Name: Eiko Jones
Level: Freediver Instructor
While growing up in New Zealand, Eiko acquired his first SLR camera at the age of fourteen and also started Scuba diving. He quickly discovered his passion for capturing images of animals in their natural habitat. During extensive trips along the West Coast of British Columbia and Alaska in the early 1990’s, his focus shifted to coastal landscapes above and below the waterline and he immersed himself fully into diving.
An avid Scuba Diver for years, he then discovered the amazing discipline of Freediving. After taking the PFI Intermediate course he knew he was hooked. Since learning the techniques and mindset of freediving it has transformed his experiences in the water- whether freediving, scuba diving, or simply floating in shallow river waters photographing salmon.
He recently completed the PFI Freediver Instructor course in Kona, Hawaii and is embarking on adding Freedive instruction to his life as an underwater photographer.
Currently living in Campbell River, British Columbia, Eiko is a fulltime photographer working in several genres, particularly underwater. He also leads unique dive trips in the local rivers and coastal areas on Vancouver Island, as well as photographic trips to other parts of the world.
All manner of water sports interest him, as well as hiking, caving and sailing. Additionally he has served six years as an Auxiliary Constable with the RCMP, and holds a Private Pilot’s License.