Saturday, July 13, 2024

Shark Attack Survivor Paul De Gelder on how a Bull Shark took an arm and a leg but gave him something back


The latest episode of the DeeperBlue Podcast is now available.  The 30-minute magazine-format podcast is your weekly guide to everything happening around the world… underwater.  Whether this is Scuba Diving, Freediving, Dive Travel, or Ocean Advocacy.

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In Episode 10, we have the first of our fabulous co-host interviews. This week we have Linden Wolbert (or Mermaid Linden as a lot of us know her) with an interview with Paul De Gelder – someone with an incredible life story.

Paul’s story started in the Australian Army Airborne before becoming a Navy bomb disposal expert then an encounter with a bull shark in 2009 changed his life forever as he lost an arm and a leg in the shark attack. You’d think losing an arm and a leg might generate some animosity towards sharks but since then he’s become an author, motivational speaker, and regularly appears as a host on the annual Shark Week on Discovery.

Then we hear from writer, producer and TV host Kinga Philipps. She tells us why she is hot for snark snot.

And then finally we hear from Chantelle Taylor Newman on her Best Dive Ever.

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.