ON THE DIVER STAGE
BE A BETTER WRECK-DIVER
Technical diver Jack Ingle leads popular wreck expeditions all over the world, from Malta to Malaysia and from the UK to Norway. With so much experience under his belt, if anyone know his way around a shipwreck it’s Jack. His kit-configuration workshops were for years a mainstay of the Dive Shows, and in similar vein we’ve asked him to put together a presentation on wreck-diving technique, helping you to hone your skills and put your questions. If you’re into wrecks, don’t miss it.
One of the most consistently popular speakers at the Dive Shows, TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer Mark Powell will reveal more examples of what he calls diving mythology – some of the most widely believed and, in some cases, most dangerous legends passed down about our sport. Some of these practices are still commonly taught by training agencies, so prepare for a measure of controversy, but Mark’s talks are never less than thought-provoking and entertaining.
BEYOND 'DIVE MYSTERIES'
Following his time spent in prime international diving locations for his recently screened TV series Dive Mysteries, Monty is planning more filming projects in places as far away as Venezuela. A firm Dive Show favourite, Monty will be updating LIDS 2014 visitors on his latest underwater projects and adventures. Don't miss this one!
Is there a doctor in the house? The latest addition to our roster of presenters is a diver who hasn’t appeared at the shows for a little while – he’s been busy becoming Britain’s first Doctor of Nautical Archaeology specialising in Modern Shipwrecks. Yes, Innes McCartney, renowned expert on sunken submarines, is about to get a unique doctorate to his name, and he’ll be talking about his latest diving projects. Where anything with a conning tower is involved, he’s likely to have been there or to be on his way.
MAN OF MYSTERY?
All we know this time round is that explorer, broadcaster, Vice President of the Royal Geographical Society and serial Dive Show star has two big projects underway and would love to tell you all about them if he gets clearance. We’re betting that extremely cold water and infectious enthusiasm is involved – but in the end there’s only one way to find out!
BRITAIN BY SNORKEL
You're used to seeing Andy Torbet doing deep trimix rebreather and cave dives or being involved in some other underwater insanity, such as diving in active blowholes or under icebergs. This year at LIDS, however, he's going back to basics and talking about his Britain By Snorkel project. A couple of years ago Andy spent a summer snorkelling across Britain - in caves, wrecks, shore, piers, rivers, lakes, mountain pool, waterfall, bogs and more. Snorkelling has something for everyone and if you think all this sounds a little tame for him, think again. As well as the introductory stuff to get everyone and anyone into the underwater world there will be some 'extreme snorkelling' too - this is Andy after all.
|The DIVER Awards|
5.00-5.45 (Saturday only)
HIGH-FLYERS OF 2013 REVEALED
Which was the best item of dive kit to hit the market in 2013? Which dive centres, tour operators and retailers delivered the best quality or service? Find out when the eight annual DIVER Magazine Awards winners receive their just deserts – in the form of those unique polished bronze statuettes.
ON THE LONDON STAGE (Click to view full programme)
Located close to the PhotoZone, this is where you'll find a stimulating mix of guest presenters, many of whose work
revolves around underwater imagery
Dr John Carlin
Paul (Duxy) Duxfield
HINTS AND TIPS ON SHOOTING UNDERWATER VIDEO
A mad dash through the basics of equipment choice, shooting, editing and colour correction. Simon will be discussing what to look for in underwater video gear, how that choice will affect the results you get and how to present your footage in its best light.
Saeed Rashid, Martin Edge & Nigel Wade