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.

Eric

Eric

Manager and PADI Master Instructor
Eric is an very experienced instructor. With his extensive knowledge of the reefs of Bonaire, you can ask him everything about local circumstances, cool finds and beautiful dive sites. Want to climb the PADI ladder? Ask Eric to teach you more specialties!

Specialties
Boat Diver Instructor   -   Deep Diver Instructor
Drift Diver Instructor -  Full Face Mask Instructor
(UV) / Night Diver Instructor   -   Self Reliant Diver Instructor
Search & Recovery Diver Instructor  -  UW Navigator Instructor
Fish Identification Instructor -  Emergency Oxygen Providor Instructor 
Emergency First Response Instructor ... and many more ...

Job

Job

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Job did a lot of diving in 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 Specialty Instructor
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!

Nouschka

Nouschka

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Nouschka or Nous as most people call her, has settled on starting her diving career in Bonaire after seeing the waters of different continents like Asia, South America and Oceania. One of her passions is helping Bonaire reduce the Lionfish population, so ask her about the Hunting course!

Specialties
Deep Diver Instructor - Wreck Diver Instructor
Lionfish Hunter Instructor - Equipment specialist
Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor - Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor
Project Aware Instructor - AWARE Coral Reef Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor - Emergency Oxygen Provider

Ingmar

Ingmar

PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Ingmar has been an active diver for almost 20 years with being an Instructor for nearly 10 of those. He usually teaches in the Netherlands but has made the trip to Bonaire a few times now and more to come. As he loves teaching, you can ask him about his favorite specialty’s; Self-Reliant or Underwater Navigator, but his specialty list is quite long so plenty to ask about to further your diving experience!

Specialties

EFR Instructor – AWARE Shark Conservation Instructor - Deep Diver Instructor – Digital Underwater Photographer Instructor – AWARE Coral Reef Instructor – Drift Diver Instructor - Dry Suit Diver Instructor – Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor - Fish ID Instructor – Night Diver Instructor - Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor – Project Aware Instructor - Search & Recovery Diver Instructor – Self-Reliant Diver Instructor - Sidemount Diver Instructor – Underwater Naturalist Instructor - Underwater Navigator Instructor – Wreck Diver Instructor – SDI/TDI Visual inspector

Coco

Coco

PADI Open Water Instructor
Coco has been on the island since 2021 to pursue a job with more freedom and relaxation. After staying at a few places, she found a home with AB-Dive and back in the water. Having done a lot of her training in Thailand, she’s eager to jump into a car and make her own dive plans for the day.

Specialties
Peak Peformance buoyancy instructor - Emergency First Responce Instructor - Project AWARE instructor - AWARE coral reef instructor - Deep Diver – Wreck Diver – Enriched Air Nitrox Diver – Emergency Oxygen Provider – Equipment Specialist - Lionfish Hunter – Self Reliant Diver and a big interest in many more specialties!

Lucas

Lucas

PADI Divemaster

Lucas came to this island to learn more about diving which he certainly did. After finishing his Rescue Course with us he went on to become a Divemaster Trainee to learn about the work on a diveshop. When he finished the internship, he didn’t want to leave! The one dive you can call him for at 5am is to go hunting for Lionfish.

Specialties
Lionfish Hunter – Enriched Air Nitrox Diver

Deep Diver and Self Reliant Diver and more to come in the next months!

Tessa

Tessa

PADI Master Scuba Dive Trainer

Tessa has lived in Curaçao the past few years but was ready for a change so she moved islands. Having been an instructor for over 3 years with different specialties she loves showing you the smaller fish on the reef and helping people get comfortable in the water, be it a first time diver or a diver that has had a break

Specialties

EFR Instructor – Adaptive Technique Instructor – Dive Against Debris Instructor - Deep Diver Instructor – Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor - Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor - Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor Project AWARE Instructor - AWARE Coral Reef Instructor – Lionfish Hunter Instructor – Night Diver Instructor

Rooderick

Rooderick

PADI Divemaster
After traveling through Thailand, he discovered his love for diving and wanted to do more with this. In July 2022 Rooderick moved to Bonaire to make a dream become a reality. Going from Advanced Open Water diver, he’s taking the next steps with us. He’ll finish his professional course and then he’ll be working as a Divemaster with AB-Dive for the foreseeable future.

Specialties
Nitrox diver – The list will grow when he’s a DM!