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    Scott Arni

    Captain/Operations Manager
    Palau Aggressor II & Rock Islands Aggressor

    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 19 years and with Aggressor on the Cayman Aggressor, Okeanos Aggressor, Belize Aggressor, Bay Islands Aggressor, Fiji Aggressor, Kona Aggressor, Turks & Caicos Aggressor, and currently on Palau Aggressor & Rock Islands Aggressor. 

    
    												
    											
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    Ike Mingoa

    Captain/Dive Master/Video Pro

    Ike was born in the Philippines and came to Palau in 1986. He started working on the water as a skiff driver for Neco Marine and was the personal skiff driver for the President of Palau for 2 years. In 1994 the Palau Aggressor came to town and he has been working with Aggressor Liveaboards ever since, Ike is our longest working crew member and moved up the ranks to captain of the Rock Islands Aggressor in 2010. Captain Ike is also a dive master and will be in the water on several dives a day as well.  

    
    												
    											
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    Feliciano M. Flores

    Engineer/Divemaster
    Palau Aggressor II & Rock Islands Aggressor

    His given name is Feliciano M. Flores Jr. but everyone just calls him June. He was born and raised in the Philippines and started working on boats in the Kapel-Subic dry docks/ship yard. June moved to Palau in 2004 and opened his own small repair shop. June worked off and on for the Palau Aggressor II when they needed him but eventually started working full time on the Palau Aggressor II and Rock Islands Aggressor in 2015. June is now a dive master and loves spending most of his time diving rather than in the engine room.

    
    												
    											
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    Jay Naguit

    Divemaster/Engineer
    Palau Aggressor II &  Rock Islands Aggressor

    Jay was born in the Philippines and has lived in Palau since 2005. His first job on island was as hotel maintenance man for 5 years. Then he started working for the Palau government as a maintenance man as well. In 2012 he started working for Aggressor Liveaboards on the Rock Islands Aggressor and got open water certified and moved up the ranks to dive master. In 2019 Jay became the engineer on the Palau Aggressor II.

    
    												
    											
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    Ernan Dukah

    Engineer/Divemaster/Videographer

    Originally from Baler, Aurora in the Philippines he first came to Palau in 1999. Ernan started working as a boat operator and dive master in 2001 with a land based company. He took out people from PADI to dive the beautiful islands of Palau and is shown on the cover of PADI’S Rescue Diver Manual. He made his way back to the Philippines in 2007 and worked as a dive master all over P.I. He also worked as a safety diver and crew for the hit T.V series Survivor when they filmed in the Philippines while working as a manager of a local dive shop. He returned to Palau in August 2014 and has been working as a dive master/engineer/video pro ever since.

    
    												
    											
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    Meno Gentapan

    Chef

    Meno was born and raised in Quezon City Manila, Philippines. Before moving to Palau, he worked in the Philippines as Bartender in several different hotels in Manila. Meno decided to come to Palau in 2001 and started working at a couple restaurants as a Bartender/Chef. He started diving in 2003 and became a dive master in 2006. In 2015 he started working for the liveaboards in Palau as a Chef and in the year 2017 he opened a restaurant in Palau but still loved being on the water. In 2019 Meno started working on the Palau Aggressor II/Rock Islands Aggressor as our full time chef.

    
    												
    											
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    Star Abraham

    Instructor/Cruise Director
    Rock Islands Aggressor & Palau Aggressor II

    Star is Palauan but was born in Guam and moved to back to his home islands of Palau in 1994. He graduated high school here in Palau and went to the local college for 2yrs. After college Star worked as a hotel front desk receptionist for 3yrs and started diving in late 2004. In 2011 he started working for a liveaboard in Palau as the skiff driver and dive master. He became a PADI Instructor in 2015 and enjoys diving all around his beautiful country. In February 2018 he joined Aggressor Liveaboards working on the Rock Islands Aggressor and Palau Aggressor II and is now is one of the cruise directors.

    
    												
    											
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    Ripon Debnath

    Divemaster

    Born and raised in Bangladesh, Ripon was able to come to Palau through an invitation from his friend. He started working as a security guard for the Palau Aggressor II and was eventually certified to be a diver. In 2013 Ripon became a full time worker on board the Palau Aggressor II/Rock Islands Aggressor as a dive master. Ripon enjoys finding and showing the rare crocodile fish to all the guests he leads while diving. Currently he’s the President of the Bangladesh Association in Palau.

    
    												
    											
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    Kiran Tamang

    Stewardess

    Kiran is originally from Nepal and came to Palau in 2014 and started working for the Palau Aggressor II/Rock Islands Aggressor as the stewardess. Currently she is a non diver, but hopes to complete her Open Water certification soon. One of her favorite hobbies is cooking her native home foods for her and her friends here in Palau.

    
    												
    											

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