Jeroen van de Waal

Jeroen van de Waal is a multilingual, Dutch entrepreneur and conservationist. Through his company, OrcaNation, he teaches children and young adults to scuba dive, introducing them to the beauty and wonder of the underwater world. Jeroen is on a mission to foster a generation of ‘ocean ambassadors’, who have the passion, drive, and determination to reverse humankind’s destruction of the sea.

Together We Can Turn Tides – A Manifesto To Save The Oceans, Planet and Ourselves is the first of Jeroen’s publications. The book has received acclaim across Asia and is now making its way across Europe and the USA. Several thousand copies are now in circulation – many of them requested by schools and youth organizations, which are embracing Jeroen’s concept of conservation and education through outdoor adventure.

OrcaNation HQ

Management Team

Charlie Rubin

Charlie Rubin is a Professor in Earth Sciences focusing on earthquakes and tsunamis of Asia. His wanderlust swept him to Asia in 2011 when he was appointed Founding Chair of the Asian School of the Environment at NTU, Singapore. His PADI Divemaster training enabled him to work on liveaboards guiding dive expeditions and seeking pristine coral reefs, schooling fish, and remote islands; he has found underwater paradise in Alor, Australia, Bali, Banda Sea, Komodo, and Raja Ampat. Charlie also teaches a coral ecology and biodiversity class in eastern Bali. He is a PADI Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor, and a DAN O2 provider trainer. In 2017, he joined OrcaNation as Chief of Conservation and Education.

Anjuli Parker

Anjuli joined OrcaNation's Management team in October 2018 as Chief Operating Officer. She brings extensive Project and Business Management from over 14 years of experience working at top Global Consulting Firms and Investment Banks. In addition to ensuring OrcaNation operates to the highest standards, attracts and retains great people, Anjuli helps to drive OrcaNation's vision to better connect people and businesses with the Oceans, Planet and Ourselves.

Lindsay Kinniburgh

Working alongside Jeroen and Anjuli, you'll find Chief Marketing Officer Lindsay Kinniburgh. With an indisputable understanding of Marketing, PR and Digital, Lindsay’s experience spans over a decade and across global locations. Since joining OrcaNation in 2019, she has become a true ambassador for OrcaNation’s mission - to humanify the future through The Orca Way!

Kate Poppleton

Kate qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and has over 25 years' legal experience. She spent the first part of her career as an international finance lawyer in the City of London, moving to Singapore with her family in 2009 where she worked as a Partner in the finance teams of global law firms White & Case LLP and then Ashurst LLP.

Kate joined OrcaNation in June 2019 as Commercial Liaison. She works closely with Jeroen and the rest of the Management Team on strategy and business development.


Dive Base Managers


As well as fun diving all over the world, Kevin (Kev) has taught diving in Thailand, Malaysia, and the Maldives. He has over 4,500 dives under his belt and 1,000 successful dive certifications at various levels. Alongside Simone, he can be found at our new Dive Centre at OrcaNation Komodo located in Labuan Bajo, Flores.


Simone (Sim) is from Frankfurt, Germany. It was there, before catching the diving bug, that she used to teach biology and English. Sim has dived and worked in locations such as Thailand, the Maldives, Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia and Germany and is now located at OrcaNation Komodo in Lauban Bajo, Flores, alongside her partner Kevin. Sim also has over 4,500 dives and a wealth of PADI certifications.


Britney was introduced to scuba diving at the young age of 13 by her mother. Born and raised on the east coast of South Africa, she was lucky enough to have the diverse Indian Ocean at her fingertips and this is where her passion for the ocean emerged. After finishing high school, she went straight into her Divemaster course and is now a Master Scuba Diver Trainer.


Surrounded by a family of divers, Cameron knew from a very young age, a life underwater was for him. When he was 16, he completed his PADI Open Water and Advanced diving courses. He has now decided to dedicate his life to exploring and teaching others about the beauty of the ocean. He has worked all over South Africa, Mozambique, Malaysia, and Koh Tao.

OrcaNation Team

Our OrcaPod members bring a wealth of talent, scuba diving experience and natural compassion to the role of OrcaNation Dive Professional. We constantly, and consistently, receive raving reviews about our team who not only love diving but who love to help children and adults learn to dive, as well as educate and enhance the skills of certified divers. Quite simply, our team are incredible. We feel honoured to be a business that attracts, trains and develops the best in the business. We have complete confidence that when you dive with a member of our OrcaPod, you are choosing to dive with true professionals who always put your safety first.

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