About Jon Slayer

Experiences around the world

Profile

A talented film maker, enthusiastic environmentalist and habitual adventurer. Extensive underwater and terrestrial filming experience. Lifelong association with wildlife and field research both marine and land. Former Royal Marines Commando Officer with extensive leadership and logistical planning track record, including personal, commercial and military expeditions and operations around the world. British Stunt Register Stuntman. Force Blue Team One Member. Highly fit and determined individual with a high diversity of adventure skills and the confidence and adaptability to master new challenges.

History

  • 2018

    Stuntman - British Stunt Register

  • 2018

    Hurricane Relief - Puerto Rico

  • 2017

    Hurricane Relief - Florida Keys & Puerto Rico

  • 2017

    Force Blue Team - Cayman Islands

  • 2017

    Thailand & Malaysia

  • 2016

    Chagos - Seabird Ecology

  • 2016

    360bubble

  • 2016

    Chagos - short film series 

  • 2016

    Chagos - Coconut Crab Project

  • 2015

    COP 21 - Paris

  • 2015

    Blue Ocean Film Festival 

  • 2015

    Chagos Marine Protected Area Research Expedition

  • 2015

    Chagos Marine Protected Area Survey Expedition

  • 2014

    Chagos Marine Protected Area Filming Expedition

  • 2014

    Chagos Marine Protected Area Research Expedition

  • 2014

    Ile Vache Marine, Chagos

  • 2013

    Pitcairn Islands

  • 2013

    Chagos Marine Protected Area Research Expedition

  • 2012

    Carribean Invasion

  • 2012

    Shark Monitoring Madagascar

  • 2012

    Zangafoty

  • 2012

    Maritime Security

  • 2011-2012

    Expedition Madagascar

  • 2011

    Blue Ventures Belize

  • 2011

    Coral Reef CSI

  • 2010

    Film production for a variety of conservation projects

  • 2010

    Chagos Marine Protected Area

  • 2010

    Established Blue Ventures Belize

  • 2009-Present

    Content Development for Google Ocean Team

  • 2009

    Expedition Blue Planet with Alexandra Cousteau

  • 2006-2009

    Underwater filming of coral reef ecosystems and marine conservation initiatives

  • 2008

    Research expedition to the remote southwestern coast of Madagascar

  • 2000-2008

    Commissioned Officer Royal Marines Commandos

  • 1999

    Freelance Whitewater Safety Kayaker, Zambezi River, Zambia

  • 1999

    Abseil Zambia Assistant Manager. Instructor and Safety Manager

  • 1996-1999

    Chief Instructor, Spirit of Adventure, Shongweni Dam, South Africa

  • 1993-2003

    Volunteer work for coral reef research field trips

  • 1991-1994

    Assistant at the Dolphinarium of Sea World, Durban

Qualifications

Commercial Diver - Class IV Scuba Air Diver 30m (South Africa) recognised as HSE Part IV Scuba (UK) equivalent

  • Commercial Diver - Class IV Scuba Air Diver 30m (South Africa) recognised as HSE Part IV Scuba (UK) equivalent
  • Commissioned Officer Royal Marine Commandos
  • Adobe Premier Pro (Film Editing)
  • ECDL Part 1 (European Computer Driving License)
  • ECDL Part 2 (British Computer Society Level 2 Certificate for IT Users)
  • Instructional Techniques EDEXCEL Level 4 BTEC Professional Award
  • IOSH Managing Safely Course
  • Level One First Aid
  • Emergency Oxygen Administration
  • PADI Divemaster
  • STCW95 Ship Security Officer
  • STCW95 Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • STCW95 Personal Survival Techniques
  • STCW95 Elementary First Aid
  • STCW95 Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  • Royal Yachting Association Level 2 Powerboat Certificate
  • Cat B Skydiver
  • Joint Service Canoe Instructor Level 2 (JSCI 2)
  • Mountain Leader Training Course
  • Institute of Naval Medicine Nuclear Accident Monitoring Course
  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
  • Crossfit Gymnastics Trainer Course
  • Crossfit Gymnastics Advanced Trainer Course
  • Rock Climbing - Mountain Training Association Single Pitch Award
  • British Judo Association - 1st Kyu
  • Mountain Training Single Pitch Award (Rock Climbing Instructor)
  • PADI Openwater Scuba Instructor
  • British Action Academy Warrior Masterclass Phase II
  • British Stunt Register Stuntman
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