Having come from a family with three generations of divers, Jason's life has always been closely connected to the ocean. By age 16 he was an accomplished water man, a surf life saver / sport diver closely connected to the National Sea Rescue Institute. At 18 he was recruited into the South African Navy. Here, as a part one clearance diver, he received "The most practical diver of course" award. Jason then spent the next 2 years gaining experience with underwater explosives, mine counter measures, and operational dive team procedures in the SA Navy.
In 1994 he left the navy and spent 10 years working around the world as a sport diving instructor, diamond diver, boat skipper and crew on cruise ships in the Med. As a commercial diver, he work on salvaging wrecks both old and new. In 2004 he returned to South Africa and joined forces with Jimmy Fraser and they set up the Frog Squad.
After 14 years coordinating on film sets, Jason now spends his days underwater operating the camera. His underwater credits include Red Sea Dive Resort, Tomb Raider, Outlander, The Last Face, Tiger house, Resident Evil, North-men, The Giver, Dark Tower and Blacksails.
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