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Our Story

Based in Kuala Lumpur, we offer dive courses from beginner to instructor and trips around Southeast Asia. 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 Scuba Mike’s into the best dive centre in Asia.

We pride ourselves on our safety record, personal touch, and on keeping things fresh with new courses and trips to the best dive spots in Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia.

The Dive Team

PADI IDC Staff InstructorMichael Grossman

Emergency First Response Instructor

DCBC Commercial Diver

Diver Medic Technician

Michael Grossman is an American who was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia. After his first Discovery Dive at the age of 15 he was hooked and never looked back. Michael went on to become a PADI Instructor.

In 2012, he attended the Commercial Diving Academy. He took his first job in Portland, Oregon – salvaging sunken boats and underwater welding.

In 2015, Michael moved back home to KL to open his dream scuba business “Scuba Mike’s Dive Co. & Brand”, he is teaching his scuba students to become the best divers they can be. He is known for his ability to put his students at ease with his friendly demeanor and student-centered teaching style.

Michael a First Aid/CPR Instructor and a certified Diver Medic Technician. He is trained to handle any diving related incident.

Michael’s passion for diving and teaching is clear from the get go!

PADI Master Scuba Diver TrainerMichael Grossman

SSI & PADI Instructor

Emergency First Response Instructor

DCBC Commercial Diver

Tim has been passionate about diving since the mid 90’s when he took his PADI Open Water course in the UK. His first 200 dives were enjoyed in the UK’s seas and inland waters, Scotland seas being his favorite dives.

In 2005 Tim became a PADI Instructor and worked in the UK and overseas. Apart from his teaching Tim has dove all around the world in his travels, with now 1,500+ logged dives. He has organized and coordinated many successful dive trips, one of his favorites being Scappa Flow, in the Orkney Islands, Scotland.

On his most recent adventure, Tim traveled to northern Indonesia to the island of Sabang.

Tim is a British Citizen, now residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

SSI InstructorMichael Grossman

Registered Operation Room Nurse


Theresa is a certified SSI instructor.  She is a travel Nurse working part time in the USA and originates from Washington State where she has worked as an operating room nurse for 15+ years. She has always felt passionate for diving and has now made it her career.

Our Commercial Diving Background

Mike and Tim met while working together as commerical divers in Portland, Oregon. They were working with the ship salvage experts at Fred Devine Diving & Salvage, typical days includes raising sunken ships, underwater welding and underwater construction. It was fun and challenging work but Mike and Tim are glad to be back in warmer waters!