Jonas has taught over 2000 recreational and technical diving instructors, and a total of over 5000 divers, and has been a leader in the dive industry for almost 20 years and has been operating some of the largest dive centers in the world.
Jonas is a technical instructor trainer, with a record depth of 185 meters, and loves to explore deep caves and wrecks all around the world.
Multi-award winning PADI Platinum Course Director and Trimix technical instructor trainer.
Jonas also has a background as a diving journalist and contributed with articles in many diving magazines since 1994 and been writing three distinctive Technical Specialty Courses. Jonas has played a vital role as mentor for many current PADI Course Directors in their pursuit of becoming an Instructor Trainers. Jonas was a part of the team that started the Swedish diving magazine UVM Undervattenmagasinet (1994)
Jonas moved to Dahab, Egypt in 2010 to be part of the foundation of Team Blue Immersion Tech which specialize in Tech Diving, Deep U/W Photo and Diving Expeditions.
Prior to moving to the Red Sea Jonas lived in Thailand where he worked as an operational manager and instructor trainer while building the largest diving center in the world with over 70 full-time instructors employed. He created innovative programs like “Change of Lifestyle” which became a world wide adapted program for divers seeking a career in diving. During his period in Thailand Jonas fostered and mentored over 20 Master Instructor to become Course Directors.
Jonas, while being Operational Manager, was awarded for operating the fastest growing dive center in the world by achieving over 100,000 diver certification in less than 20 years – the first dive center to reach that goal in the history of diving to date.
Jonas Samuelsson and his friend and collegue, freediver Akim Adhari, are the founders of Blue Immersion which is a team of the world’s leading freedivers and technical divers. Blue Immersion’s Technical Diving Section is operated in partnership with Erik Brown (Trimix Instructor/Photographer) and Aron Daniel Arngrimsson (Technical Instructor/Videographer).
Jonas was the Dive Leader for Expedition Iceland – Project Hamilton in June 2011. The team managed to beat the Icelandic depth record twice in two weeks, discover a previously unknown hotspring system at 70 meters and be the first team to dive the US Coast Guard Cutter Alexander Hamilton since it sank 30 miles outside Reykjavik 70 years ago.
Jonas and Team Blue Immersion took over the ownership and operation of the leading Technical Diving Center in the Red Sea, www.dahabdiverstechnical.com in February 2012. Jonas is now based in Dahab as the Technical Diving Director for the Team Blue Immersion @ Dahab Divers Technical and focus on teaching technical diving instructors, filming at depth exceeding 100 meters, organizing expedition to explore areas noone ever dived, and working to develop equipment and diving procedures to make technical diving safer by creating new products and writing courses. Jonas ultimate goal is by filming and diving showing divers and non-divers the beauty and diversity of parts of the ocean rarely seen and by doing that increasing the awareness and to motivate us all to preserve the wonders of the deep.
Hollis Gear is pleased to announce that Jonas and Team Blue Immersion are the latest addition to our ambassador program. We believe our partnership will include an exciting journey yet to come. Stay tuned.