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.

Brenda Clowes

Dive Shop Admin/Assistant

If there is a helping hand needed on a busy dive day, Brenda will take care of it. Whether it is filling tanks, helping divers to get ready, taking photos or to cook a BBQ :-). She is of course a diver as well with hundreds of dives under her belt.

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

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.

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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