Jonathan Parr

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer,

Safety:
Skill:
Experience:
Teaching:

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,

Course Language(s)

  • English

Logged Dives

Professional-ID

PADI #611148


In case you see any inaccurate information, please let us know. Report Profile.

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


In case you see any inaccurate information, please let us know. Report Profile.



In case you see any inaccurate information, please let us know. Report Profile.

64 Ratings for Jonathan Parr

5 of 5 stars

Jonathan is amazing!

02.01.2019 by Robert O’Brien report

Our first ocean dives would not have been a success without Jonathan. We were recently certified but used freshwater springs, so this was our first ocean dive and were excited (but very nervous) to see the Similan Islands. My wife had very high anxiety about diving as she panicked during one of her certification dives and wasn’t sure how she would do out in the ocean. I had major problem equalizing my left ear and it takes me FORVER to descend. We told Jonathan all our problems in the past and he was confident we’d have successful dives. After hearing our concerns, he briefed us on each dive, what to expect, hand signals, everything - nothing went unaccounted for. With every dive, my wife got more comfortable and I descended faster and with less problems. Jonathan was constantly checking up on us and went above and beyond our expectations. We left much more confident divers and could not have done so without the extra care and attention Jonathan provided. Ask for him, you won’t regret it!

Safety:
Skill:
Experience:
Teaching:

Own Level:
Open water beginner
Attended Course:
Fun dive
Size of your group:
2  (without staff)
    07.01.2019 by Jonathan Parr report

    Hi Robert Thank you very much for this awesome review! It was a pleasure to meet you and Angelia and take you on your first sea dives in the Similans. We had great dives and many good laughs which I hope you will be back for many more when you have the time. Enjoy your time in Thailand and see you soon. Stay safe and keep diving. Jonathan

5 of 5 stars

Awesome dive instructor!

31.12.2018 by Patrick report

Jon is an awesome instructor! He really took the time to explain everything in detail and made us feel really comfortable! Not only was he excellent in explaining all skills but also his ability to coach us through all exercises to be done for the Open Water. He has a great ability to accustom his teaching style to our individual level and personality. Important is also that he took the course serious and made sure we really learn everything there is to learn and master it. Jon is a great dive instructor and person and we've had an overall great experience with him! 100% recommended as dive instructor. Thank you so much! Patrick & Jeanette

Safety:
Skill:
Experience:
Teaching:

Own Level:
Open Water
Attended Course:
PADI Open Water
Size of your group:
2  (without staff)
    31.12.2018 by Jonathan Parr report

    Hi Patrick and Jeanette Thank you very much for your very cool review! It was a pleasure to teach you the Open Water course and we had a great time on the course and many laughs. I hope to see you both back here again for more courses and fun diving. Take care and keep diving. Jonathan

5 of 5 stars

Fantastic Experience

22.12.2018 by Kong report

The diving experience was really educational and fun. Jon is very experienced and guided us well during diving while made sure we had great fun. Looking forward for the next diving with with Jon again in the near future.

Safety:
Skill:
Experience:
Teaching:

Own Level:
Open Water Diver
Attended Course:
Refresher, Fun Dives
Size of your group:
2  (without staff)
    31.12.2018 by Jonathan Parr report

    Hi Kong and Rick it was great to meet you guys and dive together in the Similans. We had lots of laughs and cool dives. I look forward to seeing you both again for more diving! Take care and keep diving. Jonathan

5 of 5 stars

Great instructor and OW Course

22.12.2018 by Melissa report

From the pool to the ocean (and dive boat!), Jon was patient, thoughtful and funny, and he made sure that all of my many (many) questions were answered. I felt safe, supported, and unrushed across all skills. Thanks for helping me stay out of my own head so that I could complete my OW course, and enjoy a couple of fun dives at the end. The leopard shark, eagle ray, and tiny leaf fish were real bonuses. Hope to meet again!

Safety:
Skill:
Experience:
Teaching:

Own Level:
Open Water Diver
Attended Course:
Open Water Course
Size of your group:
1  (without staff)
    31.12.2018 by Jonathan Parr report

    Hi Melissa it was a pleasure to meet you and your husband and teach you the Open Water Course! We had a lot of laughs and the diving was cool, but I am sure you had awesome dives in the Similans where I hear you completed your Advanced!! Well Done! Take care and keep diving. Jonathan

5 of 5 stars

Great Dive Instructor!

21.12.2018 by Tommaso Giannantonio report

I was a PADI Open Water Diver and had been diving only sporadically; I decided to take the Advanced Open Water Diver course with Jon in the Similians and it was great! Jon was a great instructor, I learned many new skills and I am now a much more confident and experienced diver. Thanks Jon!

