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Underwater photographer Craig Parry on stage at GO Diving Show ANZ


Craig Parry

Underwater photographer Craig Parry will be highlighting his unique encounters and global adventures when he takes to the Photo Stage at the GO Diving Show ANZ in September.

Growing up in Byron Bay along the Northern NSW coastline in Australia, Craig's journey into photography began with a simple yet profound gift from his parents – a disposable waterproof camera at the age of five.

While other children his age delved into comics, Craig found himself captivated by the early editions of National Geographic. At the tender age of 13, he invested all his savings in a 35mm SLR – a pivotal move that would shape his future.

Without formal training, Craig dedicated himself to mastering the art of photography. In 2004, he made a life-altering decision to pursue photography professionally, marking a significant milestone in his career's trajectory. Today, Craig's fine art photography provides a distinctive perspective on the world around us, primarily focusing on marine and adventure imagery.

His work aims to forge a connection between viewers and the natural environment by presenting subjects in their raw, natural state, often turning the ordinary into extraordinary through abstract portrayals that are both captivating and aesthetically pleasing.

As a Sony Ambassador, Craig's work takes him on exhilarating journeys to various corners of the globe, seeking new adventures and unique encounters. He collaborates with renowned entities such as National Geographic, Tourism Australia, and Disney, showcasing his talent on diverse platforms.

Notably, Craig served as the key art photographer for James Cameron's National Geographic series Secrets of the Octopus, which premieres on 20 April 2024, marking another milestone in his illustrious career, and is also in the middle of production with Chris Hemsworth for the series Limitless II.

The GO Diving Show ANZ

This annual event, taking place this year on 28-29 September at the Sydney Showground at the Olympic Park, is aimed at showcasing the very best of our underwater world to everyone from raw novices who are either contemplating getting into diving, or have completed their entry-level courses, to advanced divers, right through to technical divers and veteran CCR divers.

There are an array of stages – the Main Stage, the Photo Stage, the Australia/New Zealand Stage, the Inspiration Stage and the Tech Stage – that will play host to dozens of speakers from around the world, as well as a host of interactive features to suit young and old, from VR diving experiences, trydives, a demonstration pool, Bruce the rodeo shark, mermaids, and much more.

Surrounding the stages and features will be a broad range of exhibitors, from tourist boards and tour operators to resorts, liveaboards, training agencies, retailers, manufacturers, and conservation organisations.

The 2024 GO Diving Show UK, now in its fifth year, attracted more than 10,000 attendees over the weekend, and spanned an area of 10,000 sq m of exhibition space, and the Australia and New Zealand variant aspires to reaching this level in coming years.

Entry to the inaugural GO Diving Show ANZ is completely free – register here to get your tickets for what is undoubtedly the diving event of 2024 in Australia. Parking is also free and the venue is easy to get to with plenty of transport options, so get the dates in your diary now and prepare for an epic weekend celebrating all forms of diving.

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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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