the AB-Dive team

the AB-Dive team

A driven team

The AB-Dive team consists of scuba diving professionals who are ready to take care of your needs during your vacation. They will help you plan your dives, load your truck with tanks and take you to the most beautiful sites of the island. They are all very driven, which shines through in their professional way of teaching and the personal attention they offer each of our divers.

Luite

Luite

General Manager and PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Luite or LT (for the non-Dutch) is the General Manager of AB-Dive and AB Car Rental. He loves to go diving with his wife on Sundays to one of his favorite dive sites in the south.  

Specialties
Enriched Air Diver Instructor - Deep Diver Instructor
Wreck Diver Instructor - Lionfish Hunter Instructor
Fish Identification Instructor - Drift Diver Instructor
Shore Diver Instructor - Self Reliant Diver Instructor
Project Aware Instructor - AWARE Coral Reef Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor - Emergency Oxygen Provider
SDI/TDI Visual Inspector - Gas Blender - Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor

Ivo

Ivo

Operations Manager and PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
After a working career in the Netherlands, Ivo decided to make a career switch and become a PADI Scuba Instructor on Bonaire. He is enjoying the island life and he is a calm and relaxed person to hang around with. Are you interested in getting your PADI Open Water? Ask Ivo to teach you the skills!  

Specialties
Deep Diver Instructor - Digital Underwater Photographer Instructor
Drift Diver Instructor - Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Instructor
Fish Identification Instructor - Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor
Night Diver Instructor - Search & recovery Diver Instructor
Wreck Diver Instructor - Project Aware Instructor - AWARE Coral Reef Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor - Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor
SDI/TDI Visual Inspector

Job

Job

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Job did a lot of diving on Bonaire for many years during his vacations. Since 2019 he lives on Bonaire and he is a diving ethousiast and an instructor with a lot of patience and attention for his students. Go and explore our gentle sloping reefs with Job or take a Discovery Dive!  

Specialties
Deep Diver Instructor  -  Wreck Diver Instructor
Lionfish Hunter Instructor  -  Night Diver Instructor
Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor  -  Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor
Project Aware Instructor - AWARE Coral Reef Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor - Emergency Oxygen Provider
SDI/TDI Visual Inspector

Dewi

Dewi

PADI Divemaster
With a background in the tourism industry, it was only a small step for Dewi to turn her hobby into her profession. After traveling to many different counties, she ended up in Bonaire and hasn’t left since. Ask Dewi about all the different fish and corals you’ll see on your dive or for a way to help us clean up our adopted dive site!

Specialties
Dive Against Debris Diver – Enriched Air Diver – Emergency Oxygen Provider -
Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver – Lionfish Hunter – Underwater Navigator -
Wreck Diver – Deep Diver – Dry Suit Diver – Emergency First Responder -
Underwater Naturalist – many more to come!

Andy

Andy

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Andy has been a driven instructor for many years. He has been teaching on different place over the world but his favorites are Fiji and Bonaire. Always in for some small talk and any questions about diving and Bonaire, he’ll gladly answer them. Ask Andy about his favorite course to teach or the best dive spot and he’ll let you know everything about them!

Specialties
Emergency First Response Instructor - AWARE coral reef conservation Instructor -
Deep Diver Instructor - Enriched Air Instructor -
Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor - Search & Recovery Diver Instructor -
Self-Reliant Diver Instructor - Shore Diver Instructor – Project Aware Instructor -
Underwater Navigator Instructor - Wreck Diver Instructor
SDI/TDI Visual Inspector

 

Mareike

Mareike

PADI IDC Staff Instructor

After Mareike had a successful carrier in the bio-medical science, it was time for a new passion. In choosing a new path, she ended up in Bonaire where she started working as an instructor. Mareike is an instructor for young and old and she loves to show everyone the best spots of our underwater world!

Specialties
Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer - AWARE coral reef conservation Instructor -
AWARE shark conservation diver Instructor - Deep Diver Instructor -
Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Instructor - Enriched Air Instructor -
Drift Diver Instructor - Dry Suit Instructor - Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor -
Fish ID Instructor - Night diver Instructor - Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor -
Project AWARE Instructor - Search & Recovery Instructor - Shore Diver Instructor -
Underwater Naturalist Instructor - Underwater Navigator Instructor - Wreck Diver Instructor

Karst

Karst

Divemaster
Karst, our Divemaster and watersport fanatic. This past year he did his DM course with us and after finishing, he stayed around working for AB. His favorite animal is the shark and even though you can rarely find them on the west coast, he’ll gladly take you to the east coast! Besides diving regularly, you’ll often see him on the Kite beach where he likes to get some wind.

Specialties
Lionfish Hunter – Deep Diver – AWARE shark Conservation Diver -
Emergency Oxygen Provider – Search & Recovery Diver -
Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver – Enriched Air Diver – Emergency First Responder
 

José

José

Reservations Agent and Rescue Diver
José works as Reservation Agent and takes care of all incoming emails and phone calls. She used to dive quite a lot on Bonaire, but nowadays she loves to take care of all the bookings for our beloved guests.