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Famous Shark Attack Survivor To Speak at Dive Expo

Famous Shark Attack Survivor To Speak at Dive Expo

Australian shark attack survivor, Rodney Fox will speak at a Dive Expo being held to celebrate the 50th birthday of the New Zealand Underwater Association in Auckland this weekend.

The event, which is open to the public, is thought to be New Zealand’s largest diving event ever and is being held at Auckland’s Sheraton Hotel from 6-8 June.

New Zealand Underwater began in 1953 as a group of people interested in skin diving to spear fish and has evolved into an organisation dedicated to looking after the interests of divers and the underwater environment in New Zealand. NZU now boasts several thousand members.

Rodney Fox was attacked by a Great White Shark on December 8, 1963 at Aldinga South Australia, while spearfishing. Since this vicious attack, Rodney Fox’s life has become focused on the very creatures that nearly took his life. Fox has a shark museum in Adelaide, assists with shark filming projects including Spielberg’s famous movie “JAWS” and documentaries for the BBC and National Geographic, and more recently, Fox has been instrumental in the protection of sharks.

Rodney will make a keynote speech to a gathered audience at the Dive Expo on Saturday June 7. He will also take part in an Environmental Workshop on Sunday 8th June at 2 pm.

Those who attend the Dive Expo will also be able to see a variety of exciting displays including a display of the latest diving technology and a museum of diving memorabilia put together by New Zealand Underwater. The Dive Museum will feature a naval recompression chamber and antique diving equipment.

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