07 March 2006

Jean-Michel Cousteau at LIDS

Jean-Michel Cousteau is the latest addition to a stellar cast of speakers at the London International Dive show (LIDS), which runs over 1-2 April at the Docklands' ExCeL Exhibition Centre.

Cousteau, the Santa Barbara, California-based son of legendry underwater film maker Jacques, is expected to talk about the work of his Ocean Futures Society in promoting marine exploration, education and conservation.

An element may well be the Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Adventures series which airs on America's PBS TV channel this Spring. The intention of the series has been as a modern version of his father's famed diving exploration films of the 1960s and 70s.
Like Jacques Cousteau's original films, the series follows the adventures of a specific band of people voyaging aboard a vessel to different parts of the globe in such of wondrous experiences, knowledge and understanding of the marine world.

The series was produced by Ocean Futures Society and KQED Public Broadcasting. Following completion of the US screenings, it is to be hoped that repeats will be agreed for Britain and other countries.

Other LIDS star speakers include Peter Scoones, John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, Richard Lundgren, Leigh Bishop and Teresa Telus, Rick Stanton, Monty Halls, John Boyle and Guy and Anita Chaumette. More than 250 exhibitors will fill the main hall.

Admission is £10.50 on the door, or £7.50 by advance booking. Children enter for £2, whether by advance booking or on the door. Call 020 8977 9878 or go to www.diveshows.co.uk

Source: www.divernet.com


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