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The Lusitania with Vic Verlinden


Vic Verlinden
Vic Verlinden will be talking about the Lusitania at the GO Diving Show

Belgian technical diver, underwater photographer and explorer Vic Verlinden will be talking about the iconic Lusitania at the GO Diving Show in March.

Vic will be appearing on the Tech / UK Stage on Saturday 4 March. His topic will be the Lusitania, undoubtedly one of the most-important shipwrecks in the world.

This 250-metre-long ship was torpedoed in World War One with the loss of more than 1,200 souls, and was the disaster that prompted the United States of America to join in the war in Europe.

The wreck lies at a depth of 92m off the coast of Ireland, and Vic dived the vessel's remains for five years in a row, completing some 25 dives as he collected a series of outstanding images for his unique book, Lusitania: The Underwater Collection.

He is joined on the Tech / UK Stage over the weekend of 4-5 March at the NAEC Stoneleigh by the likes of Leigh Bishop, John Kendall, Tim Clements, Sally Cartwright, Lanny Vogel, Clare Dutton, Rannva Torfrio Jormundsson and Maria Bollerup, Tiffany Norberg and Roisin Maddison.

Vic Verlinden
Vic Verlinden will be talking about the Lusitania at the GO Diving Show

Tech / UK Diving Stage

Saturday 4 March

10.45am-11.30am – TECH John Kendall – Archaeology in the dark – Digital mapping in
flooded caves

11.45am-12.30pm – UK Tim Clements – What happened to early season diving in Scotland?

12.45pm-1.30pm – TECH Vic Verlinden – Diving the Lusitania

1.45pm-2.30pm – UK Sally Cartwright – Denial and decompression illness

2.45pm-3.30pm – TECH Lanny Vogel – HMS Bounty – the challenges of remote diving expeditions

3.45pm-4.30pm – UK Clare Dutton – Building a business in the dive industry

Sunday 5 March

10.45am-11.30am – UK Leigh Bishop – Great British wrecks

11.45am-12.30pm – TECH Rannva Torfrio Jormundsson / Maria Bollerup – Expedition Buteng

12.45pm-1.30pm – UK Oli Van Overbeek – Life after COVID – the changing face of UK diving

1.45pm-2.30pm – TECH Tiffany Norberg Subject – TBA

2.45pm-3.30pm – UK Roisin Maddison – The challenges of shooting photographs in UK waters

GO Diving Show – tickets now available!

Ross Kemp
The GO Diving Show in 2023 is partnered with Seiko Prospex

Tickets are now available for the GO Diving Show, partnered with Seiko Prospex, which is on 4-5 March 2023 and is once again taking place at the NAEC Stoneleigh, on Stoneleigh Park, slap-bang in the middle of England. Tickets are £15 per person, and group discounts are available, so rustle up your dive club or dive centre members and plan a great day out to kickstart the UK season. Remember, complimentary parking is included in your ticket price!

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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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