Presenters and Special Guests
Guest of honour
Neville Coleman is a multi-award winning photographer, naturalist and author of over 50 books on marine natural history and diving.
We are proud to have this underwater pioneer and one of the most passionate diver you will ever meet become a major part of the first Byron Underwater Festival. He will dive, identify critters and give a series of presentations. He will also do a book signing as part of the Underwater Village at the end of the festival.
Overseas Speaker & Underwater Photography Workshop
Mathieu Meur is an underwater photographer based in Singapore. He authored a PADI Underwater Digital Photographer Distinctive Specialty in 2001, co-authored An Essential Guide to Digital Underwater Photography in 2004, as well as its sequel An Advanced Guide to Digital Underwater Photography in 2007. Mathieu is a regular contributor to international diving publications, and has been a speaker or judge at numerous international underwater photography events. Mathieu is always happy in the water, be it capturing the beauty of large reef denizens, majestic wrecks, or the tiniest of subjects.
Mathieu will dive and photograph and give a series of presentations including a special intensive clinic for advanced underwater photographers. He will sign his books as part of the Underwater Village at the end of the festival and give us a sneak peak of his new comprehensive underwater photography book coming out mid 2008.
Isabel is a volunteer ‘community education project manager’ with the Belongil Bird Buddies. Isabel has qualifications in adult education and project management and a background in community projects including in Australia and overseas.
More information still to come - stay tuned.
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