Jonathan Walsh

16 Reviews

PADI Master Instructor,

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Organisation

  • PADI,

Offers

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

Course Language(s)

  • English

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Current Location: Soi Sowsod, Tambon Rawai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand
Diving School: Andys Scuba Diving Phuket

Having worked in UK for PADI 5* IDC, Bolton Area Divers as a Divermaster and Instructor I moved to Thailand and have been living in Phuket for the last 3 years. I currently work for Andy’s Scuba Diving, Phuket, PADI Dive Centre teaching PADI’s full range of products up to the PADI Professional Assistant Instructor qualification. I have now achieved my PADI Master Instructor status with the intention of continuing my journey to becoming a PADI Course Director.

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16 Ratings for Jonathan Walsh

5 of 5 stars

Great DM

22.02.2018 by Casey McDonald report

Did some dives with Jon at Phi Phi islands and shark point. Very attentive to the divers. I sometimes feel that dive masters get more focused on finding things for you to see than checking on how the divers are. Jon balanced that very well. Was attentive yet pointed out lots of great stuff for us. Talking with him on the boat made it clear he has a deep love, respect and knowledge of the ocean and all of the amazing creatures. I highly reccomend!

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Own Level:
Open Water Diver
Attended Course:
Fun dive
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2  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Amazing instructor

12.02.2018 by Neil White report

Having never dived before I was pretty nervous. I have wanted to try diving for ages but have always found an excuse not to do it. After speaking to Jon i felt comfortable enough to give it a go and I am so pleased I did as it turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life. Jon's instruction was superb. He explained all of the safety elements and made sure we were comfortable before getting into the water. He has such a positive and reassuring manner I felt completely comfortable with him and despite being really hooked on diving now I think I would struggle to feel as confident with another instructor. I learned a lot in a short space of time and would definately reccomend Jon. He knew loads about the best places to dive as well as places to go in Phuket generally, shame we didn't meet him earlier in the trip! Top instructor.

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Own Level:
beginner
Attended Course:
introduction to diving
Size of your group:
1  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Best diving course I've ever had

21.01.2018 by Jing report

Jon was recommended by a friend who did OW and AOW before. Based on my own experience, he is simply the most knowledgeable diving instructor I have ever met. He gave us very detailed explanations on why you should do certain things and technics that are easy to follow and practice. Also, he is very patient, humorous (you'll never get bored) and caring. I booked Rescue Diver + Master Scuba Diver course for myself and my friend Brenda booked OW+AOW and some specialty course. As we have some overlaps for the specialty course, it was co-conducted by Jon and another instructor Alan. Both instructors are very rigorous about the teaching. Especially for the rescue course, they simulated a panic diver scenario which was so real that I would give them the best actors award for Diving Oscar (if there is such thing. Not many instructors are willing to go that far to help you to sharpen your skill. As on the other hand, my friend Brenda was so good at buoyancy control after the 5 day's course. You won't believe that she was just newly certified OW+AOW diver. I was very impressed how Jon could made that happend! If I were going for further diving course, I would definitely coming back to Andy’s Scuba diving, and look for Jon again!

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Own Level:
Advanced Open Water
Attended Course:
Rescue Diver, Master Scuba Diver
Size of your group:
2  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Awesome Instructor

20.01.2018 by Trevor Williams report

Worked with Jon in the UK and dived alongside Jon in Thailand. Everything a PADI Professional should be and more besides. I have over 20 years experience diving at various locations across the world and come across many professional divers but can honestly say Jon delivers in terms of his passion for the sport an advocate for conservation and has a great teaching ability and style which puts students at ease and goes the extra mile to pass on his knowledge in a fun and interesting way. As the title says an Awesome Instructor. No hesitation in recommending Jon and look forward to hopefully diving with him again in the future.

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Staff Instructor
Attended Course:
Fun Diving
Size of your group:
3  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Passionate instructor

26.10.2017 by Frida Skaanes report

I did my wreck specialty with Jon, and I had a great time! Jon is all about teaching you everything you need, and even more if you wish. In the start I felt like I was struggling with some of the knots I had to learn, but Jon was very patient, and helped me get comfortable with them before jumping in the water. He made the course really fun, and you could tell he is passionate about teaching others and diving in general. I definitely want to go diving with Jon again, and preferably do more courses with him! Overall, a great experience!

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5 of 5 stars

Very rewarding experience!

02.10.2017 by Heilam Lui report

I did my deep diver spec with Jon, and it was the best experience ever!! Throughout the two day course, Jon was incredibly friendly, patient, passionate, and understanding. I wasn't very comfortable with compass work, but Jon encouraged me and guided me through each activity until I was at ease. Jon's method of teaching was very simple and effective. He went over any material that I was struggling with and made challenging concepts easier to understand. Jon was also very accommodating! He quickly sorted out any issues I had (leaky mask) and ensured that I was comfortable at all times. Overall, diving with Jon was wonderful and I gained many valuable experiences and skills that have helped me develop as a person and a diver. I hope I have a chance to dive with Jon again in the future!

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