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Jake Davies, aka JD Scuba, is a Welsh marine biologist, underwater videographer and HSE Professional Scuba diver, and he will be talking about the sharks that can be found off the coast of North Wales at the GO Diving Show.

The GO Diving Show returns from 4-5 March, and Jake will be on the Inspiration / Photo Stage from 12.30pm-1.15pm on the Sunday.

As a marine biologist, Jake's work is focused on working to better understand sharks such as angel sharks off the Welsh coast through Angel Shark Project: Wales. As an underwater videographer, he's captured a range of unique behaviours, including the first underwater footage of the angel shark off the UK coast.

He's had credited footage on numerous TV programmes from BBC to Disney, with features in front and behind the camera. As a HSE diver, he has worked on a number of media productions along with light inshore commercial diving work.

Through sharing underwater videos and photos of amazing and unique wildlife/habitats that are found beneath the waves along the Welsh Coast, as well as abroad, he hopes to inspire people to go beneath the waves and make the underwater world more accessible for all.

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Jake Davies between shoots

Inspiration / Photo Stage speakers

Saturday 4 March

10.30am-11.15am – PHOTO Byron Conroy – Underwater photography in Iceland – it’s not just Silfra!

11.30am-12.15pm – INSPIRATION Madison Bowden-Parry – Society and the sea

12.30pm-1.15pm – PHOTO Stuart Philpott – Underwater photography in the Maldives

1.30pm-2.15pm – INSPIRATION Tiffany Geer – Grenada, wreck-diving capital of the Caribbean

2.30pm-3.15pm – PHOTO Lawson Wood – Starting out – and when should I edit?

3.30pm-4.15pm – INSPIRATION Nick Lyon – The Hannah Brookes Lecture – Celebrating the fun in diving

Sunday 5 March

10.30am-11.15am – INSPIRATION Steve Lewis – What to look for in a dive centre

11.30am-12.15pm – PHOTO Anne and Phil Medcalf – The Peaks and Pitfalls of Learning Underwater Photography

12.30pm-1.15pm – INSPIRATION Jake Davies – Sharks off the Welsh coast

1.30pm-2.15pm – PHOTO Stuart Philpott – Shooting wrecks in Cyprus

2.30pm-3.15pm – INSPIRATION Grace Westgarth and Rada Pandeva – World Ocean Day

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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