BIG OCEAN DIVE
We are Big Ocean Dive – a PADI 5 Star Dive Center based in Kuala Lumpur. Our centre was founded in 2015 by Malaysian-born American Michael Grossman, who started diving at the age of 15. He began his career as a commercial diver working in the United States, eventually finding his calling as a dive instructor. In 2017, Michael teamed up with his Brit buddy Tim Warburton, who he met in Portland as commercial divers. This dynamic duo has a passion for diving that keeps them hungry with the goal of turning Big Ocean Dive into the best dive centre in Asia.
We offer scuba diving, freediving, and swimming courses from beginners to instructors and dive trips around Southeast Asia. We pride ourselves on our 100% safety record, personal touch, and on keeping things fresh with new courses and trips. Each year, we certify hundreds of new amazing divers, including families and children. We also take them to some of the coolest and most exciting diving destinations around Asia. From Malaysia to Bali and even the Maldives!
In 2015, Mike moved back home to KL to open his dream scuba business “Scuba Mike’s Dive Co. & Brand”, which is now Big Ocean Dive. His passion is teaching scuba students to become the best divers they can and he’s known for his ability to put his students at ease with his friendly and student-centric teaching style.
In 2005 Tim became a PADI Instructor and split his time between working in the UK and overseas. He’s an explorer who loves travelling the world to dive! As of 2020, he has logged over 1,500 dives. Tim is a British Citizen, now residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Sidney Che Siong Yap
When Sidney took his open water diver course he fell in love with the ocean which fulfilled his dream to explore this underwater world.
Now his dream is a reality he wants to help others achieve theirs.
He is also a dance instructor. That experience allows him to connect easily with students, young and old alike.
He is a versatile teacher and had a passion for imparting knowledge.
Diving with Orca is his next big dream.
Sia Yee Hong
Sia is an explorer, adventurer and also passionate about marine conservation. She has the heart for marine life and a strong connection to the ocean, that makes her want to become a scuba diver. In 2017, she became a PADI instructor and had been teaching in Taiwan, Maldives, Okinawa and Borneo.
Fluent in English, Chinese and Cantonese allowed Sia to conduct multi-language dive courses. Apart from being a scuba instructor, she is also a certified yoga teacher. She definitely can’t wait to share her passion for the ocean with students and keep exploring the underwater world.
Zoe is a fun, outgoing and adventurous person, she has always been fascinated with the underwater world. She is also very passionate about teaching, she knew that from the moment she took her very first open water course, that she was hooked on scuba for life.
Zoe loves watching the majestic and graceful squadron of Manta Ray. She is very passionate about the Ocean and everything in it. She is an enthusiastic instructor who is eager to help a student to take their first step into the scuba diving world. Also, enjoy sharing every moment and passion of the underwater world with students wanting to learn.
THROWBACK TO 2018
Throwback to 2018
It was exciting when we opened up our dive shop in 2018, check it out! We threw this party for our customers as a way to thank them for their support over the years.
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A-0-12, Plaza Damas 3, 63, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1,
Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah
Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur