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Marine conservation – and how you can get involved

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Madison Bowden-Parry will be taking to the Photo / Inspiration Stage at the GO Diving Show to explain how YOU can get involved with marine conservation projects.

Madison is a PhD researcher, marine and natural history photographer, science communicator and Apeks Ambassador from Wales, and she'll be on stage on Saturday 4 March from 11.30am-12.15pm.

Madi studies past human-ocean interactions and the long-term dynamics of kelp habitats in Sussex, with the aim to learn from the past to inform contemporary marine conservation and restoration goals. Madi will be talking about her conservation photography career, our long history with the sea, and how we can become stewards of our marine environment.

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Madison on a kelp dive

Inspiration / Photo Stage speakers

Saturday 4 March

10.30am-11.15am – PHOTO Byron Conroy – Underwater photography in Iceland – it’s not just Silfra!

11.30am-12.15pm – INSPIRATION Madison Bowden-Parry – Society and the sea

12.30pm-1.15pm – PHOTO Stuart Philpott – Underwater photography in the Maldives

1.30pm-2.15pm – INSPIRATION Tiffany Geer – Grenada, wreck-diving capital of the Caribbean

2.30pm-3.15pm – PHOTO Lawson Wood – Starting out – and when should I edit?

3.30pm-4.15pm – INSPIRATION Nick Lyon – The Hannah Brookes Lecture – Celebrating the fun in diving

Sunday 5 March

10.30am-11.15am – INSPIRATION Paul Toomer – What to look for in a dive centre

11.30am-12.15pm – PHOTO Anne and Phil Medcalf – The Peaks and Pitfalls of Learning Underwater Photography

12.30pm-1.15pm – INSPIRATION Jake Davies – Sharks off the Welsh coast

1.30pm-2.15pm – PHOTO Stuart Philpott – Shooting wrecks in Cyprus

2.30pm-3.15pm – INSPIRATION Grace Westgarth and Rada Pandeva – World Ocean Day

GO Diving Show – tickets now available!

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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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