The first time, Jan arrived on Pef by Kayak - and the second time as our Dive Manager
Jan was born in France and grown up there as well as in Switzerland. For his life was planned to be a calm one, Jan didn't agree to sit behind a desk and take over his mother's real estate company. With a biology degree in hand he decided to turn his back on science and go out exploring the mountains. In a professional manner, he worked in the climbing and canyoning business and Jan is a member of the SOA.
Likewise, Jan enjoys exploring the underwater world by diving. His first diving lesson were given to him by his mom. As a kid he "swam" around with his belly on a chair in the living room. This experience must have left a great impresssion, so at the age of 13 Jan became a diver as well and has now many years of working experience with it.
Diving and climbing are Jan's two big passions and his eyes are glowing full of enthusiasm when he talks about it.
Beeing an outdoor guy, Jan planned a kayak trip in Raja Ampat during his employment as a dive instructor on a liveaboard in Myanmar. He brought the plan into action and eventually stranded on Pulau Pef where one thing let to another and soon it was clear, that Jan will return to Pef as our Dive Manager once finished with his kayak trip.
Jan speaks French and English fluetly, some German and he's keen in learning Bahasa Indonesia.