Safety:
Skill:
Experience:
Teaching:

Own Level:
Advanced Open Water Diver
Attended Course:
Advanced Open Water Diver
Size of your group:
2  (without staff)
    31.12.2018 by Jonathan Parr report

    Hi Tom it was a pleasure to meet you and Ben and teach you the Advanced course which you both had no problems with at all. We had great laughs and very cool dives with the Manta Rays!! Take care and keep diving. Jonathan

5 of 5 stars

Greatest instructor ever dived with

18.12.2018 by Lasse Schannong Andersen report

Hey Jonathan. Thanks for the awsome dives. You really took care of us on our Advanced Open Water Diver course. You were very good at explaining things we didn't catched from the book, and you took your time to explaining the questions we ask, which was nice. We haven't been dived for aproximately two years, but Jonathan helpt us get comfortable in the water so we weren't using all of our gas immediately and showed to controle out bouyancy. In our first dive, we trained some of our basic skills from the OW course. Jonathan you're a great instructor and if posible I would dive with you agian, no doubt there. Thank you. Btw King Cruiser was awsome and thanks for the awsome picture of the marine life and us.

Safety:
Skill:
Experience:
Teaching:

Own Level:
Open Water Diver
Attended Course:
Advanced Open Water Diver
Size of your group:
2  (without staff)
    19.12.2018 by Jonathan Parr report

    Hey Lasse and Tenna Thank you very much for your Awesome review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and teach you the Advanced course and refreshing previous skills. You both sailed through the course with ease. I look forward to seeing you both back here for more diving and courses. Stay safe and keep diving. Jonathan

5 of 5 stars

Excellent diving instructor made the NITROX course to a pleasure

13.12.2018 by Dr. Arnulf Meusburger report

Dear Jonathan, thank you very much for the competent introduction to the topic nitrox-diving and furthermore for the instructive and vivid explanation of the underwater world in the context of the 3 subsequent dives.

Safety:
Skill:
Experience:
Teaching:

Own Level:
Advanced Open Water Diver & Enriched Air Diver
Attended Course:
Enriched Air Diver Course
Size of your group:
1  (without staff)
    19.12.2018 by Jonathan Parr report

    Dear Dr. Arnulf it was a pleasure to meet you and teach you the Nitrox course. I hope your liveaboard trip to the south and north was amazing. We had some good fun on the course and hope to see you back here for more diving. Stay Safe and keep diving. Jonathan

5 of 5 stars

Best instructor ever

04.12.2018 by Claire Huang report

I’m a beginner diver, got OW & scuba diving certificate seperately in Maldives and Greece. Did not dive for 2yrs before the day trip dive with Jon. He is very professional, patient, detail-oriented and friendly. Helped me catch up with the skills quickly — some of the skills are often overlooked by beginners, and not emphasised by my previous instructors. Also shared with me wonderful diving stories, made the diving experience really unforgettable and amazing.

Safety:
Skill:
Experience:
Teaching:

Own Level:
Open water
Attended Course:
Fun dive
Size of your group:
2  (without staff)
    09.12.2018 by Jonathan Parr report

    Hi Claire Thank you very much for your Awesome review. It was a pleasure to meet you and Fan and dive together. We had some great laughs and cool dives. I hope you had a excellent time in the Similans and hope you both come back for more diving. Stay Safe and keep diving. Jonathan

5 of 5 stars

Exellent dive course and experince

04.12.2018 by Fan Tian report

i took the upgrade course to open water dive course with Jon. He is very good at explaining things and has helped me a lot on improving my skills

Safety:
Skill:
Experience:
Teaching:

Own Level:
scuba diver
Attended Course:
open water course
Size of your group:
1  (without staff)
    09.12.2018 by Jonathan Parr report

    Hi Fan Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and upgrade you to your Open Water certification. I hope you had a great time in the Similans and hope to see you and Claire back here for more diving. Stay safe and keep diving. Jonathan

5 of 5 stars

Fantastic dive master!

02.12.2018 by Michelle Tomlinson report

Jonathan was the key component of what made my 2-day liveaboard dive trip to the Similans as wonderful as it was. Previous to the trip, my friend and I had only dived as part of our open water courses, so we paid extra to have a private dive master accompany us for our 7 dives, and it was absolutely the best decision we could have made. Because of him we felt at ease, saw more wildlife, and also enjoyed his company! Thank you so much, Jonathan! I hope our paths cross again one day.

Safety:
Skill:
Experience:
Teaching:

Own Level:
Open water
Attended Course:
Similan Liveaboard
Size of your group:
2  (without staff)
    09.12.2018 by Jonathan Parr report

    Hi Michelle Thank you so much for your Great review. It was a pleasure to meet you and Amanda and dive together in the Similan Islands and have some great diving and laughs. I hope our paths do cross again for more diving and fun. Until then stay safe and keep diving. Jonathan

Rate now!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

0 characters (min. 100 characters)


   I certify that this review is based on my own experience and is my genuine opinion. I have not been offered any incentive or payment to write this review. rateyourdive.com reserves the right to delete reviews which violate these rules or international law.

(non diver, Open Water Diver, etc.)

(Fun Dive, Open Water Course, etc.)

Size of your group* (without staff)

Please log out to be able to write a review.