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Jonas Samuelsson

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Jonas started diving in Sweden in the mid 80s. He grew up by the sea and was competition swimming for many years. After completion of military service and his studies in 1993, he decided to become a PADI Instructor and worked as a diving journalist for a diving magazine called UVM during 94-95. All courses up to Instructor was conducted in Sweden. In 1994 he did his first technical diving training with IANTD founder Dick Rutkowski. He became a PADI Course Director in 1998 at the age of 26 and was the training manager for Ban’s Diving Center that became the largest diving center in the history of the diving. He was in charge of 75 full time instructors and 5 full time course directors and each year the dive center certified over 10.000 divers. During these years he received many awards for exceeding contributions to the diving industry. He have certified over 5000 divers including 2000 Instructors. In 2010 Jonas needed a new challenge and bought a technical diving center in Dahab which he created into a college for technical diving. Jonas became the Brand Ambassador and technical advisor for brands like Hollis (American Underwater Products), OceanReef and Fourth Element. His maximum depth is 185 meter and he done over 50 dives deeper than 120 meters. Jonas is a technical instructor trainer up to Advanced Trimix Level in multiple organizations. Jonas is trained on numerous CCRs like the Inspiration, Evolution, PrismII, Draeger, Explorer. Jonas wrote the TBI Trimix Master Class, TBI Advanced Wreck, TBI Technical Rescue and TBI Cave Diving Programs. Jonas participated in the video production of numerous commercials and TV Series. In August this year Jonas was the dive leader for a memorial dive on Alexander Hamilton which is a US Coast Guard Cutter that sank outside Iceland at 95 meters. The team was assigned by the families to attach a plaque to honor the 28 men that died on the ship. In 2014 Jonas is going to focus on new expeditions and to expansion of TBI into new areas and to do what he loves most… deep mixed gas diving in areas no one else dives.

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