THE TEAM

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.

Team Blue Immersion consists of Instructor Trainers/Course Directors with many years of experience within all fields of technical diving from organizations like TecRec, TDI, IANTD, MFA, EFR, PADI and SSI. We also offers GUE and ANDI at diver level. We offer Freediving training up to Instructor level with both SSI and AIDA

Jonas Samuelsson

Jonas Samuelsson

Jonas Samuelsson

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 moved full-time into PADI as Regional Manager for Denmark, Israel, Norway.

 

Aron Arngrimsson

Aron Arngrimsson

Aron Daníel Arngrímsson

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. Aron is going to focus on teaching Hollis Explorer during 2014.

Erik Brown

Erik Brown

Erik Brown

Erik started diving 10 years ago to escape the cold winter of Canada.  Spending the majority of the time bouncing around SE Asia he landed in Thailand working as a professional videographer.

Erik is a TDI Instructor Trainer with specialty in CCR including the PRISM II and Sidemount Diving. Erik is partner of Team Blue Immersion and focuses on technical instructor programs in Dahab, Egypt and exploring new deep sites and wrecks around the world. Erik is specializing teaching PRISM II during 2014.

 

Greg DeSatnick

Greg DeSatnick

Greg DeSatnick

Greg started diving at the age of 10 and has dived continuously ever since. Originally gaining his Open Water certification through NAUI he is now a PADI Staff Instructor and TecRec and TDI Trimix Instructor also. Joining Team Blue Immersion in 2013 following a diving career across multiple dive centres in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Dominican Republic and Utila, Honduras where he managed the successful Alton’s dive centre. He also has deep roots to Galapagos. Now a partner of TBI, Greg focuses on sidemount diving instruction and optimising its configuration as well as deep exploration of some of the less-visited sites in Dahab.

 

Adam Miller

Adam Miller

Adam Miller

Adam’s love for diving began 10 years ago in the Canary islands and has since evolved through diving and teaching in Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Indonesia, Thailand, the Maldives and now Egypt. Replacing a former career as a Software Engineer, he is now a technical trimix instructor in backmount and sidemount configurations, Hollis Explorer and Prism2 rebreather diver and the Operational Manager of Team Blue Immersion in Dahab.

Diving has become an obsession that continues to redefine his life. He loves currents, big fish, wrecks and caves and anything with a hint of exploration to it. Dahab fulfils that desire with the lure of the deep and its crystal clear, breath-taking underwater topography. You can read more about Adam’s thoughts on diving in Dahab in his blog entry here

 

Akim Adhari

Akim Adhari

Akim Adhari

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. During 2014 Akim is sailing around the world and teaching freediving. 

 

Chris Haslam

Chris Haslam

Chris Haslam

Chris Haslam’s passion and dedication to the undersea world has taken him from his home in Australia to some of the most amazing diving destinations on the planet among them; Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Mexico, Honduras, Malta, England, Portugal, Egypt and Sweden where he’s worked as a diving supervisor, instructor trainer, instructor, lecturer and guide. In 2013, Chris participated in a heartfelt expedition to the WWII wreck of the US Coast Guard Cutter Alexander Hamilton, which was sunk by a VII Class German Submarine off the coast of Iceland, where he and fellow teammates placed a memorial plaque on the wreck in memory of the fallen sailors. 

Chris is a team member of Team Blue Immersion and is the managing director of Team Blue Immersion Sweden. He has also co-written two distinctive technical specialty courses with Team Blue Immersion leader Jonas Samuelsson, Advanced Wreck and TBI Trimix Masterclass. Chris believes that the diving industry is going through positive changes as a result of the development new technologies and expanded diving options and is grateful to be a part of it. His hope for the future is to continue to expose others to the undersea world that he loves through his work in education and exploration and helping individuals to become safer technical divers. Chris is currently sponsored by Ocean Reef and Hollis. He is currently looking at the opportunity to start up a TBI in the Australasia region.