It has been announced on Global Recycling Day (18 March) that marine conservation diver and Ghost Diving founder, Pascal van Erp, is to be featured in this month's 'Dive Stories' podcast.
According to 'Dive Stories', "Pascal van Erp will be sharing his experiences removing ghost fishing gear from the underwater world, about the innovative products being created from what he collects, and his fundamental thoughts on how we can all be part of the solution to ghost fishing."
Pascal van Erp told X-Ray Mag, "I am really pleased to see so many organisations all work together, and join the global mission to clean our oceans."
How cool is it that our passion to protect the oceans is getting the attention it so much deserves. Pascal van Erp
Clearing the ocean of ghost nets
The 35-minute PADI podcast (episode 8) entitled 'Clearing the ocean of ghost nets' is part of season two. It is available to download now.
PADI Dive Stories Podcast
PADI launched a monthly podcast called 'Dive Stories' in July 2020. Hosted by Allison Albritton - aka 'Ocean Allison' - a new episode is released on the 15th of every month.
When Dive Stories was first broadcast, Kristin Valette-Wirth from PADI stated, "The dive community is comprised of some of the most passionate, diverse and interesting people on the planet. Their stories have the ability to inspire and entertain and proliferate a deeper affinity for ocean exploration and conservation."
The idea behind the podcast is to keep ocean lovers connected to the dive community in ways that align with their daily lifestyle. Dive Stories therefore features tales from and interviews with some of diving's inspirational characters. Topics include freediving, underwater exploration, conservation, and of course, all things scuba.
Dive Stories keep ocean lovers connected to the dive community. PADI
Episode 1 - Paul Nicklen & Cristina Mittermeier – Connecting the World with Ocean Conservation
Episode 2 - Nouf Alosaimi – Empowering Saudi Women Divers
Episode 3 - Alex Rendell – Inspiring Thailand’s Next Generation of Conservationists
Episode 4 - Danni Washington – Promoting Diversity in Ocean Science and Conservation
Episode 5 - Jillian Morris – Creating a Better World for Sharks
Episode 6 - Dr Jessica Meir – Exploring from the Sea to the Stars
Episode 7 - Richard Vevers – Approaching Ocean Conservation with Optimism
Episode 8 - Nate Porter – Sailing and Diving the World with Expedition Drenched
Episode 9 - Philippe & Ashlan Cousteau – Making Ocean Conservation Mainstream
Episode 10 - Adam Sellars – Combining Freediving and Mental Health
Episode 11 - Dr Sylvia Earle – Generating Hope for the Blue Planet
Episode 1 - Scuba Jake (Jake Koehler) – Discovering Treasure at Unique Dive Sites
Episode 2 - Julia – Taking action for the Ocean as a Youth Diver
Episode 3 - Andy and Emma Casagrande – Shining a Spotlight on Sharks
Episode 4 - Dr Asha de Vos – Advocating for Whales and our Ocean Planet
Episode 5 - Cody Unser – Inspiring Adaptive Scuba Divers
Episode 6 - Kristal Ambrose – Standing up for Ocean Plastic Pollution
Episode 7 - Melodie Trevino – Diving into the Unknown in Mexico
Episode 8 - Pascal van Erp – Clearing the Ocean of Ghost Nets