The Team

Our Diving Team

  • Bastiaan – Master Instructor

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    astiaan is the legendary PADI Master Instructor of his days and co-founder of Scuba Center Asia! Next to safety and quality standards is having a good laugh, just as crucial to him. His diving experience, mixed with his sense of humour, makes your diving trip at Scuba Center Asia a lot of fun. Bastiaan is a wealth of knowledge regarding the physics of diving and all technical stuff regarding diving. Nowadays, he is more on the dive resort’s background. He is always in for a little chat, and you can find him around the dive resort and The BAR Next Door.

    Bastiaan: “Inspire others about my passion for diving is what it is all about. The moment we hit the clear water and see the exciting faces and see people totally relax, that’s why I love this so much.”


  • Kim – PADI Course Director

    Meet PADI Course Director Kim! She is the first female PADI Course Director of the three Nusa Islands; Lembongan, Ceningan, and Penida. A powerhouse and co-founder of Scuba Center Asia. If you don’t see her, you can hear her with her infectious laugh. Her passion is the professional side of diving and dive instructor development. When you decide to become a PADI dive instructor or expand your dive career, Kim is the person to talk to. For more details about the IDC with Kim and dive career centre, click here.

    Kim: “Do what you love every day. Let’s go scuba diving, and I bet you love it. Welcome to my world!”


  • Captain Purana - Captain

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    est captain of the island! Friendly, helpful and fun! With his years of experience, he knows the waters around Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan and Nusa Penida like no other. The safety of all divers on the boat is his priority. He is spot-on in finding the dive groups underwater, so you don’t have to wait long at the surface for the boat.

  • Maja – Open Water Scuba Instructor

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    aja is not only a master in scuba diving but also a master in finding the cool little macro creatures underwater. Maja is known as our resident fish. His smile, expertise and customer service will make your dive your day!

  • Pimpin - Master Scuba Diver Trainer

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    he is living the dream! She changed her concrete office for our office! Pimpin is part of Scuba Center Asia for years and is the lead instructor among dive instructors. She is a true world traveller and has been to Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, and The Cook Island.  Diving with Pimpin is fun! She will make sure safety comes first and will show and teach you all the cool stuff. You can find Pimpin in the dive shop, so don’t hesitate to pop over and ask questions. She can assist you in making your holiday and diving in Lembongan even better!

    Pimpin: “ Beautiful is what we see, more beautiful is what we know, the most beautiful is what we don’t know!”

  • JuliBcool – Open Water Scuba Instructor

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    ig trouble on the boat with this one! Haha, not really, but if you are looking for some fun at the boat or around the dive centre, JuliBcool is the man to look for! Juli is with Scuba Center Asia since day one! He started as a bartender and worked himself up as to dive instructor. A real inspiration for all the local kids here on Nusa Lembongan and Penida. He is responsible for all logistics and control of the boat. With his sense of humour and hard work mentality, he is definitely someone you want to meet.

  • Yayan - Master Scuba Diver Trainer

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    an is the master of the horizontal bubble rings, and has definitely the biggest smile of all! Yes, he is one of the crazy ones, but aren’t we all. He has worked all over Indonesia, like Bunaken and even Raja Ampat, but choose to settle down here with us at the legendary Nusa Lembongan and Penida dive sites.

  • You? - Dive Relations

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    his can be you! Are you a local Indonesian and like to grow and work hard? Please send us an email and tell us why you are the best to take under our wing and be part of our intern Divemaster development program. Your English should be perfect and your swimming skills too. The rest we teach you in our intern development program to become a PADI Divemaster!

  • Indra - Dive Relations

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    ndra is the man in charge of the logistics and organisation of the dive resort. You will meet him first when entering our dive shop. A big smile is waiting for you. Passionate about his work and passionate about diving. He basically grew up with us within The BAR Next Door and developed himself today into the man he is. A true character waiting to help you and give the best dive or island advice you need when visiting Nusa Lembongan and Penida.

  • ScubaDoo Tiger Tanki - Security

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    he coolest Security team of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida! ScubaDoo is the Head of Security, Tiger the Smart cookie and Tanki the funny one. All three streetwise, so don’t try to fool them, because they will fool you! They love to have a chat with you, or they will accompany you while you have an ice-cold drink or doing your logbooks in The BAR Next Door.

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