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!

Mitch Bennett

PADI Freedive Instructor / PADI Master Scuba Diver / Skipper

There is no hiding Mitch’s obsessive love for freediving and his desire to make the Gold Coast the freediving capital of Oz. He can teach you everything you need to know about freediving and keep you safe whilst improving your breath-hold skills. But his love of Freediving makes him love scuba no less and as a highly experienced and talented dive instructor, you will often find him breathing oxygen just like the rest of us.  Of course, that’s only when he’s not driving our boats.

Nicole Cottrell

Co-Owner Manager

Nicole is a mad keen environmentalist who loves our planet and is a serious advocate for its natural environment. As Manager of Gold Coast Dive Adventures and Gold Coast Whale Adventures, she is the person who organises almost everything. There is no problem Nicole cannot sort for you. And there are very few occasions where she is not available to assist you in whatever might be needed.

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.

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.

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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