysuit instructor
  • Deep Instructor
  • Drift Instructor
  • Underwater Navigator Instructor
  • Night Diver Instructor
  • Search & Recovery Instructor
  • Enriched Air Instructor
  • AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Sp Instructor
  • Project Aware Instructor
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor
  • Care for Children w/AED Instructor

Other PADI credentials:

  • PADI TEC Trimix Blender
  • PADI Equipment Specialist