The Team

For us, it all started with a desire to discover the underwater world. We wanted to see what spectacle was going on beneath the waves, what kind of lifeforms there are in the local lakes, or what secrets the dark depths of the oceans still have to hide.

Since 2002 we are docked in Amsterdam. Here we have grown into an international team, full of passionate Instructors and Divemasters, who are in the water so often that they can be mistaken for the local fish.

Diving, and the world it provides access to, has become a huge part of our lives, and we love nothing more than to share this passion with you.

The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever

Jacques Cousteau

At Divection there are more than 15 Divemasters and Instructors ready to meet you.

Individual Staff Profiles (Under Construction)

Sjouke

Owner and Instructor

Spirit fish: Porcupinefish, clumsy yet elegant and always curious.
The number of dives made: 1000+
Favorite diving spot: Vinkeveense plassen, Shaab Rumi, Sudan.
Preferred kind of dive: Muck diving with a camera and macro lens.
Feels most at home at: 5 Meter.

Niki

Instructor

Spirit fish: The blue doctor fish
The number of dives made: 500-1000 times
Favorite diving spot: In the Netherlands: Vinkeveen for teaching, Toolenburgerplas for the fishes, Brouwershaven for lobsters, and the North Sea for wrecks. Abroad: I loved the deep blue and big fish around the Azores
Preferred kind of dive: Wreck dive
Feels most at home at: Shallower in the Netherlands (because of the dark and cold), but in tropical waters the deeper, the better!

Jacob

PADI Course Director

Spirit fish: Angler Fish
The number of dives made: 1000+
Favorite diving spot: Too many to mention, some of note: B-17 in Vis, Croatia, “The Canyon” in Dahab, Egypt, “President SS Coolidge” in Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Preferred kind of dive: Deep Wrecks
Feels most at home at: >100m

Skip

Instructor

Spirit fish: Blue Shark
The number of dives made: 200-500 times
Favorite diving spot: Vinkeveen in the Netherlands. Abroad so many.
Preferred kind of dive: Night Dive
Feels most at home at: Every dept, as long as there is good visibility.

Kristin

Instructor

Spirit fish: Whale Shark
The number of dives made: 500-1000 times
Favorite diving spot: Komodo National Park in Indonesia
Preferred kind of dive: Drift dive
Feels most at home at: Various depts, as long as there is good light.

Lisa

Divemaster

Spirit fish: Mola Mola
The number of dives made: 100-200 times
Favorite diving spot: Blue corner, Nusa Lembongan
Preferred kind of dive: EVERY kind of dive.
Feels most at home at: 30M or deeper.

Amber

Divemaster

Spirit fish: Tiger Shark
The number of dives made: 100-200 times
Favorite diving spot: Beqa Lagoon, Fiji
Preferred kind of dive: Deep dive
Feels most at home at a dept of: 22 meters.

Kim

Instructor

Spirit fish: Blowfish
The number of dives made: 200-500 times
Favorite diving spot: Dominican Republic
Preferred kind of dive: A spot with a lot to see, and a beer after
Feels most at home at: 8/20 meter

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