Get to know the GOOODive team

GOOODive lives to provide
diving fun for everyone!

We all love what we do and it shows. We want to share our knowledge, expertise, experience and passion with everyone: beginners, novice and experienced divers.

We will show you where and how to get the most out of your diving on Bonaire and help you to reach your diving goals.

Come and share unforgettable WOW moments with your new GOOODive friends.

Esther was born and raised in the Netherlands. While traveling to Bonaire she decided to try out diving for something fun to experience with her friends while on vacation. She immediately fell in love with being underwater and the peacefulness of diving. She became a Dive Professional and enjoys passing on her passion for diving with her students. She especially loves night diving and Coral Restoration. She is an amazing guide, very patient, knowledgeable and loves to interact with all the creatures underwater. “Scuba Diving is life changing. You move beyond what you think is scary into something that is beautiful”

Jeff is from the Netherlands. He came to Bonaire because it was a logical step, Jeff is Dutch and loves to dive. To start working on a Dutch island known as a divers paradise was an obvious move. He learn’t to dive in Thailand because his Dad was a diver and recommended it. Jeff fell in love with the sport because it gives him the ability to experience weightlessness. During his dive master course Jeff became totally addicted to diving.  As an instructor he loves seeing his customers develop and every day he can make people very happy and satisfied. Jeff likes the more technical side of diving, so you can often find him deep down on his favorite dive site Red Slave.

“When I go diving with people it makes them feel very happy and satisfied. This gives me a great feeling”

Matthew was born and raised in England. His enjoyment of snorkeling led him to diving and he became certified in England. He decided to become a dive professional as a way to give something back to his local dive club and to keep his own skills up to date. He enjoys passing on his diving knowledge and seeing it result in making his students stronger and more capable divers.  On his weekends he is often out diving the many reefs and Lionfish Hunting.  He also enjoys Wreck diving, Deep diving and Sidemount diving.

“I strive to provide a solid learning base for my students so they not only become divers, but become really confident through their training and skill development.”

Menno was born and raised in the Netherlands.  While on vacation in Bonaire  he took his certification course and following that decided to move to Bonaire.  He became a Dive Professional and opened a bed and breakfast on Bonaire where he would teach the guests that came to stay.  He realized he wanted to have a full dive retail/service operation on Bonaire and opened GOOODive Bonaire.  He enjoys Lionfish hunting and underwater videography. “I grew from diving for myself to wanting to show this underwater world to other people.  I want to make divers more aware and have more fun while being underwater.”

Sanne grew up in the Netherlands but always dreamed of working abroad. She learn’t to dive because she was intrigued to discover what happens in the underwater world. While backpacking she learnt to dive and in September came to Bonaire to become a Rescue diver. She was successful and is now in the process of doing her Divemaster internship while assisting the day to day running of GOOODive. Sanne loves the small island and sunny weather, her favorite dive site is ‘The Lake’ as it feels to her like a beautiful park just under the water. “Diving is the best way to relax. I love the peace and quiet of diving while being able to see so many beautiful things.”

Kylie was born and raised in Chicago. While on vacation in Hawaii she took a Discover Scuba Diving session and immediately fell in love with the sport. Kylie studied marine biology at Texas A & M University at Galverston where she continued her scuba career. After graduating Kylie traveled to Tenerife and completed her instructor training. A few years later Kylie decided to move to Bonaire for the opportunity to work full time as a dive instructor on a beautiful Caribbean island.

“For me, diving is the immersion into a different and fascinating world while feeling totally at peace.”

“Great Dive Shop”

“Great service, nice shop and merchandise with good prices. The service and advice were so good, we decided to take our advanced diver and nitrox courses. Instructor was excellent with lots of very useful advice and tips. Shop staff were very friendly and helpful. This is the best dive shop, not only on the island but in the Caribbean.”


Leo Pavliv – Nashville, USA

Contact us

We’re here to assist you in having a ‘goood’ time on Bonaire. We can:

  • Give you ‘goood’ advice and guidance on which diving services are right for you.
  • Provide ‘goood’ information about what diving training requirements are available.
  • Guide you around the best dive sites on the island and show you the best underwater creatures Bonaire has to offer.
  • Equip you with ‘goood’ dive equipment that is right for you.

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