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The members of the 2022-2023 Youth Advisory Council for World Ocean Day have been announced – and regular Scuba Diver contributor and GO Diving Show speaker Grace Westgarth is in the line-up.

Grace, who is 19 and a Master Scuba Diver and Advanced Freediver, recently moved to Falmouth to study a degree in Marine and Natural History Photography, a pathway she hopes will see her involved in the making of media that will educate people on a large scale about critical issues and start her career as a natural history film-maker.

Hundreds of young people from over 60 countries applied to join the Youth Council this year, with a mission to raise the profile of our shared ocean, connect and unite youth and others around our blue planet, and focus collective action on creating a healthier ocean and climate throughout the year.

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Grace – with the dive mask strap on her foreheard – in the middle of the Youth Advisory Council

Caitlin Turner, who is 22 and from Scotland, has also earned a spot on the Youth Advisory Council (second left, top row in above pic). Caitlin is a Sea Champion volunteer with the Marine Conservation Society, and has recently completed her BSc (Hons) degree in Marine Biology.

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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