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

  • Pippa Low
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: British

Pippa has worked as a marine guide and skipper for 10 years, primarily in Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, and the polar regions.

A marine scientist specialising in marine mammal research and conservation, she splits her time between the hemispheres and loves showing the public the marine world and all it has to offer.

Growing up on the coast of the incredible Moray Firth sparked in Pippa a love for the marine world and its inhabitants. She spent every spare minute in, on, or under the water, and her professional life reflected this love from a young age. She became an instructor in various marine disciplines, studying marine biology at universities in Scotland and Australia.

Upon completion of her degree, Pippa worked as a marine mammal observer, scientific diver, and research assistant on various research projects. She has worked in photo ID, migration, distribution, and behavioural studies on a range of marine mammals, developing a keen interest in marine mammal conservation through outreach and research.

After working in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica as a research assistant, she fell in love with Antarctica. Pippa now works as a full-time guide and assistant expedition leader in the Arctic and Antarctica. Between seasons, she still finds time to work on research projects.

  • Christian Engelke
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: German

Since his first vacation to Norway in 1996, Christian Engelke has suffered from “Scandinavia fever.” Since then he has been exploring Norway, Sweden, and Greenland by foot, skis, and kayak.

  • Marcel Paul
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch

Marcel has been a passionate traveler since his teens and has led hiking groups in Austria, Switzerland, England, Wales, and Scotland.

  • Rinie van Meurs
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Sara Jenner
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: British
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  • Hans Verdaat
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Ali Liddle
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: British
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  • Philipp Schaudy
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Austrian
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  • Adam Turner
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: British
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  • Eduardo Rubio
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Guatemalan
  • Florence Kuyper
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Claudio Ghiglione
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Italian
  • Jan Belgers
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch

Activity staff

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

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

After leaving the Navy, he continued to dive mainly around the UK, diving wrecks and always looking for a new story.

He is qualified as a dive instructor with BSAC and PADI and is certified to operate Drager Dolphin and Buddy Inspiration rebreathers.

Michael has worked for Oceanwide Expeditions for five years and enjoys giving divers a safe and exploratory experience in the polar regions.

Michael’s biggest tip for polar divers is to slow down, look around, and enjoy the environment.

He looks forward to enjoying it with you.

  • 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.

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.

  • Ernesto Barria
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Chilean

Ernesto Barria was born in Santiago, Chile, into a family with strong bonds to the sea: His father, grandfather, and several uncles all share a love of the ocean.

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  • Evgeny Levakov
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian

Evgeny Levakov was born in a small village not far from Nerekhta, an ancient Russian town in the Kostroma region. The closest water to his village was a 15,000 square-meter pond.

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  • Joachim Schiel
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: German
  • Toni Salo
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Finnish
  • Arthur Yakovlev
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian

Office

Head Office:
Fax: +31 (0)118 410 417
USA & Canada reservations:
Fax: +1 (0)281 749 8220
  • Ko de Korte
  • Function: Consultant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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  • John Yeh
  • Function: Sales Representative China & South Asia & Oceania
  • Nationalität: Chinese
  • Dorine van Boekhout
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Elza Back
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Marissa Medrano
  • Function: Accounting
  • Nationalität: American
  • Gabi Merten
  • Function: Reservations for the German speaking market
  • Nationalität: German
  • Toto Vermue
  • Function: Sales Accountmanager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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  • Michel van Gessel
  • Function: Director
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Maria del Pilar Fernandez
  • Function: International Sales Manager
  • Nationalität: Chilean
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  • Marina Joglar
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Teun van ‘t Verlaat
  • Function: Technical Superintendent
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Loraine van Huizen
  • Function: Online Marketeer
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Andreas Diesing
  • Function: Key Account Manager for the German speaking countries
  • Nationalität: German
  • Sebastiaan Schijf
  • Function: Financial Controller
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Sasha Rachkova
  • Function: Online Marketeer
  • Nationalität: Russian
  • Alexandra den Dikken
  • Function: Senior Graphic Designer
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Danique van Burken
  • Function: Senior Marketing Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Grace Vidal
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Femke Wolfert
  • Function: Staffing Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Nyrée Siereveld-Verstraete
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Stefan Pruimboom
  • Function: Staffing and Operations Advisor
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Franklin Braeckman
  • Function: Antarctic Program Manager
  • Nationalität: Belgian
  • Marie Rose Porreca
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Florian J. Piper
  • Function: Director Sales | Arctic program
  • Nationalität: German
  • Majanda Fens
  • Function: Reservations Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Karin Toornstra
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Adam Turner
  • Function: CXO - Head of Expedition Operations
  • Nationalität: British
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  • Piet Vink
  • Function: Managing Director
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Erik Hageman
  • Function: CFO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Kees Matthes
  • Function: Nautical Superintendent
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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