During your holiday on the resort, many people will take care of you. All of these people will play a big role in ensuring that your trip is everything that you have wished for. However, there are several people that may have a greater impact on your holiday’s success; these are your dive crew.

Michael O.J. Pettersson
PADI IDC Staff Instructor 71320, ANDI Instructor 512, SSI (NASDS) Instructor, CMAS Instructor
Nationality Swedish
Born March 1, 1972
Languages English, Swedish, Sign Languages
I have been certified as a dive instructor since 1990. With more than 10,000 dives under my belt, I’m the “grandpa” of the Kasai Village diving team. Since I learned to dive, I’ve been just about everywhere: diving the cold lakes of my native Sweden, the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean, the North Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and around the Baltic Sea. That’s a lot of seas! I still have a passion for teaching after nineteen years as an instructor, for courses such as specialty and leadership. I think the diving just gets better and better. I wouldn’t be able to pick a favorite dive site here; I’d give all of them 3 stars on an average day and every dive site gets 5 stars on a good day. The longer you have been here, the more you can sort out the sensory overload that is the Visayas. I also do occasional trips on the Queen-X as a dive guide. I like to work at Kasai Village Resort because we have a professional working staff. But it’s not just the diving; it’s much more the team, the locals, the accommodations, the food — they all come together nicely at this one place.

 

Robert Karlsson
Dive Instructor 253604
Nationality Swedish
Born March 31, 1981
Languages English, Swedish, German
I’m from the deep forests of Sweden. I started diving by accident way back in 2006 at Dykmagazines in Karlstad. When I came back to take my Advance Open Water Course, the owner advised me to become a Divemaster, so I did. I try to follow my inner voice at all times and it told me to go to the Philippines.

 

Joselito “Tata” Cabaron
Dive Master 266217
Nationality Filipino
Born July 31, 1974
Languages English, Filipino
I started diving in 2006. I have more or less 3,000 dives under my belt. I like diving here in the Philippines because it is fun and poses a lot of challenges, aside from having different kinds of beautiful reefs and various types of sea creatures.I love working in Kasai because they have the most organized dive shop I have ever seen in my entire diving experience. Teamwork is evident and we have a very nice and accommodating boss.

 

Crisheldo “Crish” Ampo
Dive Master 498630
Nationality Filipino
Born October 10, 1985
Languages English, Filipino
I had my first dive job in Palau, US Micronesia and then in Puerto Galera. I have been working in Kasai for five years, since 2007. I like working in Kasai because it allows me to provide for myself my daily needs and career stability. I can see that Kasai will be very progressive in the coming years and I want to be a part of that progress.

 

Alex Rey Ebarsabal
Rescue Diver
Nationality Filipino
Born June 20, 1980
Languages English, Filipino
I have been diving for four years now. I started my diving experience back in 2008 at Dolphin House Resort, Moalboal, Cebu. I’m working in Kasai now because, for me, it is more fun here and the dive shop is very well-organized. It is also very nice to work when you have a great, very supportive boss.

 

Felix Colubio
Dive Master 266216
Nationality Filipino
Born January 29, 1986
Languages English, Filipino
I’ve been a diver for six years now. I started my diving experience in Moalboal, Cebu back  in 2006. I worked as a dive guide in Balicasag Island, Bohol. I’ve also had a few diving experiences in Apo Island, Negros Oriental. I am having so much fun diving and working in Kasai, spotting both the big and tiny underwater creatures. Kasai provides me with good benefits.

 

Allan G. Cuizon
Compressor Man/Dive Team Assistant/Rescue Diver
Nationality Filipino
Born May 04, 1988
Languages English, Filipino
I started working in Kasai in 2009 as a compressor man. I feel privileged that the resort gave me an opportunity to learn scuba diving. It was in 2010 when I took my Open Water Dive Course. My instructor was Kalle, a Swedish diver who was having his on-the-job training in Kasai. In February 2011, I took my Advance Water Dive Course. I’m honored to be a student of Sir Jonas, one of the owners of Kasai Village Dive & Spa Resort. I will be forever grateful and thankful to the resort’s management for all the great opportunities and benefits they have given me and my family.

 

Carlin Ricafort
Boat Crew
Nationality Filipino
Born February 09, 1981
Languages English, Filipino
I have been part of the boat crew for eleven years (on and off). This job opportunity that Sir Michael has given me really helps me a lot in so many different ways because the resort provides good benefits to all of its employees. I chose to work in Kasai because we are like one big family and it’s a lot of fun working here.