astiaan is the legendary PADI Master Instructor of the team and co-founder of Scuba Center Asia! Next to safety and quality standards is having a good laugh, just as crucial to him. With his energy and sense of humour, your diving experience at Scuba Center Asia will be a lot of fun. Bastiaan is a wealth of knowledge regarding the physics of diving, equipment, and all technical stuff regarding scuba diving. Nowadays, he is more on the dive resort’s background and focuses on you, our guests. He is always in for a little chat, and you can find him around the dive resort and The BAR Next Door. Guaranteed fun and a wealth of experience.
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.”
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 Lembongan. If you don’t see her, you can hear her with her infectious laugh. Her passion is the professional side of diving and instructor development. When you decide to widen your dive career, Kim is the person to talk too. Or check out more about the IDC with Kim and the instructor development career centre here.
Kim: “You only live once, so why not follow your heart, do what you really want and experience the unknown?! Let’s go scuba diving and I bet you love it. Welcome to my world!”
est captain of the island! Friendly, helpful and fun! With his years of experience, he knows the waters around Nusa Lembongan, Nusa 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.
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 you will feel absolutely safe underwater when diving with him. His smile, expertise and customer service will make your dive your day!
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 the team of dive instructors. She is a true world traveller and 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 to make 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!”
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 from day one! He started out as a bartender and worked himself up 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 on the boat. With his sense of humor and hard work mentality, he is definitely someone you want to meet.
an is the master of the horizontal bubble rings, the master of the pool 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. His experience and fun factor make him a very knowledgeable and inspiring dive instructor.
adek Darma ak Darma is with us already some years! He started out in our The BAR Next Door and is the man in managing the place. One day we took him out diving and he loved it. Now he is developing himself and part of our intern development program. Not long now before he will be a PADI Divemaster!
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 the diving. He basically grew up with us within The BAR Next Door and developed himself today to 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.
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.