Jason

PADI Master Instructor

Jason is our head instructor, compressor guru, equipment technician extraordinaire, and also our resident Star Wars geek - a hotly contended title that typically bounces back and forth between himself and Rafa!

Prior to becoming a PADI Pro he worked as head of IT for finance companies in London and before that as a technical project manager throughout West and East Africa – so he’s always the one we annoy when we can’t format a spreadsheet properly or when the printer doesn’t work! Tiring of the daily grind, commute and lifestyle, he decided to ‘up sticks’ and move to Thailand to pursue a different lifestyle and follow up on some hobbies. His initial plan was to spend a year in Thailand becoming a PADI pro, and then head off to pursue some advanced qualification in another of his passions; sailing.

Clearly the sailing part hasn’t happened yet, as he fell in love with diving and more importantly actually teaching people to dive, and introducing them to the wonders of the world’s oceans. This has now grown in to a bigger passion of teaching people how to teach. Jason is always proactive in keeping up to date on new courses and different teaching methods, and is a natural when it comes to creating confidence in people to continue diving or encouraging people to try new things.

qualifications

PADI Master Instructor

Speciality Instructor Ratings:

Digital Underwater Photography, Deep Diver, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Enriched Air Nitrox Diver, Equipment Specialist, Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE Diver, Search & Recovery Diver, TecRec Gas Blender, Underwater Navigator, Wreck Diver.

Emergency First Response

Instructor Trainer:

EFR Primary and Secondary Care with AED
Care For Children with AED.

Other Qualifications

Tec Rec Gas Blender Instructor
Aqualung Equipment Technician Level 2
Apex Equipment Technician
TDI Compressor Operator
RYA Powerboat Level 2
RYA Short Wave Radio Operator
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
Day Skipper Tidal/International Certificate of Competence