All our PADI courses are taught by experienced instructors at Joe’s Gone Diving in Bali.
We all have plenty of dives under our belt and have dived all over the world.
All our staff is multilingual, so we are able to provide courses in several languages.
Joe’s Gone Diving works with experienced divemasters for all our dive trips.
They are excellent in spotting those special fishes and critters and know the seas around Bali like no other which is especially important in some of the advanced diving sites Bali has to offer.
One thing all our staff has in common, they are passionate about diving and making sure you have a great time.
Catur has been working in the dive industry in Bali since 2010. He is originally from Nusa Lembongan and knows the dive sites around Nusa Penida like no other. He is a very patient instructor. Scuba diving and ocean life is his passion and he is always ready to make your dive experience on Bali an excellent one.
"The entire staff was friendly and knowledgable and were very conscience of safety when diving. They made me feel like I had known them for a long time and made my diving experience in Bali very memorable."
Feby Rotty “Mandarinfish” is one of our PADI Scuba Dive Instructors. She originally comes from Sulawesi where she studied Underwater Eco Tourism at the Manado State Polytechnic and loves diving. She has dived all around Indonesia and spent many hours underwater in Bali. Eby is always in for some fun above water and very patient underwater.
"The next morning I met my instructor Eby. I knew from the moment I saw her butterfly necklace it was meant to be. "
Ethel is one of our PADI Dive Instructors. He is very enthusiastic and goes out of his way to spot great marine life for you and make your course enjoyable. He has plenty of dive experience around Indonesia and in particular Bali. He comes originally from Sulawesi and studied Underwater Eco Tourism in Manado.
"The diving safari was the best, our guide Ethel knew everything to spot, great work!"
Jolanda is a PADI Dive Instructor and comes from the Netherlands. She speaks both Dutch and English and is easily recognizable by her big smile. She did her Divemaster and Instructor course here on Bali so knows all the dive sites very well. Guaranteed a fun dive course or dive trip when you dive with Jolanda.
"Friendly, professional, positive, energetic and good humored instructors who give you time and space to learn at your pace and make diving comfortable for beginners."
Markus comes from Austria and is PADI Course Director. He speaks German, English and Spanish and is passionate about teaching and diving. He can teach a wide range of PADI Specialties and teaches our Instructor Development Courses, so if you are keen to find out more about the courses we offer, be sure to ask him.
"I did my advanced open water + enriched air diver with Markus as my instructor. This guy really knows his stuff inside out. That makes you feel safe out and in the water."
Maria originally from West Java has a long track record in the dive industry and she has been diving in Bali for many years. If not in the water teaching all variety of PADI Courses, you can find her in the diveshop, where she is happy to help you with all your questions.
"My 4 dives under the superb instruction of Maria were spent in both Tulamben and Padang Bai, possibly on reflection the best two sites that I could have expected to have visited."
Kyle comes from Canada and is one of the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers at Joe’s. He loves underwater photography and wreck diving so if you are keen to take one of those PADI Specialties he is certainly the person to talk to. He has been in Bali for quite some time now and knows the dive sites very well. When he is not diving, you will often find him on a surfboard.
"My instructor Kyle was the most patient, kind, helpful and encouraging teacher."
Fitri, is one of our receptionists and has been involved with Joe’s Gone Diving from the beginning. She is more than happy to help you with all your questions. Whether you would like advice about diving, on accommodation, sightseeing or restaurants.
"Fitri's smile is contagious."
Ade is also receptionist at Joe’s Gone Diving and happily answers all your questions about your pick-up time and your schedule and can provide you with tips on accommodation, excursions or restaurants. She will always be waiting for you with a big smile.
"Even back at the main office, all of the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful."
Elvis works in Joe’s equipment room. He will make sure you always have full tanks, clean all your equipment (so you can just relax) and just generally helps out around the dive center. He is more than happy to help you with your equipment. Elvis is a local boxing celebrity.
"We felt quite spoiled as we are not used to have someone looking after all our gear and have everything ready for each dive."
Komang also works in Joe’s equipment room. As Elvis, he will make sure you always have full tanks, clean all your equipment (so you can just relax) and just generally helps out around the dive center. He is more than happy to help you with your equipment. He has been working with us for several years.
"The gear is nice, clean and all very well maintained. "
Nathalie is originally from Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She has a background in the hospitality industry and has worked in several countries. She speaks Dutch, English and Spanish fluently and is always more than happy to help you with all your queries. You will no doubt see her around the dive center when you dive with Joe's.
"The overall experience starts with the quick feedback pre-diving by email communication for booking the dive spot and pick up from the hotel. Nathalie has been very efficient and got all sorted out perfectly. "
Jan is one of the owners of Joe’s Gone Diving. He is a PADI Dive Instructor and has dived all over the world. He left corporate life to open Joe’s Gone Diving. These days he spends more time above water than under the water. He is your go to guy for all your equipment questions.
"I brought my contact lenses and was advised by the owner he could supply me with a mask that had a prescription in the lens - what a godsend and proof of that little bit extra that gives them a 5star rating. "
Mirjam opened Joe’s Gone Diving together with Jan in the beginning of 2011. She is a PADI Dive Instructor, and is very active on the organization side of the dive center these days. Before moving to Bali she worked in the corporate world. She is more than happy to give you any advice on diving, Bali, spas or restaurants.
"I decided on Joe's based upon previous reviews and the prompt responses I received from Mirjam. Her attentiveness in responding to me was excellent. "
For special entertainment at our dive center, we have Buttons our young and playful Beagle dog. She is always happy to see you and very friendly. Not a big fan of dogs, don't worry just let us know.
"you cannot go wrong with a shop that has a cuddly pooch like Buttons!!!"