Other DIVER Stage speakers not to be missed include breath-hold master Marcus Greatwood, who is taking his NoTanx club to Kefalonia this summer with plans to freedive the British WW2 submarine Perseus, famous after stoker John Capes survived an emergency ascent from 50m.
Plus: Jack Perks, whose mission to film all 53 freshwater fish species in Britain took 6 years and many thousands of miles; and Clive Crisp, from the Gibraltar diving unit set up to protect marine life in one of the world’s vital highways for loggerhead turtles, fin, sperm, blue and lost humpback whales, bluefin tuna and other pelagics.
Elsewhere, the TekDeck, coordinated by Mark Powell, will be running a schedule of talks by leading technical divers on subject ranging from a comparison of current rebreather models to kit configuration, the Ocean Theatre will be providing Dive Show visitors with the perfect opportunity to consider future dive travel possibilities, and the PhotoZone Stage will be chokka with underwater photo- and videographers keen to share their expertise and help boost your skills and find you the equipment and accessories you need.
The DIVE 2019 weekend will feature around 200 companies offering diving gear, holidays and services. Opening times are 9.30-6.00 on Saturday 26 October and 9.30-5.00 on Sunday 27 October.
And remember, the price of admission to DIVE 2019 will be repaid many times over for the visitor who wins the Grand Prize Draw prize of an £8000 dive trip for two to Indonesia organised by Regaldive.
**** SAVE £££s if you book before midnight on Tuesday 13 August! That’s the extended deadline for the Early-Bird 2-for-1 DIVE 2019 ticket offer, now with new fast-track link.
Book your Early-Bird 2-4-1 tickets here
DIVE 2019 is a DIVER Group Event in association with Regaldive