A warm welcome to Saaya Sorrells-Weatherford and Karl ter Vehn Lexell as they join us at Eco Divers, Manado in Kima Bajo Resort.
Saaya & Karl are both PADI MSDT Instructors and Emergency First Response Instructors. They also teach PADI specialties including Nitrox, Night, Deep and Digital Underwater Photography. Saaya and Karl previously managed a dive operation in Thailand.
Get to know them better...
Saaya, although an American citizen, was born and raised in Tokyo and speaks fluent Japanese. She is an Emergency First Response Instructor and Care for Children with AED Instructor. After graduating from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts with a bachelor's degree in Film Production, she spent a year back in Japan before rediscovering her passion for diving. She decided to drop everything and move to Palau to work on her Divemaster and kept going from there, completing her IDC in Phuket and then moving to Thailand.
Karl worked as a Construction & Product Manager at the Swedish exhibition centre in Gothenburg before starting his diving career. He also worked as a teacher at the University of Central America, in Nicaragua. In his first season as an instructor he worked in Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras before moving on to work in Nicaragua for two years as a dive centre manager/instructor. Karl then moved on to the Perenthian Islands, Malaysia, and on to Thailand before joining us here in North Sulawesi.
We wish them both an enjoyable and fulfilling time working with Eco Divers and they look forward to meeting you just as soon as you can make it.