Do you ever feel the need or desire to just chuck it all in and head out into the big wide world on an adventure?
As a young kid I learnt to Scuba Dive when I was 14 years old. This to me was the coolest thing ever and every time I went out it was my very own adventure.
I always loved the ocean and to be able to spend extended periods of time below the surface had a big impact on my life growing up and as an adult where I even found myself with a second job as a ship’s diver in the Navy.
Our guest today has over 40-years of scuba diving experience. When you look over his achievements he has done pretty much everything there is to do in the scuba diving world including deep diving on mixed gases and cave diving in freshwater.
Mark has balanced the demands of his practice as a dental surgeon with a passion for underwater exploration and photography.
His documentation of subterranean fresh-water caves and deep shipwrecks with a stills camera has seen his work published in Australian Geographic and diving publications world-wide.
In 1998, with the assistance of the Royal Australian Navy, he led a team of divers and a maritime archaeologist to Turkey to confirm the Turkish discovery of Australia's WW1 submarine AE2, lying at a depth of 72 metres in the Sea of Marmara.
Mark is a not only a deep diver but a very deep thinker as well. He recently completed his book Ocean of Self which examines the nature of consciousness using the ocean as a metaphor.
Mark embodies the true go all in spirit of a modern day adventurer and I’m excited to be sharing his wonderful story with you here today.