Feb 1st, 2021
Talking to Stephan Whelan the Founder and Publisher of DeeperBlue.com. 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 and led him to become one of the leading figures in the diving media industry.
🔴 His Bio:
Stephan got bitten by the diving bug early in life. His first scuba experience was a try-dive when he was eight years old on a family holiday in Europe, and from that moment, he was addicted. He learned to dive properly with BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club) as soon as he could at school and then did his BSAC Assistant Instructor when he turned 16. By the time he was heading to university in 1996, he was hooked on teaching and diving as much as he could.
Whilst at university, he decided to have a go at flexing his web-design skills by publishing some of the stories he had built up about various ‘challenging’ students and dives he had encountered, and so deeperblue.net (as it was known then) was created. He published numerous personal stories until 1998 when other writers began enquiring about contributing to the site with their tales, and it was at this moment he decided to make it more like a magazine format and began asking for volunteer helpers. He got a couple of editors on board, and plenty of writers began contributing.
DeeperBlue.com (or DB as it’s become to be known) is now one of the most-popular diving websites in the world and has grown to publish over 9,000 articles covering all sorts of topics like Freediving, Scuba Diving, Ocean Advocacy, and Diving Travel all the while keeping over half-a-million passionate divers from the diving community connected every month through the forums, large social media following, mobile app, and recently launched podcast.
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Olympus Cameras: https://www.olympus.co.uk/
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🔴 Lets Connect:
🔴 Tools I use:
Olympus OMD EM-1 Mk2
Nauticam NA-EM1II Underwater Housing
INON S2000 Strobes
NEEWER Slider and Tripod
GoPro Hero 4 & 8
Bushnell HD Wildlife Cam
RØDE Shotgun Mic
Audiotechnica ATR2100 Mic
Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
Apple Final Cut Pro X
Apple MacBook Pro
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