Meet the Son Bou Scuba team!

At Son Bou Scuba our staff and trainee Divemasters have been carefully chosen. You will find the team to be expert divers and instructors who have a passion for diving. Meet the team you will be diving with and we all look forward to you visiting us soon!

MURIEL (Mümü)

Personal Details

Date of Birth: 25th September 1968

Nationality: German

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Contact Details

Mobile Spain: (0034) 696 628 265
Fax: (0034) 971 358 157
E-mail:


Background

After graduating from her studies as a French and German translator in 1992, Muriel worked in the tourism industry for 4 years. She started as Representative with a German tour operator for 2 years, afterwards she led a travel agency in Bonn, Germany, as a Sales Executive.

In 1993, during a stay in the Maldives, Muriel did an Open Water course and became enthusiastic about scuba diving. After that, she continued her diving education in Germany.

In 1996 she was offered a job as a full-time instructor in a dive centre in the Maldives.


Diving Qualifications

  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • Specialty Instructor in 12 specialties, incl. Nitrox, Digital U/W Photographer (DUP) and Wreck
  • Emergency First Response Instructor


  • Advanced Open Water Instructor
  • Specialty Instructor in 6 specialties
  • Nitrox Instructor
  • Gold 500 Instructor


  • Oxygen First Aid Instructor


Over 1025 student certifications
Over 6400 logged dives (by January 2016)

JOOP

Personal Details

Date of Birth: 18th March 1966

Nationality: Dutch

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Contact Details

Mobile: (0034) 677 106 360
E-mail:


Background

Joop started diving in 1982, but didn’t dive much after certification. In 1984 he fulfilled his military obligation, afterwards he joined as a regular until 1990 and worked as a press photographer. Joop spent 6 months with the Multinational Force & Observers (MFO) at the Red Sea in Sharm-El-Sheik, Sinaï, where he regained interest in diving.

From 1990 to 1996 Joop studied at the Academy of Journalism in Holland. During his student years he spent the high-seasons helping at a dive centre in the Maldives.

After graduating he was offered a full-time job as an instructor in the Maldives.


Diving Qualifications

  • Master Instructor & IDC Staff Instructor
  • Specialty Instructor in 23 specialties, incl. Cavern, Nitrox and Dräger Dolphin Rebreather
  • Emergency First Response Instructor


  • Instructor Trainer & Certifier
  • Specialty Instructor Trainer in 16 Specialties, incl. Nitrox
  • Platinum 1000 Instructor


  • Oxygen First Aid Instructor Trainer


  • Course Director (International Association for Handicapped Divers)


  • Advanced Instructor


  • 3-Star Instructor


  • Intro to Cave Instructor
  • Technical cave diver


  • NACD-NSS Full Cave diver


  • Advanced Trimix Diver
  • Trimix Gas Blender
  • Dräger Dolphin/Ray SCR Instructor
  • Instructor OC Decompression Nitrox
  • Instructor OC Technical Nitrox
  • Instructor OC Level I (Trimix)
  • Instructor APD Inspiration Classic & Vision CCR (Nitrox)
  • Instructor APD Evolution CCR (Nitrox)
  • ISC Megalodon CCR diver (Trimix)


Over 1150 student certifications
Over 8000 logged dives (by January 2016)

LINDA

Personal Details

Date of Birth: 4th September 1989

Nationality: Swedish

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Contact Details

E-mail:


Background

Linda started her diving career in high school whilst studying at a Marine Biology institution. After finishing high school in the US, she continued her diving and biology education in Sweden. As soon as she had finished her Rescue Diver she did an internship to become a Divemaster at Son Bou Scuba. Linda is now looking forward to becoming an instructor in the near future.


Diving Qualifications

  • Divemaster
  • Specialty Enriched Air Nitrox, Equipment Specialist


Over 120 logged dives (by February 2010)

NIKKI

Personal Details

Date of Birth: 3rd October 1989

Nationality: Dutch

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Contact Details

E-mail:


Background

Nikki is studying pharmacy. She discovered scuba diving during a holiday whilst on the Canary Islands. At the age of 14 Nikki got her PADI Open Water licence. In Holland she has joined a local diving club and recently finished her PADI Divemaster course.
During the summer of 2012, Nikki will exchange the cold water and limited visibility in Holland for the clear and warm water of Menorca.


Diving Qualifications

  • Divemaster
  • Specialty Enriched Air Nitrox


Over 250 logged dives (by January 2013)

RENE

Personal Details

Date of Birth: 29th September 1978

Nationality: German

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Contact Details

E-mail:


Background

Rene discovered scuba diving in 1996, during a holiday in the Maldives. From that moment on, he returned several times a year and continued his diving education. In 1999 Rene became a PADI Open Water Instructor.

During the following years he worked several times as an instructor in the Maldives. In Germany, Rene owns a drywall installation company. In wintertime, he likes to teach skiing in Austria.


Diving Qualifications

  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • Specialty Instructor in 3 specialties: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE and AWARE Coral Reef Conservation
  • Specialty Enriched Air Nitrox, Wreck, Deep, Drift Diver, Cavern Diver, Night, Underwater Naturalist, Oxygen Provider


  • SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor
  • SSI Nitrox Instructor


  • Oxygen First Aid Instructor


Over 10 student certifications
Over 700 logged dives (by January 2013)

ULRIKE

Personal Details

Date of Birth: 31st October 1986

Nationality: Austrian

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Contact Details

E-mail:


Background

Ulrike started scuba diving as a student in Marine Biology in 2003 in Vitória (Brasil), during an exchange year from the University of Vienna. During the summer season of 2007 she did an internship at Son Bou Scuba and became a PADI Divemasters. In 2010 she successfully completed her SSI Open Water Instructor course.


Diving Qualifications

  • Open Water Instructor


  • Divemaster
  • Specialty Enriched Air Nitrox, Equipment Specialist


Over 300 logged dives (by April 2011)

PADI Divemaster trainees wanted!

Are you a PADI Rescue Diver and would you like to train as a professional Divemaster? This is your chance to train alongside experienced PADI instructors and earn your stripes as a professional PADI Divemaster. With the PADI Divemaster credentials you can work professionally almost anywhere in the world. Son Bou Scuba offers Divemaster internship opportunities to talented divers who demonstrate considerable potential as future dive leaders.

What we’re looking for: people who can speak two languages fluently (either English, German, Spanish or Dutch) and with a friendly, professional attitude. The internships generally last 8 weeks and will be conducted only in July, August and September.

What we offer: as a right candidate, you will get free training in return for your time working in the centre. You can do PADI specialty courses like ‘Dolphin Rebreather Diver’ or ‘Cavern Diver’ at a reduced cost. We will provide you with accommodation and you will get a percentage of the courses you sell. This is a truly ‘win-win’ arrangement as not only do you gain your qualification but you will also receive real work experience and a reference to take with you as you move on in your dive career. For more info please contact us at: