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Scuba Diving Stories Episode 8 Sam



Aliquam Presents Scuba Diving Stories

Scuba Diving Stories Episode 8 Sam

There are few experiences in life that can transform a person more than entering the ocean. From the moment a child sets foot in the water through to an adult submerging themselves, the experience is transformative, even in some cases life changing.

One would think that these experiences are so well documented that they are readily available to all to be inspired by. Though for some reason in this digital age, we are overrun with ocean films that are focussed on conservation and the negativity that exists surrounding oceans and saving the planet.

So hence the basis for Aliquam was born. The most effective way to make a difference is to become aware, to make people aware. The most proven way to make people aware is through having fun.

By creating a series of short films that highlight the sheer enjoyment and wonder they get from experiencing the world below the waves, there then becomes a portal of inspiration to inspire others to do the same.

Sydney’s Northern Beaches, from Manly to Palm Beach are one of the most iconic and stunning stretches of coastline on the planet. We join Lachlan Walmsley, Dive Instructor, as he explores the oceans off shore, through the eyes and narrative of its locals. Discovering the shear pleasures of diving below the surface.

In each short film we meet every day people that have allowed the oceans to change their lives and discover the magic that they see on a regular basis.

Sam Bio

Born in the UK on the outskirts of London.

Spent holidays as a kid down in the south west of England, lived in the water and loved collecting marine life from the rock pools to look at.  I loved snorkelling and ‘duck diving’.

Had my first go at scuba diving around 12 years old… From then on I did it whenever I saw an opportunity.

Always wanted to be a marine biologist but never got the grades..

When I came to Australia the first time I went on a day trip on the GBR and started chatting to one of the DM’s on the boat and knew that’s what I wanted.

When I came back to Australia in 2017 this time as a resident. I did my DMT in Cronulla.

Shortly after that I started working in Manly and did my instructors.

Favourite Sydney shore dive The Leap

Favourite Sydney Boat dive Long Reef

Out side of diving, anything outdoors… rock climbing, surfing, Riding motorbikes, hiking. Massive music nerd, anything with guitars in it really..

Working towards becoming a commercial skipper currently.

Previous jobs…

Worked for a brewery, worked in pubs, all sort of labouring jobs from building, landscaping, carpentry, tree lopping.

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Adrian Stacey
Scuba Diver ANZ Editor, Adrian Stacey, first learned to dive on the Great Barrier Reef over 24 years ago. Since then he has worked as a dive instructor and underwater photographer in various locations around the world including, Egypt, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and Saba. He has now settled in Australia, back to where his love of diving first began.
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