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The Byron Bay Dive Centre is Byron Bay’s leading dive and snorkel specialist. Our diving facility was established over 20 years ago. Since then, our priority has always been to ensure our customers enjoy a safe, rewarding and memorable diving and snorkelling experience.

Our skippers are some of the most experienced in the Bay with over 80 years combined experience between them! The nautical and local knowledge our skippers hold is second to none, allowing them to make the safest and best decisions regarding weather and sea conditions, to ensure a fun, exciting and most importantly safe tour. All our dive instructors are trained to the highest level and teach to the highest standard of safety, while making our courses fun and memorable so you want to keep on diving! We are the only dive centre in Byron Bay that teaches both PADI and SSI courses and issue a range of different certifications from scuba to freediving.

Check out our staff profiles below and drop in and see us to book your tour today!

Perry instructor skipper
PERRY Managing Director

With 23 years experience as a skipper and dive instructor and over 15 years running and managing the Dive Centre, Perry really knows his stuff. Whether it’s a regulator repair, teaching first aid or driving a boat, Perry’s got it covered.

With extensive experience in the emergency service field, Perry has high attention to detail and is very safety focused, making the Dive Centre’s policies and procedures second to none. When Perry’s not at the Dive Centre you can find him disco dancing, eating well and jogging with his friends.

Georgie instructor
GEORGIE SSI Instructor Trainer/ Internship Director

Georgie is our head instructor and is constantly expanding her knowledge and experience within the industry. Georgie’s excellent managerial and instructional skills makers her the successful leader of our internship programs.

Georgie has been turning new divers into experienced professionals for over 10 years now and is the resident SSI Instructor trainer.

Kaine Skipper
KAINE Head Skipper + SSI Instructor / Freediving Instructor

Kaine is inspired by the underwater world and is both an excellent freediving and scuba diving instructor.

He is a highly knowledgeable and well-trained skipper, instructor and likes to think of himself as a comedian on the side.

With his easy going manner you are sure to have a great time with Kaine!

Matt Skipper
MATT Skipper / Senior SSI & PADI Instructor / Freediving Instructor

Matt is Byron born and bred, having spent his life in and around the ocean. His passion and love for the ocean is evident in his constant enthusiasm, teaching and boat driving.

Matt is sure to make you fall in love with the underwater world, whether through his excellent scuba and freediving instruction or just his constant joy as he is floating around BBDC or on the boats.

Nick Matt Skipper
NICK Skipper / SSI Divemaster

Nick has been with the Byron Bay Dive Centre from 2017, where he started his time with us as a divemaster intern. Since then he has completed his coxswain and now skippers our snorkel and whale vessels.

Nick has extensive knowledge in marine life and their habitats and has helped run a Wild Dolphin feeding program. With his passion in educating people about conservation strategies and his love of animals, photography and adventure, you are sure to have a whale of a time aboard his vessel!

Zoe instructor
ZOE Senior SSI Instructor and Marine Conservation Coordinator

Zoe is one of our senior instructors, having 5 years experience working with the BBDC team. She is currently studying to be a marine biologist and is extremely passionate about marine conservation.

She loves to share her knowledge on the wonders of the under-water world with everyone she encounters and instilling passion in new divers.

ZOE L. SSI Instructor / Office legend

Zoe has been working with us since completing her Divemaster program in 2015. As a marine and environmental scientist, and an all round ocean fanatic, she will wow you with her unlimited fun ocean facts!

Zoe’s cool, calm and collected demeanor rubs off on everyone she encounters. Whether she is in the shop or under water, Zoe will always leave you with a smile!

Manta ray and diver
CHLOE SSI Instructor / Office legend

Chloe has been with us since completing her Divemaster internship in 2018 and after going on to complete her instructor course in 2019 she has become a key member of our team. With Chloe’s kind, friendly and warm personality, she brings a smile to all those she teaches and meets.

Growing up in Cornwall in the far south of England, Chloe has lived and breathed the ocean her entire life. After completing a degree in marine and natural history photography, Chloes love for the ocean brought her to the other side of the world and to the Byron Bay Dive Centre!

Lizzy instructor
LIZZY Store Manager / SSI + PADI Instructor

Lizzy has been with us for almost 10 years and holds the team together through her excellent managerial skills. She is known to always have a friendly smile and ensures that everything flows smoothly so that customers can enjoy the best experience possible.

Lizzy has been diving since she was 14 years old and is a kind, patient, and highly knowledgable instructor.

ADDITIONAL STAFF Junior Instructors

During peak periods we have several junior staff members come on board to assist our long term team.

We aim to hire friendly, knowledgeable and hard-working staff members for all aspects of our business.

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