Dive professional & host, Matt Waters talks to a variety of guests ranging from explorers, scientists, conservationists to scuba diving experts and humble heroes covering a multitude of topics relating to our blue world. I love this podcast and I hope you do too. Enjoy. Find out more at www.scubagoat.com
Episode #10 - Michael McFadyen - 33 years of logging and sharing
Michael McFadyen began diving in 1988 and started logging his dives… he hasn’t stopped since. Over 33 years Michael has logged thousands of dives, explored the New South Wales Coastline, found, mapped and shared his findings with the world, for...
Epiosde #9 - Dr Matt Carter - Marine Archaeologist
Born and bred a Kiwi, Dr Matt Carter is Australasia's leading technical diving marine archaeologist.
Episode #8 - Mikko Paasi - Thai cave rescue
CCR Tech Instructor Trainer, owner of Koh Tao Divers & KTD Malta, explorer and wreck hunter, absolute hero as part of the rescue team during the Tham Luang cave rescue in Thailand. We chat about life before, during and after the events of 2018.If you're really lucky you can dive with Mikko on one of his expeditions... you can reach him by:His pro website: https://www.mikkopaasi.com/Thai dive shop: https://kohtaodivers.com/Malta dive shop: https://kohtaodiversmalta.com/And you can also reach him via FB and Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/mikkokohtaodivers/
Episode #7 - Christmas Catch-ups
This episode is a short snippet of my catch-ups with Kristian Parton of Shark and Ray Entanglement Network and Shark Guardians director, Brendon Sing. Kristian mentions his new Youtube channel and Brendon brings us up to date on the successes so far with their campaign to ban shark fin importation in the UK.
Episode #6 Kristian Parton - Marine Biologist & shark enthusiast
Kristian Parton is a marine biologist and shark enthusiast conducting his research in collaboration with the University of Exeter*, the Shark Trust and Citizen Science.Kristian is the lead author of a recently published scientific paper focusing on the direct impact of microplastics on demersal sharks and the father of ShaRen - The Shark and Ray Entanglement Network.His passion for marine biology and in particular, sharks, is very clear during this episode.Timeline:00:00 - Introduction00:45 - Kris introduces himself and the University02:00 - The evolution of Kris' research06:45 - How the research information is collated11:50 - ShaRen21:30 - All Out Africa & Marine Megafauna Foundation22:10 - Kris' first encounter with a shark (on a DSD!)32:50 - The importance of the Apex predators and eco-tourism34:45 - Over-fishing and the Galapagos42:10 - Kris' contact details, social media links44:00 - Wrap upLinks:www.sharktrust.org/shark-and-ray-entanglement-networkhttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-68680-1Kristian's twitter: @KjpartonShaREN Twitter: @SharkEntangle*Authors - Kristian J. Parton, Brendan J. Godley & Lucy C. M. Omeyer
Episode #5- Marcus Blake - Komodo Resort & Dive Club
Marcus Blake has spent the last 4 years based on the perimeter of the Komodo National Park as the dive operations manager at Komodo Resort and Dive Club.