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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 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 9 years now and has just been recently been certified as an SSI Instructor trainer.

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 Senior SSI Instructor / Freediving Instructor + Trainee Skipper

Matt is Byron born and bred, having spent his life in and around the ocean. He fell in love with diving at the age of 14. His passion and love for the ocean grows everyday, evident in his constant enthusiasm.

Matt is sure to make you fall in love with the underwater world through his excellent scuba and freediving instruction or just his constant joy that is always floating around BBDC.

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!

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.

DENIS Coxswain

Denis has over 30 years of invaluable experience driving vessels in the Bay. His love for the job can be seen in his everyday cheerful attitude that makes every tour with Denis a memorable and enjoyable one.

If you are ever lacking in dad jokes in your life, come out on the boat with Denis and he will be sure to provide plenty of entertainment.


Originally from Oxford, England, Milla has quickly adapted to the Byron vibe and lifestyle. She is always keen for a surf, a BBQ, but most of all a good chat.

Milla is sure to charm you with her easy going attitude and love of all things diving. Starting as an intern, she’s worked her way up from Open Water diver to an SSI instructor. Inspiring the same enthusiasm and dedication in all those around her.

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.