Below Deck Down Under star Luke Jones shocked Bravo viewers after being sacked from the yachting show for ‘sexual misconduct’.
But despite all the backlash, the 35-year-old is still enjoying an incredibly exciting life in Dubai worlds away from the naysayers and online vitriol.
Surrounded by good friends and his stunning fitness coach girlfriend Diana Maldonado, Luke’s days are filled with sweaty workouts, extreme sports, and partying.
In a recent video shared to Instagram, the Gold Coast-born yachtie and his pals drive Lamborghinis around the mountains of Dubai.
Other photos show him skateboarding down long empty roads with picturesque desert backdrops, surfing the ocean, and even skydiving.
Below Deck Down Under star Luke Jones (pictured) is living an incredible life in the Middle East despite all of the drama surrounding his firing on the series for sexual misconduct
The 35-year-old was sacked from the hit Bravo show after climbing into bed naked with a female crew member, who had been drinking heavily and was asleep at the time
‘You wouldn’t believe how many lessons I’ve learnt in life,’ he captioned one video, adding, ‘It’s why I’m in the position I am today.’
In another video, Luke goes snorkelling with a bikini-clad Diana, captioning it, ‘Middle East summers are deadly fun.’
Luke documents his Arabian adventures for his 40,000 followers on Instagram.
During one particularly hot day in Dubai, Luke and his pals set up a makeshift pool in the back of a truck and then drive down the street while splashing around in the back.
Surrounded by good friends and his stunning fitness coach girlfriend Diana Maldonado, Luke’s days are filled with sweaty workouts, extreme sports, and partying
The Gold Coast-born yachtie is pictured surfing in Dubai during a sunny afternoon
Outside of Dubai, Luke has also spent time in Iraq, Kuwait, and many other Middle Eastern countries.
He also suggested that people had been misled about the reality of Iraq, writing, ‘Make your own opinions and not those of others.’
It comes after Luke was sacked from Below Deck Down Under after climbing into crewmate Margot Sisson’s bed ‘without consent’.
In another video on his Instagram page, Luke goes snorkelling with his bikini-clad girlfriend
Luke and Diana live and work in Dubai, but still find time to travel to other countries in the Middle East
He was completely naked at the time and Margot was half-asleep following a heavy night of drinking.
Production were forced to step in to remove him from her cabin, and he was quickly transferred to a hotel for the night before being fired from the series.
His female co-star Laura Bileskalne was also fired after she climbed into bed with deckhand Adam Kodra and attempted to massage him.
Although she wasn’t initially sacked, Captain Jason Chambers finally gave her the boot after she failed to sympathise with Margot and expressed that she disagreed with Luke’s termination.
Luke was hired as the bosun on the most recent season of Below Deck Down Under
Producers were forced to intervene when he climbed into castmate Margot Sisson’s bed while naked
Chief Stewardess later went in to check on Margot, who was shocked to learn that Luke had been in her bed naked
UK domestic abuse charity Refuge praised the show for its handling of the incidents after the production team attempted to intervene and both Jones and Bileskalne were let go from their roles.
A spokesman for the charity said the episodes had ‘sparked vital conversations around consent’ and added: ‘We’re pleased to see that action was quickly taken to ensure a safe environment.’
Meanwhile, Luke’s girlfriend Diana allegedly told a fan of the Bravo series that the shocking incident was all just part of a ‘TV show’ and not ‘real life’.
Luke’s female co-star Laura Bileskalne was also fired after she climbed into bed with deckhand Adam Kodra and attempted to massage him
Producers also ordered Laura to step down after she climbed into Adam’s bunkbed
The Below Deck fan shared a screenshot of their interaction with Diana to Twitter after messaging her about Luke’s conduct on Instagram.
The fan wrote ‘The fact you’re with this man shows you condone his behaviour of him being a predator.’
Responding to the message, Diana shot back, ‘Girl, he was just acting. It’s a TV show not real life.’