“Who is Nico”
PADI IDC staff instructor & SSI Instructor Trainer, Nico is an experienced and high qualified diving instructor. He built his experience by traveling all around the world and working as an instructor in Mexico, Utila, Philippines, Thailand, Kanawa Island, as well as a diving liveaboard Manager in the Philippines and in the Komodo.
During his journey, he noticed various ways to manage dive centers and to run scuba education and the “industry” methods of some centers disappointed him a lot.That’s why, Nico decided to open their own dive center “Nico Dives Cool” to offer something different, far away from this big diving industry.
Nico really enjoys teaching and sharing his passion for diving with beginners and experienced divers.
Nico is also very aware of the key role we all have to play in the environment protection, above and under the water.
Who is the Team
The friendly Husen is the one who welcomes you at the dive center. Reliable and Multitask, he is in charge of the dive center, its logistics, and the equipment. Motivated and hard-worker, he is the one who wakes up early to manage all morning activities before the diving day starts.Husen speaks English, Indonesian and is learning Japanese. He is keen on everything related to Japanese culture and especially manga and anime.
Fitri is a dynamic young Indonesian woman who will welcome you in the morning. Passionate by the ocean, she studied Marine Biology. Since her first dive in Padang Bai in 2013, she is now Dive Master. Her love for the marine life combines with her abilities to work in the office make her a great element to our team. She loves graphism and likes to create new design whenever she got spare time.
Nico’s wife is the one who manage the office and handle all the paperwork of the company. Brilliant organizer, she is juggling between availabilities and requests, trying to fit all demands in the schedule. Rescue diver, she knows the diving world very well and will be happy to advise you. She makes sure that all trips go smoothly and that everyone have a great day.
Wahyu is our kind and discrete logistic support guy. He works “behind the scene” to make sure that you do not miss anything during your dive and that everything fits you well. This passionate mechanic will prepare every evening your diving bag for the next day. He studied computer and software as well as network and enjoy fixing any little or big problem we come across internet wise.
This enthusiastic marketing advisor is a social media expert. Smiley and communicative, Caroline is out going. She loves writing and trekking, exploring new ideas and landscapes. A few years ago, this young mother fell in love with Bali that she calls home now. She likes to challenge her skills to create unique video editing. We treasure her and her precious advice.
Putu is our welcoming and friendly driver, who will drive you smoothly where you need to go. As a dedicated driver, he will arrange any wish you would have. His smile and good mood will accompany you from the beginning to the end. Putu is native of Bali, so he knows his island better than anyone. Loving father of two kids, he can not wait to have more children.
Angga is a highly-qualified SSI and PADI diving instructor. He is a former journalist and is an amateur photographer. He worked and managed different dive centers in Bali, where he gained a lot of experience. Passionate and Professional, he speaks English and Indonesian.
This French, English and Indonesian speaking balinese instructor will astonish you with his competences. Humble, with so much diving knowledge, he will make you feel comfortable in and out the water. This caring PADI diving instructor will share his passion for Bali Underwater life with you.
Responsible and attentive, Robert is an experienced PADI diving instructor. He started diving in 2004 in Manado, Sulawesi but decided to settle in Bali after falling in love with Bali and his Balinese wife. Very professional and social, he will take good care of you.
Passionate diver, Sebastien is one of our French and English speaker instructor. He teaches PADI and SSI, carefully and responsibly. Originally from France, his diving adventure started in the Mediteraneen sea. Willing to see and explore more, he took a flight to Bali in 2013 and never left since then. His love for our blue planet makes him an active environnemental advocate.
Jance makes any diving trip a relax and funny one. Humorist, professional and easy going, he is an instructor like no other. Knowing all Bali sites by the hearth, he is just very great at finding shy species. Besides all of those qualities, Jance got years and years of experience, he is then a very trusted PADI and SSI guide and instructor. With him, a friendly atmosphere and a lot to see are guaranteed !
The wind, the waves and the currents have no secret for him. Mentul is super proud of his pretty Jukung that you will have the chance to sail on if you ever dive in Padang Bai with us. He feels responsible for his passengers and becomes our favorite captain, always ready to help you to get in and out of the water, carrying your equipment and looking after everyone. He is a real gem !