Jonathan Parr

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer,

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Organisation

  • PADI,

Offers

  • Advanced Dive Course,
  • Beginners Dive Course,
  • Drift Diving,
  • Fun Diving,
  • Nitrox Diving,
  • Private Charter,
  • Refresher Course,
  • Specialty Courses,
  • Try Dive,
  • Wreck Diving,

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  • English

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Current Location: 2/54, ซอย ศรีกัมพน ตำบล ราไวย์ อำเภอเมืองภูเก็ต ภูเก็ต 83100, Thailand
Diving School: Sunrise Divers Phuket

I originally started diving in the late 1980’s with a local BSAC club in Cornwall and moved over to a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive shop Cornish Diving completing my Instructor course in 1999. I moved to Thailand and have been living in Phuket for over the last 6 years. I am currently working for Sunrise Divers Phuket and No Gravity.

Last update: 15.10.2019 10:10


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90 Ratings for Jonathan Parr

5 of 5 stars

Dived and survived...thanks, Jon!!

28.11.2019 by Thomas Atkinson report

We dove with Jon through Sun-Rise Divers on the South Siam 4 for two days in the Similan Islands. Jon was our private guide and he did a superb job! Very knowledgeable, pleasant to be around, and full of worldly experiences and stories. I would highly recommend Jon to anyone looking to get the best of and to fully enjoy Thailand diving!

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5 of 5 stars

Fun dives November 2019

27.11.2019 by Mike Hall report

Spent 2 days diving with Jon, completing 6 fun dives in November 2019. Prior to visiting Phuket did some research on dive schools and came across a number of recommendations for Jon. We visited the shop on arrival and met up with Jon to put a name to the face and see if we were going to enjoy ourselves. No problem! Jons knowledge of the area and the dive sites available was impressive, and very professional. The 2 days we dived were superb and very well organised. Jon was a great guide and excellent dive leader in spite of our laughing and joking safety was always the priority when entering the water. Highly recommend looking him up if you plan on diving Phuket, great fun was had by all including my girlfriend who came snorkelling on one of the days. His office is definitely better than mine!

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Advanced Open Water
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5 of 5 stars

Fun dives

21.11.2019 by David Moore report

I always meet the instructor before diving to see what they are like and when met Jon knew it was going to be great diving experiance. He explained all the available dive options and what each area would be like and decided to do 2 days with 3 dives each day. I've never dived on a boat with so many people but Jon made sure we were having the best time, exchanging stories and keeping us relaxed whilst most other groups fell asleep. His work ethic and dive prep was also fantastic, everything went so smoothly. He always managed to make sure we dived away from the other groups and he is a brilliant photographer so have some great memories. I highly recommend that you dive with Jon, you will have a great time.

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Advanced Open Water
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Fun Dive
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    23.11.2019 by Jonathan Parr report

    Hi David and Mike Thank you very much for your kind review. We had a lot of fun on those 2 days diving and more fun in the shop. High season has kicked off here so the boats are getting full but we still had plenty of space above and below the sea. I hope to see you both back here soon for more diving, soon. Happy Bubbles!

5 of 5 stars

Great Experience

09.11.2019 by Allen Cheng report

Jon was fun yet professional. Skills were taught at a good pace and I felt safe learning diving with him. He is also a great photographer!

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    10.11.2019 by Jonathan Parr report

    Hi Allen thank you very much for your review. We had a lot of fun on the course which you passed with ease! I look forward to seeing you back here soon for more diving and doing your Advanced Course.

5 of 5 stars

Diving with Jonathan in Phuket

28.10.2019 by Ramdy Wells report

There were two of us that dove with John twice on October 23 and 25. We were diving on a large boat with 50 additional divers. John took us under his wings to keep us one step of the crowd. We were throughly briefed prior to each dive, we got.off the boat quickly, and were able to see fish that other groups did not. During the dive, John constantly watched us and would change the dive plan based on diving conditions. Bottom line is this: Next time we dive in Phuket we dive with Johnathan Parr

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    03.11.2019 by Jonathan Parr report

    Hi Randy Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your wife and friends. We had a lot of fun on those 2 days and was lucky to see some awesome underwater life. I look forward to seeing you guys back here for more diving soon.

5 of 5 stars

Great Dives in Phuket

15.10.2019 by Frank K report

Jon, big thanks for the last 3 days diving. My son and myself enjoyed your company in so many ways. The days out on the boat and in the water are flying with great instructions, safe and fun diving. Jon has taken care of us from the first pick up at the pier, setting us up on the boat, guiding through the day, helping to organize the mild chaos on pre season packed dive boats. The dives have been great and Jon provided great guidance through them, always with the right balance of having fun and safety.

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    03.11.2019 by Jonathan Parr report

    Hi Frank Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your son and take you diving for 3 days. We had a lot of fun and saw an amazing amount of life. I look forward to seeing you both back here soon for more diving.

