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 5 years. I am currently working for Sunrise Divers Phuket and No Gravity.

Last update: 18.11.2018 13:13


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84 Ratings for Jonathan Parr

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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2  (without staff)
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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Master Instructor 603409
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2  (without staff)
    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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Open Water Diver
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Vacation dives
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4  (without staff)
    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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Fun Dive
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4  (without staff)
    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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