Before we introduce you to the crew, let’s have a quick look at the shop’s history!
When you dive with Sunchaser Scuba, you continue the BVI scuba diving traditions of Kilbrides Underwater Tours. Kilbrides Underwater Tours was founded in 1975 by Bert Kilbride. Bert Kilbride was a pioneer in diving in the BVI and he invented what we now know as the PADI Resort Course or Discover Scuba Diving experience. Michael Van Blaricum, the current owner, took over the business in 1992 and has been running the business ever since as Sunchaser Scuba Ltd.
Have a look below to meet our current crew at Sunchaser Scuba.
Ben is one of two PADI MSDT’s (dive instructor) who has been teaching since 2007. He was born in 1984 and is from the south of England. Before working at Sunchaser Scuba he worked in Thailand, Mexico and Costa Rica. Ben is easily likable, very patient and easy going. Ben loves teaching all levels of dive courses, especially the beginner courses (DSD’s).
Kay Van Leuven
Kay is also a PADI MSDT (dive instructor) who has been teaching since 2009. Kay was born in Belgium in 1985. Before working at Sunchaser Scuba she worked in Ireland, France, Australia, Mexico and Costa Rica. Kay loves to teach all levels of dive courses and enjoys getting to know the customers. This has helped by her ability to teach in 5 languages (English, Dutch, Spanish, French and German).
The newest addition to our crew is PADI Instructor Ryan Duncan. This South African will be joining our team after leaving his hometown, where he was born in 1991. In South Africa, Ryan used to drive ribs and dive of them, therefore learning to drive our boats will be an exciting challenge. Having a background in Diesel Mechanics makes him a great addition to our team.