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Mike Scotland talks Australian marine life at GO Diving Show ANZ

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Dive Log Australasia Editor and underwater photographer Mike Scotland will be waxing lyrical about wrasse, wobbegongs and other local marine life on the Photo Stage at the inaugural GO Diving Show ANZ in September.

Mike started diving in 1976 and successfully gained his PADI instructor rating in 1982. As well as teaching more than 1,000 divers. Mike has done 7,000 dives and won awards for his U/W photos.

His two main passions are underwater photography and marine biology. He writes about the celebration of marine life combined with adventure diving. Mike published his book, Marine Biology in the Wild as a service to divers who want to learn more about the sea. It features postcard standard photos with in-depth research. Currently, he is writing a series on the biology of fish and sharks, which he will include in a new book next year.

GO Diving Show ANZ

The GO Diving Show ANZ

This annual event, taking place this year on 28-29 September at the Sydney Showground at the Olympic Park, is aimed at showcasing the very best of our underwater world to everyone from raw novices who are either contemplating getting into diving, or have completed their entry-level courses, to advanced divers, right through to technical divers and veteran CCR divers.

There are an array of stages – the Main Stage, the Photo Stage, the Australia/New Zealand Stage, the Inspiration Stage and the Tech Stage – that will play host to dozens of speakers from around the world, as well as a host of interactive features to suit young and old, from VR diving experiences, trydives, a demonstration pool, Bruce the rodeo shark, mermaids, and much more.

Surrounding the stages and features will be a broad range of exhibitors, from tourist boards and tour operators to resorts, liveaboards, training agencies, retailers, manufacturers, and conservation organisations.

The 2024 GO Diving Show UK, now in its fifth year, attracted more than 10,000 attendees over the weekend, and spanned an area of 10,000 sq m of exhibition space, and the Australia and New Zealand variant aspires to reaching this level in coming years.

Entry to the inaugural GO Diving Show ANZ is completely free – register here to get your tickets for what is undoubtedly the diving event of 2024 in Australia. Parking is also free and the venue is easy to get to with plenty of transport options, so get the dates in your diary now and prepare for an epic weekend celebrating all forms of diving.

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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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