Scott Arni (Captain, Palau Operations Manager)
Scott was born in Pennsylvania and started diving when he was 15 years old while in the Boy Scouts. Later he became a Captain and dive instructor while working at the Florida High Adventure Sea Base which is a High Adventure operation run by the Boy Scouts of America. Scott has been working on Liveaboard dive vessels for the last 16 years. Scott has worked on the Cayman Aggressor, Okeanos Aggressor, Belize Aggressor, Bay Islands Aggressor, Fiji Aggressor, Kona Aggressor, Turks & Caicos Aggressor, and currently on PALAU AGGRESSOR II™ & ROCK ISLANDS AGGRESSOR™.
|Jim Mingoa (2nd Captain/Dive Master)|
My name is Iemar but you can call me Jim. I was born and raised in the Philippines. After I graduated high school I moved to Manila to go to college. I received a bachelor of science in Marine Transportation and my captain’s license. Every summer break I went to Palau to be with my family and started diving. After college I moved to Palau to be with my family full time and started working for Neco Marine as a skiff driver and dive master. When the ROCK ISLANDS AGGRESSOR™ came to Palau in 2010 I started working for the boat and enjoy every day of doing what I love.
Hector Manglicmot (Engineer)
Originally from the Philippines and has been working over 20 years in the PALAU AGGRESSOR II™. Back in his place, at a very young age he was already doing activities in the ocean like fishing and free diving, he was also a welder. As the years passed he developed skills and decided to work abroad. Eventually he became the Engineer, Dive Master, and a Photo Pro as well. He has been taking underwater pictures as well the guests on the dive.
Feliciano M. Flores (Engineer)
My name is Feliciano M. Flores Jr. but you can call me June. I was born and raised in the Philippines. I started working on boats in the Kapel-Subic dry docks. I moved to Palau in 2004 and opened my own small repair shop and worked for the PALAU AGGRESSOR II™ and Tropic Dancer when they needed me. I just started working full time on the boats and soon will finish my dive master and skiff driving license.
Joe Vereen (Divemaster)
Hi my name is Joe aka bubbles on the Aggressor. I was born and raised in Palau. I have been diving for 3 years. I like everything about diving because I get so close to fish that I can almost taste them. I have been in the tourist industry for about four years now mostly driving boats and making unique conversation with people from different parts of the world.
|Ernan Dukah (Divemaster)|
Originally from Baler, Aurora in the Philippines and first came to Palau in 1999 and became a boat operator and Divemaster in 2001. I work in the land base and live aboard most of the time. I made back to the Philippines on 2007 and dive all over the place from north to south I also join in the reality show as safety diver and supervise a dive shop in 2013, I also like underwater photography and play basketball in my free time.
|Shea Markwell (Cruise Director/Instructor/Relief Chef)|
I was born in Kansas, but raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I have been a cook and chef since I was 7 years old, though I started professionally when I was 17. I have run Restaurants, and owned a Catering Business for 10 years. When I was 14 I started Diving and in 2012 started working on the Bahamas Aggressor as a chef. Since then I have progressed through Divemaster, Instructor, I’m a licensed captain, and now Cruise Director here on the Palau Aggressor II. I look forward to seeing you all here and showing you all that Palau has to offer.
Ronnie Aya-ay (Chef)
Ronnie was born and raised Pampanga, Philippines. He started his career on cruise ships in 1999. Then he moved to Turks & Caicos where he worked as Chef in a few resorts then the Turks & Caicos Aggressor. Ronnie worked for 6 years onboard the Turks & Caicos Aggressor before coming to the PALAU AGGRESSOR II™ to be closer to his home and family. Ronnie is currently working on his Open water certification.
Herence Manglicmot (Instructor/Stewardess)
Herence was born in Koror, Palau but went to the Philippines with her mother when she was four years old to start school. She studied college at The Philippine Women’s University and graduated Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management last April 2014. She then decided to go back to Palau and work with her Dad Hector on the Palau Aggressor II. And recently, she has been certified as Rescue diver.
Dustin Blesam (Skiff Driver)
Hi my name is Dustin. I was born and raised here in the islands of Palau. Been in the tourists industry for bout 3yrs now. I am an advance diver but I drive the skiff most of the time. Diving is great because you meet people around the world.
Editha Baldos (Stewardess)
Editha was born in Culion, Philippines near Coron. She studied literature in College. She has worked at Dive resorts near her home for a few years prior to her arrival in Palau. She is relatively newly certified but has already gotten her Advanced Certification.
Jay Naguit (Steward)
Born in the Philippines and has been here in Palau since 2005. His first job was in a hotel as maintenance and transferred to another department for 4 years. He’s been working in PALAU AGGRESSOR II™ for more than a year now. He is very happy and contented with his job in being a steward and already started training as a scuba diver.