ABOUT JESPER

Passionate storyteller and underwater imagemaker 

25+ years experience as a dive professional

Dived in 35+ countries

Logged 4500+ dives

Trained 300+ divers on all levels

Trained 250+ instructors

DIVING QUALIFICATIONS

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

  • PADI Divemaster, 1993

  • PADI Instructor, 1994

  • PADI Course Director, 1999

  • GUE Fundamentals Instructor, 2011

  • SSI Instructor Trainer, 2013

  • SSI Instructor Certifier, 2014

  • SSI XR Instructor Trainer, 2014

  • GUE Tech1 Instructor, 2017

DIVER LEVEL (Excerpt)

  • GUE Tech 2, 2010

  • GUE Cave 2, 2011

  • GUE CCR, 2013

DIVE EXPERIENCE

  • 2000+ photo/video dives 

  • 250+ CCR dives 

  • 300+ scooter-dives 

  • 300+ decompression dives 

  • 150 dives deeper than 60m 

  • 60 dives deeper than 70m 

  • 30 dives deeper than 80m 

  • 20 dives deeper than 100m 

  • 250 trimix dives

  • 50 cave dives 

  • 20 ice dives

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Keynote speaker at Hyperbar’s Diving Conference Attitude Keeps You Alive, April 2017, Copenhagen

  • Several Presentations at the Boot Show, Düsseldorf

  • Several presentations at Copenhagen Diveshow – every year between 2001 and 2012

PUBLICATIONS

  • Editor in Chief, DYK, the Scandinavian Dive Magazine 1999-2013

  • Editor in Chief, Dive The World 2011-2013

  • Several articles and photographs in international dive magazines, including DYK, Tauchen, Duiken, Diver, Nurki, Quest, Divers for the Environment and PADI’s Underwater Journal.

  • Several presentations at Copenhagen Diveshow – every year between 2001 and 2012

DIVING DESTINATIONS

Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland (Åland), Iceland, Holland, Germany, France, England, Austria, Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta, Cyprus, Corsica, Egypt, Sudan, Djibouti, Maldives, Tanzania, Israel, USA, Cuba, Bonaire, Guadeloupe, Mexico, Cozumel, Indonesia (Sulawesi, Bali), The Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Micronesia (Chuuk), Marshall Islands (Bikini Atoll), Oman, Dubai and Fujairah.

ORGANISATIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Organizer Copenhagen Diveshow, 2001-2012, Founder GUE Denmark, 2012

  • Board member and vice president DYK-SIK, (Danish Diving Safety Council), 1998-2003

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

  • Translation and layout of all PADI materials in Danish from 1997 to 2012

  • Responsible for the Nordic implementation of SSI’s digital launch, including translation and workflow management 2013 to 2015

  • Layout, design and photo editing of GUE educational materials, including presentations, manuals, videos and instructor cue cards 2015 to 2020

PROJECTS & EXPEDITIONS

  • Project Rio, Kristiansand Norway, 2012 and 2013

  • Zubara Reef Project, UAE 2017

  • Red Sea Wreck Exploration, 2018. 2019 and 2020

  • Britannic Expedition, 2018

  • Mars Field Study 2019

MEDIA APPEARANCES

  • Diving expert, television: DR, TV2 

  • Diving expert, news papers: Politiken, BT,
    Ekstra Bladet

MEDIA SKILLS

  • Underwater photography and videography

  • Superuser of Adobe CC editing software: Lightroom, Premiere, Photoshop and InDesign.

AWARDS

  • SSI Platinum Pro 5000 Diver 2013

  • GUE Educational Material Development 2019

  • YouTube
  • LinkedIn
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon

© 2020 by Jesper Kjøller