DIVING talks

Mark Powell is going to be a presenter again at this year's Diving Talks
Mark Powell is going to be a presenter again at this year's Diving Talks

Diving Talks lining up a stellar list of presenters

My 28 years as a dive industry professional have taken me to 130-140 dive shows, events and conferences. So perhaps it is understandable that I sometimes feel a little jaded or unenthusiastic about heading out for yet another one.  Many of the dive shows become same-same-ish and the dealings routine.

There are but a few left that I genuinely look forward to and the upcoming Diving Talks, held in Portugal in October, is one of them.

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Sample images of diving in Portugal provided by Diving Talks.
Sample images of diving in Portugal provided by Diving Talks.

Combine Diving Talks event with some local diving

"Opt to arrive one-week earlier or leave one week later, and chose the stay and dive program for your type of diving and preferences," the organiser of Diving Talks writes in a newsletter.

Make the most of the trips and both attend the event and try out some local diving while you are there. 

Diving Talks presents 'The Discussion Everybody Will Want to Hear'

This panel discussion will include Mark Caney, Mark Powell and Jean Claude Monachon talking about diving through the perspective of the three biggest agencies: PADI, SDI and SSI.

Mark Caney is a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Industry Relations and Training Executive, he is President of the European Underwater Federation, President of the Rebreather Training Council and President of the World Recreational Scuba Training Council.

Mark Powell is the SDI (Scuba Diving International) Director of Global Development.

Immi Wallin, Jeff Lindsay and Paolo Costa each talked about wrecks and are nowtaking questions from the audience.

Back in business

It felt a bit surreal heading to the airport again for the first time in almost two years. I used to frequently attend various dive shows, events and conferences and go through the airport as a matter of routine. But that was before the pandemic shut everything down some 21 months ago.

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Short video sample of a presentation; Immi Wallin talks about her ongoing search for WW2 wrecks in

Presentations aside

What also made this event extra pleasant was the great food, and that the temperature outdoors was very comfortable and balmy. When compared to so many other conferences, which are often held during late fall or winter in colder and darker regions, being able to sit outside and dine in pleasant temperatures and still be able to walk around in shorts and short sleeves was a real bonus.

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DIVING talks - International Diving Congress

The attractiveness of the Diving Talks International Congress arises mainly from the Speakers panel. Divers, researchers, explorers such as Cristina Zenato, Jill Heinerth, Natalie Gibb, Sylvia Earle, Ahmed Gabr, Mark Powell, Martyn Farr, and Sami Paakkarinen are some examples of the influential group that will share their recent contributions at the beautiful Tróia Resort.

Diving Talks will be a different concept also for the brands. The organization objective is to offer the attendees co-branded experiences during the weekend, giving sponsors a pretext for a more robust engagement with their audience.

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