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Take a deep dive into Diving talks – Portugal 2021

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DIVING talks – Portugal 2021 is an international event for promoting and sharing knowledge on
the underwater environment, which will take place in Portugal, October, 8 to 10, bringing Portugal the
world’s leading divers, showing their best recent achievements.

The event will feature 26 presentations by keynote speakers from Belgium, Canada, England, Finland,
Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland United States and Wales, hosting over 250 attendees from all
over the world. It takes place over three fantastic days at the Tróia Peninsula–a gigantic dune that has been forming over thousands of years, with the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Sado estuary to the east.

The objectives of DIVING talks 2021 are as follows:

  • Build up a diving event with international visibility and attractiveness
  • Host the world’s leading divers, showing their best of the best recent initiatives
  • Allow the diving community to network with the world-leading divers
  • Show and debate technological advancements in diving
  • Establish in Portugal a new hub for all subjects related to diving, both technical and
    scientific.

DIVING talks 2021 will be organized in three main strands:

THE TALKS

The talks are an international opportunity to share the most innovative experiences in diving,
sub-aquatic studies, and technological development. The Talks will feature exciting presentations about cave and wreck diving, underwater cinematography, sub-aquatic archaeological works, scientific investigation, and subaquatic military exercises.

These presentations will show the best, the most innovative content, the latest work and
discoveries. During the event, participants will be encouraged to enlarge their networks and become familiar with excellent examples of putting your diving objectives into practice.

THE EXHIBITION

DIVING talks 2021 will feature an exhibition area – a ‘show and tell’ expo that will host a range of exhibitors from the global diving industry showcasing their latest services, products and technologies. Are you confused about which DPV to dive? Want to update your lighting system? Are you seeking inspiration for your next diving adventure? Or maybe you are thinking of buying your first rebreather? Benefit from valuable facetime with leading companies, users, and get all your questions answered without the usual hard sell. DIVING talks 2021 will bring together up to 200 attendees, all with a genuine interest in diving.

For exhibitors, this represents a fantastic opportunity to present your products to quality and uniquely focused audience.

THE DIVING ACTIVITY

The diving activity is an add on. Portugal is Europe’s latest diving destination; participants may try the feeling – Portugal underwater. Hassle-free, just for fun. Hence you’re here, and the sea is right here too if you feel like getting underwater, you can. There will be a boat, diving equipment and a spot for you.

DIVING talks 2021 will be held in 2021, October 8 to 10. The schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY, October 8 2021

10:00 – 18:00 Arrival, accreditation and set-up of displays
12:30 – 13:30 Welcome lunch
12:00 – 17:00 Diving Activity
15:00 – 15:30 Official opening of the Exhibition

SATURDAY, October 9 2021

All-day: Exhibition and visit to displays

Morning: Keynote Talks 1 to 6

Afternoon: Keynote Talks 7 to 12
Evening: Gala dinner

SUNDAY, October 10 2021

Morning: Exhibition, visit stands and Keynote Talks 13 to 18
13:00: Closing Lunch & awards ceremony
Afternoon: Free site visits

Attendees will benefit from special conditions for accommodation on selected hotels close by the
Congress venue. Attendees wanting to arrive before October 8, or wishing to stay in Portugal after October 10, please reach out to Portugal Dive (www.portugaldive.com | portugaldive@portugaldive.com)

For more information

Website www.divingtalks.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/divingtalks
Instagram www.instagram.com/diving.talks
Twitter www.twitter.com/divingtalks

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DIVING talks 2022: 4 great reasons why you should attend!

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International Dive Show DIVING talks 2022 takes place from 6-9 October in Troia, Portugal. Here’s four great reasons why you should attend…

1. The ‘Talks’ and the Speakers

What do you get when you have in the same room Dr Alessandro Marroni, Dr Óscar Camacho and Dr Simon Mitchell? Undoubtedly an incredible amount of knowledge in diving physiology and hyperbaric medicine. If you are a diver, you know the value of such a debate.

What do you expect to see in a Bill Stone presentation?

Wouldn’t you like to discuss with Thomas Stachura, Leigh Bishop or Armando Ribeiro their findings underwater in the expeditions that led to the discovery and identification of new shipwrecks?

2. The Exhibition: brands and trials

It’s about talking with ‘who knows’ and testing that piece of equipment even underwater if you want!

Friday, October 7, is BRANDS DAY. Try dive the Mares SCR Horizon, test your preferred scooter, and more. Bring shorts or a swimming suit. This is happening in the swimming pool. Join us on October 7. Diving Talks is also Brands Day!

3. DIVING talks is a family/ partner friend event

You don’t need to leave your family or partner behind. 

If you want to attend, transform this trip into a partner or family trip to Portugal. There are many things they can do while you enjoy the Talks.

It is not that you need to have something planned. The peninsula is such a fantastic site to enjoy; there’s the beach if you want to relax by the sea, there are trails you can check out, or you can relax by the pool.

4. YOU CAN ACTUALLY DIVE!

If you have free time and want to explore Portugal underwater, DIVING talks can be the pretext for a ‘stay and dive’ side-program.

Diving talks partnered with Portugal Dive, a boutique dive concierge that organizes dive trips to Portugal; the mainland and in the Azores and Madeira archipelagos.

Diving recreational or technical, you can expect the European Atlantic’s most transparent waters full of life, schools of fish, the big pelagic, and even monk seals: all that and wrecks, inland caves, you name it.

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.

For more information, contact Arlindo Serrão via e-mail: arlindo.serrao@portugaldive.com or check out the following links:

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Jeff chats to… Ana Filipa Sobral, Founder of The Manta Catalog Project in the Azores (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Ana Filipa Sobral, Founder and Project Leader of The Manta Catalog Project in the Azores.

Ana Filipa Sobral is a marine biologist and conservationist based in the Azores Islands. She moved to the Azores in 2011 and once there, realised that this was one of the few places in the world where Sicklefin Devil Rays (Mobula tarapacana) gather in large groups, making it a strategic place to study them. She started the The Manta Catalog Project and through this project, collects photo ID and occurrence data on Mobulid Rays, with the precious help of divers and dive operators as citizen scientists.

Ana is also finishing her PhD which focuses on population genetics and connectivity of migratory elasmobranchs in oceanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The main goal fueling my research has been to help fill the knowledge gaps on elasmobranch biology and ecology to ultimately assist in the design of effective conservation and management plans aimed at protecting their populations in this remote region of the North Atlantic Ocean.

You can find out more about Ana’s important work at: https://mantacatalogazores.wixsite.com/mobulaid/project.


Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.

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