Meet Carib Inn’s Crew

A DIVE RESORT THAT TREATS GUESTS LIKE FAMILY


Bruce Bowker, unfortunately passed away May 9, 2020. He was from New Jersey USA, has been a PADI instructor since 1975. He was the first full time instructor on Bonaire in 1973 as a YMCA instructor! He opened Carib Inn as a hotel and dive operation in 1980. His favorite course to teach is Peak Performance Buoyancy.

Bruce Bowker

Bruce Bowker, unfortunately passed away May 9, 2020. He was from New Jersey USA, has been a PADI instructor since 1975. He was the first full time instructor on Bonaire in 1973 as a YMCA instructor! He opened Carib Inn as a hotel and dive operation in 1980. His favorite course to teach is Peak Performance Buoyancy.

Rishi Anthony, born on Bonaire, has been with the Carib Inn since 1987 and is in charge of tank fills and boat loading as well as keeping the Carib Inn grounds looking great. Bonaire is very proud of Rishi, one of the island’s best musicians.

Rishi Anthony

Rishi Anthony, born on Bonaire, has been with the Carib Inn since 1987 and is in charge of tank fills and boat loading as well as keeping the Carib Inn grounds looking great. Bonaire is very proud of Rishi, one of the island’s best musicians.

Linda Baker, from Canada, has been a PADI instructor since 1988. She is certified as a Master Instructor. She started working at Carib inn in 1990. Her favorite course to teach is Fish ID. About her special diving interests, Linda says, “I just love diving.” She enjoys shore diving the East coast and other areas that cannot be done by boat; introducing people to night diving; finding rare fish and critters; leading groups of divers.

Linda Baker

Linda Baker, from Canada, has been a PADI instructor since 1988. She is certified as a Master Instructor. She started working at Carib inn in 1990. Her favorite course to teach is Fish ID. About her special diving interests, Linda says, “I just love diving.” She enjoys shore diving the East coast and other areas that cannot be done by boat; introducing people to night diving; finding rare fish and critters; leading groups of divers.

Edward Thomas started in 1990 and is the Carib Inn’s happiest face. Although deaf, Edward dives and pretty much knows more about what is going on than anyone else. He also fills tanks and makes sure the boats are ready to go.

Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas started in 1990 and is the Carib Inn’s happiest face. Although deaf, Edward dives and pretty much knows more about what is going on than anyone else. He also fills tanks and makes sure the boats are ready to go.

Arturo Barrios is in charge of all maintenance. He also assists in tank fills and boats. Arturo is from Colombia and although he speaks only Spanish and Papiamento, he gets his points across and likes to play jokes.

Arturo Barrios

Arturo Barrios is in charge of all maintenance. He also assists in tank fills and boats. Arturo is from Colombia and although he speaks only Spanish and Papiamento, he gets his points across and likes to play jokes.

Lynn Cicilia is head of housekeeping and does an excellent job keeping the rooms clean and tidy. She has a lovely son and daughter.

Lynn Cicilia

Lynn Cicilia is head of housekeeping and does an excellent job keeping the rooms clean and tidy. She has a lovely son and daughter.

Kristi Malsam, from Colorado USA, joined the Carib Inn staff November 2016. Kristi has been a PADI Instructor since 2013 and she is certified as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer. She enjoys teaching and the challenge of working with divers at all levels of experience. Diving gives her the opportunity to not only share her love of the ocean; but, to share her concerns in protecting and respecting its resources.

Kristi Malsam

Kristi Malsam, from Colorado USA, joined the Carib Inn staff November 2016. Kristi has been a PADI Instructor since 2013 and she is certified as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer. She enjoys teaching and the challenge of working with divers at all levels of experience. Diving gives her the opportunity to not only share her love of the ocean; but, to share her concerns in protecting and respecting its resources.

Netty Cicilia is part of our housekeeping staff. She is also the sister of Lynn.

Netty Cicilia

Netty Cicilia is part of our housekeeping staff. She is also the sister of Lynn.

Chris has been a diving professional since 2011. He became a dive professional in Thailand and worked in SE Asia for a number of years. He made the move to Bonaire at the end of 2018. Chris loves the easy diving Bonaire has to offer. He is also very keen on repairing scuba equipment. He started at the Carib Inn January 1, 2020.

Chris Dyer

Chris has been a diving professional since 2011. He became a dive professional in Thailand and worked in SE Asia for a number of years. He made the move to Bonaire at the end of 2018. Chris loves the easy diving Bonaire has to offer. He is also very keen on repairing scuba equipment. He started at the Carib Inn January 1, 2020.

KC is a bit of a unicorn….no one really knows his back story. We do know he is a PADI instructor and likes to be underwater….the rest you will have to ask him when you meet him.

KC Derby

KC is a bit of a unicorn….no one really knows his back story. We do know he is a PADI instructor and likes to be underwater….the rest you will have to ask him when you meet him.