Underwater360 Chat! Podcast
By Underwater360 Podcast
Celebrating diversity in Ocean and its diving landscape. We bring trending dialogues and deep-rooted tales on the pulse of scuba diving with inspirational guests and insightful stories!
DiveTips101: Becoming a Better Tek Diver: Tips on Sidemount & Backmount Diving
Hear all about the best tips, experiences, and discussion on side-mount and back mount diving from some of the diving professionals in Asia! Speakers: Commander Vishwanath Rajan [India] Technical and Public Safety Diving Instructor, Founder and Director of Scuba Evolution India Yvonne Press [Germany] Director, Dark Horizon Diving Andy Davis [UK] Independent Technical Sidemount Wreck Instructor, Scuba Tech Philippines Edmund Yiu [HongKong SAR] RAID Regional Head for Greater China, Examiner, Recreational, Technical OC, CCR Instructor Trainer, Full Cave Instructor Moderator: James Costello [#UK] RAID Examiner Director, Diving Solutions (Asia), Director RAID - SMB
October 21, 2021
Ocean Dialogue: The Epic Journey of Recycled Marine Plastic with Ocean Hero, Rob Thompson
Join the "The Epic Journey of Recycled Marine Plastic with Ocean Hero, Rob Thompson, from Odyssey Innovation as he shares his experience and journey in circular economy, plastic innovation and recycling together with Swietenia from Dvers Clean Action and Mathilda D'Silva Ocean Purpose Project. Rob Thompson [UK] Conservationist and Social Entrepreneur, Managing Director of Odyssey Innovation Ltd Plus, do not miss the dialogue exchange with; Swietenia Puspa Lestari [Indonesia] Executive Director of Divers Clean Action Mathilda D'Silva [Singapore] Founder of Ocean Purpose Project
October 15, 2021
DiveTips101: Conversation with the Masters of Underwater Photography - Compact Camera
Hear from Tim Ho as he shares his thought process behind how he manages to achieve his own creative spin on some of the most common marine life, turning them into spectacular photos! Host: Adam Hanlon [UK] Publisher and Editor-at-large, Wetpixel Guest: Tim Ho [Malaysia] Underwater photographer, ADEX Ambassador for Underwater Photography (Compact Camera)
October 07, 2021
Dive Tips: Green Finning with Sam Craven
Find out the story behind Green Fins and its upcoming projects! Invited speaker: Sam Craven A marine biologist - turned conservationist who has been diving for 20 years (2001). She is currently the programmes manager at Reef World Foundation where she has been working since 2012, focusing on the Green Fins programme and bringing in practical tools to governments, marine tourism businesses and communities around the world. Host: Tricia Ong, UW360 Producer: Nora Ismail, UW360
September 30, 2021
DiveTips101: Tips on Trimix & Rebreathers
Moderator: Jimmy Choo [Singapore] Founder Of Red Scuba, SSI TXR Instructor Trainer, PSAI Instructor Trainer, Raid Technical Instructor Trainer, Megalodon & Poseidon CCR Instructor and GUE Instructor Speakers: Jeffrey Glenn [Australia] Padi Course Director, Tecrec Instructor Trainer TDI Instructor Trainer, Raid Instructor Trainer OC/CCR Advanced Trimix IT, Advance Wreck IT, Raid Cave 2/ TDI Full Cave Instructor, JJCCR/XCCR/ SF2 Instructor GUE C1/T1 Diver Robin Cuesta [France] IANTD Diving Instructor, Cave Instructor and Explorer, TRITON Rebreather Instructor And General Manager Of Sulawesi Dive Trek Marc Crane [UK] SSI XR International Training Director, TDI Advanced Mixed Gas CCR Instructor Trainer, REVO, APD, XCCR, KISŠ, Poseidon Instructor, Managing Director Of TekDeep Asia and Diving Safety Supervisor Unseen Expeditions Scientific Research Projects
September 16, 2021
In Conversation: Shop Talk with Richard Nicholls
Moderator: David Strike (#Australia) ADEX Ambassador for Technical Diving, Pioneer & Fellow of The Explorers Club Speaker: Richard Nicholls Dive store owner, former equipment wholesaler and underwater videographer, Australian-based Richard Nicholls is a PADI course director, and one of the handful of pioneers who helped popularise the recreational use of nitro, SCR’s and technical mixed gas diving in Australia in the early 90s.
September 09, 2021
DiveTube: 6 Animals Humans have Endangered: Blue Whales
99% of the blue whale population have been killed as a result of whaling. Join us to find out the human impact on these whales, and what we can do to be safe-keep these creatures.
