Day 1

8 October
12:00 – 18:00

Reception and Attendees Registration

The Organization kindly asks all Attendees to arrive in the morning of October 8 and travel back on, or after, the afternoon of October 10, so that they do not miss the final session and the awards ceremony.

12:30 – 14:00

Welcome Lunch

12:30 – 18:00

Side events; trials, diving activity

Diving Talks starts with a deep immersion in the Exhibition; the opportunity to talk with the brands on site, networking with other divers and the Speakers, and some trials; dives and gear testing.

For those not so fond of diving – your family or trip partners, there are some nit side events, too.

All this will be updated here.


Exhibition official openning

* This schedule can change at any time and is not a guarantee of attendance to any presentation.


The beach, the pool, wander around

Day 2

9 October

Welcome to the Talks – Opening ceremony – Day 1

Let’s talk about diving


Underwater work or pleasure? – Projects and technology

Have you ever heard of project diving? What does that mean? Join the talk to know better how you can help climate change, monitor the environment, apply space science and technology to underwater science. Learn more about projects around the world and what is needed for them – you will be surprised!

Making wreck photography interactive, going to the third dimension

Five years ago, Marcus traded traditional photography for 3d photogrammetry. Evolving equipment and techniques through trial and error, we explore Marcus’ journey from his very first models through to the most current projects and the future.


Cozumel Caves Exploration

The caves of Cozumel went mostly unexplored in the two decades following the original explorations. Since 2011 Rob Neto and his team have explored and mapped the Cozumel caves extensively, adding more than 15 kilometers of line to previously unexplored passage. And there is no end in sight.

Black Water Photography

“Sharing what our amazing oceans look like through my lens and mind’s eye. It is all about exploring and pushing boundaries in underwater photography and art.”


Coffee Break


Exploring the Most Disgusting Caves on the Planet

Natalie Gibb and her exploration partner Vincent Rouquette-Cathala have explored and mapped over 90 kilometres of previously undiscovered caves in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Nothing prepared them for this. In 2014, they discovered the first of what appears to be a vast network of caves filled with microbial goo and toxic conditions. The exploration is ongoing.

Underwater Robotics

The CoMap – Cooperative Autonomous Multi-Vehicle Mapping System uses both deep (AUV’s) and surface (ASV’s) robotic vehicles in an integrated bathymetric mapping system. By articulating underwater and surface robots for the same purpose, this project takes advantage of the greatest strengths of each one.


Underwater and Hiperbaric Medicine

Shark World

Sharks have been present in our cultures for thousands of years and yet we still know so little about them. Cristina has spent a lifetime diving with these misunderstood and yet necessary creatures. Paired with her imagery, she will share with us a different view on their nature, their society and their struggle for survival.


Networking lunch


Mine diving

“Every now and then I pull myself through holes, having no idea of the several-metre falls that wait beyond them. I wish that I had refreshed what little rock climbing skills I have before the journey.”




The Great War at Lisbon’s harbour: the sinking of the Terje Viken

On April 17th, 1916, the Norwegian steamer Terje Viken sank at the mouth of the river Tejo due to the collision with a barrage of mines laid a few hours early by the German imperial submarine U73. With the wreck only identified in 2020 is time to know its history.

Physiology of decompression

“During the last few years technical diving has become much more popular and has moved into mainstream diving. As a result a significant number of recreational divers are moving towards technical diving. Despite this, there are still many misconceptions about what technical diving actually means and what is involved.”


Coffee break


Come and learn about Florida caves

Marissa will discuss what to expect when diving in Florida caves, logistics, water temperatures, and things to anticipate (like flow!). Come and see why this part of Florida is called “Cave Country”! Lots of photos will be shown to get you excited to plan your future trip there!

Innovation in Technical Diving



Working for the safety of diving activities


Diving 332.35 metres deep

“How did he do it? Why did he do it?” and “what type of person does this?”

This Talk will bring to the table these questions and you will get the answers, too.




Congress Dinner

* This schedule can change at any time and is not a guarantee of attendance to any presentation.

Day 3

10 October

Talks – Day 2

Let’s talk about diving


The Science of Cave Diving

“The polar region is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet. That means that our northern geography is changing faster than anywhere else on earth. The Arctic is undergoing a massive transformation at a time when we have barely documented what lies at the interface between the sea rapidly depleting ice. Arctic on the Edge will take a close look at the journey of sea ice and how it is transforming humanity and the natural world.”

Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes

Through original photography, we will explore some of the lesser-known wrecks and the stories behind their disappearances. Recent advancement in technologies have allowed teams to locate and dive shipwrecks that were once thought to be lost forever.


Cave diving in Portugal – latest news

In National Park “Serra d´Aire e Candeeiros” there are two main springs, Alviela and Almonda. Another important Cave System “Mindinho – Olho de Mira”. All have been study for last 4 decades.

Recently, exploring the Alviela spring, the biggest spring in Portugal and a valclusian exurgence, is one of Armando’s and Rui’s latest initiatives. They discovered the continuation of the cave’s extension, beyond the 1250m penetration and more than 215 meters deep.

Military diving

“At the end of the nineties, each Detachment of Sapper Divers (DMS) specialized in a distinct area, with DMS1 being assigned special operations (underwater sabotage and advanced coast reconnaissance) and explosive device inactivation operations – Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), for its part, DMS2 was assigned the operations of Maritime Salvation and Safeguarding human life at sea (Search and Rescue – SAR).”


Submerged Aircraft Archeology

A fascinating form of Wreck Dive is that of the ditched Aircraft, rather than a ship which is meant to be at sea to see an aircraft on the sea bed is almost unreal. Throughout the History of manned flight in war and peacetime Aircraft have ditched at sea and in lakes. This talk will look at the work of Lund University Sweden through the DPAA to locate, survey and excavate WWII Heavy Bombers with the aim of repatriating the MIA/KIA crews to their home and family along with the Archeology of other Aircraft sites  worldwide.

The Baltic Sea Heritage Rescue Project 2021

Over the past 4 years, the BSHRP has discovered, documented and identified several new wrecks every year. Exciting stories were discovered and fascinating artefacts secured for museums and universities. In my talk, I would like to tell you more about these “contemporary witnesses in the twilight”.


Coffee break


The Darkness Beckons

Cave diving is dark and mysterious and is frequently misunderstood. This talk will tell you all you need to know, from the earliest history to the long and deep explorations of the present day. Lavishly illustrated and entertaining… not to be missed.

Ocean conservation behind a lens

The impact of man is present anywhere in the oceans from the surface to the abyssal waters, from the poles to the tropical waters. Nuno Sá takes us from the icy waters of the Fjords of Norway, 300 km above the Arctic Circle, to South America on a journey about the impact that human beings are having on our Blue Planet and how photography and video can promote Ocean Conservation.




Monitoring biodiversity on the sunken vessels of the Ocean Revival, Project, Algarve, Portugal

The ocean revival project, implemented in the Algarve, Southern Portugal aims to transform the Algarve into a world class European underwater tourism destination through the creation of an artificial reef structure constituting a distinctive factor to attract underwater tourists. The project has an environmental component which was materialized through a monitoring plan that started before vessels were sunken. In this talk I will present that description of the plan, the main results for the settlement of biological communities and some lessons that might be useful for other projects.


Networking lunch


Awards Ceremony

* This schedule can change at any time and is not a guarantee of attendance to any presentation.