Among their ranks are Andy Torbet, who enjoys nothing more than organising intrepid diving expeditions, often around the UK, or in caves or under ice, and the more challenging the better!
Mark Powell will be at LIDS to demolish more Diving Myths, some of which he says are still perpetuated by training agencies. Things you believe make your diving safer – true or false?
One thing we know about TV’s Paul Rose is that even if he has been diving at the ends of the Earth (and he usually has), he will always keep space clear in his diary to meet divers at the Show and tell us about his activities!
And Chris Jewell, who led the epic Huautla breakthrough cave-diving trip in Mexico, provides a blueprint for anyone organising dive expeditions!
IN THE PHOTOZONE
Speakers are lining up to entertain underwater photographers on the London Stage in the PhotoZone. They include Duxy Duxfield (how to take both stills and video on a single dive); Nick Robertson-Brown (fast frame! - shooting under pressure); Steve Jones (deep wreck photography); Simon Rogerson (the wary, the lairy and the downright scary – the top 10 challenging photo subjects); and Alex Tattersall (miniature masterpieces – musings on macro).
Saeed Rashid, who organises the PhotoZone, has more surprises up his sleeve. And this is the place to come for good advice – and to see displayed the shortlisted images in DIVER Magazine's Red Sea PhotoCall and vote for your favourites.