- Name: Markus Gstrein
- Nationality: Austrian
- Languages: English, German and Spanish
- Diving since: 2007
- Dive interests: Sidemount, Cave and Technical diving
Meet Markus, our in-house PADI Course Director at Joe’s Gone Diving. Markus moved to Bali in 2013. Since then he has certified around 100 divers each year, from DSDs to (Assistant) Instructors. He is actively training IDC candidates since 2014 with a 100% IDC pass rate. He is originally from Austria and speaks English, German and Spanish fluently.
He started his professional career in the hospitality industry, so as no other he can handle pressure really well, under stress he will remain calm and guide you through every challenge which might come up. He is more than happy to help you with any questions you might have. You can contact him 24/7 during your course if you have any difficulties. And if you have any questions in advance, you can always book a skype call with him.
Even after finishing your PADI Instructor Development Course with us, you can rely on his assistance for advice on teaching courses, dive equipment or jobs.
Markus can teach a wide range of PADI Specialty Instructor courses, just a few examples are: Deep, Wreck, Drift, Night, Nitrox and Sidemount. Just let him know what you are interested in.
Don’t take our word for it....
This is what Markus previous students (still working in the industry) have to say about him:
“I completed my IDC (Instructor Development Course) & MSDT (Master SCUBA Diver Training) with Markus at Joe’s Gone Diving in July 2016. I was very satisfied with my experience. The course layout was explained professionally and in great detail at the commencement so that I was well aware of what to expect on a day to day basis.
Every day was very well organized and structured in such a way that we had sufficient time to practice and develop our skills, as well as some time for fun. Any time we needed to spend some extra time studying or practicing our skills, Markus was always willing and available to stay late and assist us in whichever way we needed.
From the beginning of the course all the way to graduation, he was there for us, always smiling, sharing his knowledge and making the whole process fun at the same time.
I would highly recommend anyone interested in doing their IDC Course, to contact Markus Gstrein at Joe’s Gone Diving – He delivers a very high level of service and an experience you will soon not forget.”
Kyle Anderson, Canada
“My chief instructor Markus, was all great at imparting knowledge in a really pragmatic and fun way. I struggled a little at the start of the course, but he really helped me through some minor difficulties I had.”
Albert Li, Melbourne, Australia