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New Underwater TV Channel launches


A new free underwater TVChannel has been launched by The Channel is free to watch anddesigned to appeal to a global audience of divers and ‘armchair’ divers who arestill contemplating diving or who do not have immediate access to dive sites.

The Underwater Channel aimsto be entertaining, informative and “a maverick for change”. They are alsolooking to engage with all those who wish to highlight the plight of theworld’s oceans.

The Underwater Channelfeatures various well known hosts, Nicholas Claxton, who is the founder and MD;Mark Addison who leads Blue Water Adventures in South Africa and has 20 yearsexperience of working in those water; JulieAndersen, who will be introducing features on sharks and is Director ofStrategy and Outreach for Shark Savers. She has been diving for fourteen yearsand is an appointed Shark Angel tasked to help protect sharks around the world.Another contributor is previous freedive world record holder Sara Campbell; marinezoologist and underwater cameraman and photographer Simon Enderby based in Malaysia;Miranda Krestovnikoff – UK based zoologist, author and TV presenter, and RogerMunns, also based in Malaysia and who isan underwater cameraman and photographer . Amongst the seven presenters is thefamous Monty Halls; TV presenter in acclaimed TV series ‘Great Ocean Adventures’,best-selling author and one of Britain’s leading ocean explorers. Monty Hallshas led teams in some of the toughest and most obscure environments around theworld. A highly respected diver and former Royal Marine, Monty shot to fame in2004 when he was named the overall winner of Channel Four’s Superhuman.

This star-studded cast willpresent a monthly magazine programme called Splash!, featuring all seven facesof the Channel, and features, interviews, reviews, resort reports, aphotography masterclass and features of international interest. The Faces ofUWC each bring regular reports from their respective geographic bases. Dr. AlexMustard, Paul Watson from Sea Shepherd and other world-class interviewees willbe up for viewing. There is also a blog and forum. See this link for a list of upcoming programmes.

Sara-Lise Haith
Sara-Lise Haith
Sara-Lise is the former News Editor for She is based in Dubai.