Dive into Dumaguete
Our engaging speaker for this evening is acclaimed photographer Richard Smith. Richard studied marine ecology and evolution, completing the first ecological research on pygmy seahorses and is now one of the world’s leading experts. Discover just why the Philippines is such an amazing destination to visit and find out more as we take you on a virtual dive in Dumaguete, one of Richard's favourite places to dive. He will be leading an exclusive trip to Dumaguete for Dive Worldwide in 2019, so this is a perfect opportunity to find out about the exciting underwater world that awaits you in the Philippines' critter capital!
Speaker: Richard Smith
Richard Smith, a British underwater photographer and writer, aspires to promote an appreciation for the ocean’s inhabitants and raise awareness of marine conservation issues through his images. A marine biologist by training, Richard’s pioneering research on the biology and conservation of pygmy seahorses, led to the first PhD on these enigmatic fishes. Over the past decade, Richard’s photographs and marine life focused features have appeared in a wide variety of publications around the world. Richard leads expeditions where the aim is for participants to get more from their diving and photography by learning about the marine environment through marine biology lectures.