My name is Dirk-Jan Wisse van der Zalm (calling name Wisse), born and raised in the Netherlands. I have studied Environmental Science and I am a PADI Instructor (#334458) since 2014, in 2017 I became a RAID Instructor. I speak Dutch and English, and I have a basic proficiency in French and German.
Since I graduated as Environmental Scientist in 2009 I have worked for several years in the field of sustainability. But in 2013 I decided to change my career and I took the opportunity to live my passion on a daily basis. Thats why I decided in June 2014 to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and a Reef Check Eco Diver. In 2017 I also became a RAID Instructor Open Circuit and a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Since 2005 I have been diving in many places: Aruba, Australia, Borneo, Crete, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Sint-Maarten, Tenerife and Zanzibar.
2015 - 2017 PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and RAID Instructor Open Circuit at Rising Sun Dive Center in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
2014 - 2015 PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor at Dive Safaris in Sint-Maarten.
2014 - Instructor Developement Course (IDC) Internship at Coral Point Diving in the Dominican Republic.