On Monday 10 February, Swindive welcomes Doug Allan, one of the world’s most respected and well-known wildlife cameramen.
He is responsible for much of the iconic footage on keynote BBC programmes such as The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Ocean Giants, Frozen Planet, Life in the Freezer, Operation Iceberg and many more.
Doug has filmed all over the world, including high mountains and tropical seas, but he is most noted for the 35 years that he has been working and filming in the Antarctic and Arctic.
Described by David Attenborough as "the toughest in the business", he has spent more than 8000 hours underwater and more than 500 of those under ice!
Doug will talk about his experiences filming in the polar regions.
Using both still images and video clips, he will take us behind the scenes on the making of these amazing programmes.
He will talk about the techniques of diving in this cold water environment, about the challenges of capturing the required footage and about his topside experiences.
The event at Swindon Sub Aqua Club, Supermarine Road, South Marston, Swindon SN3 4BZ begins promptly at 8pm. Doors open from 7.15 pm.
Tickets at £9 (which includes light refreshments and entry into a draw to win a signed copy of Doug’s book) can be purchased online (http://www.swindive.co.uk/dougallan)
During the evening there will be a break for refreshments, a question and answer session and plenty of opportunity to talk to Doug personally and to purchase signed copies of his book, Freeze Frame.
A pay as you go bar will be available and there is also a chance to tour the new clubhouse during the interval and at the end of the evening