Signing up for a course with us means you get taught by instructors who ‘walk the walk’! We don’t believe in ‘fast-tracking’ our own continued education. With us you get an instructor with verified experience. Don’t take short cuts: ask your instructor about his or her experience!
From recreational diving to technical diving with rebreathers: we offer it all. Not only do we organise courses, we can also take you on technical diving trips to dive the deepest and coolest sites and wrecks.
You’ve also come to the right place if you are looking for emergency response training.
We have a lot of experience teaching courses such as CPR, first aid, AED use, oxygen administration and so on.
We offer the full range of professional diver development, from taking your first breath of air underwater to teaching instructor level courses yourself. Whether it’s air, nitrox, heliox, helitrox, trimix or oxygen: not only can we teach you how to breathe the gasses safely, we can also teach you how to teach other people. Our strength is our ability to offer personalised training to everyone at every level.
About Bart den Ouden
Bart den Ouden became a diving professional in 2001 and has been teaching ever since. In 2006 he became an EFR Instructor Trainer, a TDI Instructor Trainer in 2007 and a PADI Course Director in March 2008. He is also allowed to offer Workplace Accredited Training, is a Diver Medical Technician, and has earned degrees in teaching and training. Bart also works as a safety diver for the film industry and has worked on projects like “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”.
Bart is an Open and Closed Circuit Advanced Trimix Instructor Trainer with around 3,000 dives over 20 years of diving.
He is a private security professional of 20 years, focusing on providing safety and security for many clients, ranging from retailers to big public events. Since 2009 he is also one of the examiners for the security industry’s exam board in The Netherlands. He is a Certified Protection Professional™️, a Professional Certified Investigator™️ , and a Certified Anti-Terrorism Officer™️.
Other quirky bits about him: his first bartending job was behind his grandparent’s bar at the age of 4 and he has opened up, owned and successfully run bar-restaurants and a club in the Netherlands and in Australia. He also worked as a DJ for many years, both in The Netherlands as abroad.
Bart strongly believes that training is paid for but certification is earned and has always felt “something” was missing in most of the training programs. That is why he has been a keen supporter of the Human Factors in Diving course and why he was happy to have been selected to become a Human Diver Instructor.
Bart is based in The Netherlands and very happy to travel where ever you may need him to go.
If you’re interested in quality training, just send him a message.
About Simone Noëlle Huijsman
Simone Noëlle Huijsman became a diving professional in 2007. She has a fulltime career but she still
teaches in her spare time. She also assists Bart den Ouden with the Instructor Development Courses.
She became an EFR Instructor Trainer in 2012 and she has been the lead instructor for the EFR
Instructor Course since then.
Besides being a PADI Specialty Instructor for many different courses Simone is also an SDI/TDI
Instructor (sidemount and backmount) for Solo Diver, Nitrox, Intro to Tech, Advanced Nitrox and
Just like Bart Simone insists that the student must earn his or her certification.
Are you interested in taking a high quality course with Simone, then please email her: