Top cameramen take Dive Show stage
Mark Sharman will be charting his journey from amateur to wildlife filming pro at DIVE 2018.
Top underwater cameramen Doug Allan and Mark Sharman will be among an exceptional line-up of diving image-makers taking the stage later this month at the NEC Birmingham Dive Show.
Described by Sir David Attenborough as “the toughest in the business”, multi-BAFTA and Emmy-winning wildlife cameraman Doug will explore the impact of conservation images, while Mark will chart his journey to becoming a pro, starting with a degree in TV production and qualification as a diver on a Coral Cay Conservation project.
13 October 2018
Both these talks will take place on the Centre Stage at DIVE 2018, where other highlights will include:
- Tom ‘Blowfish’ Hird on “the meaning of an image”
- Nick & Caroline Robertson-Brown on Wild Dives and filming with the new ParaLenz dive camera
- Ellen Cuylaerts on photographing marine wildlife “from the heart”
- ‘Back to Basics’ by Saeed Rashid
- ‘How to Film Predators in Action’ by David Diley
Located in the colourful PhotoZone area of the show, the Centre Stage presentations will form part of an exciting range of in-hall attractions at DIVE 2018, which will play host to around 200 exhibitors including many of diving’s leading equipment manufacturers and retailers.
In addition to further talks on the main DIVER Stage by the likes of Monty Halls, Paul Rose, and Christine Grosart, there will be two in-hall pools dedicated to scuba try-dives and rebreathers.
Elsewhere, visitors will be able to sample the New Products Showcase, TekDeck, Ocean Theatre, Asia-Pacific Showcase, Caribbean Village – and British Isles Experience, with the chance to win a Suunto Eon Steel dive computer worth £849 in the free daily draw.
And for those with training as well as travel in mind, experts from the likes of PADI, BSAC, SSI, ,SDI, SAA and IANTD will be offering guiding hands throughout the weekend.
There will also be an unmissable free-to-enter draw open to all Show visitors. The prize: a PNG Dive Trip for Two, worth £10,000.
DIVE 2018 opening times are 9.30-6.00 on Saturday 27 October and 9.30-5.00 on Sunday 28 October.
Ticket prices start at just £9.50 per person if booked in advance (a saving of £5 off the on-the-day price of £14.50).
DIVE 2018 is a DIVER Group event in association with Dive Worldwide