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The Hannah Brookes Lecture returns to GO Diving Show


Hannah Brookes Lecture

Nick Lyon will undoubtedly be on top form when he returns to the Inspiration Stage at the GO Diving Show in March for the annual Hannah Brookes Lecture.

The Hannah Brookes Lecture is a part of the event that celebrates the fun of British diving, and is named in memory of one of the diving industry's most-skilled, engaging and entertaining characters.

Hannah Brookes was brought up on the Isle of Man and took to sailing at an early age. She started crewing on local dive boats before travelling the world while gaining seafaring qualifications. She had sailed a square-rigged sailing ship around Cape Horn, steered cargo ships into Shanghai, and operated fishery protection vessels in the North Sea, but her great love was working on the MV Valkyrie in the Northern Isles. As well as being an accomplished technical diver and photographer, she was an expert falconer and self-trained artist. Hannah passed away in 2022, aged 31.

Hannah Brookes
Hannah Brookes

Nick Lyon

Nick Lyon has been diving for 40 years and is a BSAC Instructor Trainer, but hold qualifications from several other agencies. He is a boat skipper, Nautical Archaeology Society Tutor and International Fellow of The Explorers Club. An award-winning writer, he has published two books, written over 100 magazine articles, and appeared on television and radio promoting British diving.

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
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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