Unserer Mitarbeiter

Oceanwide staff

Die freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Mitarbeiter unserer Verkaufs- und Reservierungsabteilung stehen Ihnen zur Verfügung. Sie beantworten Ihnen alle relevanten Fragen zu Ihrer Reise, dem Reiseziel und den Oceanwide Expeditions-Schiffen. Sie alle waren auf einer oder mehreren Expeditionsreisen in der Arktis und Antarktis und haben die wunderbaren Polarregionen kennengelernt. Bereits seit Jahren arbeiten sie mit großer Begesiterung für Oceanwide Expeditions.

Expedition staff

  • Martin Berg
  • Function: Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: Swedish

Martin is a marine biologist based in Stockholm, Sweden.

After finishing the compulsory Swedish military service in the Navy Marines, he found himself working in field camps deep in the Amazon rainforest to carry out conservation assessments and bird surveys for BirdLife International.

This led him to return to Sweden to earn an Honours Degree in Biology at Lund University, followed by an MSc Degree in Marine Biology, divided between Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre in Canada and Lund University in Sweden.

Martin is a keen birder and botanist and has been involved in several research projects with a focus on seabird ecology and conservation.

These projects have taken place on islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and around New Zealand.

He arrived in Antarctica for the first time in 2015 as a researcher, and since then, he has made more than 30 voyages to the frozen continent.

Martin is skilled in bird and mammal identification, and while he is almost constantly focused on finding seabirds and whales, he always welcomes a good chat about Antarctica and its other fascinating wildlife.

  • Laurence Dyke
  • Function: Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: British

Laurence is from Cornwall, in the far southwest of the UK, and grew up on the coast, never far from water and boats.

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  • Rinie van Meurs
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch

Rinie van Meurs has been an expedition leader since 1989, leading hundreds of expeditions all over the polar regions. The Arctic island of Spitsbergen, the largest in the Svalbard archipelago, is as familiar to him as his own back yard.

  • Beau Pruneau
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Canadian
  • Birgit Lutz
  • Function: Expedition Leader
  • Nationalität: German
  • Philipp Schaudy
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Austrian
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  • Christian Engelke
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: German
  • Florence Kuyper
  • Function: Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Katja Riedel
  • Function: Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: German
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  • Jan Belgers
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Ali Liddle
  • Function: Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: British
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  • Mariela Cornejo
  • Function: Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: Argentinian
  • Sara Jenner
  • Function: Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: British
  • Adam Turner
  • Function: Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: British
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Activity staff

  • Henrik Enckell
  • Function: Dive Team Leader & Advisor
  • Nationalität: Swedish

Henrik is an experienced dive leader, rebreather instructor trainer, and one of the first dive masters to bring tourists diving in Antarctica.

Henrik has been diving for over 25 years and teaches all levels of recreational and technical diving up to Advanced Trimix CCR.

He runs the IART (International Association of Rebreather Trainers) Regional Office for Northern Europe and is a member of the IART Board of Advisors.

Henrik is a keen wreck diver and has been involved in deep-wreck expeditions all over the world. Some of the interesting wrecks he has visited are the WW2 disasters General von Steuben and Wilhelm Gustloff in the Baltic as well as the HMS Victoria ("the vertical wreck") at 145 meters (475 feet) off the Lebanese coast.

His interest in both the ocean and space has engaged him in projects with the European Space Agency (Mars500 Project) and SeaSpace Exploration and Research Society (Project Poseidon), among others.

He has a military background, having served in peace keeping and enforcing missions in the Middle East and former Yugoslavia.

He has been leading dive expeditions in Antarctica and the Arctic for almost 20 years in remote and challenging waters, many of which have never been dived before.

Henrik holds an M.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering and works in the automotive industry when not traveling the polar regions.

He has lived and worked in Tokyo for two years but currently lives in India with his wife, three teenage daughters, and five-year-old son.

  • Michael Green
  • Function: Dive Team Leader and Advisor
  • Nationalität: British

Michael began diving in 1980, training with the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Harbour.

  • Paul Donovan
  • Function: Kayak Leader & Advisor
  • Nationalität: British

Paul was born and brought up in the valleys of South Wales. He began kayaking and climbing at the age of 14, thanks to opportunities in school.

Captains

  • Remmert Koster
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Dutch

Remmert Koster was born in the Netherlands, and from a young age he was convinced he would become a captain.

After completing nautical college, he sailed general cargo ships for several years before switching to heavy-lift ships, transporting such loads as offshore platforms, Dutch Royal Navy vessels, submarines, parts for petrochemical plants, dredgers, cranes, and other such items.

Since 2016 he has captained passenger vessels, starting with two mega-yachts and later becoming a captain with Oceanwide Expeditions on its Polar Class 6 vessel, Hondius.

Remmert is married and lives with his wife and her daughter in an old farmhouse in north Holland. When he’s not busy renovating the house, he likes to cook, travel, and spend time with his family and friends.

  • Alexander Schmidt
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: German

Ali was born in Germany, where he studied geography but eventually decided to turn his passion for sailing into a profession. He pursued nautical studies in the Netherlands, specializing in traditional sailing ships as well as tall ships.

  • Yury Marin
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian

Born in Rybinsk, Russia, Yury Marin began sailing on small sporting yachts at the age of nine. By age 16, he was already preparing for a life of sailing the world's rivers and seas.

  • Evgeny Levakov
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian
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  • Ernesto Barria
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Chilean
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  • Arthur Yakovlev
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian

Office

Head Office:
Phone: +31 (0)118 410 410
Fax: +31 (0)118 410 417
Email: info@oceanwide-expeditions.com
USA & Canada reservations:
Phone: +1 800 453 7245
Fax: +1 (0)281 749 8220
Email: usa@oceanwide-expeditions.com
  • Andreas Diesing
  • Function: Key Account Manager for the German speaking countries
  • Nationalität: German
  • Geert Kroes
  • Function: Art Director
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Franklin Braeckman
  • Function: Marketing & Sales Manager
  • Nationalität: Belgian
  • Sebastiaan Schijf
  • Function: Financial Controller
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Piet Vink
  • Function: Senior Technical Manager for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Florian J. Piper
  • Function: Arctic Program Coordinator
  • Nationalität: German
  • Rowan Keur
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Femke Wolfert
  • Function: Staffing Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Ad van Bokhoven
  • Function: Finance
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Toto Vermue
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Ko de Korte
  • Function: Consultant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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  • Matt Cutts
  • Function: Senior Content Writer
  • Nationalität: American
  • Mark van der Hulst
  • Function: COO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Michel van Gessel
  • Function: CEO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Mellany van der Hulst
  • Function: Marketing & Inhouse Design
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Gabi Merten
  • Function: Reservations for the German speaking market
  • Nationalität: German
  • Erik Hageman
  • Function: CFO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Adam Turner
  • Function: Field Operations Manager
  • Nationalität: British
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  • Nyrée Siereveld-Verstraete
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Ingrid van de Loo
  • Function: Food & Beverage Manager for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Marina Joglar
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Maria del Pilar Fernandez
  • Function: International Sales Manager
  • Nationalität: Chilean
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  • Sietse Vonk
  • Function: Ship Operations for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Grace Vidal
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Loraine van Huizen
  • Function: Internet Marketeer
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Elza Back
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Marie Rose Porreca
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Majanda Fens
  • Function: Reservations Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Iris van Zalinge
  • Function: HR & Staffing
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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