The Dive Lectures 2018
This year we are proud to announce the speakers for The Dive Lectures on Tuesday 6th March 2018 held at the RGS with a line up that is not to missed.
From conquering the seas with the incredible students who have learnt to dive with Scuba Trust, to exploring the deepest bubbles ever blown with Ahmed Gabr. Finally we will unleash Didier's Odyssey; from underwater cinematic lesson one with Jacques Cousteau, to capturing the silent world on film Didier Noirot will take us on his journey through the lens.
The London Diving Chamber Dive Lectures are a prestigious annual event run by London Diving Chamber at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington, London.
This event, running into its 19th year in 2018 has seen some of the biggest names in diving, television, exploration, photography and environmentalism present to a keen audience of divers and non divers alike. In store for the 500 strong audience is an evening of escapism, adventure and education with incredible speakers, promotional stands and most importantly fundraising for a great cause.
Entrance will be free so please ensure that you help us to fill those Scuba Trust buckets on the night. This is the Trust's biggest fundraising event of the year so please do dig deep to make sure that we beat last years fantastic donation total.
Tickets are known to go extremely quickly, so register now to avoid missing out on your place.
Date: - Tuesday 6th March 2018
Time: - 7.00pm (doors open at 6.00pm)
Location: - The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
The Scuba Trust will have a real life story as per usual. It is a non-profit charity created to promote scuba diving for all abilities. It was founded in 1996 by Brenda Carey, Leon Golding and Rikki Singh, with the initial aim of acting as a focal point for the organisation of scuba diving holidays abroad for people with disabilities. We have now grown into one of the UK's leading dive organisations and help individuals with disabilities (and their friends) learn to scuba dive.
Emmy Award winning underwater videographer and Jacque Cousteau's right hand man for many years. Since then, Didier has participated in many famed archaeological documentaries, as well as with the “Blue Planet” series, for which he receives an Emmy Award, and other series such as Earth, Frozen Planet, Nature Great Events… Didier has also co-directed documentaries and participated in many other expeditions since, perhaps one of the most famous being the Oceans movie by Jacques Perrin. We will see some of his newer work when Blue Planet 2 is released at the end of October.
After several expeditions to the poles of the planet, diving and filming throughout the entire world, Didier is today more than ever an active explorer and underwater film artist, currently working on a series about some of the most majestic creatures of the oceans, whales, called Ocean Giants.
Ahmed is an Egyptian scuba diver who holds the Guinness world records for both the deepest scuba dive and the deepest scuba dive in sea water. Ahmed dived to a depth of 332.35 metres.
The actual duration of the dive was 13 hours 50 minutes, Ahmed went down in 14 minutes exactly, and that is when he reached the 335m marker (but due to water currents that moved the rope a little to the side, the judges decided to scratch off 2.65 m thus the achieved record of 332.35m). He then came up in 13 hours 36 minutes. The last 27m alone took him seven hours to reach the surface. But HE DID IT!