Mark Powell

Our view is that it’s a good problem to have, and perhaps even a reason to stay over with your buddies on Saturday night and come back again on Sunday!
Sal CartwrightBecause not only do we have continuous presentations on the main DIVER Stage, and more talks of particular appeal to photographers on the Centre Stage, but there is the Ocean Theatre too, where exhibitors provide the sort of audio-visual previews of their wares that might just decide you on, for example, your next big diving holiday.
Martyn FarrAnd then there are the unofficial presentations going on around the stands… You’ll just have to treat your visit as you would a good dive, with a bit of visualisation, prioritisation and forward-planning!
We’ll bring you more speaker names in September’s DIVER magazine, but to be going on with we have already confirmed Mark Powell, and on the 50th anniversary of the loss of the Bluebird speedboat in a 328mph crash, Sal Cartwright discusses the dives to recover the craft from Coniston Water (it is now working again). Peerless cave-diver Martyn Farr, who has just updated his seminal book The Darkness Beckons, will also be with us.

Jack PerksThen there is Jack Perks, the diver whose TV appearances have made him the go-to freshwater specialist; along with another go-to UK marine-life expert of long standing, Keith Hiscock.
Keith Hiscock











Richard SmithOther marine biologists who have applied their knowledge to their photography include seahorse-man Richard Smith and globe-trotting couple Nick & Caroline Robertson-Brown.
Nick & Caroline Robertson-BrownWe’ll also look forward to hearing from freediving guru Marcus Greatwood, and the man who has provided so many divers with basking-shark interactions, Shane Wasik.

Shane Wasik














And Roz Lunn will be posing the provocative question: What’s Wrong with UK Diving? Expect the debate on that particular talk to continue afterwards in the British Isles Experience area, which of course includes the British Bar!