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Gareth Lock's presentation captivates the audience

Diving Talks 2022 – report

One evening, I told Arlindo Serrao, the organiser of the Diving Talks, that number two, following up on a prior success, was often challenging. I was referring to the fact that most movie sequels, with The Terminator and The Godfather being notable exceptions, often fail to get the same sort of traction as the first one; and that book authors and musicians frequently have less success with their second opus.

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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30 days to Diving Talks

Last opportunity in 2021:    Meet the world's leading divers.

Being at the Tróia Peninsula lets you meet the world's leading divers: to watch their Talks and talk with them face-to-face.

You have two options:   To attend or to attend and bring your partners.

Attending Diving Talks is a dive related trip for you and a relaxing weekend for your partners and loved ones.

Sail the Sado river

Sail the Sado river

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.

Register now! https://www.divingtalks.com/tickets

Diving Talks Youtube channel

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Check out and SUBSCRIBE to the DIVING talks 2021 Youtube channel. Watch the Speakers introductions and other clips about the event and the venue.

ORGANIZATION

A deep dive into the diving talks

The objective of the DIVING talks organization is to ramp up a different type of event. A much more immersive experience with spaces and moments where the show happens: speakers and attendees network, and brands communicate.

The "Talks" won't be confined to the classic in-room format; speakers can present their talks in one of the different "stages" available.

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