meet our




At Gold Coast Dive Adventures, we treasure our people who make our operation smooth, fun and safe. We know that our success is born collaboratively. We are not just a workplace, we are a community that looks out for each other and loves nothing more than showcasing our beautiful dive sites.

Hover over the images or click on them to find out more about our team members.

Tara Hunter

PADI IDC Staff Instructor

When experience matters, Tara is our number one go-to person. She has worked in dive shops around the world and has thousands of dives under her belt. She is also our tour leader for our social diving weekends to South West Rocks, Wooli and more.

Jordan Abil

Operations Manager & PADI Instructor

Jordans role is to keep all our wheels in motion. If he is not teaching a course or guiding divers, he takes care of all the admin behind the scenes including emails and bookings. He gained his experience in dive centres in Byron Bay, Brisbane and Cairns.

Matt Hollstein

Director, Coxswain & PADI Instructor

Matt started GCDA from scratch and he loves making things efficient and organised. He drives our boats, teaches courses and does any other job that is needed on a given day. If something needs fixing or can be improved, tell Matt and he will get it done in no time.

Mark Edmeades

Master 5 & PADI Instructor

It seems that nothing can cause Mark to loose his calmness. He recently relocated from Cairns to the Gold Coast and is now one of our main skippers and dive supervisors however he does enjoy every opportunity to teach the occasional dive course.

Braden Mitchell

Coxswain & PADI Divemaster

Braden is our second skipper. He spent many years working on Moreton Island and recently made the Gold Coast his home. He loves to take photos and always finds a way to give you just that little bit of extra attention to make you feel special.

Bec Krojs

Coxswain & PADI Divemaster

Bec grew up on boats and runs her own fishing charter business as well. When all the weather forecast sources contradict each other, Bec will have the answer! She is one of the most experienced skippers on the coast and we are grateful to have her filling in whenever she can.

Damien Wood

PADI Divemaster Trainee

Damien is a diving addict. Since completing his rescue diver course here at GCDA, he got hooked and now wants to become a PADI pro.

David Clowes

PADI Divemaster & Maritime Guru

Whatever the task might be, David will jump in and help out! Whether it is as a dive guide or to fix something. He is also a seasoned sailer so always good for some boating advice.

Damien Flux

Coxswain & PADI Instructor

Damien can teach any specialty you desire but is also available for any other PADI courses. He is our go-to person for anyone that prefers to conduct their pool training in Brisbane.

Isabelle Page

PADI Divemaster

Isabelle learnt her Divemaster trade at Byron Bay Dive Centre and is a very capable dive guide. She mainly covers our midweek trips. On her days out of the water she is busy studying and fun-diving with her partner. She always sees where a hand is needed, which makes her a pleasure to work with.

Chun Bee Gan

PADI Instructor & Dive Guide

You will never see this man not smiling! He is an absolute pleasure to have on the boat. He is diving with us whenever his busy office job allows him a break. He also speaks 5 languages and can teach many specialties.

Niall Henderson

Dive Guide

Niall is a very capable diver and loves spending his days off underwater. He mainly covers our midweek trips and prefers to spend his weekends dry with his family.


Keen to join our team?

If you like what we do so why not becoming a part of us? We often have positions available as Coxswain, Dive Instructor, Dive Guide or Divemaster Internships. Contact us to check availability.

our dive. adventures.

All our trips are double dive trips unless specifically advertised as single dives. Our 6m dive boat is fast and comfortable. We also limit maximum numbers to 7 divers to ensure maximum comfort and enjoyment.

Our local reefs and wrecks, the mot famous being the Scottish Prince Shipwreck and Migaloo Reef are within short boating distance approximately 2 miles off the Gold Coast Seaway entrance. The reefs are flat rocky reefs with rising bommies. Visit our dive site page for detailed information. Highlights of all our dive trips include;

  • 10 dive sites incl. The Scottish Prince and Migaloo Reef.
  • 2 tank dive
  • Dive guides available
  • Snacks and hot soup in between dives
  • Custom built 6m dive vessel
  • Gear hire available
  • Hotel transfers available

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