The Woodwind Family
The family Pedersen have been running the Woodwind since May, 2003. It was the perfect job for the family–sailing, snorkeling and meeting interesting people every day. Besides, Bonaire is a paradise in and out of the water.
Dedrie Pedersen: Born in Trinidad. She is a rescue diver, dive master and free diver. Blue water sailing experience 3 years. Guide on Woodwind the last 13 years, crossed the Atlantic ocean once. Her husband taught her how to swim and the rest is history….
Ulf Pedersen: Born in Norway. Teacher, Master cabinet maker, and engineer. Sailing for ten years and built his own boat. Crossed the Atlantic three times on different boats as cook, navigator, and captain. Can identify two kinds of fish – those with garlic and those without.
Knut Kelani Pedersen: Born in Norway (conceived on Bonaire). Swimming and snorkeling at age 3 1/2. Can identify fish better than his father. Likes diving with his mom and the turtles. Going to school from Monday to Friday. Speaks fluent English, Dutch and Papiamentu. Member of Junior Rangers Bonaire and likes to read.
Ole Nikolai Pedersen: Born in Norway (conceived on Bonaire). Besides school, swimming and water polo takes up most of his time. Not interested in girls whatsoever….
Nicole Pedersen: Born in Bonaire at home. Started swimming at 9 days, loves the water and charms all the men in the family.