Ocean Explorers Dive Team
Jeferson is originally from Brazil, Jeferson has been living and diving in the waters of St Maarten / St martin for over 10 years. Many say that it’s easier to find him under water than on land! He started diving when he was a kid and became the youngest dive instructor ever certified in Brazil. He now has thousands of certified students in all levels, from beginners up to Dive Masters. He may have thousands of dives under his belt but his enthusiasm is still strong in taking his time under water to visit each creature he finds hiding on the reefs and wrecks. His passion is diving and everything related to it; studying the fish behavior, taking photos/filming underwater and being up to date on all things shark related. He is always happy to help with any photography questions or problems. He holds his PADI MSDT Instructor with many distinct specialties; TDI Technical Instructor for Rebreather, Decompression Dives, and Advanced Nitrox to name a few. He is also a First Aid Instructor, a Boat Captain, and STCW 1995 Certified to guaranty everyone’s safety on our boats. His biggest passion over this last 10 years is the SHARK DIVING. Jef is a professional feeder and a close friend to these animals; he loves to share his care for and understanding about sharks with anyone who asks.
Luciana is a PADI Dive Instructor for over 15 years and living & diving in St Maarten waters for over 10 years, Luciana specializes in customer care. She divides her time between the dive and making sure the dive shop runs well, she’s our “behind the desk” help and is most likely the person who will be answering your calls and e-mails. Luciana is always keen to get in the water and interact with students and divers whenever she has a chance! Underwater Photography and trying to help with protecting the natural beauty here on St. Maarten are her passions. She has quite a few scuba photos published in several magazines, newspapers and even children books! Her keen passion for the diving world makes her an excellent addition to our team here at Ocean Explorers.
Leslie is from Kansas City, Missouri (Go Royals). She came to St. Maarten in 2012 and joined the Ocean Explorers team in 2015. Leslie came from a family of divers and got her Junior Open Water certification in 2001. With a love for diving that continues to grow Leslie enjoys teaching and leading dives, and when she takes a holiday from that she goes fun diving. She also brought with her a very important addition to the crew, her yorki-poodle Calli is ready to great our customers at the shop everyday her mom is at work! She works for treats and pets and guards the shop. Leslie's specialty underwater is finding small, rare creatures. Her favorite things to look for are frogfish, nudis, scorpion fish, and shrimps.
As our island paradise grows the shop still remains small and very personal.
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