Lauren and Matt became friends in over 10 years ago when they started working in their local dive shop in their home town in Canada. They became fast friends and original dive buddies before parting ways to travel and explore.
keeping in touch over the years, their paths crossed again in Bali. This is where dreams of an eco dive school and operator started and nomads was born!
Meet the Staff
Lauren has been a dive instructor for over 10 years with thousands of certifications and dives worldwide. She as worked in Canada, Caribbean, Australia, South Pacific, and South East Asia on liveaboards, resorts, dive centres, and conservation projects. She first moved to Indonesia in 2012 and found her home. She is a marine biologist and founder of the Indo Ocean Project foundation whose headquarters are located at Nomads in Nusa Penida. She has extensive knowledge of diving in the area and throughout the Indonesia.
Matt started working in recreational diving in 2008 and became a certified commercial diver in 2010 when SCUBA diving became his daily commute to work. Focusing on underwater welding and construction, Matt spent 7 years in Canadian lakes, rivers, and frozen oceans before escaping the cold and completing his Dive Instructor course in Bali. Leaving his commercial diving life behind him, he is our official underwater gear head and leading the development of Nomads Tech Heads.
Mola - Mola (Momo)
Mola Mola (Momo) is our dive shop beach dog. Originally from Lembongan, Momo made the move to Nusa Penida and usually can be spotted trailing Lauren or exploring on a motorbike. Playful and happy and living the dog dream! At Nomads, we can always guarantee a Mola Mola sighting!