Team Blue Immersion specializing in three areas: Technical Diving Courses, Underwater Film Production and Exploration. Our objective is to create public awareness for marine protection by introducing divers and non-divers direct or indirect to lakes, rivers and oceans around the globe.
I started diving in Sweden in the mid 80s. I grew up by the sea and was competition swimming for many years. After completion of military service and my studies in 1993, I 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 i did my first technical diving training with TDI and IANTD founder Dick Rutkowski. I became a PADI Course Director in 1998 and was the training manager for Bans Diving Center that became the largest diving center in the history of the diving. I was in charge of 75 full time instructors and 5 full time course directors and each year we certified over 10.000 divers. We taught in 25 languages. During these years i received many awards for exceeding contributions to the diving industry. I have certified over 4000 divers including 2000 Instructors. In 2010 i needed a new challenge and bought a technical diving center in Dahab which we created into a college for technical diving (ccr, sidemount, backmount). I became the Brand Ambassador and technical advisor for brands like Hollis (American Underwater Products), OceanReef and Fourth Element. My maximum depth is 185 meter and i done over 50 dives deeper than 120 meters. I am a technical instructor trainer up to Advanced Trimix Level and been trained through IANTD, ANDI, TDI, TecRec in all fields of diving. I wrote three technical diving programs for TecRec (Technical Rescue, Cave and Advanced Wreck Specialty). I am trained in numerous CCRs like the Inspiration, Evolution, PrismII, Draeger Units. I also wrote the TBI Trimix Master Class Program. I participated in the video production of numerous commercials and TV Series. In August this year i am the dive leader for a memorial dive on Alexander Hamilton which is a US Coast Guard Cutter that sank outside Iceland at 95 meters. We are assigned by the families to attach a plaque to honor the 28 men that died on the ship. In October i am a presenter at the DEMA show and are assigned to write an educational handbook later this year related to technical diving.
Originally from Iceland , Aron began his diving career in 2002. Since then he has traveled extensively and undergone dive training in a wide variety of world class locations. Aron is a PADI Trimix instructor, Sidemount and TDI Advanced Gas Blender Instructor with specialty in deep underwater videography where he trains industry professionals to film at depths up to 100m.
Aron was the videographer, expedition diver for Expedition Iceland – Project Hamilton in June 2011. The team managed to beat the Icelandic depth record twice in two weeks, discover a previously unknown hot spring system at 70 meters and be the first team to dive the US Coast Guard Cutter Alexander Hamilton since it sank 30 miles outside Reykjavik 70 years ago. Aron also is a support divers for record breaking dives, regularly being deep support at depths between 70-120m. Aron also have commercial diving experience working in Scotland, where he spent 2 years in commercial diving.
Erik started diving 10 years ago to espace the cold winter of Canada. Spending the majority of the time bouncing around SE Asia he landed in Thailand working as a professonial videographer. Erik also worked in Australia.
Erik is an SSI instructor and PADI Instructor with specialty in CCR and Sidemount Diving. Erik is now focuses on exploring new deep sites and wrecks around the world.Check out Eriks website specializing in sidemount
the founder of Blue Immersion Freediving and the brand Blue Immersion. Akim is one of the leaders within Freediving community today and teach both SSI and AIDA. Akim is one of the first Instructor Trainers in the SSI Freediving System and hold a record of 103 meter constant weight. Akim is the owner and operator of Blue Immersion Freediving, based on Koh Tao, Thailand. For more information click here.
TDI Instructor Trainer and CCR Cave Instructor Ben Reymenants started technical diving before most people even heard about the word. He was the first diver to dive deeper than 200 meters in Dahab, Red Sea. His drive to push himself further in the field has led him to Caves and CCRs. In 2009 Ben did a 239 meter Cave Dive with a CCR in a Cave System in Thailand.
Chris Haslam, SSI Course Director and Technical Instructor Trainer, TDI Advanced Trimix Instructor is going to head Team Blue Immersion Sweden starting this month. His first project is to do presentations around Sweden about Technical Diving starting on the 30th of September in Aquatica Malmo facilities. A full presentation will be up soon.
Ola started his diving career some 10 years ago while travelling South East Asia. Being dive educator since 2005 he has worked and dived in countries like Vietnam, Sweden, Thailand and Greece logging some 2000 dives. Credentials includes but are not limited to liveaboard guiding, instructor development, technical dive instruction and dive center management. The array of dives includes deep multigas diving, wreck diving, ice diving and mine diving. Today teaching for Global Underwater Explorers, focus is set on teaching refined diving techniques. Ola is very passionate about building stable fundaments for more advanced diving to come and fostering sound and wise divers.
Jonathan MilnesJonathan Milnes. Underwater photographer and technical diver. Jonathan is one of the most respected underwater photographer today. He won many prices for his underwater shots and is a vital member for our expeditions and more so the team can capture the amazing dives and project being conducted for a larger group. Jonathan is based in Thailand 6 months of the year and Sinai 6 months of the year. For more information click here.
Gal is a Cave Diver and Trimix Instructor and one of the most qualified female technical divers around the world today. She is certified in both backmount and sidemount and have a maximum diving depth of 135 meters. She has a vast experience teaching technical diving around the world.