September 02, 2021
DiveTube: The History Behind Ama Divers of Japan
Listen in to our first DiveTube podcast where we uncover the rich history of near-naked diving of the Ama divers in Japan!
August 26, 2021
In Conversation: Going Deeper into Diving with Brett Gilliam
Moderator: David Strike (#Australia) ADEX Ambassador for Technical Diving, Pioneer & Fellow of The Explorers Club Speaker: Bret Clifton Gilliam, the founder of Technical Diving Institute (TDI), is a pioneer in technical diving. Gilliam has founded and sold six companies since 1971, comprising if V.I. Divers Ltd, Ocean Quest International, AMF Yachting Group, G2 Publishing Inc, Divesafe Insurance and International Training Inc. As Vice President and CEO, he was instrumental in taking UWATEC Public in a sale for 44 million Dollars to JWA in 1997 and sold his publishing company ISCUBA Times and Deep Tech to Petersen/E-Map in 1999. His entrepreneurial success in the diving industry has made him a multi-millionaire. The aggregate value of his companies when sold was in excess of $80 million. Get deep and personal with Bret Gilliam. Listen in to find out what started it all for him as he shares his life stories (and even some of his near-death experiences)!
August 19, 2021
Ocean Dialogue: Chatting Beyond – Connecting the Ocean as a Mother and a Lawyer
Can a diver be not a strong swimmer? Hear from Sarah Hishan, a lawyer-diver-supermom, as she shares some of her challenges with the water. We learn how she juggles a career as a Human Rights Lawyer, raising a child, and of course her love for the ocean - and how they all connect. As she takes on different roles in her life, Sarah recounts how being an ADEX ambassador started it all and shares what's next for her. Invited Guest: Sarah Hishan ADEX Ocean Ambassador (2012-2013) Human Rights Lawyer and Diver Host: Tricia Ong, UW360 Producer: Nora Ismail, UW360
August 12, 2021
Ocean Dialogue: Close-Up on Captain Paul Watson. The Man Behind the Frontline of Ocean's Defence
If you could have one question for Captain Paul Watson, what would it be? 🧐 The closing remarks to ADEX INDIA VIRTUAL EXPO 2020 by "the man behind the frontline of ocean's defence" – Captain Paul Watson from Sea Shepherd Global Speaker: 1) Captain Paul Watson (Canada) Founder and CEO, Sea Shepherd Moderator: 1) Nora Ismail (Singapore) ADEX Pixel Expo
May 07, 2021
Dive Tips: Contemporary Issues in Rebreather Diving
Join the man that coined the term "technical diving", Michael Menduno, together with his fellow rebreather divers/friends, Dharshana Jayawardena, Edmund Yiu, Costantino Balestra, Guy Shockey and Georgia Hausserman as they put the loop on the contemporary issues in Rebreather Diving. Moderator: Michael Menduno (USA) Speaker: Dharshana Jayawardena (Sri Lanka) Costantino Balestra (Belgium) Guy Shockey (Canada/USA) Georgia Hausserman (USA) Edmund Yiu (China)
May 07, 2021
Ocean Dialogue: Parley for the Ocean – Talk.Collaborate.Circulate with Shaahina Ali
PARLEY FOR THE OCEANS: TALK.COLLABORATE.CIRCULATE – FOR THE OCEAN Moderator: - Nora Ismail (Singapore) ADEX Speakers: - Shaahina Ali (Maldives) Director, Parley Maldives
May 07, 2021
In Conversation: It's Dark and Dangerous with Alex Santos
Moderator: David Strike (#Australia) ADEX Ambassador For Technical Diving, Pioneer & Fellow of The Explorers Club Speaker: Alex Santos (#Philippines) Founder and CEO of Philippine Technical Diver – PHILTECH, IANTD Cave Instructor, Commercial Diver & Member of the Filipino Cave Divers Alex introduced tech diving to the Philippines in 1993 and was the Philippine licensee for IANTD. For years, he performed deep recovery of valuable objects and victims of drowning. His experience has been called upon many times during disasters at sea. Today Alex mainly does commercial diving. He and his team are known to work in brutal conditions allowing him to observe early signs of DCS and reverse it using in-water recompression. Cave exploration remains his true passion. With a background in Geology, he is better able to appreciate the value of underwater caves.
