It is true some people are born to play it safe while some are born to be wild. Jason Borkland is one such example of a daredevil who lives life on his own terms and in constant pursuit of adventure. For him, the most excellent motivator is seeing the world with his eyes wide open. Through his endless series of adventures that take him high up above and down below, he is able to introduce others to glimpses of the world they have never seen before.
Jason is an ocean advocate, influencer, experienced diver, and serial adventurer who has an endless love for all things raw and natural. And he uses his talent as a photographer and videographer to capture everything for the world to see through his lens.
From his perspective, the world is brimming with new thrills and boundless adventure. In order to experience the best of all, you need to be willing to challenge yourself and have no fear of expanding your horizons. Jason’s constant thirst for adventure and his interaction with the underwater world has led him to establish ideals as a conservationist.
Having experienced life underwater with his own eyes, Jason thinks that it has become his duty to protect these realms and make genuine efforts to unveil the remarkable secrets of the oceans to help educate the masses. Education is the key to change, and the oceans are screaming for change.
Jason’s love for the sea has led him to commit to marine conservation efforts through research, imagery of his adventures, and active collaboration with organizations working for ocean preservation and protection.
He has worked with notable scientists like Randall Arauz and Mauricio Hoyos. Through his collaboration with the scientific diving community, he has gotten Costa Rican and Mexican permits to handle large animals, including large sharks. He is proficient at underwater tagging of Sharks and Mantas while also having the expertise to assist in above-water tagging operations of sharks.
For the past few years, Jason has endowed his skills and talent as a diver and willpower as an adventurer to highlight prominent issues faced by marine life today. While working on research and documenting pelagic animals, Jason came across some of the most beautiful species threatened with endangerment and even extinction. Watching them from close, living peacefully in their habitat, has left Jason with a new sense of purpose; ocean advocacy.
Scientists use his images to spread awareness on grave matters hidden under the sea and only brought to the ground by heroes like Jason. If you want to be part of his journey, watch his Insta space @jasonborkland and learn the greatest and the most magnificent gems of the underwater world. You can also visit his website here and find out about his next big adventure.