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Life after COVID – the changing face of the UK dive industry

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The aftermath of the COVID pandemic has had a major impact on many factors in our lives, and the global diving industry was no different, and at the GO Diving Show, Oli van Overbeek will be looking at the changing face of the UK dive industry.

Oli van Overbeek is a technical instructor trainer, examiner, course author and COO for RAID UK, and he has been diving for 25 years, predominantly in cold waters. He’ll be taking to the UK / Tech Stage from 12.45pm-1.30pm on Sunday 5 March.

He will be at the RAID stand at the GO Diving Show all weekend talking about training methodology and exciting new plans for RAID in 2023 and 2024 in reflection of the changing landscape the UK industry is facing.

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Oli van Overbeek out on a dive

Tech / UK Diving Stage

Saturday 4 March

10.45am-11.30am – TECH John Kendall – Archaeology in the dark – Digital mapping in
flooded caves

11.45am-12.30pm – UK Tim Clements – What happened to early season diving in Scotland?

12.45pm-1.30pm – TECH Vic Verlinden – Diving the Lusitania

1.45pm-2.30pm – UK Sally Cartwright – Denial, and decompression illness

2.45pm-3.30pm – TECH Lanny Vogel – HMS Bounty – the challenges of remote diving expeditions

3.45pm-4.30pm – UK Clare Dutton – Building a dive empire in North Wales

Sunday 5 March

10.45am-11.30am – UK Leigh Bishop – Great British wrecks

11.45am-12.30pm – TECH Rannva Torfrio Jormundsson – Expedition Buteng

12.45pm-1.30pm – UK Oli Van Overbeek – Life after COVID – the changing face of UK diving

1.45pm-2.30pm – TECH Tiffany Norberg – Subject TBA

2.45pm-3.30pm – UK Roisin Maddison – The challenges of shooting photographs in UK waters

GO Diving Show – tickets now available!

Ross Kemp
The GO Diving Show in 2023 is partnered with Seiko Prospex

Tickets are now available for the GO Diving Show, partnered with Seiko Prospex, which is on 4-5 March 2023 and is once again taking place at the NAEC Stoneleigh, on Stoneleigh Park, slap-bang in the middle of England. Tickets are £15 per person, and group discounts are available, so rustle up your dive club or dive centre members and plan a great day out to kickstart the UK season. Remember, complimentary parking is included in your ticket price!

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Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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