Nuestro Equipo

Oceanwide staff

Expedition staff

  • Sara Jenner
  • Function: Expedition leader and guide
  • Nacionalidad: British

For as long as Sara can remember, she has had a passion for travel and for finding the wildest and most remote places on Earth.

When she was only 10, she sold her favorite pink bicycle to start her travel fund. 

Every birthday and Christmas, she added more to the kitty until finally, at age 18, she realized her dream of diving the Great Barrier Reef! At that moment, the travel addict was born.

Ever since, Sara has been traveling the globe in search of wild and remote places.

She has also spent many months volunteering on wildlife conservation projects to help some of our most iconic and endangered species.

Sara’s love of wildlife and the outdoors has taken her to all seven continents.

She has traveled extensively in the polar regions, including the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falklands, South Georgia, Spitsbergen, Greenland, Iceland, Baffin Island, and the Canadian High Arctic.

Back home in the UK, Sara used her knowledge to work as a polar specialist for several years, but in 2016 she joined Oceanwide Expeditions, trading life on land for a life at sea.

Sara is a keen wildlife photographer, and when she is not in the polar regions, she enjoys working as a photographic guide in Botswana, specifically the beautiful Chobe River and Okavango Delta.

  • Birgit Lutz
  • Function: Expedition Leader
  • Nacionalidad: German

Birgit loves being out and away – that is why her life has changed from award-winning writer to Arctic-addicted adventurer.

  • Philipp Schaudy
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nacionalidad: Austrian

Philipp Schaudy holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Geography and has studied in Austria, Iceland, and Svalbard. A restless traveler, adventurer, and alpinist, he’s always loved the outdoors.

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  • Rinie van Meurs
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Laurence Dyke
  • Function: Expedition leader and guide
  • Nacionalidad: British
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  • Beau Pruneau
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nacionalidad: Canadian
  • Adam Turner
  • Function: Expedition leader and guide
  • Nacionalidad: British
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  • Florence Kuyper
  • Function: Expedition leader and guide
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Katja Riedel
  • Function: Expedition leader and guide
  • Nacionalidad: German
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  • Mariela Cornejo
  • Function: Expedition leader and guide
  • Nacionalidad: Argentinian
  • Martin Berg
  • Function: Expedition leader and guide
  • Nacionalidad: Swedish
  • Jan Belgers
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Ali Liddle
  • Function: Expedition leader and guide
  • Nacionalidad: British
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  • Christian Engelke
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nacionalidad: German

Activity staff

  • Michael Green
  • Function: Dive Team Leader and Advisor
  • Nacionalidad: 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
  • Nacionalidad: Swedish

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

  • Paul Donovan
  • Function: Kayak Leader & Advisor
  • Nacionalidad: 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
  • Nacionalidad: 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
  • Nacionalidad: 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.

  • Ernesto Barria
  • Function: Captain
  • Nacionalidad: 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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  • Yury Marin
  • Function: Captain
  • Nacionalidad: Russian
  • Evgeny Levakov
  • Function: Captain
  • Nacionalidad: Russian
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  • Arthur Yakovlev
  • Function: Captain
  • Nacionalidad: Russian

Office

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