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Smorgasbord of speakers at GO Diving Show


GO Diving Show
The Main Stage will be host to a star-studded line-up of speakers, as well as hosting the Ocean Film Festival on the Saturday night

This weekend’s GO Diving Show is host to a plethora of speakers talking about a wide range of inspirational, educational and informative topics.

Main Stage

Saturday 2 March

10.30am-11.15am –    Monty Halls (Generation Sea Change)

11.30am-12.15pm –    Sarah Donohue (Stunt work and marine conservation)

12.30pm-1.15pm –     Miranda Krestovnikoff (The Next Generation – Family diving)

1.30pm-2.15pm –       Jarrod Jablonski (Past, present and future of tech diving)

2.30pm-3.15pm –       Kirk Krack (The DEEP project, and film work)

3.30pm-5pm –            Alex Mustard (Underwater Photographer of the Year winners)

6.30pm –                     Ocean Film Festival

Sunday 3 March

10.30am-11.15am –    Miranda Krestovnikoff (The Next Generation – Family diving)

11.30am-12.15pm –    Kirk Krack (The DEEP project, and film work)

12.30pm-1.15pm –     Monty Halls (Generation Sea Change)

1.30pm-2.15pm –       Alex Mustard (The ‘shot’ – having the power to ‘reach’ people)

2.30pm-3.15pm –       Andy Torbet (Expedition diving and stunt work)

3.30pm-4.15pm –       Panel discussion (Your burning questions answered)

Photo / Inspiration Stage

Saturday 2 March

10.30am-11.15am – PHOTO Byron Conroy (Creative macro techniques)

11.30am-12.15pm – INSPIRATION David Jones (Ocean sustainability)

12.30pm-1.15pm – PHOTO Saeed Rashid (Let’s get mucky – why muck diving is an underwater photographer’s dream)

1.30pm-2.15pm – INSPIRATION Dan Metcalfe (Adaptive diving techniques)

2.30pm-3.15pm – PHOTO Stuart Philpott (Photographing the wrecks of Cyprus)

3.30pm-4.15pm – INSPIRATION Nick Lyon (Liveaboard and Let Dive)

The Hannah Brookes Lecture

4.30pm-4.50pm – INSPIRATION Manta Trust (Responsible diving with manta rays)

Sunday 3 March

10.30am-11.15am – PHOTO Stuart Philpott (Wreck and reef photography – Cuban style)

11.30am-12.15pm – INSPIRATION Michael Symons (The sunken wartime heritage of Vanuatu)

12.30pm-1.15pm – PHOTO Anne and Phil Medcalf (A Rough Guide to being a happier underwater photographer)

1.30pm-2.15pm – INSPIRATION Grace Westgarth (Is becoming a dive professional the right choice for you?)

2.30pm-3.15pm – PHOTO Richard Smith (Habitat specialists that are being lost to coral bleaching)

UK Stage

Saturday 2 March

10.45am-11.30am – Donovan Lewis (UK sharks, and how to dive with them responsibly)

11.45am-12.30pm – DAN Europe Chantelle Newman (When the s*** hits the fan)

12.45pm-1.30pm – Kirsty Andrews (The best of Great British diving)

1.45pm-2.30pm – Roisin Maddison (Smaller marine species found in UK waters)

2.45pm-3.30pm – Charlotte Keeley (40 years of the Berwickshire Marine Reserve)

3.45pm-4.30pm – BDSG (What the British Diving Safety Group is doing for you)

Sunday 3 March

10.45am-11.30am – BDMLR (Behind the scenes of the marine rescue organisation)

11.45am-12.30pm – Jason Brown (Orkney and the Ghost Fleet of Scapa Flow)

12.45pm-1.30pm – Jane Morgan (A celebration of the magic beneath our seas)

1.45pm-2.30pm – Simon Rogerson (How British diving will change your life)

2.45pm-3.30pm – Jake Davies (The diving delights of North Wales)

Tech Stage

Saturday 2 March

10.45am-11.30am – Rannva Joermundsson (Nixie Expeditions – an introduction)

11.45am-12.30pm – Kurt Storms (Belgium underground – Mine diving)

12.45pm-1.30pm – Pascal van Erp (The work of Ghost Diving)

1.45pm-2.30pm – Leigh Bishop (Shipwrecks of the English Channel)

2.45pm-3.30pm – Gareth Lock (What happens underwater stays underwater: why storytelling about accidents and incidents is so hard in diving)

3.45pm-4.30pm – Tim Clements (Scientific diving – the Ocean Census Expedition)

Sunday 3 March

10.45am-11.30am – Garry Dallas (Sidemount and rebreathers – not just for deep diving)

11.45am-12.30pm – Olivier Van Overbeek (Technical diving – and why you should consider adding it to your skillset)

12.45pm-1.30pm – Pascal van Erp (The work of Ghost Diving)

1.45pm-2.30pm – Paul Toomer (The deep wrecks of Malta)

2.45pm-3.30pm – Lanny Vogel (Diving Room 101)

The GO Diving Show

The GO Diving Show returns to the NAEC at Stoneleigh Park, near Kenilworth, on 2-3 March, this time taking in all three halls and expanding to 10,000 sq metres of exhibition space.

As well as the Main Stage, there are also dedicated stages for UK diving, technical diving, underwater photography and inspirational tales, plus the ever-popular Cave, the giant trydive pool. and, new for 2024, an interactive bouldering wall and a dual VR diving simulator so you and your ‘buddy’ can venture off ‘underwater’ together, all scattered among an ever-increasing array of stands from tourist boards, manufacturers, training agencies, resorts, liveaboards, dive centres, retailers and much more.

Tickets, which are valid for the entire weekend and include complementary parking, are available now, priced at £25.

Scuba Diver magazine subscribers receive a special discounted rate (£11.68), and those who have completed a Discover Scuba Diver session, or an open water/advanced open water (or equivalent – see website for full list of relevant courses from PADI, BSAC, NAUI, RAID, SAA, SSI and SDIsince 1 April 2023, are eligible for FREE tickets. Verification of subscription or course completion is required for these special offers.

BSAC, PADI, SDI, NAUI, RAID, SAA or SSI diver? Get in touch with your training agency for special member discounts on tickets that will save you ££££s!

The 2024 show also sees the Ocean Film Festival taking place on the Saturday evening – settle in and watch a host of award-winning films on our giant screen on the Main Stage. Entrance to the Ocean Film Festival is included in a weekend show ticket, meaning it represents even better value for money! (A ticket to just the Ocean Film Festival on the Saturday evening is £14.94).

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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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