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.

Harrison Cottrell

Co-Owner / Padi Dive Instructor

Harry is a highly experienced, qualified and passionate diver and surfer.  Harry has undertaken well more than 3500 dives and can teach any specialty you desire.  Harry’s passion for understanding the ocean ecosystem and protecting this underwater world has defined him since childhood.  Harry started his diving life along the QLD and NSW coast but he has also dived and held positions around the world including Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Borneo. Fiji, Italy, South Africa, Panama, Guatemala and Costa Rica. Harry is our main dive instructor, and dive guide.

Sebastian Lovera

Co-Owner / Skipper / Dive Instructor

Seb is a PADI MSDT and our main Skipper.  Seb formed a deep connection to the ocean which fuels his desire to unite people with the beauty and vulnerability of our marine world.  Seb is another of our highly qualified and experienced dive instructors with more than 3500 dives.  Seb started his diving career in Egypt in the Red Sea and has dived many parts of our globe before moving to QLD.  Who better to have behind the wheel of our boat!

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.

Matt Hollstein

Coxswain & PADI Instructor

Matt 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.

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.

David Clowes

PADI Divemaster & Maritime Guru

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

Damien Wood

PADI Divemaster

Damien is a diving addict. Since completing his rescue diver course here at GCDA, he got hooked and continued with his Divemaster Internship with us. He can now call himself a PADI Pro.

Nicholas Lindsay

PADI Divemaster Trainee

Nick is a Rescue Diver already. If he is not busy in his engineering job, he is completing his Divemaster Internship with us over the next couple of weeks and months.

Michael Holliday

PADI Divemaster Trainee

Michael is a Rescue Diver and is currently completing his Divemaster Internship with us over the next couple of weeks and months.

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.

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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