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Pete Mesley takes centre stage at GO Diving Show ANZ

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The inaugural GO Diving Show ANZ is just six months away, and it is time to start unveiling the prestigious line-up of speakers that are gracing this interactive, educational and inspirational event.

First out of the starting blocks on the Main Stage is none other than Pete Mesley, a true titan in the world of underwater photography, wreck diving and technical diving.

Pete Mesley

Pete’s passion for diving started in the cold English waters over 33 years ago. This is where his ‘Lust for Rust’ was created and from then onwards, he has dedicated himself to researching, finding, diving and photographing wrecks.

With over 7,000-plus hours in-water experience spanning over 29 different countries, Pete has been full time in the diving industry since 1991. As well as being a PADI Course Director, Pete is a Technical Diving Instructor Trainer. Pete is notably one of the southern hemispheres most-experienced technical divers and Instructors.

Pete’s highly successful dive travel business Lust4Rust and Shock&Awe Big Animal Diving Excursions focuses on taking experienced divers to specialised dive locations worldwide. Places like Truk Lagoon, the Solomon Islands, Bikini Atoll, the Great Lakes, Sri Lanka, Palau, the South Pacific and NZ.

His experience also expands into the film and the scientific industry. Pete has also earned himself fellowship into the coveted Explorers Club.

A well-published and highly accomplished underwater photographer, Pete has an appetite for finding new places, new wrecks and adventure and documenting them. His latest project is 3D modelling all the wrecks of Truk Lagoon in Truk Lagoon Wreck Baseline Project. He is over halfway there in mapping the largest array of wrecks in the world.

www.lust4rust.co

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 recent 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, so get the dates in your diary now and prepare for an epic weekend celebrating all forms of diving.

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Mark Evans
Mark Evans
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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