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Arnaud Erhart and Tania Puell, owwers of Isla Nena Scuba, Vieques, PR

Isla Nena Scuba is a small owner-operated business. We focus on customer service and serious dive education. We pride ourselves on our social and environmental practices and superior services.

Arnaud Erhart, PADI Scuba Instructor at Mosquito Pier, Vieques, PRArnaud Erhart (aka I am 4 Scuba) has been diving since he was 11 years old. He started out in the Mediterranean and along the coast of Brittany in his native France.

But over the years, while pursuing a career  of sommelier, restaurant manager and  owner of acclaimed Brooklyn restaurant 360, whenever he found time to travel, he explored many more dive destinations worldwide. Some of his travel favorites are Sodwana Bay in South Africa, Musandam in Oman and the Surin Islands in Thailand. On his wish list for future dive travel he includes Antarctica and Isla de Guadalupe in Mexico.

After 20 years in the restaurant business, he decided to change careers and started pursuing PADI professional certifications and has recently arrived at Staff Instructor. He has worked in and managed several dive businesses and has relished this experience. Now he is excited  to  follow his own vision for scuba diving from the island he has come to love as his home . He owns Isla Nena Scuba together with his wife, Tania.

Tania Puell, PADI Divemaster under waterTania Puell has dabbled in many careers. She has worked as a blacksmith, a math teacher, a designer, and a Web developer.

She started diving when Arnaud suggested to try it on their honeymoon in Akumal. Her dive instructor Alexandra said she was a fish, and she loved it immediately. She has since been on dives all over the world. Her favorite dive destination is Guanaja– one of Honduras’ Bay Islands. She loves doing productive things under water, such as introducing people to SCUBA, cleaning aquarium windows or collecting trash. Most recently she is excited about learning how to cultivate and repopulate corals.

She is a Master Scuba Diver Trainer, but is thinking about becoming a course director. She also creates all marketing materials for Isla Nena Scuba and keeps this Web site spiffy and up to date.