Monday, October 26, 2009

Blue Wilderness team in Europe and the U.K. - like fish out of water!

The Blue Wilderness team of Mark and Gail Addison were hosted by Steven van de Voorde and his amazing team from Wild Water in Belgium last week. Steve and his wife, Elke, were amazing and made the trip an incredible experience for us. The talk at the Aquatopia Aquarium in Antwerp was a highlight but many of the sites Steve and his team took us to were incredible - Belgium rocks. Special thanks to other members of Steve's team - Francois and Bert among others - for making this a truly memorable trip and a great experience.

After a brief cup of coffee with legendary freediver Fred Buyle at the Brussels airport we were off to the Birmingham Dive Show. The show organisers, Diver Magazine, did an absolutely amazing job and the show was a huge success. I spoke to exhibitors and visitors alike and everyone was impressed and the vibe was incredible.

The highlight of the trip was undoubtedly the speech by living legend Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd. The Captain delivered another inspirational and passionate speech which galvanised the audience into action and hopefully this man's valuable work will continue apace - there is no doubt the oceans and its inhabitants need him to succeed.

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