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Mark Caney – great diver and prominent figure of PADI – Diving Talks 2023 speakers

Published: August 8, 2023 - 09:00
Updated: August 8, 2023 - 09:03
Mark Caney – great diver and prominent figure of PADI – Diving Talks 2023 speakers

The group of invited guests that make up the list of Diving Talks 2023 speakers is taking shape more and more clearly, and today we have for you a real legend – Mark Caney!

Mark Caney started his diving journey while serving in the British Army. On his return to civilian life in 1980, he continued to develop in this direction and

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Mark Caney

moved to Cyprus, where he opened a diving centre. It was a wonderful period when scuba diving was thriving and the foundations of the sport as it is today were being laid.

For nearly two decades, he has been involved in a wide variety of exciting diving projects and instructor training around the world. He also led an award-winning, four-month diving expedition to east Africa.

In 1996, he became vice-president of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors – PADI. Working from the organisation’s headquarters located in Bristol, England, he was responsible for operations in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. After 20 years, in 2016, Mark moved to PADI Worldwide, where he serves as the organisation’s global representative.

It was he who played a key role in the setting up of PADI TecRec training for closed circuits. Now Mark Caney is involved in creating ISO standards for rebreather diver training and scientific diving.

So, as you can see, he is a high-class expert and it is hardly surprising that the organisers of Diving Talks wanted to have him among the speakers once again.

Mark Caney is well known in the diving world; he is the President of the European Underwater Federation, is President of the Rebreather Training Council and continues to serve in the senior positions in leading diving industry bodies such as the World Recreational Scuba Training Council. He is also the chairman of a major marine charity, PADI AWARE Foundation for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

In addition, he is the author of the novel Dolphin Way – Rise of the Guardians, which was published as a book in 2016 and also as an audiobook in 2020.

Diving Talks Portugal 2023

Diving Talks 2023

If you appreciate the knowledge of the experienced professionals who created modern scuba diving, then you should definitely go to the Mark Caney lecture. The Diving Talks 2023 diving congress will be a great opportunity to do so, so book your tickets and plan your stay in Lisbon today!

The organizers have announced that they expect 8 to 10 panels, talks and debates that will cover the most exciting topics. So it should come as no surprise that they expect more than 300 attendees from around the world and 25,000 online participants.

Diving talks 2023 is the international diving show, that will bring to Portugal the world’s leading divers, showing their best of the best recent achievements. It is definitely a unique opportunity to take part in one of the most important diving events of the year, and at the same time get to know beautiful Lisbon and dive in Portuguese waters.

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Editor-in-chief of the DIVERS24 portal and magazine. Responsible for obtaining, translating and developing content. He also supervises all publications. Achived his first diving certification – P1 CMAS, in 2000. Has a degree in journalism and social communication. In the diving industry since 2008.
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