Meet the Joe’s Gone Diving Team

Meet the Joe’s Gone Diving Team: Experienced dive staff in Bali

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. Find out more about the Joe’s Gone Diving team in their video’s.

Eby: PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Eby is one of our PADI IDC Staff 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.

Catur: PADI Instructor

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.

Ismail: PADI Instructor

Hi, my name is ImailL and I am a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor at Joe’s Gone Diving in Bali. I am happy to be a PADI Instructor, because at this level I can guide certified divers in a proper way and teach all levels from Discover Scuba Divers up to Divemasters.

I love to share experiences about underwater life, corals, and any diving adventure with other divers, because by sharing your story we can all explore more.

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I am from Manado, North of Sulawesi. My home is a bit far away from the sea. So, it is a bit of a strange story why I finally became a PADI Instructor. My family and friends asked me many times, are you crazy to go diving? Or, are you not scared if you go diving and see some sharks and sharks might bite you or eat you? I just answer them with a big smile and explain how nice scuba diving is. I first started diving and learned about corals and marine life when I was in a college, studying about Tourism especially Underwater Ecotourism. I finished my school and continued my diving career in Lembeh Strait, Bunaken Island, and I took my Divemaster in Bali. After years of working as a Divemaster, I became an Instructor with Markus at Joe’s.

Why at Joe’s Gone Diving in Bali? Well, I think because in here I feel comfortable at work, friendly staff, solid team that is a lot of fun to work with. So, that is enough reasons to work here I guess.

Bali has amazing dive sites and underwater life. Small critters, big critters, mild currents, strong currents, beautiful corals, Bali has everything. There is one dive site in Nusa Penida called Crystal Bay, and this is one of my favorite dive sites. It takes about an hour boat ride from Semawang beach to Nusa Penida. This is an amazing dive site. The visibility can be really clear, that’s why it is called Crystal Bay. Let me end by saying though: “come to Bali and do some dives with us to experience it for yourself”.

Denny: PADI Instructor

Hi everyone, my name is Denny. I am a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (PADI OWSI), I landed a job here in Joe’s Gone Diving, Bali. I really enjoy working with them, even though I just moved here, Joe’s is already like home for me. As a PADI OWSI, I am able to teach people how to dive, hone people skills in diving and also take them to the professional level (Bubble Maker up to Divemaster). My favorite course to teach is the Open Water Course. Can you imagine how it feels to be a mom who just seen her baby taking the first step? Well, not exactly the same, but that’s similar to what I feel when I teach people to take their first breath underwater in the PADI Open Water Course.

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I was born in Central Java but grew up in Bekasi, which is quite a big city next to Jakarta. I come from a very special family, I guess that is similar to what other people will say about their own family, right? My diving story starts when I was in college. I wanted to do something else instead of just focusing on my study and found out that snorkeling was a nice getaway from all that. I met some new people during my travels around Indonesia and ended up joining a Freediving community in Jakarta. From there, I did more freediving whenever I went traveling and I started to grow a big love for the ocean. The talks in the community about SCUBA diving sounded very interesting for me and finally, I found myself doing the PADI Open Water Course.

After a few years, I managed to finish my study in college. One of my friends then told me about an internship for locals to become a Divemaster in Bali, Nusa Lembongan to be exact. I decided to apply for it because I wanted to see more of the underwater world with scuba diving and was also really keen to live the island life.

Excited is the right word to express my feeling when I found out I was accepted on that Divemaster Internship in Nusa Lembongan. I started with the Advanced Open Water Course, since I did my Open Water Course earlier that year, continued with my Rescue Diver Course and then finally the Divemaster course. It took me about 7 months to complete everything. I learned a lot from my mentor and also discovered dive sites that I had never been before. I enjoyed it so much and worked for the company who made me a Divemaster for another one and a half years until I gathered enough experience for the next step: PADI Instructor, I nailed it and here I am.

I have been in Bali for almost 4 years now. I decided to move to Sanur from Nusa Lembongan and started working for Joe’s Gone Diving. Like I said before, I haven’t been here long yet, but it is already home, the people, the place and the chance to dive, makes me feel I am in the right place.

Talking about places to dive, there is always a favorite for me to dive, which is Crystal Bay in Nusa Penida island. It is a quite big and busy dive site, especially during the high season (July-October) as a lot of divers come from around the world to see the magnificent Mola-mola or Sunfish. Despite that, this dive site also will spoil you with super clear visibility, colorful and healthy coral reef, tons of fish swimming around and sometimes surprises with small or big creatures that are rarely seen around Nusa Penida, such as the Whaleshark and the Ghost pipefish.

Living a dream job doesn’t sound excessive to me. I’ve been feeling super lucky since I started to dive and did my PADI Divemaster internship. I will continue to do more diving and hopefully, teach more people to dive so people will understand more about the underwater world.

Nanne: PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Nanne is originally from the Netherlands and is one of our PADI IDC Staff Instructors. He is very passionate about diving and has worked around the world. Nanne is a very calm and patient instructor and just loves to teach. He is more than happy to take you diving around Bali and to share his dive experience with you.

Nanne MSDT at joe's Gone Diving

Fitri and Selvia: Reception

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.

Selvia is also a receptionist at Joe’s Gone Diving and will happily answer any questions about your pick-up time and schedule. She can also provide you with tips on accommodation, excursions or restaurants. Selvia will always be waiting for you with a big smile.

Elvis and Komang: Equipment

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 also a local boxing celebrity.

Komang also works in Joe’s equipment room. Like Elvis, he will make sure you always have full tanks, clean all your equipment and just generally help out around the dive center. He is more than happy to help you with your equipment. He has been working with Joe’s for several years.

Jennifer: PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Jennifer (Jen) is a PADI Dive Instructor at Joe’s Gone Diving. She is originally from Germany and worked in Bali for a couple of years already. Since she became a dive instructor she followed her dream and travelled to many famous diving spots around the world to work and getting more experience of different types of diving. (She is happy to tell you all her diving stories)

Jen knows the way around Bali and loves to talk about the many hotspots Bali has. After diving she is always keen for a drink.

She is more than happy to take you on a beautiful dive adventure and share her dive experience with you.

Eka: Operational Manager

Eka is originally from right here in Sanur, Bali and has a background in the hospitality industry. Eka enjoys travelling, exploring new places and meeting new people. Her role involves a lot of logistics in organising trips and organising schedules, as well as ensuring the office runs smoothly. You’ll no doubt see her around the dive centre when you dive with Joe’s.

Jan: owner Joe's Gone Diving

Jan: Owner

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.

Mirjam: Owner

Mirjam opened Joe’s Gone Diving together with Jan at 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.

Mirjam owner Joe's Gone Diving Bali
Buttons, PR officer bei Joe's Gone Diving

Buttons: PR Officer

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.