May 07, 2021
Dive Tips: The Canon Experience. Upclose with Pepe Arcos
The Canon Experience | Upclose with Pepe Arcos, Underwater Photographer and Filmmaker Pepe Arcos, underwater photographer and filmmaker, shares his Canon experience by getting up close and personal talking about how Canon science has helped him in his career, tips and best practices in getting the perfect shot and angle and considerations needed to perfect your art.
April 08, 2021
Dive Tips: Blackwater Photography – An Interview with William Tan
William Tan is one of Singapore's most famous underwater photographers. A violinist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, William travels extensively throughout Asia, photographing marine life and judging photo competitions. He shares with Underwater360 his insights in photography!
April 08, 2021
In Conversation: Talking Confidentially with Simon Pridmore
In Conversation with David Strike: Talking Confidentially with Simon Pridmore Moderator: David Strike (Australia) ADEX Ambassador for Technical Diving, Pioneer Speaker: Simon Pridmore (UK/Indonesia ) Author, Technical Diver, and Explorer TALKING CONFIDENTIALLY One of the pioneers of technical diving in Asia, Simon Pridmore’s diving career spans more than thirty years, during which time he has organised dive tours all around the world, owned a dive centre, run a regional diver training agency and been the international sales manager for a manufacturer of dive computers and rebreathers. Condensing a little of his vast experience as a dive guide, divemaster, Instructor and Instructor Trainer into the ‘Scuba Confidential’ series of best-selling books, Simon Pridmore is a regular speaker at leading international dive conferences; a prolific writer whose articles have appeared in numerous diving magazines, and David Strike’s guest for a lively conversation that lifts the lid on some of diving’s lesser known secrets. SIMON PRIDMORE Simon Pridmore is a best-selling author of scuba diving books, travel books and scuba diving travel books. His latest publications are Dive into Taiwan and The Diver Who Fell from the Sky, a biography of Palau diving pioneer Francis Toribiong. Originally from the UK, Simon has lived in Asia for almost 40 years. He was one of the region’s first technical diving instructors in the 1990s and owned Professional Sports Divers in Guam. He and his wife Sofie currently live in Bali, Indonesia but spend a lot of time exploring other places trying, but failing so far, to find a cure for their itchy feet.
March 31, 2021
In Conversation: Immersed Adventure with Bernie Chowdhury
In Conversation with David Strike: Immersed Adventure with Bernie Chowdhury Moderator: David Strike (Australia) ADEX Ambassador for Technical Diving, Pioneer Speaker: Bernie Chowdhury (USA) Technical and Wreck Diver, Author of "The Lats Dive", Magazine Editor, Documentary Producer, and Lecturer Bernie Chowdhury is the founder and co-publisher of The International Technical Diving Magazine. A world-class diver, Explorers Club Fellow, an author, and a recognized expert on extreme sport diving, he also makes documentary films and is a frequent lecturer. But, let's get to know more about him... Join David Strike as he dives deep into an insightful conversation with Bernie. We expect some entertaining good fun and perhaps a hint more of the wonderful Bernie, in person - virtually.
March 31, 2021
In Conversation: Into the Planet with Jill Heinerth
In Conversation with David Strike – Into The Planet with Jill Heinerth Speaker: Jill Heinerth (Canada) Explorer Moderator: David Strike (Australia) ADEX Ambassador of Technical Diving --- About David Strike With a background in military, commercial, recreational and technical diving, David Strike is a regular speaker and presenter at regional and international diving events. A former Field editor for Asian Diver Magazine who has authored several hundred articles about diving and organised several world-class technical diving events, he is the recipient of the ADEX ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for contributions to Technical Diving, and a Fellow of the Explorers Club of New York. About Jill Heinerth JILL HEINERTH is an underwater explorer, writer, photographer, speaker, and filmmaker. A pioneer of technical rebreather diving, she has led expeditions into icebergs in Antarctica, volcanic lava tubes and submerged caves around the world. Jill is the first Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Her book, INTO THE PLANET, has been lauded by the Wall Street Journal, Oprah Magazine, and the New York Times. Jill is a Fellow of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, Underwater Academy of Arts and Sciences, Women Divers Hall of Fame, National Speleological Society, and the Explorers Club which awarded her with the William Beebe Award. Into The Planet: As one of the world’s most accomplished and celebrated cave divers and underwater explorers, Jill Heinerth has been privileged to travel deep into the most exquisite and untouched corners of the earth on a life-long journey of discovery and adventure. One of modern diving’s most remarkable personalities – and a role model whose achievements, writings and images have encouraged thousands to step out of their comfort zone - Jill Heinerth joins David Strike as his guest in a lively evening of conversation that promises to be as informative as it is entertaining.”
March 31, 2021