Well... Born in Rome in the year of the Rat, Lived in Thailand and Trinidad before returning to Holland. Became a social worker in 1997 and a Dive-instructor in 2002 ; Worked in Holland, France, Bonaire, Curacao, Mexico and Indonesia.During my travels, work and dives I have seen a lot of Beautiful things , however I can't help seeing the decline of the aquatic world and especially during my time in Indonesia I have seen horrible things ranging from boats full of dead sharks, chopped up stingrays, Manta Rays, Turtles etc. All being sold in a protected marine park under the ' watchful' eyes of the local rangers. The AWARE movement gets results and I believe we can make a change so let's go for it!
Full enthusiasm we set out to clean up the local dive site. When we arrived and dived it turned out there was no trash at all to be seen. So a big appreciation to all those Dutch divers that take the debris out of the water everytime they see it during their dive. Let's keep it clean !!
Right now I am staffing an IDC with Crystal divers in Sanus, Bali, Indonesia. The IDC is conducted by Holly Mc Cloud who, in my opinion, is a fantastic course director who also manages to keep all slideshows interesting nad I have never before heard the Theory presentation explained in such a clear way. Having a ball :)