Staff & regulars

Astrid de Jager

Hi, I’m Astrid, the owner of No Dive No Life. In a former life, I used to be a musicologist, writer, and editor. I took a short break to become a divemaster on Bonaire, and totally fell in love with the island and the underwater world. So shortly after I became a PADI instructor, and after gaining some teaching experience down under and above, I became an IAHD instructor and a SDI Instructor Trainer. But you’ll find I enjoy a Discover Scuba Dive just as much as training new professionals.





Chris Verstappen

Hi, I’m Chris, Astrid’s partner in life and crime. I started diving in the Netherlands years ago and I just love to be in or underwater. I went to Bonaire on holiday several times, and at a certain moment I decided to stay. I have been living on this beautiful island since 2004. Diving and teaching is my passion whether it is a guided dive, an Open Water Diver course, continuing education program or specialty (PADI, SSI, SDI/TDI, WOSD/T), a course with physically or mentally disabled persons (IAHD) or a TEC course or dive, I’m your man! Besides the training in the water, I also enjoy training Emergency First Responders. On top of that I’m Instructor Trainer for SDI/TDI, EFR and IAHD.


Eelco Moolenburgh


Hi, I’m Eelco. I was born on Curacao, but spend most of my lifetime in The Netherlands, working first for the fire brigade and later for an insurance company. Although I don’t literally work for NDNL, you’ll often find me hanging out and practicing my coffee making skills. On top of that I recently started my Dive master internship.





Menno & Esther de Bree

menno_EstherMenno and Esther are the owners of Bed and Breakfast Deep Blue View, and diveshop Gooodive, under who’s umbrella No Dive No Life is running. Where NDNL specializes in dive training, Gooodive specializes in gear rentals, air packages and boat dives. Would you like to experience a boat diving trip on Menno’s comfortable 36-foot Newton, chat with deck hand Ben and taste Esthers freshly warmed Muffins? Let us book you on a Gooodive!


Jeffrey Kempf

Hi, I’m Jeff, the owner of The Fundiver. Occasionaly I work together with No Dive No Life for the professional dive training.  I started diving in 2004 with Wannadive. Followed all the courses from open water till dive master. In September 2005 I got certified as an PADI Open Water Instructor.  The next step was the cross over to SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor, a couple of years later I crossed over to TDI and SDI. In August 2011 I joined Astrid and Chris for the highest level of training with ITI (the Headquarters of TDI and SDI) and became Instructor Trainer / Evaluator.

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