5 of 5 stars

Refresher and AOW

08.05.2019 by Harry Holloway report

Couldn't have had a better instructor than Jon if I tried!! After a little over 4 years out of the water I had a bit of trouble with my breathing on the initial descent on the 1st dive. Jon simply held on to my BCD and helped me get my breathing under control. 30 secs later it was like I hadn't been out of the water, but that little bit of help made all the difference. The rest of the dives were amazing!! Jon's attention to detail on the dive briefs wasn't 2nd to none. We knew exactly where we were going to be swimming, what obstacles/landmarks to look out for and broke down exactly how each of the skills would need to be performed so there was no confusion at all once we were down there. His ability to spot fish etc and the quality of his photography is amazing. Jon also gave us plenty of info and advice on getting our own gear and what to direction to head next and i'll definitely be picking his brains again in the future. Next time i'm diving in that part of the world, there is only 1 man i'll my looking up!! Thanks for everything mate, you're a star!

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Advanced Open Water
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Advanced Open Water
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    03.11.2019 by Jonathan Parr report

    Hi Harry Thank you very much for your awesome review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your brother Jamie and teach you both the Padi Advanced course. Which you both completed with ease. We had a lot of fun on those 3 days, spent refreshing skills and completing the Advanced course. I look forward to seeing you both back here soon for more diving.

5 of 5 stars

Cracking Dives with Jon

22.04.2019 by Jackie Baker report

Wow!!!! What can I say, first of all I knew Jon some 25 years ago when he worked for a Dive Center in Cornwall and have not seen him since. I have my own Dive school near where Jon used to work and often saw him on dive sites we used to share. You know the Dive Industry, everyone knows everybody and we all had fun those days and apparently we still do. As a working Instructor I am very picky where I Dive and with whom and to be honest I am always in that mode, habits die hard. I was gobsmacked when planning my holiday and looking for Dive Centres that I came across the name Jon Parr, surely not the guy from Cornwall. Anyway as it happened and some brief messages, it sure was and knowing that a Cornish boy would be taking me diving added to the excitement. After meeting up with Jon on arrival and getting a thorough briefing about the Similan Islands, along with my Dive buddy I could not wait to get diving and see if the boy still had it. OMG did he still have it indeed I could not believe that after all these years he still has the enthusiasm and professionalism that PADI teach us in the IDC courses. Jon amazed me with his mannerisms, his politeness and so courteous all the time. His briefings were perfect he planned the Dive and we dived the plan it was textbook from start to finish. I have dived in many destinations and I can truly say that I could not write a review like this for the many Dive centres I have used, it has to be perfect for me to assess the brilliance of any Dive Instructor or Dive Centre. Jon is avid about his diving, takes many photos with his brilliant camera set-up and points everything out to you so we don’t miss a thing, we could not fault what we saw or where we dived. He is very safety conscious and your well-being is second to none providing reassurance at all times. I am definitely going back to Dive with him again and feeling comfortable and at ease made it all worthwhile. Just because you are an Instructor does not mean you don’t expect to be looked after. You are amazing Jon Parr keep up the good work

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    03.05.2019 by Jonathan Parr report

    Hi Jackie Thank you very much for this awesome review. Yes it has been a few years since we dived together and what an great time we had on this trip. I will see you soon in Cornwall for that BBQ. All the best Jonathan

5 of 5 stars

Racha Noi & Similan Islands Dives

22.04.2019 by Brandi Sellepack report

Our family of 4 went on 5 fantastic dives over 2 days with Jonathan. The kids (ages 12 & 14) and mom had only been on about 10 previous dives. Jonathan took care to look after our safety as first priority, while encouraging us to build our skills & confidence. Although were on boats with many other divers, as it was Easter weekend, Jonathan made sure we knew what was happening every step of the way & made our experience very personal. He also took some great pictures so we can rememer the experience!

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    03.05.2019 by Jonathan Parr report

    Hi Brandi Thank you very much for your kind review. We had a lot of fun at Phi Phi and then in the Similans. I hope to see you all back here for more diving. Stay safe and keep diving. Jonathan

5 of 5 stars

Phi Phi Island Dives

21.04.2019 by Chris Growcock report

We had a great dive experience with Jonathan while in Phucket Thailand. We had a 3 tank dive off the Phi Phi Islands. We were transported to and from his private taxi and greeted upon arrival on the pier by Jonathan. We were briefed by Jonathan regarding the boat and dives. The Dive boat allowed several Different dive operations to use the boat as transport to the dive sites. This was unusual and made for crowded dive boat. However, Jonathan made it feel small and personal with his attention and dive plans. We typically dive away from the crowds! We had 4 in our group, 2 were Junior Divers. Jonathan was very tuned in to making sure they had an enjoyable experience. Our youngest 11, did have a minor issue on dive #2. She bumped her knee on some coral and was a bit concerned. Jonathan was able to keep her calm and focused. The third dive had a great deal of current and was designed to have an open swim exposed to the current. Jonathan adjusted the dive plan on the surface and took us to covered areas for the dive to avoid the current. Jonathan did end up costing me some $$$. He showed us his dive camera setup and pics. I’m currently searching g amazon for a similar setup of my own!!! The dive experience was great thanks to his attention and focus on making sure everyone had a great dive!

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    03.05.2019 by Jonathan Parr report

    Hi Chris Thank you very much for your review. It was great to meet you and all your family and dive together.I think your youngest loved the sharks the most. I hope you get your camera gear. I look forward to seeing you all back soon for more diving. Stay safe and keep diving. Jonathan.

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