AMD-B’s Certified PADI Dive Guides and Dive Instructors
Our Bali Dive Guides and Instructors
Every member of AquaMarine’s Dive Team is a Renewed PADI Member: Divemaster or above, and in fact over 75% are PADI Scuba Instructors (or above) with additional Specialty qualifications.
We are proud that all of our dive staff are Indonesian, not only Balinese but also from other areas of Indonesia. All were chosen for their skills, but also for what they as individuals bring to AquaMarine Diving – Bali, in terms of knowledge, experience and talent.
Meet the AquaMarine Dive Team
All members of the AquaMarine Dive Team are very experienced and know the dive sites around Bali exceptionally well.
AquaMarine only offers Bali’s better dive locations and, although the weather changes seasonally, our dive guides do not. Therefore, AquaMarine’s dive guides are able to share with our guests the knowledge they have acquired through years of experience seeing seasonal, climatic and manmade changes at the dive sites.
Read the dive team profiles to learn a little bit about whom you may be diving with – or maybe someone you have already met!
Wayan Suanda, Director of Diving Operations.
I love sea. I am from a poor family in Amed and grow up with the sea since I was a child. Because of a Japanese girl I have falling in love with diving.
My most memorable experience as a diver was very strong current at Blue Corner, Nusa Penida. And my most memorable moment with AMD-B is teaching the disability people to dive.
My favourite critter is Pygmy seahorse because they are so cute.
Ketut Suarta, AMD-B’s Senior PADI Instructor
I started work with AMD-B on 13 May 2002. My most memorable experience as a diver was nearly losing my own life to save someone else.
I am silly – most of people know. I can do magic 🙂
I like working in AMD-B because of teamwork and good management. My best memories with AMD-B are the outings with AMD-B team – So fun!
My favourite uw critters are juvenile and adult ghostpipefish because they are really beautiful.
Ketut Sumitra (Mitra), PADI Instructor
I started diving in 2001 on Lembongan Island, diving around Nusa Penida.
My most memorable experience as a diver was rescuing a Mola-Mola from a fishing net.
The most memorable times with AMD-B is doing survey diving each year with all the dive guides, Annabel, and Wayan Suanda.
My favourite uw critter is Pegasus (little sea month), they swim and move like walking and are so cute.
Wayan Sujana (Sujana), PADI Instructor
I joined AquaMarine in 2006. My most memorable experience as a diver: When I dived at the Jetty outside Padangbai, I saw one frogfish stuck with hook. I go closer to help it and at the same time another frogfish come closer to me.
I like working at AMD-B because we all have good team work and the office is close with my home. Also, AMD-B always gives a birthday cake for me! 🙂
I like to see pygmy seahorses because they are a very calm object.
Aan (pronounced A’an), PADI Instructor
My life motto is “Never try, never know”. I love being a dive guide and PADI Instructor because I can meet different people from around the world, dream job for many people. Diving is my passion and I cannot imagine not diving in my life. Sometimes I dream about diving!
I like working at AquaMarine Diving-Bali because good representation, high standard safety, good facility, nice environment, and friendly staff.
Ketut Paramarta (Marta), PADI Instructor
I have been with AMD-B since May 2013. When I joined, I was an SSI Instructor so AMD-B got me cross-trained to be a PADI Instructor 🙂
My original plan in life was to join the navy – and my goal for the future is to open a Grilled Fish Restaurant.
My reasons for joining (and staying with AMD-B) as: Five Star company, good place for learning, good teamwork.
My favourite uw critters are Tiger shrimps because they are unique and rare.
Putu Wisnu Andhika (Putu), PADI Instructor
Before I join AquaMarine Diving-Bali, I dive in Raja Ampat for about 6 years. I become an Instructor after I join AMD-B, and really love diving.
I like working in AquaMarine because it is professional, good teamwork and good salary. The most memorable moment I had with AMD-B was diving with artist Nadine Candrawinata. I think Nusa Penida has Bali’s best dive sites.
My favourite critters are Nudibranchs because they are very colourful and so pretty.
Syainal (Inal), PADI Instructor
I am very dedicated to diving. I want to help my guests and students to enjoy scuba diving as much as I do.
My most memorable diving experience was saving a beached pilot whale in Manado and then snorkeling side by side with it.
I like AMD-B because great and friendly dive team.
I never saw Thresher shark or Nautilus but I finally saw dolphins (was my number 1 to see) one month after join AMD-B at PED dive site at Nusa Penida.
Kadek Wilantara (Wilan), PADI Instructor
When I was a teenager I was very naive, impatient, and stubborn but scuba diving make me wiser to handle a problem, understand the meaning of life, and learn to be better.
I am happy to make other people around me laugh. In Banda Sea, I saw hundreds of hammerhead sharks, the best dive I ever had.
My favorite critter is Pontohi pygmy seahorse because I do loved the small creatures so much and its challenge me to find this beautiful small creatures.
Joana Viviani (Jo), Dive Guide
In my past, I never think to become a diver but now I love diving and specially Manta.
I like work at AquaMarine because AquaMarine have good staff and team work. It is a fact. AquaMarine’s staffs always work together and completed each other.
My favourite marinelife are Manta and Porcupine fish: They always make me feel amaze every time I see them, Manta is really beautiful and Porcupine fish has funny expression.
PADI Divemaster Internship for Indonesian Citizens Programme
Ten years ago, AquaMarine introduced the “AMD-B PADI Divemaster Internship for Indonesian Citizens” Programme; a major initiative to re-invest into Bali’s dive community.
The Internship provides the highest level of all-round training so that each Intern can confidently pursue a career in the dive industry.
This initiative arose as AMD-B looked for ways to invest back into the local community, providing the highest level of training for each candidate so that they can confidently pursue a career in the dive industry.