Keynote Speaker added to Dive Ireland Line Up

Jan 15 2014 Posted by Office Administraton

Andy Torbet to be keynote speaker at Dive Ireland 2014***

Dive Ireland 2014 are privileged to welcome this modern-day adventurer as our keynote speaker on both days of the dive show.
Andy is a highly qualified cave, deep mixed gas, rebreather and commercial diver and a freediver with a number of first explorations of caves systems, unmapped areas and undiscovered wrecks. He also holds some of the highest qualifications as a climber and mountaineering guide and instructor as well as being a qualified caver, kayaker and skydiver.
After completing a degree in Zoology Andy spent 10 years in the British Forces. He served as a Bomb Disposal Officer, Army Diver and Paratrooper on operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Kosovo. After leaving the Forces he earned a living as a diving and climbing safety supervisor and expedition manager for the media, a commercial diver, mountain guide and adventure sports instructor while he pursued ambitions to make a living in adventure media. His production company Elemental Productions has gone on to make short adventure films which have won awards, been a commercial success and aired on the BBC.
As well as his own projects Andy presents regular adventure films for BBC1’s The One Show. He has also appeared on major TV productions including Operation Iceberg a BBC/Discovery production that saw Andy ice-diving, cave-diving. He is currently writing a book on extreme adventures in the UK for Transworld Publishing.

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