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ABOUT BYRON BAY DIVE CENTRE

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 SSI courses and issue a range of different certifications from scuba, snorkel and freediving.

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

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 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.

MATT Head Skipper + SSI 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.

ZOE 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!

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!

NIELS SSI INSTRUCTOR / SHOP LEGEND

Niels started with us in 2020, first completing his Divemaster Internship and then SSI Instructor course. Niels will win you over with his French accent and calm approach to teaching both entry level scuba diving courses and advanced diver training.

Niels comes from north of France but has made Australia his home since 2019, he started his diving adventure at just 12 years old. He is currently studying Marine Conservation and Restoration bringing his passion for the ocean and conservation together.

HAZ SSI INSTRUCTOR / OFFICE LEGEND

Haz has been working with us since completing her Divemaster program in 2019. With a degree in environmental science she will impress you with her extensive knowledge of the environment and calm relaxed teaching style.

Haz comes from a small coastal town on the North Island of New Zealand, she has plenty of diving experience in the icy New Zealand waters, learnt to dive whilst she was sailing around the pacific islands and heaps of dives under her belt at Julian Rocks.

FRED SSI INSTRUCTOR / FREEDIVING GUIDE

Fred started with us in 2020, first completing his Divemaster Internship and then SSI Instructor course. Fred combines his passion for the ocean and interest for the technical side of diving when he is teaching students or out guiding our Freedivers.

Fred hails from West Sussex, England and he loves all things ocean. When he is not scuba diving you will find him Freediving and Spearfishing in the local area.

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.