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For the Love of Sharks 2020

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Join The Shark Trust for an evening of shark celebration and discovery 

The Shark Trust team were planning to host this event at the Royal Geographical Society in London. But due to COVID-19, and the changing rules and advice, they’ve decided to run this event virtually.

What’s the Plan?

Sharks are some of the most stunning and characteristic predators in our oceans. Over 1000 species of sharks and rays inhabit the ocean’s diverse environments. Encountering the world’s most spectacular species can involve epic journeys. Or simply a trip to the UK coast.

Back for its second year, the Shark Trust invites you to join them – online – for an evening celebration of sharks.

They are thrilled to announce the following guest speakers will be joining them:

  • Paul Rose (TV Presenter & Radio Broadcaster) – Paul is a man on the front line of exploration. One of the world’s most experienced divers, field scientists and polar experts. Paul helps scientists unlock and communicate global mysteries in the most remote and challenging regions of the planet.
  • Nick & Caroline Robertson-Brown (Frogfish Photography and Scubaverse) – Nick and Caroline are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers, photo-journalists and authors. They’re multi-award winning photographers, have three published books, and feature regularly in the diving, wildlife and international press.

The speakers will fill the evening with their stories of discovery and connection, as well as their love for this fascinating family of marine animals.

This year, you’ll also get the opportunity to hear more about the Shark Trust and what they do. And they’ll be announcing their latest commercial supporter SHARK SUPs.



SHARK SUPs

To celebrate this partnership, and the launch of their SUPs, they’ve kindly donated one of their all-round boards for us to give away!!

When you buy a ticket for this event you’ll automatically be entered into a prize draw. But, please note we can only send the prize to an address in the UK or EU.

All-Round Board by SHARK SUPs © Matt Austin


For the Love of Sharks will start at 7pm on Friday 25 September.

Once you’ve booked your ticket, you’ll receive an email receipt with a link. Please use this link to access the event, which will be hosted on Zoom.

All profits from the event will support The Shark Trust’s conservation work.

Please note: whilst children are very welcome and encouraged, there may be some adult themes discussed during the presentation.

To book your ticket to this event visit The Shark Trust website by clicking here.

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Breaking News: Captain charged in Conception boat fire tragedy

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According to reports in the international press today, it has been announced that the Captain of the dive boat Conception, which was completely destroyed by fire last year, resulting in the tragic loss of 34 passengers and crew, has been charged with 34 counts of seaman’s manslaughter. 

The Captain Jerry Nehl Boylan was among five crew members to escape the blaze on board Conception, a dive boat operated by Truth Aquatics, which took place in the early hours of 2 September 2019 whilst the boat was moored offshore, close to Santa Cruz Island off the coast of California.

The BBC reports that Mr Boylan has not publicly commented on the charges, and is expected to surrender to the authorities at a later date. According to the BBC, each charge of seaman’s manslaughter carries up to 10 years in federal prison.

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Crossover to NAUI for FREE!

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As a boost to help the diving industry, NAUI are still offering a FREE Instructor cross-over course together with five free certifications to all Instructors. This can include Open Water, Advance, Rescue, Nitrox and various other specialities and can be mixed and matched so all five do not necessarily need to be for the same certification.

NAUI have also frozen the membership fees for 2021 for instructors crossing over or restarting.

NAUI’s Southern UK Rep Simon Lodge says: “Throughout this year, the diving industry has severely suffered so as a result, to help kickstart the diving industry NAUI will not be charging membership fees 2020/2021 to any new instructors.” 

Founded in 1960, NAUI Worldwide is one of the scuba industry’s largest not-for-profit agencies whose purpose is to enable people to enjoy underwater activities as safely as possible by providing the highest quality practical education, and to actively promote the preservation and protection of the world’s underwater environments. As a pioneer in diving education, NAUI has developed many of the programs and concepts accepted throughout the diving industry. NAUI: A Higher Standard!

For more details please contact Simon Lodge (Southern UK Rep) on simon@europe.naui.org or Craig Warner (Northern UK Rep) on cwarner@europe.naui.org.

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