Jonathan Walsh

26 Reviews

PADI Master Instructor,

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Organisation

  • PADI,

Offers

  • Advanced Dive Course,
  • Beginners Dive Course,
  • Drift Diving,
  • Fun Diving,
  • Internship,
  • Kids Diving,
  • Nitrox Diving,
  • Private Charter,
  • Refresher Course,
  • Snorkel Tour,
  • 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 the UK as a Divemaster and Instructor with Bolton Area Divers PADI 5* IDC, I moved to Thailand in 2014 to work as a full-time PADI Scuba Dive Instructor. I currently work with Andy’s Scuba Diving PADI Dive Centre in Rawai, Phuket, teaching the full range of PADI’s products from beginner courses up to PADI Professional Assistant Instructor certifications. I have been awarded PADI Elite Instructor status consecutively for the last 3 years and am now a PADI Master Instructor, one of the highest accolades in PADI Professional teaching. My next career goal within diving is to achieve PADI Course Director.
As an Emergency First Responder Instructor Trainer I also actively teach the full EFR range of courses up to Instructor level to both divers, non-divers and within the local community.
I have a passion for teaching and educating about marine life. My objective is to share my knowledge with divers and students so that I can coach and mentor during their learning and experience of the vast marine life around Phuket Island’s waters.

Last update: 16.03.2018 16:16


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26 Ratings for Jonathan Walsh

5 of 5 stars

Best dive

01.04.2018 by Michael report

Very experienced,John knows thailand well. Excellent at under water photography and fish identification for the divers. Top class, making sure everyone in the group is looked after. Thanks John for the experiance. See you next time.

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Own Level:
Advanced.
Attended Course:
Fun dive x 3
Size of your group:
6  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Supercalifragilistic

23.03.2018 by Angela Thwaites report

Did 3 dives with Jon while my boyfriend and I were visiting Phuket. There was only 3 divers in our group so it felt super personal which was really nice. Jon’s knowledge of the area and the marine life is vast and we learned more with him than we did in our training or any of our other numerous previous dives. We also felt super safe diving with Jon. He has a lot of training, stays very attentive, and has a way of putting you at ease. On top of this we had such a fun time!!! Dive with Jon and you won’t be disappointed.

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Own Level:
Open Water
Attended Course:
Fun Dive
Size of your group:
3  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Clear Choice

22.03.2018 by Kevin Piche report

Hi guys, i went diving with John the owner/operator from Andy's scuba and it was top notch. If you are looking to learn how to dive or advance your certification this is the place for your. There are plenty of dive trainers out there but John is most certainly amongst the best. His approach to learning and awareness in the water will most certainly leave you a better diver.

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Own Level:
Advanced
Attended Course:
Fun Dive
Size of your group:
1  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

You Won't Find Better In Phuket!

01.03.2018 by Ian Perrott report

Jon lives and breathes the PADI scuba experience. He is the most professional PADI instructor I have met and he oozes enthusiasm. Its always a joy to dive with Jon whether for pleasure or during training. He has a natural teaching style and has a superb knowledge of all things PADI and marine. He's great to have as a dive leader when looking for the most elusive of marine creatures and has a good eye for underwater photography. I would recommend you look him up if planning a trip to Phuket.

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Own Level:
Rescue
Attended Course:
Fun Dive
Size of your group:
6  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Thrive while you dive

01.03.2018 by Helena J Rathbone report

Jon is genuinely dedicated regarding the PADI way to dive; safety, enjoyment and responsibility to a level far superior to many other instructors I met. I am a woman over 50 and slender, I especially noted during the rescue diver course his attention and going the extra mile. He administered training so that every element could be covered to ensure the safety and training of all parties. Jon thrives through passing on extremely high standards while being incredibly generous with his enthusiasm for scuba diving and the underwater environment.

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Own Level:
Instructor thanks to Jon
Attended Course:
Advanced open water Rescue and Dive Master
Size of your group:
1  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

The best out there

01.03.2018 by Gary report

Jon Walsh did mine and my partners open water course on the 4th April 2014 over 2 days in a quarry in capenray the water was 7 degrees and freezing but Jon gave us the encouragement to carry on and ignore the cold which was easier said than done. My partner had a major issue with taking her mask on and off but Jon advised her in a way to do it which would stop her thinking and panicking about it he also told her she would not get a pass if she didn’t do the task in hand. He spent time and patience with her until she eventually did the task which I think other instructors would of given up on

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Own Level:
Advanced
Attended Course:
Open water
Size of your group:
2  (without staff)

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