The story of Twin Island Dive

Born from the passion, a late night full of laughs with friends and a beautiful island. Twin Island Dive first opened its doors for Bali diving in 2016.

Kipp knew the island was where he wanted to open a centre, but had no location. While catching up with friends over dinner, Kipp was introduced to the owner of Twin Island Villas. During this night, a life changing opportunity surfaced, resulting in Kipp being offered the perfect location for his dream dive centre.

Kipp - Bali diving

Kipp – Director of Twin Island Dive

Whilst traveling around Thailand in 2009, Kipp, like a lot of us, had the chance to complete some diving courses. An English man, in love with the water and in search of colourful creatures, Kipp competed his training to Divemaster level.

After working for a while around Asia as a PADI Divemaster, it was time for Kipp to return home to England. It only took Kipp 2 weeks in the so called ‘real world’ for him to realise that diving was the life for him.

Kipp returned back to Asia to complete his PADI IDC to become a diving instructor. Over the next few years, Kipp continued to travel Asia, managing dive centres and teaching people to dive. Before Bali diving and Lembongan, Kipp was managing one of the biggest dive centres in the world.

In 2015, while on holiday in Bali, Kipp popped over to Lembongan and as soon as he stepped off the boat onto the beach, he knew this was where he wanted to open a dive centre. Once underwater, the Bali diving just double confirmed this!

Bryce - Bali diving

Bryce – Operations Manager

Bryce was born and grow up in New Zealand. It was during his years at high school that he had the chance to complete some diving courses. Over 5 years, Bryce completed his PADI courses up until Divemaster and worked as a Divemaster at his local dive shop in New Zealand during the holidays.

After leaving university, Bryce completed his PADI Instructor course. After working a short time in New Zealand as an instructor, Bryce knew it was time to leave the cold water diving, in search of something warmer and fishier.

Over the next 6 years, Bryce worked in many different countries around South East Asia, as a diving instructor. After spending 3 years working in the Andaman Islands, just off the east coast of India, Bryce moved to Lembongan Island.

Over the next 3 years, Bryce managed a dive centre in Lembongan and when the amazing opportunity popped up for him to join Kipp and help develop Twin Island Dive. Not wanting to say goodbye to the amazing Bali diving, Bryce jumped ship.

Wayan - Bali diving

Wayan – Captain

Wayan is from Lembongan and grow up on these waters, thus creating his amazing knowledge and passion for the waters around his islands. An amazing hard worker but always smiling, Wayan was a step-in captain one day as our normal captain was busy. It was from this first day that Twin Island Dive knew how amazing Wayan is as a captain and that we did not want to let him go.

Wayan is always right there when you need him. Not only making sure the boat is ready and loaded on time for diving, but he is always right there with the boat when you surface. Due to growing up in the area and fishing from a young age, Wayan knows how the waters work. Wayan is amazing support with our Bali diving trips!

Krisna - Bali Diving

Krisna – Divemaster Trainee / Snorkeling Guide

Krisna is from the north east coast of Bali. Krisna joined Twin Island Dive mid way through January 2018. Krisna was employed as a driver and to help on the boat, with equipment and filling tanks.

Krisna started with very limited English but over time he was able to learn a great base understanding of English. This than developed into better communication with guests.

Krisna had never really done much snorkeling before and had never dived. While out on the boat, waiting for the divers, Krisna spent a lot of his time developing his swimming and snorkeling skills. This new snorkeling ability, combined with his ever advancing English, Krisna naturally grow to become Twin Island Dive’s snorkeling guide.

Krisna had now find a new passion for the ocean and the creatures below. Throughout 2018, Kirsna was able to try a few dives with the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program. With instruction from Kipp and Bryce, at the end of 2018, Kirsna completed his PADI Open Water course. At the start of 2019, Krisna was able to also complete his PADI Advance course. Krisna is now currently working through his EFR, Rescue and Divemaster courses.

It wont be too long before Krisna is out guiding and exploring the amazing dive sites of Lembongan with you.

Rein - Bali Diving

Rein – Divemaster

Rein Monay joined the Twin Island Dive in March 2019. Rein originally comes from Manado (North Sulawesi) before his relocation to Nusa Lembongan.

After graduated with a degree in Economics and accounting from Manado University in 2015 Rein actually decided to take a job at a dive resort in Manado. The role was to work in the front office and also be a tour guide up on land. Here Rein started to get his first look at what diving was about and work closely with tourists while showing them around the local hot spots.

After working hard in the front office, the resort team rewarded Rein with his PADI open water course. In 2016 Rein pursued this new-found passion by completing his PADI Divemaster. On completion, he began leading recreational divers around sites off Manado mainland, Bunaken Island, Bangka Island, and Lembeh Strait.

As Rein’s contract neared to an end he thought long and hard about his future in the business and started looking further afield for opportunities within diving. Now in Lembongan, Rein’s keen eye for small creatures is a much welcomed addition to our team. His easy going and relaxed nature underwater, means that you are able to take things slowly and have a good look around.  If you are wanting to see nudibranchs, shrimps and crabs, Rein is your go to guide!

Twin Island Difference

Located in Anchak Village, it may seem a bit different to have a dive centre up in the hills of a tropical island. The stunning location of Twin Island Dive and Villas, adds about to the character of dive centre. From the villas where the dive centre is based, to the personalized experienced that Twin Island Dive offers on every trip, high standards and quality is what Twin Island Dive is all about. Diving some of the best of Bali diving

The relaxed and private location of the centre, offers an incredible space to relax after diving. The location is not the only difference that Twin Island Dive offers.

Twin Island Dive is a full service dive centre. On every trip;

  • Diving equipment is set up by Twin Island Dive staff. You are on holiday, so Twin Island Dive will do the heavy lifting, setup and washing for you.
  • Internationally experienced PADI diving instructors with over 10 years experience teaching.
  • Small dive groups of 4 divers to 1 professional guide
  • Small groups for courses
  • Long dive times
  • PADI Rescue and EFR certified professionals on every boat
  • 1st aid and oxygen kit on every boat
  • PADI 5 star Dive Resort

Bali Diving with the team