Tag: Scuba Diving

Capturing nature below the surface: Jon Shaw

Jon Shaw is an award-winning water cinematographer, known for his documentaries on the lives of Australia’s incredible marine life. From working with David Attenborough to going facing off with an orca, Jon has lived out his dream career. But with this insight into the ocean comes a lot of responsibility. In recent years, he has been focusing more of his work on revealing the challenges facing the marine world. This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Angela Heathcote (Digital Producer at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com). You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic

Tourism vs. Great Barrier Reef: John Rumney

John Rumney is considered a true legend of the Great Barrier Reef. For decades the passionate diver and boat operator has been taking tourists and scientists to visit it, and has witnessed firsthand the decline of the world’s mightiest and most famous coral reef. John was at the forefront of introducing eco-tourism to the Reef, and to this day he’s an advocate for doing it right. He’s also so committed to saving the Reef that he recently created the Great Barrier Reef Legacy, a program that aims to improve the long-term survival of this precious ecosystem through research. You can find out more about John´s efforts here: https://greatbarrierreeflegacy.org/ This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Angela Heathcote (Digital Producer at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com). You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic

How To

How To: scuba diving

Despite living around water all his life, only now has AGA photographer Mark Watson peered beneath the surface, finally taking the plunge by signing up to complete his PADI Open Water Certificate.